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Old Feb 4th, 2006, 08:38 PM
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Xenon HID Extreme White SideLight Bulbs

This latest MINI of Mine has seen off quite a few different types of Sidelight Bulb.
After around 2 months of putting up with Chromiun Sidelight Bulbs, {which give off a lovely Orange Light }, I decided to try out some of these Xenon Gas filled Bulbs, which are supposed to compliment the Xenon Headlights.
I could have chosen the ones with a Hint of Blue, but seeing as Ive got that in abundance on my car, I went for the Extreme White Variety.
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Lets see how long These Last

{To a Lighting Mod ... With the pleuthoria of Bulb Types available, How about some kind of Sidelight Gallery}
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Old Feb 4th, 2006, 08:45 PM
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I like these myself:



http://www.newministuff.com/new/shop...ductshow&id=61

As I don't like the way some of the others are blue when they're off, these you cant tell they're different when they're off, but they look much better in use.
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Old Feb 5th, 2006, 06:26 PM
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Good info, thanks guys.

May have to look into these myself.
One of my bug bears is the way the side lights look yellow next to the xenons.

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Old Feb 5th, 2006, 07:13 PM
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Dude how did you manage to get out the sidelight bulbs. i got some when i uprated my normal bulbs to brighter ones but i cant change by sidelights as my hand is too bleeding big to get it out, i can only get the indicator side out .
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Old Feb 5th, 2006, 08:21 PM
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Quote: Originally Posted by Wooly
Dude how did you manage to get out the sidelight bulbs....

I know exactly what you mean, the gap in which you have to manoeuvre your fingers can be very restrictive.
I initially fabricated a small open ended spanner (of sorts) which was just big enough to fit in the hole over the sidelight holder which quickly enabled the 90 degree twist rqd to release it.
This time however, I couldnt find it, but Ive taken the things out so often now that they`ve either become looser ... or my wrists have evolved into some kind of Darwinian Proof of Natural Selection
A good tip if ever you do manage to release the holders is to smear the rubber ring with Vasceline or Silicone grease before reinsertion so they turn more readily in any subsequent Bulb Change
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Old Feb 5th, 2006, 10:15 PM
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Like Paul said only bad thing is they look Blue when off....not that I ever have my lights off these days.

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Old Feb 8th, 2006, 10:39 AM
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Thanks for the advice mate.
im going home today to put them sidelights in and put me fuel cap on hopefully
sunny all week so im giving my car the first annual spring clean in and out
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Well I have some PIAA bulbs on mine but IMHO they aint blue enough for me, so I went onto
AutoBulbs and ordered;

501 W5W Phillips Blue Vision



Along with ;

ICE BLUE XENON SIDELIGHTS


& one pair of cheapo Nasties LED Blue uns

Will take pics 2morrow when I get them in the post



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Got these coming...I'll post pics ASAP.
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Old Mar 7th, 2006, 10:25 AM
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Xenon Sidelight Bulbs

Hi Guys,

I have these Xenon bulbs I bought them for well cheap and they are really bright white like the headlights. It takes two minutes to replace very very easy.

Paul (London)

Quote: Originally Posted by Restyle
This latest MINI of Mine has seen off quite a few different types of Sidelight Bulb.
After around 2 months of putting up with Chromiun Sidelight Bulbs, {which give off a lovely Orange Light }, I decided to try out some of these Xenon Gas filled Bulbs, which are supposed to compliment the Xenon Headlights.
I could have chosen the ones with a Hint of Blue, but seeing as Ive got that in abundance on my car, I went for the Extreme White Variety.
<<Ebay Link>>

Lets see how long These Last

{To a Lighting Mod ... With the pleuthoria of Bulb Types available, How about some kind of Sidelight Gallery}

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Old Mar 7th, 2006, 10:31 AM
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I fitted Philips DiamondVision for my sidelights, and although they look really white when i hold the lit bulb in my hand, but when i screw it in behind the lense, they just look a tiny bit whiter, and look nothing like my DiamondVision headlamps....

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Old Mar 7th, 2006, 10:37 AM
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I have tried the phillips...still a bit too yellowy, but better than nomal. Tried those blue xenon type ones...too blue...chav tastic! No gonna try some brilliant white LED ones which are due to arrive soon!
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I have tried the phillips...still a bit too yellowy, but better than nomal. Tried those blue xenon type ones...too blue...chav tastic! No gonna try some brilliant white LED ones which are due to arrive soon!

wanna see some chavtastic sidelights? check this out....

http://www.mini2.com/forum/showpost....00&postcount=1

now they are the lights i'm definately getting.....equivalent of about 65-70 pounds tho...

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Quote: Originally Posted by etalj
wanna see some chavtastic sidelights? check this out....

http://www.mini2.com/forum/showpost....00&postcount=1

now they are the lights i'm definately getting.....equivalent of about 65-70 pounds tho...

yeah i really like them too but they're SO EXPENSIVE!!

when my gf saw them she went, oh i bet ur gonna buy them and i had to act innocent for a while teehee

i've tried all the sidelights i can get my hands on - phillips (old style and newer style with the silver bit on the end), narva, piaa - they are all too yellow

i've also tried single leds, triple leds - they are really nice colour, really white with a tiny bit of blue but they don't light well at all and only in one direction if u know what i mean so really disapointed in them and for some reason my right parking light keeps burning out the LEDs, i've replaced them twice now but still doing it....works fine for a few days then flashes on and off for a while then just off all the time...strange

the best result i got was from a real cheapo set of blue bulbs that looks just like 6000k hids do but after abt a year they burnt out and when i say they were cheapo i mean it coz when i took them out, the blue coating flaked off onto my hand and i couldn't use them anymore coz then they were just like normal bulbs!!!

might give these lights a try too, i really like the colour of LEDs but they don't shine enough for my liking so these could be better....i dun really mind them looking blue when off coz i always turn them on nowadays anyway teehee



ps restyle, i really think u gotta get some of them silver indicators - the fried egg look is so 2003 haha seriously think would look heaps better

i got an exhaust because i wanted to make my car sound fast, but its not fast at all, so therefore i am a ricer....
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i have also used PIAA for the sidelights.
Any advise for the headlights and the foglights.What sould i use to match the xenons?

Thaks in advance

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