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2020/07/07 11:26:21 (permalink)

Recommended Headlight Bulbs

I have a 993 C2 with the standard headlights. I would prefer not to go down the headlight conversion route so can anybody
recommend the best bulbs for the standard headlight.

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matthewb
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Re: Recommended Headlight Bulbs 2020/07/07 11:38:08 (permalink)
Don't be put off a HID conversion by stories of ballast being stuck in the bumpers with plasticine.
 
I fitted this HID conversion - https://www.bergvillfx.com/index.php/products/t-light-hid-and-led/t-light-porsche-993-hid-kit-rennlist-discount.html - I'm an idiot and yet I was able to fit it easily.  Everything is contained within the light-pods.  No hanging wires through holes you've had to drill through the pods.  It is very neat and even comes with replacement side-light bulbs to match the colour temperature of the HIDs.
 
If you insist on staying with Halogen, I'd go with something like https://www.amazon.co.uk/OSRAM-headlight-headlamps-64193CBI-HCB-passenger/dp/B005TSV97G/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?ie=UTF8&aaxitk=-bbegBK5Y2XOirDK89LPtw&hsa_cr_id=5496581610702&ref_=sbx_be_s_sparkle_mcd_asin_1 
 
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post edited by matthewb - 2020/07/07 11:40:36

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Re: Recommended Headlight Bulbs 2020/07/07 11:46:23 (permalink)
I'm using Osram Nightbreakers in my main beam (and was using them in dipped beam too until I converted them).  They are definitely much brighter than cheaper halogen bulbs.  Downside is they don't last as long but I'd prefer to see where I'm going and put up with changing bulbs more often.
 
I've just remembered that I've bought (but not yet fitted) some LED bulbs for the main beam.  Now I wonder where I've put them. . .
post edited by Mark Elder - 2020/07/07 11:48:04

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Re: Recommended Headlight Bulbs 2020/07/07 11:46:25 (permalink)
Hi there,
 
For my 993 headlights, I upgraded to the Philips X-treme Vision H1 bulbs and would recommend them as a good upgrade for a modest investment.
 
Philips 0730221 12258-XVS2 H1 X-Treme Power +100% Headlight Bulbs (A Pair)
 
 

 
Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00440CWBC/
 
Good luck with the upgrade and enjoy the drive! 
 
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Re: Recommended Headlight Bulbs 2020/07/07 13:19:54 (permalink)
Would highly recommend the Bergville HID kit. Did mine 4 years ago along with all exterior bulbs too. So much brighter with no modifications to do. Headlights take 5 mins max a side to convert. The other bulbs just replace the old lamp like for like.
Tore is a great guy and they their stuff
You should find a post that I did somewhere in the 993 forum and some pics too
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Re: Recommended Headlight Bulbs 2020/07/07 15:08:35 (permalink)
gsimons_tel
Would highly recommend the Bergville HID kit. Did mine 4 years ago along with all exterior bulbs too. So much brighter with no modifications to do. Headlights take 5 mins max a side to convert. The other bulbs just replace the old lamp like for like.
Tore is a great guy and they their stuff
You should find a post that I did somewhere in the 993 forum and some pics too
Graham 


I've got tore hid in dip and led in main beam... no damage to fittings... and in fact I think it runs a bit cooler in there... and the emitted light level is massively improved. 
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Re: Recommended Headlight Bulbs 2020/07/08 07:43:30 (permalink)
Unfortunately the Bergville units are pretty much NLA

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Re: Recommended Headlight Bulbs 2020/07/09 11:05:01 (permalink)
Thanks guys, I will try either the Philips or the Osram Bulbs
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Re: Recommended Headlight Bulbs 2020/07/09 13:26:39 (permalink)
Email Bergville and see when they will be back in stock
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Re: Recommended Headlight Bulbs 2020/07/10 07:26:31 (permalink)
He hopes to have a different unit available in 2-3 months

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Re: Recommended Headlight Bulbs 2020/07/24 11:06:25 (permalink)
Hi Chap
 
Hope you can help.
 
I have the Bergville HID upgrade installed, but still with regular bulbs (although powerful by Halogen standards) for the bright-beam.
 
Please could you tell me why I shouldn't replace the dipped-beam HIDs with LEDs.  Not that I want to necessarily, I just don't understand what HIDs have that LEDs do not.
 
Which LEDs do you use for the bright-beams?
 
Thanks
post edited by matthewb - 2020/07/24 11:09:33

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