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I have a Olympic white Astra and the yello headlights just make it look disgusting. I dont want to go through the hassle of fitting LEDS because of the errors I could get.

Which ones should I go for for bright White headlights. Also I love my car but dont have a clue about it ! :lol:

https://www.eurocarparts.com/p/philips-white-vision-ultra-h7-4200k-white-twin-box-48177022
https://www.eurocarparts.com/p/philips-racing-vision-150-extra-light-h7-twin-pack-48177022R

Many thanks in advance.
 

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The colour of headlights is quoted in K (Kelvins)
Standard "Yellow" colour headlights are around 3100K --> 3500K

https://www.powerbulbs.com/blog/2018/01/headlight-colours
In the UK, the law strictly limits the colour of headlights. The bulbs must either be white or yellow. That means bulbs that produce a blue light are not approved for road use. Halogen bulbs with a colour temperature over 4200K are not road legal. This is because the blue colour of the lights can confuse other drivers, who might think the blue lights belong to an emergency services vehicle.

So the https://www.eurocarparts.com/p/philips-white-vision-ultra-h7-4200k-white-twin-box-48177022 is listed as 4200K so is road legal and "less yellow" than a standard halogen headlight bulb. The other one does not detail a K rating so assume it is standard 3500K but is just brighter (more lumen output)

https://www.inlineelectric.com/color_temperature
 

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Crosseyxpower said:
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These F2 headlight H7 led bulbs fit the astra without any modification and are road legal.
Have you used these?
Also I couldn't find them on eBay at that price, have you a link?
 

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Redman said:
Crosseyxpower said:
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These F2 headlight H7 led bulbs fit the astra without any modification and are road legal.
Have you used these?
Also I couldn't find them on eBay at that price, have you a link?
Yes i have these currently installed for around 3 months now. The link is from Amazon.
 

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Redman said:
Crosseyxpower said:
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These F2 headlight H7 led bulbs fit the astra without any modification and are road legal.
Have you used these?
Also I couldn't find them on eBay at that price, have you a link?
Remember it's illegal in a lot of places to use non-approved stuff like this. Be careful.

For instance, in Australia where I live we can't install non (ADR) Australian Design Rules parts otherwise the car is instantly unroadworthy, and uninsured.
 

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MisterEChops said:
Redman said:
Crosseyxpower said:
Screenshot_20191113_220339_com.android.chrome.jpg

These F2 headlight H7 led bulbs fit the astra without any modification and are road legal.
Have you used these?
Also I couldn't find them on eBay at that price, have you a link?
Remember it's illegal in a lot of places to use non-approved stuff like this. Be careful.

For instance, in Australia where I live we can't install non (ADR) Australian Design Rules parts otherwise the car is instantly unroadworthy, and uninsured.
This is a UK &#x1f1ec-1f1e7; forum, if you are from any other country then it's up to you to find out the laws.
 

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I think shitty would better suit to describe those low-end chinese led-bulbs that blind every passer by...

But I'm not gonna get in to an argument about this, just pointed out for the OP that those in fact are illegal, if it is of any concern to him. From what I've read they don't check any bulbs for certification at MOT and practically don't give a flick if you have led bulbs installed. In many other countries they're a lot more strict in enforcing those rules.

As to the original topic, I've found Philips WhiteVision to be rather nice, much whiter light than standard bulbs, would very much recommend!
 

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Crosseyxpower said:
This is a UK &#x1f1ec-1f1e7; forum, if you are from any other country then it's up to you to find out the laws.
There are heaps of users from other countries you goose, so it would make sense to preface your advice with what I said. No harm in mentioning what I did, for obvious reasons.

In addition to this, almost no other country has a forum for our cars...
 

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MisterEChops said:
Crosseyxpower said:
This is a UK &#x1f1ec-1f1e7; forum, if you are from any other country then it's up to you to find out the laws.
There are heaps of users from other countries you goose, so it would make sense to preface your advice with what I said. No harm in mentioning what I did, for obvious reasons.

In addition to this, almost no other country has a forum for our cars...
Are you so dumb? The webpage is astrakforums.co.uk the clue is in the UK part which is united Kingdom which consists of N.Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England.

Of course there is going to be other people using the forum from other countries and also people with other vauxhalls!

The advice i gave was UK specific.
I'm not a expert in laws in other countries and neither are you! So don't act like the big guy. Tit!
 

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Callum15920 said:
Crosseyxpower said:
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These F2 headlight H7 led bulbs fit the astra without any modification and are road legal.
Can I see a picture? Are they any good at night ?
I haven't taken any night pictures as my phone camera doesn't do it justice. If you go on the astra k Facebook page, there is plenty of pictures on there of F2 leds as they seem to be the most popular. No hassle, fit nice, no canbus error message (light out) and brilliant light output.
 

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Out of interest, and slightly related.
Has anyone had any issues with the headlight caps falling off? I've lost two over the last month. All of them have rattled loose (assuming it is the state of the roads given most of them are like ploughed fields.) I've ended up putting them back on and using duct tape to keep them in place. They are £8 a pop from the local dealer.
 

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I have Osram Nightbreakers and they are whiter and brighter than standard but still look yellow compared to the DRLs.

LED or HID is the only route to take unless you buy blue coated halogen H7 bulbs which are white but light up nothing.
 

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I use Phillip's RacingVision which have a white tint. I have just cleaned my car, and its Summit White, so tonight I'll try and get a pic up for you.

They are much better than OEM fitted ones.

I think its trial and error, as with Scottys suggestion, I was debating the Osram's, but end of the day the prices of all these bulbs and accessories fluctuate so much, sometimes one bulb is better value than the next.
I use www.powerbulbs.com or autobulbsdirect.com as they are a reliable source. I don't like the cheap chinese crap on Amazon/eBay.
 

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Yilmaz said:
I have a Olympic white Astra and the yello headlights just make it look disgusting. I dont want to go through the hassle of fitting LEDS because of the errors I could get.

Which ones should I go for for bright White headlights. Also I love my car but dont have a clue about it ! :lol:

https://www.eurocarparts.com/p/philips-white-vision-ultra-h7-4200k-white-twin-box-48177022
https://www.eurocarparts.com/p/philips-racing-vision-150-extra-light-h7-twin-pack-48177022R

Many thanks in advance.
As promised, this is what I have: Phillip's RacingVision:
 

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