Philips X-treme Vision +100 vs X-treme Vision +130

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It'll be fine, but plain old rubbing alcohol is also fine, as is Windex or similar, and you probably don't need to worry about having brushed your hand against a bulb anyhow, so don't sweat it too hard.
 

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It looks like the H1 +100's are getting harder to find, and now the =130's are cheaper on Amazon. Candlepower Inc, is out of the +100's and said the next shipment will be the +130's. I also checked Power Bulb and all they have is the +130's. I'm looking for a reputable source, preferably in the US at a good price. Is it a bad idea to get the +130's? Suggestions on where to buy, etc. Thanks.
 

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Is there any particular reason why you want the +100s over the +130s?

The +130s have a longer rated life, and the H1 version isn't affected by the additional blue coating like some of the other +130 fitments are.

Powerbulbs has a 20% off sale today (TWENTY20), ship free, and have a 12-month guarantee. My order arrived in less than a week from the UK. They also throw in a pair of W5Ws. All in all, none of the Amazon sellers could offer anything better, unless you really want the older +100s.
 

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Is there any particular reason why you want the +100s over the +130s?

The +130s have a longer rated life, and the H1 version isn't affected by the additional blue coating like some of the other +130 fitments are.

Powerbulbs has a 20% off sale today (TWENTY20), ship free, and have a 12-month guarantee. My order arrived in less than a week from the UK. They also throw in a pair of W5Ws. All in all, none of the Amazon sellers could offer anything better, unless you really want the older +100s.

I think that Virgil stated earlier in the thread that the +100's put out more light and that he'd stick with them until he saw otherwise. That's the only reason. I didn't know that the H1's didn't have the additional coating. So the 130's have the same coating as the +100's?
 

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I think that Virgil stated earlier in the thread that the +100's put out more light and that he'd stick with them until he saw otherwise. That's the only reason. I didn't know that the H1's didn't have the additional coating. So the 130's have the same coating as the +100's?

Yes, as in post 38. The only blue on the H1 is on the cap.

But post 12 shows the H4 is different.
 

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Pending 3rd-party test results, I'll be sticking with the +100 -- too much blue glass on the +130, which eats into high beam performance.

The life ratings are probably not accurate numbers.

(Those "3350K" and "3700K" figures are mostly bogus)


Update - after a long use of Osram Rally 64205 - I replaced one that burned out ( H4) with as you and others suggested a Philips +100 Extreme Vision ...

And it is very close to the still functioning Osram on left side.

The Philips has a bit more throw and a little whiter - it is probably getting 14.6 volts so will not last as long as the Osram 64205s - they have a much heavier thicker filament - the Osram still has a wider coverage but as you have said the Philips are the real deal at least in my vehicle.

My only disagreement is the Osrams - I have had 3 [ I bought one the last one a few years ago ] being a short life bulb - they lasted me 400 tp 600 hundred hours I think or longer. Remember sometimes hi beams , sometimes low beams .
Hi beams burned out before low so I continued to use them.

Looking at the tiny filament on the Philips - they won't last long at 14 plus volts just my alternator I guess ...but in downpours of Florida - great bulb.

Wish they were heavier filament and 75 /70 watts but next vehicle will hopefully have factory LEDs and projectors .
 

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Looking at the tiny filament on the Philips - they won't last long at 14 plus volts just my alternator I guess
Wish they were heavier filament and 75 /70 watts
Well, no, you don't-- because those high wattage bulbs with "heavier" filaments (that is, larger) don't focus as well. Beam focus is a very large determinant of lamp performance.
 
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