ignore osram. philips, ring, check out autobulbsdirect.com they have a few own branded blue tinted bulbs combine them with some blue sidelight bulbs and it gives you a good xenon hid brightness and look but there is no substitute for xenon headlights they rock.
pm me i have an ebay seller i know of that sells really really good blue/white bulbs for £7.00 they are awesome, super bright and last ages and look the best i have seen i have had expensive £25-30 sets of osram and they are nothing on these ebay jobs!
Osram nightbreakers and Philips bulbs came to about £25delivered or I could go £40 and get a Dianshop HID kit?
Went nightbreaker in the end! got the matching foglight bulbs now and the main beam bulbs came with free bluevision sidelight bulbs... quite happy for the driving I do. The Dual filament Nightbreakers have a sort of green/blue tinge on full beam I've noticed though!
1. HID bulbs on mirrors designed for filament bulbs suck big time, they project light wherever possible except where needed;
2. Best HID setup is a complete headlight with dedicated lens, even if it may be expensive;
3. Filament options for better lighting: Philips, either Premium, VisionPlus or Xtreme Power, if you want yellowish light, for rain driving, Night Vision if you need better light spread in dry weather. Blue Vision lights just like a Vision Plus but whiter.
I have VisionPlus on high beam, Premium on main beam and foglights. The 30% increase in luminosity of the Premiums could be seen while comparing them with stock bulbs, but did little difference in traffic. The 50% increase of the VisionPlus, however, felt more like a 100%
The HID's are absolutely fine, creating a nice beam same as halogen just better light output. You'll find the problem of light projected everywhere to be by old style lights where all the beam direction is done by alignment in the glass of the headlight, not the reflective type like the Leon.
How do I know the beam is good? - I've got HID in mine as have many others without issue - including at MOT time as if they did that they would fail......
HIDs in a Leon with OEM lamps are fine, pass MOT without a problem, no flashing by other drivers and much safer than any upgraded bulb due to the increased light output. There is no substitute for HIDs, anoyne who tells your otherwise has never tried them in their Leon. Upgraded halogen bulbs £30, HID kit £40, isn't the choice obvious?
MTEC Super White for dipped
Osram Nightbreakers for Full
and some ridiculously bright white leds for sidelights (brightest I've ever seen anywhere, got them from america on ebay, but can't find link now)
Only problem with my dipped beam is that although looks super cool and is ice white and looks just like HIDs... I can't see sh*t from them! So going to be upgrading to Ring Xenon Max soon and see how they are. Apparently the first +100% bulb.
Nightbreakers are brilliant for full beam vision.
And obviously the LED sidelights just look amazing!!!
OK thanks for replies still a little unsure but if i did get HID kit would i have to get 2 sets 1 for dipped and one for high beam I'm a little confused . i think Leon has high and dip in 1 bulb so how do you get on with HID.
sorry i I'm being a thick but i don't want to order wrong ones.
if i order HID kit i will need H7 for dip then buy H1 standard bulbs for high beam.
were did you all manage to put electrics i.e ballast?
also Seantdi mentions need to make up another loom whats this for?