Jump to content


Photo

Bulb Upgrade


44 replies to this topic

#1 jenty

jenty
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Skegness, lincolnshire
  • Drives:Escort 1.4

Posted 24 November 2008 - 07:00 PM

I'm after some upgraded headlight bulbs for my escort, but I dont know which ones are best to go for. I'm after some ones that look brighter than standard.

I dont know much about different bulbs, all I know that the bulbs in mine are standard H4 bulbs

Thanks in advance for your help
Posted Image

#2 Craig855S

Craig855S
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Albrighton, Shopshire
  • Drives:Volvo V70

Posted 24 November 2008 - 10:37 PM

Ring ultra xenons,get some from ebay for shitloads cheaper than halfords/motor world

Posted Image


9 quid as opposed to nearly 30 in the shops
Posted Image

#3 jenty

jenty
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Skegness, lincolnshire
  • Drives:Escort 1.4

Posted 25 November 2008 - 08:20 AM

Thanks
Posted Image

#4 Andy 3i

Andy 3i
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hereford - West Mids
  • Drives:2.0 Escort Mistral

Posted 25 November 2008 - 06:11 PM

Depends what your after. I've got the Halfords 100w Ultra Blue H4's. I'd recommend them, and dont look stupid, just a small tint. Had them for over 2 years and never been pulled. I'd put standard ones in for MOT's tho :))
Posted Image

Let me make it clearer...
I will not send PayPal as a gift or pay the charges. Rules are rules

#5 dutchkev

dutchkev

Posted 25 November 2008 - 10:32 PM

bought some ebay special xenon ones for £13 posted, brighter than standard deffo, not much light in dusk mind but good in pitch black, nice white glow to them aswell :D not had chance to put the fog light bulbs in yet so cant comment :unsure:

none-fog bumper £8 posted

fogged kit £13 posted

Edited by dutchkev, 25 November 2008 - 10:49 PM.


#6 jenty

jenty
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Skegness, lincolnshire
  • Drives:Escort 1.4

Posted 26 November 2008 - 02:34 PM

Thanks

All I'm after is some blub that look brighter than the standard ones, dont really want any blue ones, I have been looking at some xenons ones
Posted Image

#7 dutchkev

dutchkev

Posted 26 November 2008 - 02:41 PM

as much as they look blue on ebay, the light comes out white bud, i made sure of that as i want total legal lights :thumb:

i'll get pics up for you later on when its dark

#8 jenty

jenty
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Skegness, lincolnshire
  • Drives:Escort 1.4

Posted 26 November 2008 - 04:23 PM

as much as they look blue on ebay, the light comes out white bud, i made sure of that as i want total legal lights :thumb:

i'll get pics up for you later on when its dark



Cool pics would be nice so I can see them
Posted Image

#9 dutchkev

dutchkev

Posted 26 November 2008 - 08:48 PM

right buddy, you cannot see very well from the pics how white these are, even compared with the fogs lol (and i aint changed them yet)

but here goes, we have side lights:

Posted Image

full beam:

Posted Image

high beam:

Posted Image

full & fogs:

Posted Image

hope this helps buddy, sorry its not too clear on pics, but the difference on the road is amazing :thumb:

#10 jenty

jenty
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Skegness, lincolnshire
  • Drives:Escort 1.4

Posted 27 November 2008 - 08:50 AM

Cheers for the pics, they look alot birghter and whiter than the bulbs I've got in my at the mo
Posted Image

#11 nick_ov_uk

nick_ov_uk
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:middlesborough
  • Drives:mazda mx5 mk2 1.8S

Posted 27 November 2008 - 08:58 AM

philips x-treme power bulbs ive just got and their great, brighter then the osram ones i took out.

#12 Gonzo0

Gonzo0
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Derby
  • Drives:Ford Escort 1.6 Mk 6

Posted 03 December 2008 - 12:36 PM

Osram Nightbreakers if you want to be legal

or...

Osram Hyper 65/70W off road bulbs if you dont (stock wiring will be fine with these)

If that still isnt bright enough for you then get some projector lights and whack some HIDs in there.
Posted Image

#13 Andy 3i

Andy 3i
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hereford - West Mids
  • Drives:2.0 Escort Mistral

Posted 03 December 2008 - 07:58 PM

Or you could whack HID's into standard headlights. I saw some 160w/90w H4's today. Standard wiring will be fine with 100w/80w. They're relayed so its all good :)
Posted Image

Let me make it clearer...
I will not send PayPal as a gift or pay the charges. Rules are rules

#14 mykez69

mykez69
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Derby
  • Drives:Mk2 fiesta Xr2, BMw E39 323 touring

Posted 03 December 2008 - 08:02 PM

Osram Nightbreakers if you want to be legal

or...

Osram Hyper 65/70W off road bulbs if you dont (stock wiring will be fine with these)

If that still isnt bright enough for you then get some projector lights and whack some HIDs in there.


wondered how long it take rich to find the bulb topic lol

Or you could whack HID's into standard headlights. I saw some 160w/90w H4's today. Standard wiring will be fine with 100w/80w. They're relayed so its all good :)


are you allowed to put hids in standard lights? due to the non clear glass lense, scatters the light in the wrong place and blinds people?

Posted Image

Mike Smith Media

I drive a BMW, i am a T*at/i will nail your lass on my passenger seat/refuse to indicate & cut you up all the time.....but what you gona do about in your 70mph FORD haha......i jest.......a little


#15 Andy 3i

Andy 3i
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hereford - West Mids
  • Drives:2.0 Escort Mistral

Posted 03 December 2008 - 08:06 PM

iirc pie had HID's in his white one. the beam pattern should be the same, still bending light the same way. apparently you need washers and auto beam adjusters too, but no one enforces it and some cars not even have it. the new range rover have orange side lights, which makes them fail the first MOT :roll:
Posted Image

Let me make it clearer...
I will not send PayPal as a gift or pay the charges. Rules are rules



Reply to this topic



  


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users