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    i have SEAT 50% Xenon plus main beams - from SEAT dealers and cheap
    My full beams are Osram night breakers

    Both sets were less than £20 and both very good. I've had the SEAT bulbs for about 4 years and they've been in my last 3 cars - they are that good !!
    Bought the osrams when I got BMW back in August.

    They both have a very white/blue light
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    Hi - I have HIDs on my e36 and have no problems with blinding other motorists. This model has a projector lens and you get a nice sharp cut off on the low beams.

    Recommend 6000K colour temp for brightest (closest to daylight), or 8000K colour temp if you want more blue (which is what I have).

    Wasting time on halogens, HIDs have 3 times the luminousity. However, if you have to go for some, forget about the claims of brightness and use of xenon gas etc. Ask for a set of 6000K colour and you will get the brightness you want.
     
     

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    Sorry for being a bit off topic but does anyone know what make of euro headlights i have on my E36? - its the same as it rolled out of the factory.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnthesifu View Post
    Sorry for being a bit off topic but does anyone know what make of euro headlights i have on my E36? - its the same as it rolled out of the factory.
    Most likely Bosch, is there nothing on the headlight?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie View Post
    Most likely Bosch, is there nothing on the headlight?
    By anything do you mean any symbols, and writings on the glass? I always thought that the original headlights that came on standard E36 euros were made by ZKW.

    p.s the reason i want to know is because im thinking of fitting to HID...depending on my headlights. Bosh makes the worst projector headlights..
     
     

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    I have put in HIDs on my E36 328i recently & put in blue sidelights today, so now I am after some white/blue full beam bulbs (not the yellows OEM ones I have now). Do these Osram or Phillips bulbs here give that kind of white/blue colour or are they the same yellow colour as the BMW ones?
     
     

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    nightbreaker and the XP will still have some yellowness but lightout is much better than oem and not as yellow. its not as white as you might think. if you want "white" with light output about the same as oem than i would suggest phillips diamond vision...

    Would suggest you look into civicinfo as the civic boys talk a lot about their lightings and there are a lot of pics lol
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by neumo View Post
    I have put in HIDs on my E36 328i recently & put in blue sidelights today, so now I am after some white/blue full beam bulbs (not the yellows OEM ones I have now). Do these Osram or Phillips bulbs here give that kind of white/blue colour or are they the same yellow colour as the BMW ones?

    Some of the US forums have been talking up GP Thunders as they guarantee the colour temp - you need over 6000K to get the white/bright look. And you can also get 100w as well as the standard 55/60w.

    See my other post Best Bulbs. I've bought some and will do a review in a week or so.
     
     

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