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    It's about time I sorted the issue of illumination out and thinking of Osram nightbreakers (dipped beam) and MTEC sidelights. Got my mind just about made up but then thought what about headlight beam deflectors I fit when driving abroad?? Will the extra heat/power generated melt these or is it safe to fit deflectors with xenon bulbs?? By the way X factor....what a load of sh**e!!!!!!

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    They're not really xenon bulbs, they just have a small amount of xenon added to them. They won't affect beam deflectors etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marky2027 View Post
    It's about time I sorted the issue of illumination out and thinking of Osram nightbreakers (dipped beam) and MTEC sidelights. Got my mind just about made up but then thought what about headlight beam deflectors I fit when driving abroad?? Will the extra heat/power generated melt these or is it safe to fit deflectors with xenon bulbs?? By the way X factor....what a load of sh**e!!!!!!
    In all honesty mate you are wasting your time with nightbreakers. They blow within a few month not to mention the fact that they cost a fortune. Best off with an HID kit if you are looking for decent light

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    theres no need for beam deflectors for driving abroad. theres either a lever on the headlight unit on most. even vx dont have a beam deflector kit although the manual tells you to consult them for a set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    In all honesty mate you are wasting your time with nightbreakers. They blow within a few month not to mention the fact that they cost a fortune. Best off with an HID kit if you are looking for decent light
    I am not really that technically minded and not looking to upgrade to HID kit but just want some improvement over standard. The majority of people on here rate the nightbreakers and I have probably made my mind up to go for these.

    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    theres no need for beam deflectors for driving abroad. theres either a lever on the headlight unit on most. even vx dont have a beam deflector kit although the manual tells you to consult them for a set.
    On the pre facelift there is a lever adjutment but not on the facelift. I have driven in France for the last 2 years and used the beam deflectors from Halfords and followed instructions for projector style headlights. My only concern is that the extra heat from the Xenon bulbs will melt the plastic.

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