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I bought all the suggested ones for the interior... from the links you provided.... if anything then, it's my camera. I manually adjusted to allow more light in. But yes, they are def blue-ish inside. The cameras white balance has autocorrected i think.
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Just bought all of mine (over 50 for bulbs, i must be mad!!!)
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Just bought these as well

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/H7-120-SMD...ht_1723wt_1037

I know they don't state anything about canbus or error free, but worth a try for a few quid
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Got someone on another forum who does standard bulbs but they give off a light around 6000K in colour temp due to the gas that's used in them. Might be worth while for the high beam solution as LED's just don't seem to cut it for the light output from what i've read

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Been assured they let off a nice white light with a blue tint, same as the LED's would i should think

Any interest? Might be able to arrange a group buy for some H7's
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If they live up to the pics I am up for a set. How much?
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if they live up to the pics i am up for a set. How much?
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If i get enough interest (say 5 people plus) then i'm sure he will do a discount

So that's 4 at the moment, anyone else?
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Are you going for high beams only? Thats all im interested in
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Are you going for high beams only? Thats all im interested in
Yup just the H7 bulbs for high beams matey as i think we've sorted the sidelights

You number 5 then?
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Yup just the H7 bulbs for high beams matey as i think we've sorted the sidelights

You number 5 then?
Erm... I think im already in the 4 smudge im in
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Just bought all of mine (over 50 for bulbs, i must be mad!!!)
Your not mad mate, just a moth like the rest of us!
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Just bought these as well

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/H7-120-SMD...ht_1723wt_1037

I know they don't state anything about canbus or error free, but worth a try for a few quid
Only just spotted this, did they arrive? How did they work out?
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Only just spotted this, did they arrive? How did they work out?
Haven't got them yet buddy

Will report back in a few days
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Time for a sidelight update.......

So my 35w 6000K HIDs have been giving me problems since I had them fitted as part of the purchase of the car. Essentially one of the ballasts was faulty and popped a few bulbs before getting swapped out, and now it looks like the other side is going the same way. This wouldn't be a problem if it wasn't for the fact the garage I bought the car from is a 200mile round trip, so the "free" replacements are just too much hassle.

So, I have ordered a new HID kit and taken the opportunity to drop my colour temp from 6000K to a more OEM 5000K @ 55w. This of course means the 13 5050SMD LED sides that are more like 8000K are going to look way too out of place against the new HIDs!

#So time for an upgrade........ enter the next generation of sidelight options:

2 CANBUS LED BULB xenon white SIDELIGHT 501 W5W T10 SMD @ 14.99

They look pretty crazy with 24 SMD LEDs on, but should throw a significant amount of light against the reflectors and forward, so may be a pretty good upgrade - time (and pictures) will tell.

They state they are 6000K but my experience of these type of single element SMD LEDs is that they are closer to 5000K, so hopefully, will be about bang on for the new HID kit.

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I'd be interested to see how these look, as I too believe the current replacements are a bit too blue.
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So I put in the 8 SMD LED array bulbs per JJUK's first post. Look pretty good next to the new 5000k 55w HIDs - maybe a little too blue, as they're supposed to be 6000k. In terms of lumen output, I reckon they are roughly on a par with the OEM halogen W5W's.

BUT... Bella no likey. One of them is giving a CanBus error. Back to the 'bay they go... Keen to find out how you get on with the 24-SMD versions, and to find out how "white" they are.
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I've just ordered a set of the 24's too
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I can't walk past a set of LEDs without buying them, so these chaps turned up this morning - a set of the 24s.

A bit too chilly tonight to put them in I think, so they'll have to wait until the weekend.
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Listening to England try to play football is boring, so I decided to go and replace the sidelights anyway.

Bad news - unfortunately they do not fit. They're a couple of mm wider than my old ones and are frustratingly just too big. Also, in trying to jiggle it in I've also widened the retaining electrical connectors. So when I put the old one back in to return it to standard, it was loose in the fitting and dropped inside the light unit. Completely out of sight - no idea where it has gone!

So I'm 2 x 24 LEDs up, and one sidelight down. Not the best evening I've had this month!
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the look like the same 24's that jayuk has bought. I could do with upgrading the 8 led type I have in at the minute as they look too blue next to my OEM HID's so i watch this thread with interest
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the look like the same 24's that jayuk has bought. I could do with upgrading the 8 led type I have in at the minute as they look too blue next to my OEM HID's so i watch this thread with interest
They are indeed the same. I'd be really interested to see if anyone else can get them to fit, and what technique they used. I reckon they're a good 1 mm too wide, and having looked at them there doesn't look like much margin available to try and file them down a bit.
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Im surprised they dont fit as they're advertised as w5w 501's... Well the ones jay bought are. Did u buy from the same seller?
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A bit too chilly tonight to put them in I think, so they'll have to wait until the weekend.
Your a more patient man than me mate!! After reading this I dashed to my letter box and found the wonderful envelope of LED goodness waiting for me

1) Its not that cold
2) Doing this in the dark is no picnic

Ok, so here is the thing you need to be careful of. The round end with the circle of LEDs is fractionally too large to go through the hole into the light unit. That said, I managed to take a fraction off it all the way round with a sharpening block and after that they fitted just right, so you need to be prepared to do some "light" excuse the pun, modifications

Now for the good stuff.... They are bright. not massively brighter than the 13 5050SMD LED ones, but they throw more light forwards like the old 8 LED ones did. They fill the reflectors well and and look spot on. They are still in the 6000-7000K region though, but don't look as blue as the 13 LED ones that came out.

Pictures for your interest attached! (I am no photographer and it took me 10 mins to figure out how to switch off the flash on the wife's Cannon EOS, so bear with me!)
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I took a few so you could get a better idea of the colour temp. some came out really blue for some reason, its not that blue honest!!!
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