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Author Topic: Is there a difference between Driving and full beam H7 Bulbs?  (Read 4562 times)

Offline Fraz-ktf

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Is there a difference between Driving and full beam H7 Bulbs?
« on: October 16, 2013, 09:58:45 PM »
Looking for some ultra bright Full Beam H7 bulbs and whilst I thought an H7 was an H7, Fleabay has got me doubting myself.

some sellers say Driving / low and some say Main / Low and some just say Low (And to make me more paranoid, they even list for different cars!  :-[ )

Please confirm that an H7 is an H7 someone, before I have a migraine  >:( :o
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Re: Is there a difference between Driving and full beam H7 Bulbs?
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2013, 10:19:31 PM »
H7 is a H7, they are used in different applications (ie fog, main, driving) but its still the self same lamp body/connector.
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Offline Fraz-ktf

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Re: Is there a difference between Driving and full beam H7 Bulbs?
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2013, 10:24:40 PM »
H7 is a H7, they are used in different applications (ie fog, main, driving) but its still the self same lamp body/connector.

thought so.

Thanks Mr M  ;)
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Re: Is there a difference between Driving and full beam H7 Bulbs?
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2013, 10:29:02 PM »
I've seen some 4100K 100W H7's that claim to be ok with plastic lenses and no wiring upgrade needed.  Would these be ok, even though you said beware of 100W coz of the plastic?

Is 4100k a brighter light than 5000k or is the 5000k more "Blue tinted"?
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Re: Is there a difference between Driving and full beam H7 Bulbs?
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2013, 12:30:39 AM »
Of course you know 100 watt bulbs are for off road use plus the wiring is not strong enough there is also no relay so extra current through switch and also bulb failure system.
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Re: Is there a difference between Driving and full beam H7 Bulbs?
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2013, 07:52:38 AM »
55W will  draw 4.6Amps at 12V
100W will draw 8.3Amps at 12V
That isn't going to change whatever the listing says. I wouldn't risk it myself.

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Re: Is there a difference between Driving and full beam H7 Bulbs?
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2013, 08:02:01 AM »
Yes, I know they are for Off Road (I'll only install them when I'm either on private land or off-roading, Your Honour  ;)

They claim that there is "No wire upgrade needed" as they run at the same power use as the stock bulbs but I have emailed the supplier for a written warranty against any issues and if not received, I shall cancel them.

Thanks for the advice, man
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Re: Is there a difference between Driving and full beam H7 Bulbs?
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2013, 03:13:28 PM »
It's irrelevant what they claim, as pointed out 100W is drawing significantly more current and there is no physical way they can say you don't need to upgrade the wiring. Either they draw more current or not, if not then they can't be more then 55w by the law of physics!


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Re: Is there a difference between Driving and full beam H7 Bulbs?
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2013, 09:53:10 PM »
Loud & Clear chaps, order cancelled, wrist slapped, LED H1's on order for the main beam  :)
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Re: Is there a difference between Driving and full beam H7 Bulbs?
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2013, 11:40:14 PM »

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With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
14 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 177 AWD R-Line in Deep Black Pearl
With panoramic sunroof, bi-xenon headlights remapped at 205bhp.
08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
With retrofitted everything except another slidey door! :)

VCDS HEX/CAN - Scans/Coding done in Wiltshire in exchange for winegums! :)

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Re: Is there a difference between Driving and full beam H7 Bulbs?
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2013, 01:23:56 AM »
Loo k what you've done Greg now Marks posting silly pictures, although have to admit it's a classic :) :)
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Re: Is there a difference between Driving and full beam H7 Bulbs?
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2013, 10:45:40 PM »
dont tell em your name pike.
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Re: Is there a difference between Driving and full beam H7 Bulbs?
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2013, 11:06:56 PM »
Pike! Your name will also go in the book!
03 Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI 115 Ghia in Spruce Green Metallic
With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
14 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 177 AWD R-Line in Deep Black Pearl
With panoramic sunroof, bi-xenon headlights remapped at 205bhp.
08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
With retrofitted everything except another slidey door! :)

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