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25% off Sitewide @ Powerbulbs (e.g. Philips Whitevision Pair - H4 for $29.48, H7 for $36.70, H1 for $28.15 Delivered)

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This deal is best when paying in GBP, as their currency conversion sucks. They often have discount codes, but 25% is less frequent.

Given that their Philips Whitevision bulbs are discounted and that the pound has dropped, this makes it a great deal. Expect to pay double this price in Australia, or more. I have found shipping to be quite fast, at about 1.5 week. I normally buy bulbs in advance, so that if one breaks, I am not forced to buy at double the price locally.

Philips Whitevision H7 @ £20.99 / $36.69 AUD
Philips Whitevision H4 @ £16.87 / $29.48 AUD
Philips Whitevision H1 @ £16.12 / $28.15 AUD

Unfortunately H11 is only sold as single.

I have used Whitevision in multiple cars. They are very white, and at the border of what is street legal. The temperature (K) on the packaging is confusing and inconsistent. I asked Philips about this once, and they said:

"The brightest bulb from this range is 4300K". There are different types of car bulbs (H1, H7, H11 for example) and they differ in temperature colour. H7s that you have bought have 3700K, while for example H11s have 4100K.

Having tried a few ones, including Narva Intense (supposed 4200K), I can say that I haven't seen whiter light from street-legal halogen bulbs.

An important thing to note is that the Whitevisions have a considerably longer rated lifespan than other "white" bulbs, and are on par with standard (non-white) bulbs. The reason whiter bulbs normally die earlier is because they are hotter.

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    Noob question, any reason not to get LED instead?

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      Good question. I have looked into this in the past. Yes, there are good reasons:

      • The wattage differs, which can cause your car to think there is a fault
      • You cannot legally retrofit a different type of light. LED lights are generally a type of HID, which requires them to be self-levelling, and the reflectors may have to differ too. Not an expert, but HID retrofitting is not street-legal
      • Lights are not allowed to be blue, and the LED ones generally are. It's stupid, because plenty of street-legal factory fitted lights are blue as anything and blind me on the road continuously.

      If not for that, I would love to retrofit LED's. Sick and tired of having to disassemble my whole car just to change light bulbs every year or so, because Halogens don't last.

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      For headlights led are illegal. So pretty good reason.

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        But some new cars have LED as standard?

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          Yes, factory standard = legal, otherwise = illegal

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      Doubt it.

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        4300K… whitevision H11 single price I can't swallow. Better luck next time I guess. How to define if it is street legal? Intensity not more than certain level?

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      Fairly certain they are on the line of being legal.

      They are the brightest we can go!

      From previous research!

      Ended up getting Narva +110s,

      FYI Osram make majority of Narva globes.

      https://www.powerbulbs.com/product/osram-cool-blue-intense-h...

      Great deal above!

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    Ordered two sets of H7s. I've just put my last spare in, so this was good timing to avoid the dreaded overpriced urgent replacement.

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    Simply..

    LED globes are legal for all cars… BUT they have to be ADR approved to be deemed legal.

    None of the after market globes are ADR approved.

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    white/cool light doesn't mean you'll actually see better at night, especially at the periphery where your night vision won't be preserved as well as a yellower/warmer light.

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      This.

      If you're really buying bulbs because you want to see better at night, then a warmer colour (lower Kelvin number) actually offers better vision for a given Lumen value.

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      I actually agree, but white looks nicer for most cars. And these Whitevision ones are brighter than the stock yellow ones my car came with; I can see more. But I actually installed yellow 2700K "all weather" bulbs in my wife's old champagne coloured car once. Looked great!

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    5000K DiamondVision

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      Not road legal in Australia….

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    Thanks OP , just bought H4 for spares

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    nice find. I bought a pair of Phillips white vision H4 6 months ago on eBay for $25. Seen it at supercheap for $105. Absolute rip off.

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      So cheap? Link?

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    HB7s are also being sold single… :(

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    Comparing Philips D4s bulb prices.

    Priced @ 55usd on Amazon and 79 pounds - 25% @ powerbulbs. No deal here…

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    Trying to find the correct low-beam headlight bulbs for Toyota Corolla 2012 model ZRE152R I think (not the newest current model), in the car manual it says H11, on the Powerbulbs website it says HB4, and oversea Google search says 9006, so which is the correct bulb? So confusing :S

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      I would definitely trust the car manual. I have had powerbulbs give interesting search results, so I would be careful with that.

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      9006 is just the US trade # for HB4.

      can you take the current bulb out and look at it?
      ask the dealer?

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        Well I suppose I can take it out and check. Never done it before. Do I have to disconnect the car battery before I do that?

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          i never do. unless it's one of those festoon bulbs with the double-ended contacts.

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          @tdw: OK, thanks for your input.

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          @edfoo: good luck. if you get it out, post a pic here. should have writing on the underside of the bulb stating manufacturer, voltage (e.g. 12v), wattage e.g. 55w) and bulb type

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          Nowadays it is not recommended to disconnect a car battery without putting a backup power supply, because the electronics can get reset. So no.

          Youtube is your friend for working out the easiest way to do it for your car. In my case, it requires taking out the whole headlight assembly on one side, and removing the wiper fluid container on the other. It's a pain, but someone on Youtube explained the easiest way. For larger cars with more space under the bonnet, it should be a lot easier.

          Whatever you do, do not touch the glass of a halogen globe with your bare fingers, because the oil on your skin creates hot spots resulting in early failure. Also ensure the bulb is not hot.

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          @Make it so: Yes, thanks. I have watched a YT video and then had a look in the bonnet myself, it's not too hard to reach the light bulb unit in a Corolla. Previously I tried to change those in a HSV GTS and a Nissan X-Trail, but so difficult to reach them and had to pay an auto mechanic to do it.

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          @tdw: Just checked the light bulb. It is H11, 12V, 55W. Philips brand with LL which I am guessing meaning the Long Life model. Cheers for your help.

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          @edfoo: no worries :)
          you probably have these ones then? https://www.powerbulbs.com/product/philips-longlife-ecovisio...

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      Have you looked up here yet http://www.narva.com.au/products/globechart
      HB4 is likely for high beam and H11 for low beam.

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        Haha, that Narva site actually says both H11 and HB4 for low beam, HB3 for high beam. Not very helpful.

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          HB4 are low beam and HB3 are high beam. Reference Powerbulb website itself.

          Thanks OP. Ordered 1 x Osram Nightbreaker Unlimited (HB4) and paid in GBP, saved around $2 compared to AUD.

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          @powerful9990: Reading the feedback from a few users that this Osram Nightbreaker Umlimited doesn't last very long turn me off from buying it :(

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          @edfoo:

          Damn it. I didn't know it, but it definitely gives brighter light than stock standard.

          I will see how long it lasts.

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