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Old 23rd November 2020, 04:56 AM
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Default D2R bulbs - what's best?

What bulbs are people running in their D2s? Whatever is in there now does not satisfy my need for light. LED doesn't seem to be a good option even though I loved my nighteye LEDs in my old D2. Phillips seems to be the best option after watching endless videos
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Old 23rd November 2020, 06:38 AM
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I switched to Philips X-tremeVision (gen2) a few years ago:

A tad expensive but a big improvement on the original bulbs.

Be careful where you buy them from though. There are a lot of fakes for sale!
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Old 23rd November 2020, 08:34 AM
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Same here, on all counts!
I have Philips but the first pair I bought were fakes.
The packaging was very good at first glance and even the holograms looked convincing, but the unique serial number was the same on both……..
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Old 23rd November 2020, 08:51 AM
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It looks like a few of us now the clocks have gone back are noticing the headlights are not as good as they should be.

I had the same thoughts over the weekend driving the S8 as the headlight output is not as good as the Audi A2 I have!
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Old 23rd November 2020, 09:02 AM
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Another vote for Phillips here. Vast improvement when I changed mine last winter.

A tad pricey as mentioned but well worth it
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Old 23rd November 2020, 09:43 AM
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Its a shame Osram don't do Nightbreakers in D2R - only D2S. I have those in my A6 and they are excellent.
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Old 23rd November 2020, 12:52 PM
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Two sites I've used before for bulbs that list these are:




Both usually have deals going/discount codes worth keeping an eye out for, especially if you're buying more than 1 as it likely the case
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Old 23rd November 2020, 01:48 PM
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Seems like Phillips is indeed the one to go for. Amazon sells them for £52 a bulb, I'd imagine they're genuine? Both sold and fulfilled by Amazon.
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Old 23rd November 2020, 02:46 PM
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I got my D2S from Amazon a while ago but have not fitted yet.

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Old 23rd November 2020, 05:56 PM
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Are the D2 headlight bulbs D2R. I thought that they were D2S.
There's a big difference between the two so best to get it right
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