Omega Owners Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Welcome to OOF

Pages: [1] 2 3  All   Go Down

Author Topic: Headlight  (Read 789 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Raeturbo

  • Omega Knight
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • South Wales
  • Posts: 1250
    • Mv6 3.2 Mitsi Evo2
    • View Profile
Headlight
« on: 15 November 2019, 21:43:21 »

One of my dipped lights has gone reddish I probably need a new pair of bulbs? Any thoughts/advice help,  welcome. 2003 estate.
Logged
Laying a rubber road.

Nick W

  • Omega Lord
  • *******
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Chatham, Kent
  • Posts: 7629
  • Rover Metro 1.8VVC
    • 3.0l Elite estate
    • View Profile
Re: Headlight
« Reply #1 on: 16 November 2019, 11:33:50 »

No probably about it, get a new pair.
Do you buy standard consumables from your most convenient and cost effective source, or spend ages obsessing about brands and subjective criteria?


I odered a pair off Ebay the Saturday evening one of mine went pink, and fitted them when I got home from work Monday evening for £16 delivered.
Logged

Doctor Gollum

  • Omega Queen
  • ********
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • In a colds and darks puddleses
  • Posts: 14680
  • If you can't eat them, join them...
    • Feetses.
    • View Profile
Re: Headlight
« Reply #2 on: 16 November 2019, 11:43:09 »

Which bulb? And what spec car...

There should be a label on the top of the unit, just about visible under the slam panel :y

H4, H7 or D2S ;)
Logged
Onanists always think outside the box.

Eboy.com

  • Administrator
  • *********
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Brackley, Northants
  • Posts: 208
  • Bring back the starting handle
    • The missus mad
    • View Profile
Re: Headlight
« Reply #3 on: 16 November 2019, 12:03:14 »

It'll be D2S.

I disagree with NickW on this one. As we've proved time and time again, the cheap Chinese shite doesn't last well*, and all egay stuff will be that tat.  A branded bulb will be good for 10yrs.


*HIDs (actually all bulb tech, but especially HID) degrade badly over time. They still light up, and look bright when you look directly at them, but you will notice that the illumination capability is diminished.  Or not in OPs case, if they have turned pink ;D.  The process is gradual, and starts right from first use.  There are crap bulbs, where this is highly accelerated, and good bulbs where this isn't.



I can also say, if they are the original, you *WILL* notice a difference.  IME, most noticeable on a dark, wet night when bright lights are coming towards you.
Logged
I own a Zafira, I'm allowed to feel depressed.

Raeturbo

  • Omega Knight
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • South Wales
  • Posts: 1250
    • Mv6 3.2 Mitsi Evo2
    • View Profile
Re: Headlight
« Reply #4 on: 16 November 2019, 12:32:52 »

Right great :y I want good ones, but obviously donít want to pay three figures for them, any recommendations please. (Never had these type of lights before).
Logged
Laying a rubber road.

Raeturbo

  • Omega Knight
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • South Wales
  • Posts: 1250
    • Mv6 3.2 Mitsi Evo2
    • View Profile
Re: Headlight
« Reply #5 on: 16 November 2019, 12:40:59 »

GT Ultra Xenon D2S (Single) - BUY TWO GET 33% OFF    Any good?
Logged
Laying a rubber road.

amba

  • Omega Baron
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Medway towns
  • Posts: 4496
    • 2003.BLACK 3.2 ELITE
    • View Profile
Re: Headlight
« Reply #6 on: 16 November 2019, 12:43:33 »

Philips or Osram have always served me well.

Think last set I bought was from Amazon but price escapes me.
Logged

amba

  • Omega Baron
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Medway towns
  • Posts: 4496
    • 2003.BLACK 3.2 ELITE
    • View Profile
Re: Headlight
« Reply #7 on: 16 November 2019, 12:46:29 »

OSRAM XENARC NIGHT BREAKER UNLIMITED D2S HID Xenon discharge bulb, discharge lamp, 66240XNB-HCB, duobox (2 units)Ö£80 but imho worth the cost..but depends on budget and usage I expect.

I drive lots of night time miles around very badly lit or even country lanes...I didn't regret the cost
Logged

Doctor Gollum

  • Omega Queen
  • ********
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • In a colds and darks puddleses
  • Posts: 14680
  • If you can't eat them, join them...
    • Feetses.
    • View Profile
Re: Headlight
« Reply #8 on: 16 November 2019, 13:57:07 »

Osrams from Hids4U ;)
Logged
Onanists always think outside the box.

biggriffin

  • Moaning Haddock Head
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • huntingdon, Hoof'land
  • Posts: 8242
    • Vectra in a posh frock.
    • View Profile
Re: Headlight
« Reply #9 on: 16 November 2019, 13:58:19 »

No probably about it, get a new pair.
Do you buy standard consumables from your most convenient and cost effective source, or spend ages obsessing about brands and subjective criteria?


I odered a pair off Ebay the Saturday evening one of mine went pink, and fitted them when I got home from work Monday evening for £16 delivered.


Of course, and only buy genuine, you should the drill, lots of pontificating as well. ;D
Logged
Hoof'land storeman.

Raeturbo

  • Omega Knight
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • South Wales
  • Posts: 1250
    • Mv6 3.2 Mitsi Evo2
    • View Profile
Re: Headlight
« Reply #10 on: 16 November 2019, 14:01:23 »

Thanks to all Iím on the right track now :y
Logged
Laying a rubber road.

Eboy.com

  • Administrator
  • *********
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Brackley, Northants
  • Posts: 208
  • Bring back the starting handle
    • The missus mad
    • View Profile
Re: Headlight
« Reply #11 on: 16 November 2019, 17:20:15 »

Aye. Osram, Philips or Bosch would be my first choices.

I have some Halfords (are they made by GE?) ones in the Jag, but I don't think they are that good. Though they are D3S with built in ballasts.
Logged
I own a Zafira, I'm allowed to feel depressed.

Raeturbo

  • Omega Knight
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • South Wales
  • Posts: 1250
    • Mv6 3.2 Mitsi Evo2
    • View Profile
Re: Headlight
« Reply #12 on: 26 November 2019, 20:50:02 »

GT Ultra Xenon D2S (Single) - BUY TWO GET 33% OFF   

   Well I bought two of these bulbs for £26, fitted them last week and they are excellent, brighter than the Phillips I took out (one was blown) and of course they were old, but they are certainly up to the job and come with a 3 year guarantee! A no brainier I would say :y
Logged
Laying a rubber road.

Webby the Bear

  • Omega Queen
  • ********
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Northampton
  • Posts: 12455
    • 2000 (W Reg.) 2.5 V6 CD
    • View Profile
Re: Headlight
« Reply #13 on: 01 December 2019, 08:32:41 »

My boss swears by the night breakers by osram. When mine need doing Iíll get them.

My issue at night isnít the illumination from my lights. Itís being blinded/dazzled by other people. Me and wifey both wear spectacles and she was having same issue. She just had eye test and bought new glasses with anti glare. She reckons theyíve improved things dramatically. Iím going to have to buy some cos itís got to the stage Iíll avoid driving at night because of it.
Logged
RIP Paul Lovejoy

YZ250

  • Omega Baron
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Oxford/Bucks border
  • Posts: 2875
    • Black 3.2 Elite Estate
    • View Profile
Re: Headlight
« Reply #14 on: 01 December 2019, 09:45:39 »

My issue at night isnít the illumination from my lights. Itís being blinded/dazzled by other people. Me and wifey both wear spectacles and she was having same issue. She just had eye test and bought new glasses with anti glare. She reckons theyíve improved things dramatically. Iím going to have to buy some cos itís got to the stage Iíll avoid driving at night because of it.

I also wear driving specs so I know what you mean about oncoming traffic.  :y
Both of my cars have fiercely bright headlights, which is great for me but not great for others. They also both have Full Beam Assist, which means that they dip when the sensor sees the actual oncoming headlights, whereas I tend to dip just a split second before I see the actual headlights. This function can mean that when approaching a blind bend, you can momentarily blind oncoming traffic for just a split second. For this reason I'm not a particular fan of this function, but others love it. The irony is, if I'm sat behind an older car that thinks I'm on full beam, when I overtake them they stay on full beam to blind me in return, not realising that the cars fitted with super bright headlights are also fitted with some serious anti-dazzle features. Their attempts to blind me just make my mirrors go darker.  ::)
Logged
My fun car is a 2019 Bmw F32 430d M Sport with indicators.
My cruiser is an Audi A6 Avant Black Edition with indicators.
Pages: [1] 2 3  All   Go Up
 

Page created in 0.155 seconds with 22 queries.