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Old 11-20-2015, 11:44 AM
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Mein Auto: 2008 X3 3.0si
headlight wattage vs. light color

I have a 08 X3 with the standard 55/60w halogen bulbs and want to replace them. Should i be looking at something with higher wattage like 80/110w or brighter 55/60w.

Also once installed how do i adjust the lights? Thanks in advance and Happy Thanksgiving..
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Old 11-20-2015, 03:57 PM
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A higher wattage filament bulb will need more amps. You would need to inspect the wiring and fuse to make sure you didn't burn it out. You could fit bulbs with a higher lumens output for the same wattage, but you would have to be aware of the futility and selfishness of putting in a lamp of a different length (EG HID, LED) into a regular headlamp enclosure, which is just a matter of geometry.

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Old 11-20-2015, 05:07 PM
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Ok

I do understand that the dif BTW hid and halogen. Any 55/60w reqs? I'm currently eyeing the Phillips x treme . Thanks.
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Old 11-20-2015, 05:48 PM
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Nope, they are a good choice as are Osram (Sylvania) night breakers.
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