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  • What's up with H7R bulbs?

    It is a H7 HID bulb with the coating of a D2R. http://www.aliexpress.com/item/FREE-...651705722.html

    A normal halogen H7 bulb doesn't have that coating but the tip is coated. How would this work in a H7 reflector? Has anyone ever tried that? I assume it really depends on the reflector since all H7 reflectors are different.

    BTW: It is for motorcycle (VFR) use where a retrofit is not an option. We are really trying to make this as non blinding as possible (like a stock D2R setup) so please restrain from suggesting projector retrofits. We all know that it would be the better option.
    Subaru Outback retrofit:
    http://www.hidplanet.com/forums/show...aru-Outback-H6
    License plate lights with dual brightness:
    https://www.hidplanet.com/forums/for...hen-backing-up

  • #2
    I tried them in my golf plus. They gave a significant better light than the halogen (of course). The glare was not that bad either but if you want real light then you should retrofit a projector.

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    • #3
      Did you compare the glare of the H7R to the glare of a normal H7 HID bulb?
      Subaru Outback retrofit:
      http://www.hidplanet.com/forums/show...aru-Outback-H6
      License plate lights with dual brightness:
      https://www.hidplanet.com/forums/for...hen-backing-up

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      • #4
        I think it's pretty obvious what is going on there, and what they are attempting to do with the coating and naming convention.

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        • #5
          I know what you are saying. It can't be more than a marketing hoax. But we ordered one set anyways. The price is just ridiculous and we won't loose much.
          Like I said the goal is to get stock D2R performance with a H7 reflector setup. We want to add covers to cover the tip of the bulbs like most reflector setups have anyways. But the lights in question don't have that. We want to get the spacing right (I started another threat for that). If the H7R bulbs work we will use them.
          Subaru Outback retrofit:
          http://www.hidplanet.com/forums/show...aru-Outback-H6
          License plate lights with dual brightness:
          https://www.hidplanet.com/forums/for...hen-backing-up

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Crossgolf View Post
            I know what you are saying. It can't be more than a marketing hoax. But we ordered one set anyways. The price is just ridiculous and we won't loose much.
            Like I said the goal is to get stock D2R performance with a H7 reflector setup. We want to add covers to cover the tip of the bulbs like most reflector setups have anyways. But the lights in question don't have that. We want to get the spacing right (I started another threat for that). If the H7R bulbs work we will use them.
            Could you not just dip the tips into like High Temp. engine paint?

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            • #7
              Those are just a gimmick for people to buy more PnP bulbs and think they won't glare.

              If you want a brighter H7 bulb, get these:http://www.rallylights.com/cp64217-h...-by-osram.html

              I'm using them in my Rabbit while I'm doing my retro. I've parked next to many cars, aimed at a wall. There's no comparison to other halogen bulbs. They're very bright and so much better than PnP. I strongly recommend them

              Rallylights also sells a 70w bulb, but I have no experience with those: http://www.rallylights.com/h-724-h7-...ogen-bulb.html

              And these are also available in H7, again no experience with these: http://www.rallylights.com/all/phili...mens-pair.html
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