Car Headlight Bulbs Twin Pack - Including +50% and Blue £3.99 @ Aldi from Sunday 4th Nov
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Car Headlight Bulbs Twin Pack - Including +50% and Blue £3.99 @ Aldi from Sunday 4th Nov

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Found 3rd Nov 2012
Two car headlight bulbs, H4 or H7, in Daylight, +50% or Blue variants.
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These may or may not be good but when you have to take the front of the car apart to change bulbs on so many modern cars does it make sense to fit cheap ones? Osram seem to be rated the best these days. Anyone know who supplies these (terrific price if it's someone like Osram!).
Don't bother with any 50% lamps unless you like changing bulbs 3 times as often.
But a lot cheaper than any other shop for these lamps if you insist on them.
I spend £30/40/50 on bulbs barely lasting 6months at a time, trying to replace them myself under the wheel arch. Bought these last time in store over a year ago, not blown since! I'm stocking up
I bought a set from aldi a few years ago and wasn't impressed, For £4 they are decent enough and beats paying £5 for a poor quality single bulb from your local motor factors.

Altough I recently bought a set off eBay from a seller redline for just under £5 with side lights and they are excellent, they are ice white and burn at 6500k. Definetly recommended over standard headlights now the darks set in.

Red...Line

I bought the ICE headlights and sidelights for £4.94 delivered and they really are better than standard.

Might save a wasted trip to Aldi as they sell like hot cakes.
Edited by: "JoeBoy88" 4th Nov 2012
I'm going to get a couple of sets of these this morning. I'll post back if I can identify the manufacturer.
I think the last lot I bought were from Lidl, not Aldi, and as I recall they lasted nearly a year.
Thanks for all the information.
Are these with UV filter? Will they be suitable for plastic headlights?
DrLamok

Are these with UV filter? Will they be suitable for plastic headlights?


It doesn't say in the website description
I'll check when I get them this morning and then report back on here as soon as I can.
Please be aware of new MOT rule changes............ theaa.com/mot…tml . So it would appear that a change in colour/brightness from original could reult in a fail along with a host of other items oO
Surely these would be ok to keep in the boot to keep you 'compliant' for driving on the continent.
In 17 years of driving ive not had a bulb blow so some of you guys are either unlucky or have dodgy electrics.
FREEZIN WOLF

Surely these would be ok to keep in the boot to keep you 'compliant' for … Surely these would be ok to keep in the boot to keep you 'compliant' for driving on the continent. In 17 years of driving ive not had a bulb blow so some of you guys are either unlucky or have dodgy electrics.



Wow! What brand are your 17 year old headlamp bulbs?
taylorarmani

I spend £30/40/50 on bulbs barely lasting 6months at a time, trying to … I spend £30/40/50 on bulbs barely lasting 6months at a time, trying to replace them myself under the wheel arch. Bought these last time in store over a year ago, not blown since! I'm stocking up



same here.... my osram nightbrakers lasted 6mths... i drive all the time with the lights on and they still going since aldi had the last lot...
might go and get another set now hope they are the same make.....
Hi all I was hoping you could help me as I'm clueless in this area. I have a 61 plate insignia with the auto headlights. I think I am correct in saying I need 2 x H7 bulbs? Does anyone know where the cheapest place is to get a full set inc sidelights and then cheapest place to get them fitted? Also I take it replacing the standard bulbs will not effect the auto headlights? Thanks in advance for any help.
These are made by Trifa.
Mr No

These are made by Trifa.



And is that good or bad? lol
marty-401

Please be aware of new MOT rule changes............ … Please be aware of new MOT rule changes............ http://www.theaa.com/motoring_advice/car-servicing-repair/mot-changes-2012.html . So it would appear that a change in colour/brightness from original could reult in a fail along with a host of other items oO



Read that link that you posted....
i think that as long as a bulb is approved by the EU for on road use, then it can be used in any vehicle that it fits.
poisondwarf

And is that good or bad? lol



For the price, it's good. They're a German company and the bulbs are made in Korea.
my husband gets our from the local poundshop. Hasn't failed us yet they last for ages too.
Just got back so only just caught up with the thread posts.
Thanks to Mr No for manufacturer (Trifa) and where made (Korea) details.
These have a "UV Stop" logo on the box as well as "Suitable for plastic cover lense" (sic).

The +50% are Xenon filled and so are the blue.
Edited by: "WillieGophar" 4th Nov 2012
Just tried the 50% ones they are bright but give a yellow colour i was hoping for more off a white/blue so might try and get some blue ones 2mrw and see what they are like. Anybody tried the blue ones?
HONDA3

Just tried the 50% ones they are bright but give a yellow colour i was … Just tried the 50% ones they are bright but give a yellow colour i was hoping for more off a white/blue so might try and get some blue ones 2mrw and see what they are like. Anybody tried the blue ones?


I was going to get the blue ones but thought better of it based on an earlier post from Marty-401 re pending EU and MoT law changes oO
Ended up getting the +50% ones as well.
Edited by: "WillieGophar" 4th Nov 2012
I got the blue ones. There was only 1 set left on my local aldi. I am fitting them tomorrow will report back then
gkay2009

I got the blue ones. There was only 1 set left on my local aldi. I am … I got the blue ones. There was only 1 set left on my local aldi. I am fitting them tomorrow will report back then


Thanks gkay!
Are the +50% ones really 50% more powerful? Why wouldn't the regulators push them onto the market, or why wouldn't everyone put them on if they were so much better?
MaximusRo

Are the +50% ones really 50% more powerful? Why wouldn't the regulators … Are the +50% ones really 50% more powerful? Why wouldn't the regulators push them onto the market, or why wouldn't everyone put them on if they were so much better?



Why do aftermarket brakes exist?
Mr No

Why do aftermarket brakes exist?


My question came mainly because you always see advertising about bulbs that are more powerful, but it is kind of hard to actually measure them.
Brakes is more brutal force, bigger is better, ventilated better then non ventilated, pads better then drums etc. Also, they are not as easy to fit as an improved bulb. Sometimes they also come with increased weight, and so on, a bulb is just a bulb.
For light, there are a lot of misconceptions and grey areas, for instance, a 6500k light is less powerful then a 3400k.
Yet, 6500k is pushed nowadyas cause is cool.

Also, in the case of eco-lights, we all kind of found out that even they are rated as powerful as a convential, usually they are not.

In the case of this ALDI bulbs, I just wonder why would anyone buy anything but the +50% ones, if that would help them avoid an incident on the road, see better and so on.
Blue look the same as prime ones yellow
I got a couple of these sets a few years ago and never got around to using them as I had been using HID xenon 55w 6000k/4300k and will not go back to standard halogen again.
Matt007

I got a couple of these sets a few years ago and never got around to … I got a couple of these sets a few years ago and never got around to using them as I had been using HID xenon 55w 6000k/4300k and will not go back to standard halogen again.


HID xenon is better, but after market ones don't come with washer/automatic level adjuster and I think they are illegal.
But the difference is huge.
Cheers OP, perfect timing for us.
Hi All,

As I said I would update in the Xenon blue bulbs that were on offer in the yellow boxes. I do not find that the bulbs make any difference and are definitely not blue in colour. I have now chosen to buy a set from EBay seller Redline and will update on how these perform once recieved.
Edited by: "gkay2009" 6th Nov 2012
gkay2009

Hi All,As I said I would update in the Xenon blue bulbs that were on … Hi All,As I said I would update in the Xenon blue bulbs that were on offer in the yellow boxes. I do not find that the bulbs make any difference and are definitely not blue in colour. I have now chosen to buy a set from EBay seller Redline and will update on how these perform once recieved.



Following your comments with interest
Hi All,

Further update on the lights. I received and fitted the new ice blue lights from Redline today. I paid £11.45 for headlights full beam lights and side lights. The brightness of these lights are 1 million times better than the original lights purchased from Aldi and I would highly recommend to anyone. There is also a very hand website I have found that tells you the size of bulbs you need for your vehicle.
gkay2009

Hi All,Further update on the lights. I received and fitted the new ice … Hi All,Further update on the lights. I received and fitted the new ice blue lights from Redline today. I paid £11.45 for headlights full beam lights and side lights. The brightness of these lights are 1 million times better than the original lights purchased from Aldi and I would highly recommend to anyone. There is also a very hand website I have found that tells you the size of bulbs you need for your vehicle.



The ones I bought at under £5 were an absolute bargain. Highly recommended.

Nice white light.

Glad you got it sorted.
JoeBoy88

The ones I bought at under £5 were an absolute bargain. Highly … The ones I bought at under £5 were an absolute bargain. Highly recommended. Nice white light.Glad you got it sorted.



Yeah thanks for the heads up on the seller. The set I bought was the cheapest available for my vehicle unfortunately. Might consider buying a spare set whole I know there available.
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