H7 Headlight Bulbs for W204, which ones?

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Hi folks,

Just had a bulb go out on the W204.

Upon removal, I found it to be an Osram Nightbreaker.
Are these standard factory fit? Expensive replacement at around £20 a pair.

What alternative would you recommend which would still give that slightly whiter and brighter light?

Currently im running one nightbreaker now and one standard yellow light.

Thanks.
 

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Nightbreakers are not standard fit but are the best you can legally fit.
 

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3 or 4 different varieties of NB - NB, NB+, NB Ultimate and NB Laser. Best VFM is Ultimate - I've tried all 4, currently have Ultimates on dip and lasers on main, the lasers are not worth the extra money compared to Ultimates, but IMHO Ultimates are better than NB or NB+. If you're not sure which variety you have, might be best to change both sides to NB Ultimate and keep the good spare in the back of the car! Google, Ebay and Amazon search for best prices - they vary quite a lot!
 

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Osram Nightbreaker Unlimited are the brightest H7 lamps on the market that can be independently verified. They are £15/ pair on Amazon.

The NB Laser are no brighter but are more expensive...

Anyway. Accept no substitutes!
 

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And they are cheaper than Halford's own high performance lamps, really the only significantly cheaper bulbs aren't worth it. Amazon usually cheapest as above, but shop around.
 
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3 or 4 different varieties of NB - NB, NB+, NB Ultimate and NB Laser. Best VFM is Ultimate - I've tried all 4, currently have Ultimates on dip and lasers on main, the lasers are not worth the extra money compared to Ultimates, but IMHO Ultimates are better than NB or NB+. If you're not sure which variety you have, might be best to change both sides to NB Ultimate and keep the good spare in the back of the car! Google, Ebay and Amazon search for best prices - they vary quite a lot!
Is Ultimate supposed to be Unlimited by any chance? I cant find the Ultimates?
 

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Whats the Amazon delivery charge? Im not a PRIME member.

The ebay one is £13.97 plus £1.95 delivery.

Also, the ebay one shows a blue package, the Amazon one a red? Does it matter?

I just posted the ones I use in my car.

No idea on the delivery charges
 
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Really weird, within a week, both sides bulbs failed.
Looks like ill be ordering the set today.
 
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I got sidetracked, placed order last week but was out of stock, forgot to re-order some from somewhere else.
Just found it odd that both bulbs failed within a week of one another...
 

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Philips Racing Vision +150% is supposed to be brighter than Osram's brightest, but comes at the cost of shorter bulb life.
 

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Also try Euro carparts - often have good savings and you can pick them up

Good luck with the fitting...if its like my B class you will have no knuckles... and a lot of blue words by the time you have fitted them... there must be a knack as the guy I paid in Halfords to do them did them in seconds!!
 

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Also try Euro carparts - often have good savings and you can pick them up

Good luck with the fitting...if its like my B class you will have no knuckles... and a lot of blue words by the time you have fitted them... there must be a knack as the guy I paid in Halfords to do them did them in seconds!!

They are quite easy on a W204, plenty of room to get to them
 
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They are quite easy on a W204, plenty of room to get to them
I was pleasantly surprised how easy they were. In our previous Vectra, I would have no hands left by the time I finished.

Anyway, I have ordered a pair of Philips Vision Plus for now, and will also be ordering the Osram NB Unlimited as well, as a spare set.
 
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In my garage, I found a pair of H7 bulbs, but no name on them, but they are a blue bulb, as in the coating on the glass is a light blue. Are these likely to be legal?
 

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