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Old 01-02-2016, 07:04 PM
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Headlight suggestions

Hey guys, Canadian 2015 EX here. Last night while driving on the highway I found my high beams were terrible. Just not bright enough at all. Hell the road looked dim at best.

Does anyone have any suggestions on brands and models that I could order that would be a noticeable improvement?

Thanks!
TGNB
 
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Old 01-02-2016, 07:25 PM
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Add 2 x 55 watt halogen driving lights, on a separate circuit. That'll light the road right up, but be careful to not blind other drivers.
 
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Old 01-03-2016, 06:13 AM
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I fitted these to my Jazz. MUCH better light quality, fantastic colour, better illumination of the road ahead, great low beam cut off, worth every penny (or cent in your case)

Fully street legal too (in the UK as least)

 
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I'm also using the same Philips bulbs as Mr. Onion suggested and they're great.

A TL or S2K retrofit might be something I'm looking to do down the road.
 
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Old 01-03-2016, 11:06 AM
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I'm also using the same Philips bulbs as Mr. Onion suggested and they're great.

A TL or S2K retrofit might be something I'm looking to do down the road.
I wonder if they're legal in Canada.
 
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Old 01-03-2016, 12:05 PM
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I wonder if they're legal in Canada.

I would assume so, though it might be cheaper to import from Powerbulbs @ 25 - 25% offer inc free delivery. Taken from Amazon.ca


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I got my Phillips from eBay for much cheaper than Amazon.
 
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Old 01-03-2016, 05:28 PM
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I got my Phillips from eBay for much cheaper than Amazon.
Do you have the username of your seller?
 
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Knight-bulb

Ships from Turkey.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221782550863?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
 
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I'm shocked people still use halogen... Hmm
 
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Did you check the obvious things first, like whether the lens was clean of dirt and salt residue? That can make a huge difference.

With properly adjusted headlights, the road directly in front of you (and particularly the area close to the car) should not look particularly bright. You really want more to see things in or on the road that are a good spell ahead of you. It's easy to get the impression that lights that brilliantly illuminate the immediate surroundings are very bright and good, but they don't help you actually see the things you need to see as effectively whilst driving.
 
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Old 01-04-2016, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by DrewE View Post
Did you check the obvious things first, like whether the lens was clean of dirt and salt residue? That can make a huge difference.

With properly adjusted headlights, the road directly in front of you (and particularly the area close to the car) should not look particularly bright. You really want more to see things in or on the road that are a good spell ahead of you. It's easy to get the impression that lights that brilliantly illuminate the immediate surroundings are very bright and good, but they don't help you actually see the things you need to see as effectively whilst driving.
Yes, before my drive I actually wiped them clean because I knew I had a two hour drive ahead. My low beams are fine, but my high beams are so dim I found it nearly dangerous because I couldn't see well.

I own a jeep as well and a Mazda and they both put my fits high beams to shame. They seem to be properly adjusted as road signs illuminate, but it's too low for my comfort.
 
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Originally Posted by Mr Onion View Post
I fitted these to my Jazz. MUCH better light quality, fantastic colour, better illumination of the road ahead, great low beam cut off, worth every penny (or cent in your case)

Fully street legal too (in the UK as least)

i'm running these and they are really good.. will have to see how long they last

i ordered from powerbulbs in the uk and shipped to canada.. shipped pretty quick and no duties charged
 
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Originally Posted by g95pteg View Post
i'm running these and they are really good.. will have to see how long they last

i ordered from powerbulbs in the uk and shipped to canada.. shipped pretty quick and no duties charged
I've been running these for a while too and ordered from Powerbulbs as well. I recommend them over some of the other bulbs out there on the market.
 
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Old 01-29-2016, 01:58 PM
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I've been running these for a while too and ordered from Powerbulbs as well. I recommend them over some of the other bulbs out there on the market.
I got them last week. Haven't installed them yet as I can't find a YouTube video showing me how Lolol
 
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Old 01-29-2016, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by TallguyNB View Post
I got them last week. Haven't installed them yet as I can't find a YouTube video showing me how Lolol
You can do it the old fashioned way and look up how to change the headlight bulb in the owner's manual, you know.
 
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Old 02-11-2016, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by DrewE View Post
You can do it the old fashioned way and look up how to change the headlight bulb in the owner's manual, you know.
Ok so I tried, I failed. I can get the power connector off, but I can't get the grey cover off after that. Anyone got any tips or a video link? Do they just pull out? Twist? Pinch? I couldn't get mine to budge and feel like a total dumbass.
 
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Old 02-11-2016, 02:37 PM
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Halogens lose a significant amount of their light as they age, they need changed long before they burn out.

I find the Osram bulbs available through my local parts shop are way cheaper last longer and are just as bright as the Phillips. I buy them with the standard low beam wattage and an upgraded high beam. If I recall the standard bulb is like 55/65 watts and the higher high beam are 55/90.
 

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