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Uncle Buck

Uprated Sidelight Bulbs

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As my Auris had very weak looking sidelights (with a yellow'ish tinge), I decided to nip down to Hal***ds & see what they had to replace them with. Right next to the standard ones were a packet of 2 uprated (still 5W) blue-white bulbs for £5. I was a bit dubious as I really didn't want blue-looking lights, but a staff member said he used them & they weren't coloured at all - just brighter. Road legal & E-marked, I bought & fitted them straight away. What a difference !

Before anyone mentions it, I know new standard bulbs would be better than the originals but these are genuinely an improvement. I had one standard replacement bulb in a spare pack & these new ones are way brighter. Here's a couple of pics to show the difference ;

Old bulbs

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New bulbs

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The upgrade looks miles better mate

For those looking to do bulb upgrades should try the following website, they have some great LED bulb upgrades as well.

http://www.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/index.php?showforum=171

USE code ACI005 and get a discount too!

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Nice upgrade mate, so are these white without being LEDs? Could you post a picture from further away with your headlights on?

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Steve - thanks for your comment & the info link :thumbsup:

Chaser - yeah, they're not LED's but almost as good. I'll take some better pics once the weather allows :)

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I put some white smds in mine n if you are running hids I would get them as they would perfectly match 6000k.

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I am afraid to use my high beams too much to not to cause the LEDs to overheat. They are in the same section with high beams on an Auris (pre-facelift).

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