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Old 11-14-2017, 07:51 PM   #18
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I jut installed GE Nighthawk (H755NH) bulbs on my 2015 Golf S and they are much better than the stock bulbs. I drive in very rural and dark areas. Today was the first day that I felt comfortable with my low beams.

I got them at RockAuto and the two bulbs were $20.95 shipped. If they last a year, I'm ok with that. They have other bulbs too such as the Philips X-treme Vision. I thought I would give the lower priced bulbs a shot and am very happy with the results.
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Old 11-24-2017, 02:23 PM   #19
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Philips Xtreme. The end. Do not waste money on anything else. They are about $28 on Amazon.
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Old 11-24-2017, 04:04 PM   #20
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Philips Xtreme. The end. Do not waste money on anything else. They are about $28 on Amazon.
+1. Use them daily now and they're very clear.
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Old 11-24-2017, 05:02 PM   #21
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Once upon a time, I upgraded the halogen bulbs on my old car with "brighter" ones; they were Sylvania Silverstars as I recall. They were a bit brighter, but they only lasted 4-6 months. I'd go with HID conversions, which are the cost of maybe 2 years worth of "upgrade" halogens but will last much longer.
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Old 11-25-2017, 06:02 AM   #22
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Once upon a time, I upgraded the halogen bulbs on my old car with "brighter" ones; they were Sylvania Silverstars as I recall. They were a bit brighter, but they only lasted 4-6 months. I'd go with HID conversions, which are the cost of maybe 2 years worth of "upgrade" halogens but will last much longer.
Yes, wasted a few dollars on Silverstars. Joined a class action lawsuit about them as well. This was years ago, no idea if they have improved but they never lasted for shit. Philips Xtreme lasted as long as standard oem bulbs for me. I would eventually change them after I felt it had just been too long - but they were still working fine after two years or more. HID conversions simply aren't cool for regular non-projector housings due to the fact that you blind the shit out of people on coming towards you, not cool. Stick with the Philips Xtremes.
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Old 11-25-2017, 08:54 PM   #23
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I do.
Central convenience (9) -> adaptations (10) ->
Leuchte6 and Leuchte7 dimmwert AB from 100 to max value 127
This is essentially removing the bulb saver function vw programs in from factory. That combined with the +130 bulbs and the halogens become livable. Lifespan of bulb is not noticeably affected in my experience.
Just did this coding to my car with OBDeleven. I still have the stock halogen bulbs (just purchased the +130 bulbs). But I didn't really notice a difference.
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Old 11-25-2017, 09:29 PM   #24
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Nokya Arctic White have worked well for me
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:52 AM   #25
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I am also looking to get the headlight bulbs replaced, but a couple of videos I've watched suggest that I need remove the whole headlight housing replace the bulbs which I really don't want to do... Is it really impossible to swap bulbs without removing the entire housing?
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Old 11-28-2017, 07:39 PM   #26
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I am also looking to get the headlight bulbs replaced, but a couple of videos I've watched suggest that I need remove the whole headlight housing replace the bulbs which I really don't want to do... Is it really impossible to swap bulbs without removing the entire housing?
I done it without removing the housing. It is tight in there if you have medium to large hands. I scraped/cut my knuckles working on it. I say give it a try.
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Old 11-28-2017, 07:53 PM   #27
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I've also replaced bulbs in the halogen housings without pulling the entire headlight. Totally feasible.
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Old 11-28-2017, 09:25 PM   #28
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cool. i will try it out. thank you guys!
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Old 11-29-2017, 06:35 AM   #29
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HID conversions simply aren't cool for regular non-projector housings due to the fact that you blind the shit out of people on coming towards you, not cool. Stick with the Philips Xtremes.
Ohhhhh right, forgot the halogen lights had reflector housings. Yeah, definitely do not put HIDs or LEDs in those.
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Old 12-01-2017, 12:41 PM   #30
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Nokya Arctic White have worked well for me
Never buy a bulb that is completely coated in that ridiculous blue coating. That's the first sign that it's junk. Most of them REDUCE the amount of visible light you are putting on the road. Dangerous.
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Old 12-01-2017, 03:12 PM   #31
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Just installed new bulbs, Philips Xtreme +130%. Driver side was a pain in the ass with my fat fingers. But not as bad as I thought it would be. Just got to stick with it
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