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Re: alternative H4 bulbs
I run Osram Gold bulbs in my car. They are the Osram version of the Philips
Gold bulb, which gives a yellowish-purple-blue light. They're claimed to be
30% brighter than ordinary H4 bulbs (while being standard 60/55W), and even
with my old pitted headlight lenses there was noticeably more light. The
yellow is not at all like that of the French-type headlight bulbs (which
actually yield 30% less light than white items)- it's much closer to white.
I find the light gives a more pleasant contrast on the road, and it is less
tiring on long night drives. They cost about $13 each here.
I found 'em in an Audi I was stripping down in the local 'yard.
Tom Nas Zeist, The Netherlands
They all laughed at Albert Einstein. They all laughed at Columbus.
Unfortunately, they also all laughed at Bozo the Clown.
-- William H. Jefferys