best value headlight bulbs? mk4 golf - steveo3002
ok i remember i looked into this a few years back and osram and phillips 50% more bulbs were the best value replacement bulbs for those seeking better out put

our new to us mk4 golf has terrible lights, and i would like to improve them best i can...are the above brands still the ones to go for? i notice theres loads of no name ones on ebay making similar claims

any suggestions on how to further improve them for sensible ££ , im not intrested in zenons or fancy colored bulbs
best value headlight bulbs? mk4 golf - Stuartli
There's another thread on this subject but one of the best known suppliers is:

www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/home.php

Also:

www.extremeautoaccessories.co.uk/products.php?sect...4

www.gbdriver.co.uk/acatalog/High_powered_super_bri...l

There are plenty of similar suppliers.

I use Halfords 50 per cent extra bulbs in my VW Bora - the difference was very noticeable, especially the more even and brighter spread of light.
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best value headlight bulbs? mk4 golf - fossyant
Get the Philips or Osram bulbs - far better quality. I have Philips Blue Vision Ultra's (white not blue) and Osram Silver Star's in our cars - far better than OEM or no make bulbs.

Just stick with the well known makes.
best value headlight bulbs? mk4 golf - Glaikit Wee Scunner {P}
I'm pleased with Osram SS in my BMW bike and the Passat.
Consumabulbs was the cheapest and very quick delivery for me.
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I wasna fu but just had plenty.
best value headlight bulbs? mk4 golf - steveo3002
do you have a link for consuabulbs please?
best value headlight bulbs? mk4 golf - AR-CoolC
www.consumabulbs.com/index.php
best value headlight bulbs? mk4 golf - yorkiebar
Iirc the golf mk4 is fitted with h7 bulbs as standard. various discussions on the subject of better bulbs including a recent 1 on here have rarely found any increase in light output whatever brand has been fitted.

In all cases of poor headlights I always recommend a trip to an mot testing station for them to check the alignment of the headlamps before spending any money to cure a problem that could be cured so easily if its alignment.

If its not then check your cars lights at night with another golfs if possible.

Then decide where to go/what to do after that?
best value headlight bulbs? mk4 golf - steveo3002
im told it has h7 and h1....so maybe worth doing the h1 anyway?
best value headlight bulbs? mk4 golf - yorkiebar
The h1 will be worth uprating for brighter type (not highjer wattage type), usually xenon as opposed to halogen.

But not sure that it has h1 and h7 ? if it has, the h1 will be just the main beam (inner) lights
best value headlight bulbs? mk4 golf - steveo3002
it deffinetly has 2 bulbs in there for dip/main....i'll get the handbook and see what it says

wheres this thread that slates h7 ? i wouldnt mind a read
best value headlight bulbs? mk4 golf - Stuartli
>>it deffinetly has 2 bulbs in there for dip/main>>

Are you sure that one set isn't front fog lamps?

My Bora uses H4 bulbs for dip/main beam plus separate sidelight bulbs - it doesn't have the front fog lamps feature (not that I miss it).
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best value headlight bulbs? mk4 golf - John S
It's here:

www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/index.htm?f=4&t=44...6

It doesn't slate H7, but a couple of us have found they offer very little performance increase compared to standard bulbs. I really could not notice any difference between a '50% brighter' H7 bulb in one side and a standard H7 bulb in the other. That was on an Astra with the clear lens type lamps.

JS
best value headlight bulbs? mk4 golf - yorkiebar
If it has 2 bulbs for dip/main i would expect them both to be h7

h1 would logically be for a built in fog light as suggested. i think !
 

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