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    Hi all. Im new to the forum i have an audi a4 avant 2012 b8.5. i have dull yellow lights at the min and was wondering if i could just put 10 or 12 k h7 bulbs straight in or do i need to buy a hid kit? all help much appreciated.
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by shleeaudib8.5 View Post
    Hi all. Im new to the forum i have an audi a4 avant 2012 b8.5. i have dull yellow lights at the min and was wondering if i could just put 10 or 12 k h7 bulbs straight in or do i need to buy a hid kit? all help much appreciated.

    You have halogen headlights? If so, no need to go with 10 or 12000k bulbs, 5000-6000k will do, but keep in mind, that its a bit downgrade for your visibility!
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    Welcome to VWAF

    If you retro fit HID bulbs you'll also need to retro fit self levellers and headlight washers and the lamps must be E marked.

    Any bulb over ~5000K is not road legal.


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    Those "new" Osram nightbreakers or hyperwhite should make look better also, should be 5000k i guess.
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    thanks poeple i have 12k hids in my passat they look stunning. im not to sure if my audi is halogen or not how would i tell? i no they have h7 fitment bulbs in them
     
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    also gunnard what do you mean about a down grade would it be less brighter ?i want the blue white beam samw as my passat
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by shleeaudib8.5 View Post
    thanks poeple i have 12k hids in my passat they look stunning. im not to sure if my audi is halogen or not how would i tell? i no they have h7 fitment bulbs in them
    If you have h7, then its halogen, hid uses d3s in b8-s.

    xenon hid

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/o0f3RV1WJAs/maxresdefault.jpg

    halogen:

    http://www.ledperf.co.uk/images/ledp...t-tuning-2.jpg
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    i types my reg in an audi site and it says my main beem is h7 and my dipped beam is d3s i just havent got a clue tbh just really want some nice bright lights lol
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by shleeaudib8.5 View Post
    also gunnard what do you mean about a down grade would it be less brighter ?i want the blue white beam samw as my passat
    From my expirience, any higher then factory color temp will downgrade visibility when its bad, misty, fogy weather...you can test, put 6000k to foglights and drive in "nice" fog...its like using flashlight, you blind yourself
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    im just gunna go with the 6000k osram h7 nightbreakers. just cant be dealing with yellow beams makes the car look really old lol
     
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