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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-06-2007, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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New H4 bulbs from Phillips

Hey y'all, just read this on http://www.powerbulbs.co.uk/default.asp
(I have been buying bulbs from them for a couple years. They're in the UK, but their prices are generally alot cheaper than anything I can find in the US and no tax, and free shipping. Usually takes about 5 days to get them)

Philips X-Treme Power H4
New! Get up to 80% more light on the road!

Thanks to new technology developed by Philips, drivers can see and be seen like never before! X-treme Power headlamps project up to 80 per cent more light on the road ahead (depending on the type of head lighting unit used in the car).

The light is powerful and intense, and the extra quality and quantity of light provided by X-treme Power lamps make them ideal for drivers who want their cars to stand out in a crowd, while ensuring driver and passenger safety is of the highest priority.

X-treme Power is fully homologated for use in all European countries without restriction as replacement for conventional lamps. It is compatible with most head lighting units, including today's modern complex-shape headlights

* Philips X-treme Power delivers up to an astounding 80% more light than standard halogens,
* DOT legal and come with the same quality and performance we put into the lighting we sell to OEMs around the world.
* X-treme Power is a new “must-have” for motoring enthusiasts and high performance drivers.
* Interchangeable with existing H4 and H7
* Legal for road use and safe to use with plastic lenses

Here’s what Auto Express had to say about Xtreme Power:

This is so new, we could not randomly select test samples, so can’t include it in our assessment. Yet performance of our pre production unit was staggering. Even compared with the current benchmark Plus per cent bulbs, the difference was immediate and dramatic. Philips claim an 80 per cent improvement over standard units, but we think that this is conservative.

The results have been achieved in the same way as the 30 and 50 per cent lamps-by taking the allowed tolerances right to the edge. This time though as well as reducing the filament and burning it hotter, Philips has shrunk the glass casing.

As a result, the gas pressure can be increased for better light output.Engineers have also optimised the geometry and shield position to focus the light where it is needed.




Pair PXTPH4 $ 41.62

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Sounds pretty good,any specs on them? wattage,lumens, Etc??

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Don't know about lumens. Wattage, they're 55/60w. Sounds impressive. Might be hard to get though. I went ahead and ordered a pair just to test them. Hopefully they have them in stock. I'll let ya know!

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sounds like smoke and mirrors.... phillips is know to over state things by almost 50%.... so i guess there is a 30% increase over standard halogens. Performance halogens get about 15-20% better then regular, so still 10-15% increase can be seen over other performance... If i am wrong let me know...


also interested on the life span.... granted i can take a bulb designed for 10v, put it in our bikes and overdrive it.... i get massive amounts of light outta it.... downside is that life span is decreased exponentially

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http://www.autolamps-online.com/products/orderform.htm

Here is a link for a US seller and the bulbs are 45.00 for a pair.

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That's what I was saying. I haven't searched that hard, but haven't found any place in the USA that sells them cheaper than PowerBulbs in the UK. Under $42 for the pair with no tax and free shipping is hard to beat.

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Looks very close in specs to the PIAA H4 ultra-white bulb. It was also same wattage as the stock bulb, and damn on bright, they light up the world, I highly recommend these...

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I just bought a Xenon "Ultra White Plasma" light from ebay for 7.99 plus shipping. It is supposed to be as bright as a 100w and has an actual rating of 55/60w. The guy's ebay name is gotorat. So far I have been very pleased with the light, it is considerably brighter than the stock light. I'm not sure how long it'll last, but for 8 bucks if it goes out I still have my other light to put back in.
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My bulbs are on the way. I'll let you know the difference when I get them, if any. I'll try to shoot some before and after photos, but I'm not sure I can make it stay with one f-stop. I'm sure it's capable, but whether or not I'm capable is the question.

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