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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old May 8th, 2019, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
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Serious visual problems with mini headlights on dark rainy nights.
Appreciate a easy cost effective to resolving this problems. I have checked the internet and found bulbs that can replace the present bulbs which give a vast improvement. Can it be this easy?
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Yes, buying bulbs with brighter light output will improve night time driving.

Something like these or similar

Philips Racing Vision 150% Extra Light

OSRAM NIGHT BREAKER LASER

Not cheap but will give you the improvements without going HID or LED.

Also proper adjustments to the aiming of the headlights will help

https://www.pelicanparts.com/techart...eplacement.htm

Last section show you how and where to adjust.

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As long as you donít have massive hands then not too difficult to change.

I feel your pain, I had a 2010 Cooper D and the lights were atrocious, especially on dark winter nights down country lanes, I was really worried that I would hit someone or something at the side of the road because they didnít light up the side or throw the beam very far. Good bulbs make a difference. I ordered my next one with Xenon's which were a million times better.
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I TAKE WHAT YOU RECOMMEND ON BOARD, NOW HAVE TO DECIDE WHICH BULBS TO PURCHASE, SO MUCH CHOICE.

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I TAKE WHAT YOU RECOMMEND ON BOARD, NOW HAVE TO DECIDE WHICH BULBS TO PURCHASE, SO MUCH CHOICE.

THANK U chamor
TBH, there isn't really that much choice. I'm old, so your eyes are worse in the dark ...... in lanes, countryside, where I reside.
So I've been here many times.
Forget the plethora of Chinese 'super bright, super white' super cheapo that are out there.
Only two worth considering, as KNT has posted:
Philips Racing Vision
Osram Night Breaker
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TBH, there isn't really that much choice. I'm old, so your eyes are worse in the dark ...... in lanes, countryside, where I reside.
So I've been here many times.
Forget the plethora of Chinese 'super bright, super white' super cheapo that are out there.
Only two worth considering, as KNT has posted:
Philips Racing Vision
Osram Night Breaker
Would eating more carrots help?
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I've run the Philips X-tremeVision H7 bulbs in two cars for several years.
In my opinion, they are the best value for the money. They are significantly better than stock & seem to last well.
I'll try the RacingVision at some point, but I suspect they won't last long!

All around $20 a pair - look for the circular bubble-pack.
This YT video seems worth watching, although the comparison driving
shots are not on consistent roads.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u-M20ImdbA

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