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Old Jun 21st, 2019, 08:21   #1
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Default Replacement xexon bulbs

Where do you get decent replacement s any recommendation?s
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Old Jun 21st, 2019, 10:19   #2
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You can buy original Xenons direct from the manufacturer - most have their own online shops - or from auto parts stores

Be wary of the super cheap ones, there are fakes out there.
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I bought a pair of Philips Extreme Vision +50% from Amazon at about half the price of Volvo originals. The pack had a code on it where you can check they were genuine on the Philips website, which they were, if I had any doubts I'd have returned them to Amazon.
As has been mentioned there are a lot of fake copies out there.

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I bought a pair of Philips Extreme Vision +50% from Amazon at about half the price of Volvo originals. The pack had a code on it where you can check they were genuine on the Philips website, which they were, if I had any doubts I'd have returned them to Amazon.
As has been mentioned there are a lot of fake copies out there.

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don't forget they only last about 30% of the life of the volvo long life ones ...
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Just replaced one of mine. I opened the headlight and the originals were Osram Xenarc D3S, so I bought a straight replacement off Amazon for 43. Appears genuine when inputting the codes on the Osram website.

Took all of 10 minutes to replace - lift the tags an pull the headlight out.

The advice is to replace in pairs because the colour changes as they age but I can't tell any difference between the 5 year old original and new one.
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Just replaced one of mine. I opened the headlight and the originals were Osram Xenarc D3S, so I bought a straight replacement off Amazon for 43. Appears genuine when inputting the codes on the Osram website.

Took all of 10 minutes to replace - lift the tags an pull the headlight out.

The advice is to replace in pairs because the colour changes as they age but I can't tell any difference between the 5 year old original and new one.
They tend to go pink towards the end , but if they are both the same colour good enough for now :-)
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The light output of HID lamps also diminishes with age so another good reason to replace in pairs.

A few people on here have used and recommend www.powerbulbs.com
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The light output of HID lamps also diminishes with age so another good reason to replace in pairs.

A few people on here have used and recommend www.powerbulbs.com
Actually just ordered of this crowd!!
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