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    Default My Osram nightbreaker bulbs lasted less than 8 months.

    As per subject header.

    Fitted 2 H7's and 2 H1's (facelift Vecta) in the last week of December and the offside dip beam blew last week, and the nearside one last night. Good job I kept the old H7 bulbs I took out to put back in again.

    Has anyone else found that the Nightbreaker bulbs don't last very long, considering the original bulbs fitted at time of manufacturer were some 2½ years old before one of them blew.

    I'm now contemplating getting a HID kit instead, but before I do, I want to know the legalities of fitting them. I don't have headlight washers, nor auto beam height adjust, which I am led to believe is a requirement for HIDs? I do however have the projector lenses.

    Do I need to fit headlight washers, but just use the manual beam height adjuster by the headlight on/off switch?

    I've seen plenty of cars around fitted with what appear to be aftermarket HID kits, and to be honest most of the ones I've seen fitted have misaligned headlights and just dazzle oncoming traffic. Something I don't want to do as it annoys the hell out of me.

    Any advice welcome.

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    Looks like it's just me who's been unlucky then


    Any thoughts on HID's?

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    hi m8

    had the same with mine lasted about a month.
    changed them for phillips blue vision and never had a problem with them.
    now just changed to HIDs and its worth doing m8

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    "night breakers",thats because there crap.
    get in contact with "hids direct" they will sort you a good kit out and be able to answer all he questions you can throw at them, as for headlight alinement i got my hids set up on my mates beam setter at his work to make sure they were ok. hth

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    my nitebreakers have been in for about 10 months, still ok?

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    My nightbreakers ( well the left side) lasted 2 weeks before it went, now i have some halfords super duper white thingymabobs...no probs, but HID's are on my list for the dark nights approaching

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    was thinking going the night breaker route but like some now getting hids from jam motorsport.

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    Try Philips Vision Plus
    I agree the OE bulbs last up to three years and any replacements can last anywhere from 1 week to 6 months
    I have just swapped a third set of bulbs for an old set of Philips Vision Plus which used to be in my Vectra B!

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    all the fancy "blue/white light" bulbs don't last long - that's the major downside with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobby-tupper View Post
    "night breakers",thats because there crap.
    get in contact with "hids direct" they will sort you a good kit out and be able to answer all he questions you can throw at them, as for headlight alinement i got my hids set up on my mates beam setter at his work to make sure they were ok. hth
    what hid kit did you get m8?

    link?


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