Philips X-treme Vision +100% headlight globes ; how good are they?

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 21:06
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Just wondering if any anyone has fitted the Philips X-treme Vision +100% globes in their headlights and if so, how effective they are? Also whether there have been any issues with them? I'd also appreciate any comments or recommendations on any other replacement non-HID headlight globes.

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Poitr
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Reply By: Bobba - Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 21:45

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 21:45
Poitr I have fitted them to both a Prado and old Triton and they certainly made a difference in both low and high beam. Nowhere near enough to throw away the driving lights but for a legal globe that doesn't consume more power than normal, it's hard to knock.

I'm getting sick and tired of HID globes in 4wd headlights blinding me and I don't want to do the same to others. I know some do the right thing and aim them low but many don't bother.

Mark.
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Reply By: Member - Darren & Janella (WA) - Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 22:10

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 22:10
Hi Poitr,

I have them in my Patrol and I'm very happy with them over the standard items and have to date had no issues with them. A couple of other mates have them too and also have no complaints.

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Reply By: Member - Bucky - Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 05:57

Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 05:57
poitr
Before I run HID systems, I only ever run Phillips gpobes.
55/60's in the mains (polycarbonate lenses)
I tried to get 100 Watt H1 but were nort available at the time.

I run Blue Vision H4's in the mains, and Blue Vision H1's in the Spots.
Never a drama.

Extreme Vision costs a bit, so why not HID's ?

Cheers
Bucky
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Reply By: Member - Krakka - Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 09:12

Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 09:12
Poitr, I just replaced my low beam globes with the Repco "ice blue" I think they were called. They do not look blue at all just a brilliant white. They are a big

improvement over the standard factory globes.

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Reply By: GT Campers - Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 12:42

Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 12:42
Not sure about these ,but in general DO NOT buy any globes that have an obvious coat of paint on them. These globes are designed for pimply teenagers in old Commodores..

Any surface coating will cause light to be scattered and this not only cuts down on correct lighting for you, but is distressing to oncoming traffic
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Reply By: poitr - Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 16:50

Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 16:50
Thanks everyone for your advice. I think I will give them a go.

Bucky, the HID are good but a fair bit more costly and more of a hassle to fit for an old bloke like me.

GT Campers, Unfortunately the days of me being a pimply teenager with a Commodore are well and truly gone and I'm now just a grey wrinkled old fart. Gut I'll take your advice anyway.

Cheers
Poitr
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Reply By: peterdeg - Sunday, Apr 22, 2012 at 11:32

Sunday, Apr 22, 2012 at 11:32
Anyone know who stocks these? Tried Repco, Autopro and Supercheap this morning without luck (Narva rules the world)
Autopro had the +80's but didn't even seem to know the +100's existed.

Lot of people seem to buy from powerbulbs, but really, the uk?!?
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Reply By: Gnomey - Sunday, Apr 22, 2012 at 20:45

Sunday, Apr 22, 2012 at 20:45
Had the H4 +50% in my suby for some years and they were an improvement. Would try the +100 for around $50 a pair. (Powerbulbs)

According to their website phillips are available through autobarn - don't know the price. Try here

Hope that link works out ok.

Cheers
Mark
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Follow Up By: peterdeg - Monday, Apr 23, 2012 at 09:53

Monday, Apr 23, 2012 at 09:53
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Follow Up By: poitr - Monday, Apr 23, 2012 at 19:17

Monday, Apr 23, 2012 at 19:17
peterdog
I picked up the X-treme +100% globes at Autobarn but you can also get them on ebay for about $55 per pair.
Poitr

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Follow Up By: peterdeg - Thursday, Apr 26, 2012 at 17:18

Thursday, Apr 26, 2012 at 17:18
$80 at Autobarn (on special, reduced from $85). Was hoping for less to hide the purchase from swmbo but not at that price! To eBay!
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