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Old April 23rd, 2011, 19:49   #1
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Default Installed osram 65w bulbs

I installed the off road 65w bulbs on my golf low beams. Not that much difference. The stock is osram 55w so it's only 10 more watts. On a side note, Germans must have small hands. Getting those bulbs out is not easy if you have average size hands.
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Old April 23rd, 2011, 19:57   #2
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I've got the osram off-road bulbs too. Not too much brighter but about the best your going to get for Halogen bulbs. I think the halogens are pretty good on these cars. Aside from putting actual rally driving lights on the bumper, its about as good as it gets.

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Old April 24th, 2011, 07:58   #3
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First I should note that watts is a measure of power consumed. It is not a measure of light or efficiency.

Generally the more efficient lamps are shorter lived. Lamp choice is a trade off.

In general most people will not notice a difference in light until that difference approaches 100% So if you increase the light output 50%, you likely will have a difficult time noticing the difference.

I believe that in most situations, improved beam design and clean clear lenses offer the best chance for improved visibility.

I have found good E-codes offer the best choice for me. Your mileage may vary. ☺
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Old April 24th, 2011, 08:01   #4
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You should have gone for the OSRAM NIGHT BREAKER
see their web site
Got them on my high beam, one word excellent
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I ran the Osram 65 w bulbs on my Passat. Not a huge improvement over stock. The Passat had projectors instead of reflectors. That also doesn't make much of a difference. I agree the stock halogens are acceptable though I find the high beams still throw too much light near the car. I promised myself however, no mods on this car...
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