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    What make and model LED bulbs are you using

    Hi I'm looking at buying some LED bulbs for my vw t5 caravelle twin reflector headlights, I was thinking of buying some Osram night breaker unlimited or Phillip's racing vision bulbs (H1 and H7) just wondered what you all are using and how do you rate them as I do a lot of night driving down very dark country lanes

    Nice white lights would be great but not important
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    Sorry but fitting LED bulbs in reflector design headlights is illegal and a banned subject on this forum. https://www.volkswagenforum.co.uk/sh...ad.php?t=11638
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    Right I should of put I dont have reflector lenses both my headlights are projector lenses

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    OK, now you need to add automatic headlight or rear suspension levelling and headlight pressure jet wash. You may find that reflector lenses with bulbs like the Phillips +150 and even relays would be better, I find projector lights very poor... I really don’t like modern headlights, as you can tell.
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    I can manually adjust my lights and I have headlight washers, my MOT garage have said my headlight setup is fine just want better bulbs, I have thought about the osram night break unlimited and Philips racing vision just after a few opinions

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    How much night driving do you do as the Racing Vision has a short life .

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    The headlight adjustment has to be automatic as with the OE HID system.
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    Depends on what I'm doing but 2 to 3 hours a night, im gonna take a gamble and buy some h1 and h7 osram night breaker laser bulbs and see how they differ

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    I use lightec autostyle less find them on facebook
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    Quote Originally Posted by metal nut View Post
    im gonna take a gamble and buy some h1 and h7 osram night breaker laser bulbs and see how they differ
    I have never tried those but you should see a difference, I just use the Phillips ones and they have so far been 100% reliable for me and customers. I used to use the Halfords ones but I found they went of very quickly but the other night I noticed my Phillips 150's are not as good as they were but they have been in three years and as Gaz points out, they are known for not lasting, he who burns the brightest... what you could also do is measure the bulb voltage drop with the bulbs plugged in and running by putting a multimeter across the battery to the bulb feed, it is probaly around 3v.
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