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Osram Cool Blue Boost Xenarc Bulbs

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The Modern Looker

Meet Cool Blue Boost Xenarc, Osrams newest contender to the xenon market. The bulb that features a superb colour temperature of up to 7000 kelvin with enhanced brightness.

With an impressive 3200 lumens of light output combined with state-of-the-art beam projection, there’s certainly no qualms with the overall package. Once fitted, the track will be transformed into a high contrast surface which is far closer to daytime colours.

From the sleek, well-refined packaging design to the impressive light output, you’ll soon realise that the whole experience with Osram Xenarc Cool Blue Boost bulbs just ooze quality with incomparable style, yet also providing an overall improvement to brightness. Transform your car into a new era with Cool Blue Boost Xenarc!

These bulbs are available now in our shop!

Up to 7000 K

Illumination with more natural daylight colours which helps reduce fatigue whilst giving incomparable
style.

Enhanced Brightness

3200 lumens of light to help guide your way

Xenon Hyper Blue

Modern blue tint due to a special filling system

Please note these are not ECE approved therefore they’re for track use only.




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Upgrading Headlight Bulbs – Which is the best for you?

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Let’s face it, nobody likes eye strain while driving in the dark. The scenario of driving in a storm with rain lashing down and very little headlight visibility isn’t a situation that’s ever one to be desired. Upgrading your headlight bulbs can make all the difference between spotting hazards earlier while also keeping you more alert thanks to less eye strain.

We’ve put together a guide to help you through this somewhat mind boggling process.

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OSRAM’S NEW GOLF Mk6 Road Legal Black Edition Halogen to HID Headlights

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The 100% Road Legal Golf Mk6 Halogen to Xenon Conversion

OSRAM has unveiled a solution for VW Golf Mk6 enthusiasts who’ve yearned for a road legal halogen to xenon headlight upgrade, without the need to retrofit headlight washers or automatic levelling systems. The brand new OSRAM LEDriving Xenon GOLF VI Mk6 HID Black Edition headlights are just what they’ve been looking for; a completely legal conversion which requires absolutely no modifications necessary. Yes, no modifications at all, not even headlight washers or automatic beam levellers are needed.

Confused? So were we! That is until we asked Osram’s Speciality Products Business Unit Manager John Lancaster, how it was made possible:

“Headlight wash wipe systems and or self- levelling (HID) is required under ECE regulations if the light source (dipped beam) emits over 2000 lumens. So normal headlamps with D1 and D2 HID systems would require these to be road legal. The new Osram Golf Mk6 Black headlamp is under this level (main lighting D8 HID is just under 2000 lumens) so this does not require a wash wipe or self- levelling system to comply. A D8 HID system is 25W compared to the more commonplace 35W output of D1 and D2 systems. So the Black headlamp complies with ECE and is fully road legal, even though it has a HID bulb incorporated”

So there you go, a very clever design indeed.

With such a big advantage over any halogen bulb upgrade or projector retrofit, these will certainly make any Mk6 enthusiasts knee’s go weak. Also, as these headlamps are far cheaper (£749.99) than a full OEM Xenon conversion where headlight levelling and wash wipe systems are necessary, they ooze temptation.

You can order from our online shop here. We work very closely with OSRAM and are an official Approved Partner (see here), so you can be assured that you’re in good hands.

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Fighting Fake HID Bulbs – The OSRAM Trust Program

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With an estimated 40 million HID bulbs fitted to vehicles from new in 2016, you can see why Xenon bulbs are leading the way in automotive lighting at the moment. LED and Laser headlights are on the horizon, however they are still very much super premium pieces of kit, and to the average Joe; pretty hard to come by.

HID Xenon bulbs were introduced in the 1990’s and became popular in luxury cars, they lit up our roads with daytime like colours and improved overall visibility on the road. However no bulb is immune to failure, and with the first HID bulbs that went into circulation beginning to fail, consumer’s are looking for quality replacements. A common way to spot a failing HID bulb is the discolouration of the emitted light which is known as cycling, a shift towards a very blue/purple colour can be emitted due to the higher temperature and increased voltage required to maintain the arc inside the bulb.