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Join Date: Sep 2003
just read an interesting autocar (Sept03??) bulb test, and basically Osram silverstar and Philips Vision plus are the daddies. All Blue blubs perform no where near as well as even original bulbs (cos they loose some of the light to create the blue/white effect) and they are really just cosmetic only not for better lighting. PIAA are the most expensive and rated the worst, infact not rated at all!
The Silver star had the longest beams of any bulbs and Philips vision plus were placed second in the '+50% brighter catagory, and the order was reversed in the Plus 30% catagory(for philips 'premium/Osram Super).
Basically nothing else on the market comes close to the Osram and Philips +50's for effective lighting, second only to HID it seems. I think all the +30 or 50% bulbs have some kinda Xenon/halogen/krypton mix.
But if you want Blue or rainbow effects - to go with your chrome wheels and whaletail spoiler off a cossie try a local scrappy to get some off a writenoff RS turbo/Saxo laughing wink
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