F15 Bulb upgrade

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    I find the standard xenon light output on the F15’s quite poor.

    Has anyone upgraded their bulbs?

    I’ve done a bit of reading and the ol U toobing, and these seem to get good reviews.

    Osram CBB D1s. These are 7k colour temperature rating which is usually very blue. But in the reviews aren’t as blue as you’d think and the kelvin rating was the highest in the Osram range.

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    Mhhhh. The packaging clearly says "Off Road" - it'll be there for a reason, if only to absolve Osram in the event of any fire or accident etc. Be aware that some of these high output bulbs can place demands on the wiring loom for which it was never designed. OK for short periods, but not for sustained use.
     
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    Sorry just seen this reply, still getting used to tapatalk as not used a few years.

    Yes good point on the ‘off road’ use point. Osram also state not ECE approved for road use.

    I guess it just depends how bright they actually are. They are still rated 35 watt, so I wouldn’t be worried about wiring looms.

    I’d also bet that these are a more quality product in terms of cheaper bulbs you can get on the market like LED kits etc from Ali express. These probably scatter light more at other road users compared to these.

    Most reviews are from other road users, but at £115 a pair an expensive mistake if they do cause you to get flashed at!


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    Beat me to it, yes also looking at those too as they are brighter.

    Do you have them?


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    No I have read many a review about them all saying they are much brighter but disclaim the 200% brightness ! Personally I just raised my headlights and found this to greatly improve night driving. BMW are renown for bad headlight setup (search the web) I have raised them on all of my previous cars (335xd & 320ed) and did the same with my F34. About a full turn on the adjusted is enough without causing issues for on coming traffic
     
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    Cheers I’ll take a look


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