- Sep 2, 2001
- Stillwater, America
Re: Philips "Vision" vs "VisionPlus" vs "X-treme Vision"
This might be possible to do, but it may also be you simply have no option but to use the best H11 available, these.1) Improve the light output. I previously drove a BMW X5 with HID lights and I replaced the dying bulbs with Osram Night Breakers, which were incredible. The OEM lights on my Accord seem very dim by comparison.
There's really no real sensible reason to try for a "cooler white", especially in an attempt to match fog lamps. The OEM bulb will produce white light, as will the H11 linked before-- and the only time people will even see your fog lamps and your low beams on at the same time is in fog lamp conditions-- nighttime, and at very low speeds. Everyone's going to be too busy driving in the fog to even remotely care about your sense of style.2) Make the light a cooler white to match the DRLs and fog lamps, which are both LED and a very cool white (purely for styling - the OEM bulb is super yellow compared to the LED lights and looks ugly).
Definitely NOT a good idea to try to convert to LED. Those light-shaped toys are a no-go.My initial instinct was to convert to an LED, and I found some nice looking kits from Genssi and GTR. But after reading CPF, it sounds like that's not a good idea so I'll abandon that idea and stick with halogen bulbs, which leads me to my questions.
Sometimes the slightly shorter life is a turn-off. Or, they think the toy LED drop-ins are better because they give in to marketing. The Philips H11 linked is +100% and is the best available.Why would anyone choose anything less than the X-treme Vision (+100% / +130%) bulb? Also, it seems like the H11 only comes in the +100% version - is that correct?
From the reputable makers, when you go for the non-'bling' types (like the Osram "Cool Blue Intense") you're often hard-pressed to find much of a difference and won't be making a mistake going with Philips. If you're in the market for the D2R, then by all means get these.And, finally, being that I was thrilled with my HID Night Breakers on my previous car, are the Philips bulbs any better?