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Old 10-16-2012, 02:30 AM   #1
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Recommended Xenon Bulbs?

I want to replace the stock xenon bulbs in my 2001 330i. They work fine, but I'd like something a little brighter and vibrant. Ideally I'd like the same clear, white luminance of a modern xenon while still looking OEM. I've only come across halo upgrades or xenons that have the aftermarket blue tinting.

Anyone able to point me in the right direction of a simple bulb I can swap in that matches what I'm looking for?

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Old 10-16-2012, 02:38 AM   #2
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You can try swapping out the lens for a sharper and more colorful cutoff.
Don't bother trying the $20 ones on eBay.
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:41 AM   #3
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Awesome - was just looking looking into 85122's when you posted that. Thanks
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:50 AM   #4
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Old 10-16-2012, 04:42 AM   #5
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just ordered a pair of philips 85122's - should make a huge difference now that it's rain season
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:35 AM   #6
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I currently am running a Lightwerkz TFX retrofit. I had a pair of 85122+'s and had been using them for the past 8 months. They are very bright and the color given off from the projectors is great. I swapped in a pair of Morimoto 6000k bulbs and even though the color is whiter, there is a notable difference in the amount of light. 85122+'s definitely perform better in what I can see. Check out hidplanet.com, many people sell their used 85122+ bulbs there for a decent price. I just picked up a pair for $50.
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