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Old 01-05-2008, 06:47 PM   #1
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Faded Xenons?

I just saw my headlights (2002 330Ci versus 2007 328i) against a white wall, and the newere bimmer seemed to have noticably brighter light, have mine faded??

And would replacing the bulbs make them better?
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Old 01-05-2008, 06:53 PM   #2
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Definitely. Bulbs lose lumens over time and yours are 6-7 years old now. Replace them with some philips 85122+ and they will be much brighter.
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Old 01-05-2008, 07:20 PM   #3
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Your bulbs will decrease in light output over time and will change color too. Like LW///M3 said, if you haven't replaced your bulbs, it might be time to do so soon. We can set you up with our D2S Replacement Bulbs as an upgrade.
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Thanks for the replies guys, what's the brightest, whitest and best value bulb? & Price ?
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Old 01-05-2008, 08:18 PM   #5
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Philips 85122+ like LW///M3 said, aka lightwerks on hidplanet and other forums, the man knows his stuff.
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Old 01-05-2008, 08:47 PM   #6
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I'd like to buy from a forum sponsor if possible, is there one that carries those?
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I'd recommend our ProLumen D2S Replacement Bulbs.
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Old 01-07-2008, 07:43 AM   #9
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So what the difference between the philips and the one's from jlevi?
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Philips = OEM equipment = reliable and highest quality possible

Prolumen = aftermarket bulbs
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difference in performance?
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Old 01-25-2008, 01:28 PM   #12
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Bump for a great post. I'm having this EXACT problem and now I know what to do.
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difference in performance?
Honestly no, Phillips makes a great bulb but that is not to say ProLumen is the lesser quality cheapy alternative. With phillips, you pay a lot for name brand and recognition. You will get the same performance out of the ProLumen brand we carry.
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