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Old Jul 11th, 2008, 12:46 AM
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Smile MCS 53 Plate - Xenon Lights - 6000k - Help

Hello All Mini Owners,

This is my first post on the site so I hope that I have listed it in the right section... I need some help finding the right dipped headlight bulbs for a factory fitted xenon light (2003)

I am unsure what type of bulb I need - (I think it might be a H7???) I have just had a set of halo sidelights installed on my car which are alot bluer compared to the xenons and I would like the xenons to match.

I have tried to do some research and I think I need a set of 6000k bulbs but I dont know where to get hold of them or what is good or bad about cheap ones etc...

Sorry for all the questions but I am a newbie, I hope someone can help me

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Your best best is probbaly speaking to mikeythemini, he's a site sponsor and very helpful / knowledgable.

His website is NewMINIStuff.com
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Thanks for the link Jakeyjp, I will give Mike a call at some point... sorry to ask another question but will 6000k bulbs be street legal (i.e. not too blue in colour) I don't want to invest in something that's not 'above board'

Many Thanks once again,

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D2R you need.
However you have not got the projector type bulbs which are D2S.

I would stick with 4300 k. 6k Is street legal, I have them, never had a problem with them
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Are D2R the type of bulbs or a supplier of the right bulbs? Sorry but I am a complete newbie about all this .... How blue are we talking with the 6000k bulbs?

Please explain for the simple people out there
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D2R is a Type of Bulb, for the MINI there is:

D2R or D2S

If you google that or search for 1 of those types in Ebay, there are plenty of 6000k bulbs around, I guess the 6000k aren't too blue, 8000k is very blue and more likely to gt you pulled over by the police.

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2 x HID XENON REPLACEMENT BULBS D2R 6000K on eBay, also Head Lamps, Lights Lighting Accessories, Car Tuning Styling, Cars, Parts Vehicles (end time 16-Jul-08 00:48:40 BST)

Or similar, They will be the £20 to £40 mark, you can get more expensive bulbs which will be manufactured better but they are around £70 odd.
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Thanks for your help ALD0

You so that if you pay more then they will be manufactured better - is it the old chestnut 'you get what you pay for'? Would £30-40 for a set of D2R be a waste of money or am I better off spending more for a better build?

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Yeah it's the same old chestnut, I presume would go down to beam alignment that sort of thing. Mine were £30 a pair, Previous to that I had bought a set for £70 a pair. The only difference I could notice were that the cheaper set were not as blue than the more expensive set, but still give off a good beam pattern and light discharge.
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