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HIR2 bulbs, Toyota vs Osram vs Philips vs...

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More and more manufactures have the HIR2 bulb in stock, and not just Toyota. 

Any experiense how Toyotas bulbs compare against other manufactures? There's also a budget bulb, Lumro super bright, sold online at half the price. 

'Budget' often means low quality, but some times one can get surpriced. 

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Depends whether you're looking at standard HIR2 bulbs or upgrade HIR2 bulbs.

in the UK, Toyota HIR2 bulbs, whether standard or upgrade (Optiwhite +60%), are both currently Philips bulbs. PIAA and Osram offer upgrade bulbs (+120% or +20% respectively). MTEC also have upgrades available. Upgrade bulbs under the Philips brand don't seem to be available.

The Toyota Optiwhite bulbs have been the subject of a few topics previously - eg. 

Haven't seen any European tests comparing the performance of these bulbs.

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I've just ordered a set of bulbs from PIAA. I have Optiwhite in my Auris, but our Aygo still runs with standard bulbs

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niels are the optiwhite bulbs any good i know they are 60% brighter

but with the headlights being so awful does the +60% make the headlights

just acceptable or are they now good and can be used as toyota intended

as headlights.

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1 hour ago, eygo said:

niels are the optiwhite bulbs any good i know they are 60% brighter

but with the headlights being so awful does the +60% make the headlights

just acceptable or are they now good and can be used as toyota intended

as headlights.

I have them fitted to  my 2015  Auris they are noticeably much better than the standard bulbs but the lights on my MK 1 Auris were still better  ( 4 bulbs set up)

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