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I have always been big on trying out new bulbs to see what works best. I thought I would post a few pics comparing stock, philips and autobeams LED. Pics are not the greatest, but it should give you an idea on what to expect. Overall, the autobeams are incredibly bright and throw a great colour.

First two pics are stock driver, philips passenger. Low then High
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Second two pics are Autobeam LED drivers, philips passenger. I know the pic makes the philips look more yellow, but i believe its just because the LED was so much brighter
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No CANBUS errors, sweet.

Plug and play?

how much it set you back?
 

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I cannot remember what the philips went for, but any locals can have them for free.

The Autobeams were plug and play and no errors on my drive into work today. They were £100 +S&H, but they have 30% off which covered the shipping. Landed to my door in 3 business days.
Interesting! Hearing that they're plug and play definitely makes them more enticing. I might bite on those. Maybe even pick up the LED fogs to save a little on shipping.
 

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I have always been big on trying out new bulbs to see what works best. I thought I would post a few pics comparing stock, philips and autobeams LED. Pics are not the greatest, but it should give you an idea on what to expect. Overall, the autobeams are incredibly bright and throw a great colour.

First two pics are stock driver, philips passenger. Low then High
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Second two pics are Autobeam LED drivers, philips passenger. I know the pic makes the philips look more yellow, but i believe its just because the LED was so much brighter
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I’ve been pretty happy with the stock headlights. But I recently replaced my wife’s headlights and fogs with LED and they’ve been great. Between that and your photos I decided why not 🤷‍♂️ Current promo is 35% off. So with shipping it worked out to about $126 USD. Still not cheap, but I guess I needed a stocking stuffer anyway…
 

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Which Philips version did you have? I recently switched from from Philips X-tremevision gen2 to OSRAM Xenarc Night Breaker Laser. An obvious improvement. Would the autobeam LED 'win' against the Osrams? Having just spend $267 on the Osrams, the autobeams would need to be seriously better.
 

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Which Philips version did you have? I recently switched from from Philips X-tremevision gen2 to OSRAM Xenarc Night Breaker Laser. An obvious improvement. Would the autobeam LED 'win' against the Osrams? Having just spend $267 on the Osrams, the autobeams would need to be seriously better.
They were the gen 2 that you listed above.

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Interesting! Hearing that they're plug and play definitely makes them more enticing. I might bite on those. Maybe even pick up the LED fogs to save a little on shipping.
There was another mention with a potential issue with the Autobeam converter position: Best headlight bulb?

For my purpose, the Philips X-tremevision gen2 are bright enough and in theory should last the life of the car. The RS headlights don't shine bright enough towards the very front of the car so I upgraded the foglights with these - https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0875FSBD5 and run them on all the time when it's dark.
 

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That was user error and I haven't had an issue with the lights since. I highly recommend the Autobeam bulbs.
So it was just an issue of where you placed that inline converter, right? I've never done a LED conversion, so I'm assuming I just need to mount that inline box somewhere so it's not bouncing around?
 

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There was another mention with a potential issue with the Autobeam converter position: Best headlight bulb?

For my purpose, the Philips X-tremevision gen2 are bright enough and in theory should last the life of the car. The RS headlights don't shine bright enough towards the very front of the car so I upgraded the foglights with these - https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0875FSBD5 and run them on all the time when it's dark.
The issue was where the converter was installed and it seems like it was resolved by moving it a few inches.

Though I’m sure either bulb is an upgrade over stock.
 

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So it was just an issue of where you placed that inline converter, right? I've never done a LED conversion, so I'm assuming I just need to mount that inline box somewhere so it's not bouncing around?
That is correct. It has adhesive to secure it, I just put it right under the heatsink which melted the adhesive. 🤦‍♂️
 
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