A little of column A , a little of column B New cars can be terrible for it, absolutely. That doesn't make it OK to try to match it. Two wrongs, etc Depends on the car. These bulbs might be fine in some cars with particularly diffusing lenses etc, but like focussed lasers in others. Mine is notorious for having weak headlight clusters (according to most reviews) but it's still fine from my experience with standard bukbs so I'm not upgrading it. If your car genuinely needs it, fine But they're makes as "no for road use" and "everybody else is doing it" is never an excuse
The last time I checked, which was a few years ago to be fair, my local police told me there is no legal maximum wattage for headlamp bulbs so long as they were properly adjusted and didn't project some strange beam pattern, but there was a legal minimum. I assume it's a beam pattern issue with these if that's still the case. Or my local Bobbies didn't know the law.
Ok it says "for off road use" on the box but how will these actually fail an MOT test? For being too bright? Crappy beam pattern? Both?
It really isn't blinding in the slightest. New cars are the ones that blind you.
On behalf of Britain, thanks for blinding us
Posted 15th MarPosted 15th Mar
Osram Original Equipment Quality Festoon Bulbs, 12 V, 10 W, Set of 2 - £1.43 @ Amazon£1.43£3.9764% offAmazon Deals
Product details BrandOSRAM PositionInner Wattage10.00 Voltage12 Volts Genuine Osram original equipment quality 12V 10W Festoon interior light base SV8.5-8 Genuine Osram OE part Fully …
They were even better at just over £1 a bulb, not that price anymore unfortunately
Great set of lamps Osram E27 with filament led
I read about those Philips Dubai range.
I've had cheap no-name bulbs that lasted a lot better than Osrams, so just them now being a Chinese brand doesn't explain it Most LED filaments are designed to be driven at 1W. If the number of filaments (4 here) is less that the wattage (6.5), it's a sign they're being overdriven and may have reliability problems. The flip side is the Philips Dubai range, which are deliberately underdriven to give remarkable longevity
I can second the recommendation as just had some of these arrive today as the ones I had didn't fit inside the new holders I'd fitted. I got mine from LEDBubs and they're brighter than the ones they've replaced. I only needed 6 so worked out cheaper ordering from there.
Them ones are 410lm according to the link - so they'd be even brighter than the ones in this deal
Thanks for your time and help,I will order those right now
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0822Y2D5P/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I have these and find them perfect - not too white, not too bright, and dimmable.
20watt halogen Gu10/Mr16 output would be quite dim imho. This deal would be much brighter for sure. As we get older we need more light output so I would go for this deal.
Posted 25th Nov 2021Posted 25th Nov 2021
OSRAM Night Breaker Laser H1 £13.99 Amazon Prime / +£4.49 Non Prime£13.99Amazon Deals
Features & details NIGHT BREAKER LASER: The powerful H1 halogen headlight lamp from OSRAM Up to 150% more brightness for your car thanks to an innovative laser ablation technology Up to …
Just been in Homebase at Sittingbourne., and looks like they have a huge clearance on lighting, but especially all the smart bulbs and smart plugs. ARLEC smart plug was £20 now £4 OSRAM Sm…
Went in there today - they have loads of stuff with 80% off al;l around the store - asked them why, and apparently a lot of their stock was bought in by a supplier that they no longer have links to, and therefore they need to clear all that stock (as it'll never be replenished). Bought a load of cheap Osram dimmable SES LED bulbs today at £1.21 each . Velcro plant binders at 38p a pack 39cm Terracota pot with plant pattern for £9.97 A couple Ross TV wall (2 arm) wall fitting (up to 23") for £2.40.......they had a larger TV one for a similar p[rice, but wasn't an arm version. Twin pack radator TRM valve for £4. A few cans of enamel car paint at £1.06 a can. Ronseal Terracota 2.5l floor paint for £3.30
Are you better getting a lower watt bulb or higher energy rating bulb?
Surprised you can find a homebase never mind any stock mentioned on this site. Never seems to be anything within 50 miles
There were a few sections around the store with clearance lines. The rest was as normal - I actually looked as I saw a few clearance items in the Chatham branch last weekend (so you might find similar in your local branch).
Anyone fancy grabbing me 5 of the osram smart gu10s 😬
Posted 31st Oct 2021Posted 31st Oct 2021
Bulb discounts for upgraded bulbs e.g Osram Night Breaker Laser H4 headlight bulbs (2 bulbs) £11.49 Free click and collect @ Euro Car Parts£11.49Euro Car Parts Deals
theres many other offer of upgraded bulbs on discount https://www.eurocarparts.com/car-bulb?Type=Upgrade_Bulbs selection
Should have mentioned I went to collect. Wouldn't have made the effort if they were only showing 2 or 3 in stock but I was hopefule at 5.
Why would that be?
you not checked stock for collection might be easier doing it that way or contact them if you already paid for delivery to find out why you not heard anything
ive owned philips white ultra vision and they lasted 1yr and half till 1 bulb failed i always leave me lights on even in daytime i now using osram blue intense and they give a true bright white look compare to some bulbs show a yellow tinge but i not really that bothered if it doesnt really light up the road that well as in my area there's street lights where ever i go i use h4 which are known to last longer compare to h7 and so on don't last as long from what ive heard online
Posted 31st Oct 2021Posted 31st Oct 2021
OSRAM NIGHT BREAKER LASER H4, halogen headlight lamp, 64193NL-HCB, 12V, duo box (2 lamps) £11.49 prime ( +£4.49 non prime)£11.49Amazon Deals
Needed a new H4 bulb for the motorbike and came across these, almost the same price as a single. Three C's have these as the cheapest its been. H7 also available on a different deal!
This burn out fast, far better off with Philips Racing Vision.
Found the osram night breakers didn’t last more than 6months (~10k miles), moved to Philips xtreme and got about twice the life and no noticeable reduction in visibility. But both are a significant upgrade over basic halogens though.
love these bulbs, first upgrade I do if I bought an older car.
I bought these, four for £4.18 delivered free: (HUKD disallowed the deal because it wasn't Prime) 4XH7 Bulbs
Posted 30th Oct 2021Posted 30th Oct 2021
OSRAM NIGHT BREAKER LASER H7 car bulbs £13.99 Amazon Prime / +£4.49 Non Prime£13.99 Free P&P FreeAmazon Deals
I have had these on a camelcamelcamel search and this is the lowest price I have seen them.
I've just found the box for my xenon's. +200% stated. Graphic on back shows 4 dots for minimum legal brightness and 12 dots for their lamps so they are claiming three times as bright. Hope this helps (y)
I've already explained. They are unfortunately incorrect (the lamps are labelled as +150% not +50%). Seriously this is not complicated maths. And also it's just some headlamps which although labelled as +150% are just +50% in reality. +0% would be the same as whatever they are referencing'. Osram use the minimum legal allowed brightness as it's reference. Most lamps are way brighter than this anyway. Maybe I'm not explaining this very well or.....
It's not bad maths on their part though is it? The links provided clearly show that 150% is a 50% increase overall. How's that bad maths?
And that's why posters have said they are exaggerating the efficacy of the lamps. A company using bad maths to sell more product still doesn't make incorrect maths correct. I know they are not 2.5 times brighter that's the point. They are exaggerating. Also I own osram xenon's and I would say they are 0% brighter than the Philips xenarcs they replaced. Not +200% (iirc) as claimed.
Correct, but that only applies if the lights are misaligned and that's my point, lights should be regularly checked for alignment regardless of lighting technology. My other car has laser headlights and although I assume they self level i still asked for them to be checked at cars first service.
Just read on the www.gov.uk website to it MOT test centres , changes that came into force January 2021, that states :- About headlamp conversions Section 4.1.4 of the current MOT inspection manuals for both motorcycles and cars and passenger vehicles states ‘Existing halogen headlamp units should not be converted to be used with high intensity discharge (HID) or light emitting diode (LED) bulbs. If such a conversion has been done, you must fail the headlamp.’ 2. Changes to current rules From 22 March 2021, we’re changing these rules so that not all motorcycles and vehicles will fail the MOT test if their halogen headlamp units have been converted to be used with HID or LED bulbs. So now forget “ is the beam correct“ your vehicle will fail with this halogen to led upgrade.
Go to Specsavers. It's cheaper and legal!
If the wheels don't come out the factory on the model you have you need to inform them as they are different to standard and classed as a modification
@canada16 they are oem 17 rims from other model, available at the same time but wider tyres fitted
If you buy a car and you are not sure if the wheels are standard or not you can see if the car came with 17 or 18 wheels, if they did then you have not got to say anything. If you are unsure your insurance company can just note it on there system in case you need to make a claim. It shows you are being honest. I went from 150bhp to 200bhp in my Audi and my insurance charged me 20.00, it's not worth lying to save a few quid. I powder coated my wheels and they said they didn't care as it was a standard wheel, so it's worth the phone call as if you had a claim you can tell them to listen to the call. Trust me, we are not out to get you, but people need to realise that if you make your car more attractive to thieves then of course your insurance company need to know as we insure the car as a risk. Even occupation makes a difference. If I made a claim, my company investigate it as they know I would know how to make a fraudulent claim as I'm listed as a litigation claims handler Oh and please everyone.... GET A DASHCAM
Posted 25th Sep 2021Posted 25th Sep 2021
OSRAM Smart+ LED, ZigBee Lamp E27 Socket, dimmable warm white, works with Philips Hue, Echo - £3.97 Prime (+£4.49 non-Prime) @ Amazon£3.97Amazon Deals
Fantastic price for this smart bulb which works with Philips Hue. Dimmable warm-white. Note that this does require a bridge. 8.5W. Sold by Amazon EU. Important note: Works with Amazon Ec…
Yes, but even without the EU adapter it wouldn't fit into an outdoor socket. I've used a Masterug plastic waterproof/weatherproof electrical box to store the adapter.
Arrived today, this is what it looks like with adapter so might not be great for outdoor sockets. Linked to hue straight away, very happy so far
Let's be honest, customs aren't checking stuff are they. I've had stuff that I should have paid 100s of quid duty on just fly through. Taking back control
Ordered on Sunday and arrived today from Germany. Amazing how fast it cleared customs according to the tracking information - even allowing for the time difference. Amazon's shipping operation is impressive. And this package was delivered by Amazon UK rather than via a third party courier as with previous orders I've made with Amazon Germany. The box writing is in English. Apart from the lack of a UK adapter, the box and package are identical to the UK sold product but at almost half the price.
If the EU plug is part of the DC transformer, even if it was a UK plug transformer brick you wouldn't be able to (safely) use them in an outdoor socket. Fortunately I have power sockets in my garden shed so I'll just plug these into there with a regular cheapo EU to UK plug adapter.