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    Default Diamond Vision H1 and H7 - Counterfit check ?

    Hello
    What is the best way to check Diamond vision bulbs H7 and H1 if I have counterfit or not ? Are there some noticable differences ? I will posts pics tomorrow.

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    Default Re: Diamond Vision H1 and H7 - Counterfit check ?

    Welcome to the board. Sometimes the answer you need is not necessarily the answer you want, and this is one of those times: return the silly-fashion-gimmick Philips Diamond Vision bulbs and get Philips Xtreme Vision bulbs instead. That way you give yourself better instead of worse odds of seeing the pedestrian before you hit them.

    Beyond that, Philips's authenticity checker is here.

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    Default Re: Diamond Vision H1 and H7 - Counterfit check ?

    Quote Originally Posted by locarno View Post
    Hello
    What is the best way to check Diamond vision bulbs H7 and H1 if I have counterfit or not ? Are there some noticable differences ? I will posts pics tomorrow.



    Hi, years ago before I had any idea of what these bulbs, and their ilk, were about, I read the label on the flashy clear plastic container, and thought ' these are for me '.
    I ignored the ' may be illegal for road use ' warning, believing the ' extreme white light ' would overcome all obstacles. I very quickly found that, the warnings are there
    for a reason. Straight out of the box, the noticeably lesser output became immediately apparent, as did the eye strain trying to peer down the road. In Aus also ( and i'm
    certain other countries are the same ), its illegal for vehicles ( other than emergency service vehicles ) to emit anything other than white light ( with a few exceptions ) forward
    of the vehicle. The horrible blue tinge that Diamond Vision would emit, was reason for more than a few vehicles being stopped and read the riot act by law enforcement.
    I saw the light ( sorry ) and employed ExtremeVision 100's and 130's at varying times. Far better for seeing, and not illegal here. If you are a Philips tragic, IMVHO, you will
    have to go a long way to find better bulbs than the ExtremeVisions, but other major brands have equivalent output bulbs also.

    Like this, although I don't endorse the site, its just the first pic I came across, and I think only the +130% might be current these days.
    https://www.philips.com.au/c-p/12972...headlight-bulb

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    Default Re: Diamond Vision H1 and H7 - Counterfit check ?

    Quote Originally Posted by harro View Post
    Like this, although I don't endorse the site, its just the first pic I came across, and I think only the +130% might be current these days.
    https://www.philips.com.au/c-p/12972...headlight-bulb
    Here is the link to the +130

    I'm a fan of the Philips X-Treme Vision but I think I'd recommend the 65-watt, 2100-lumen Ultra High Output Vosla from Daniel Stern above all other H7s offerings

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    Default Re: Diamond Vision H1 and H7 - Counterfit check ?

    X2 on the 65w H7 bulb recommendation, I should have mentioned that earlier.

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