Headlamp main beam power

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Brousseau
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Headlamp main beam power

Post by Brousseau » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:16 pm

Hi, My Macan S has H15 bulbs (?) fitted. Does anyone know if it is ok to fit higher power versions instead. Any help appreciated


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Re: Headlamp main beam power

Post by Nuclear Nick » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:34 pm

You can, but they probably will be illegal, certainly in the UK. You can fit ‘brighter’ bulbs of the same wattage. Take a look at the Phillips range.
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Re: Headlamp main beam power

Post by Brousseau » Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:12 pm

Will do, Thanks Nick :D


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Re: Headlamp main beam power

Post by TonyZed » Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:05 pm

I bought some Philips LED bulbs but didn't then use them. They are a much brighter white light than the Halogens and look nicer as DRL too.

They cost me £80, but yours for £25 if you want them

TonyZ


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Re: Headlamp main beam power

Post by Brousseau » Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:30 pm

Hi, thanks for reply. Sounds like what I wanted, any chance of model number or similar so I can read about them? Have they been used or any particular reason why not? Whereabouts are you located? Look forward to hearing more 👍


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Re: Headlamp main beam power

Post by TonyZed » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:05 pm

Hi, sorry for late response!

I bought these online after reading some test comparisons. When I fitted them I couldn't get them to have the right cutoff. I hadn't realised that the flange was adjustable for this purpose.

I bought some different ones which made this clearer. They were much harder to fit or remove though so I left them in there. Hence I have the Philips ones spare. They were only in the car for a couple of weeks and only on as headlights twice. The colour, particularly as DRLs is much nice especially as I have also fitted low beam LEDs. The power as main beam bulbs is much greater than the oem halogens, it is nice to see where I am going now.

Btw, I have since sailed through an MOT with no problems at all.

Tony

p.s I am in Winchester.


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Re: Headlamp main beam power

Post by Brousseau » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:21 pm

Hi again Tony,
Are the led bulbs Philips XTreme Ultinon Gen 2 LED headlights? If so I will buy them off you.


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Re: Headlamp main beam power

Post by TonyZed » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:32 pm

Hi again Tony,
Are the led bulbs Philips XTreme Ultinon Gen 2 LED headlights? If so I will buy them off you."

Hi Brousseau

I'll have a look tomorrow and let you know.

Tony


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Re: Headlamp main beam power

Post by TonyZed » Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:29 pm

hi Brousseau

it says, on the very posh box, Luxeon ZES. Colour temp is 6500K and Luminous flux is 4000lm

hope that helps

Tony


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Re: Headlamp main beam power

Post by Brousseau » Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:22 pm

Hi Tony, Id almost given up (0:
Tried to find these LED bulbs and (seems the code is the type of LED not manufacturer) although right fitting H7 (?) they seem to have a huge variation in price. £29 on Amazon and £60 at Auto Lighting & you paid £80. I see also comments that there are a lot of dodgy ones (coming from you know where) floating about.
Given the time it takes to swop them over and all the above I'm now a bit reluctant to take the chance unless you can direct me to where you bought them?? so that I can assure myself. I much appreciate your responses though and so a big thanks.
regards


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