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Sorry about the re-edit. As regards the " Phillips Blue Vision " i made an error. I must have not listened to my service tech properly.Going to have a pair of " Narva Artic Blue " bulbs fitted for my low beam headlights. My current factory fitted low beams are a bit yellow, but reasonably white.

Having these " Artic Blue " bulbs installed ,because i want the low beams to be a more specifically white light. Had similar globes in my previous cars. Yes, there is decidedly a significant improvement. Will have to see my service tech. Originally i only requested the low beam bulbs. Will notify him to order a pair of ' Artic Blue ' NARVA high beam globes also.

I might as well go the whole hog, and do it properly. I am not that keen, on the current factory fitted high beam globes. The high beam bulbs need to be updated. Want my headlights, to emanate as much white light as possible. LOOK OUT OTHER DRIVERS! :lol: :lol: Hopefully it should be an intriguing experience.

In the event, if other motorists flash me thinking my low beams are high beams, that will be pleasing. Also it will be a tad comical. I believe in having acceptable headlight coverage. Can not tolerate this candle light effect, that some cars seem to have.

Some of the other drivers headlights i observe is woeful. My thoughts are usually " Is that his low beams? Are they on? OH! So thats his low beams? :shock: It allmost looks as though they are parkers. Could have sworn he only had his parkers on. Fancy that. His low beams are allmost non existent. Basically low beams that are just about candle lights". :)
 

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Hi Stone, hope you like your new bulbs. What size do you take, low beam and high? I know your Australian model has different headlight assemblies than the U.S. spec ones. Let us know how you like the new peepers.
 

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Hello Ajax!. My service tech is replacing, the factory stock high and low beam bulbs. I booked in for a minor service this friday. He mentioned the NARVA " Artic Blue" globes are pricey. Do not have a problem with expense in context of safety.

After he fits them, i will do a test drive on friday night. Will cruise around ,the adelaide suburbs as part of my experiment. Then shall have a long distance drive in the country ranges. Most of it will be done on the sealed highways. Then on my way home, i will test them on the back roads.

" Back roads " is just an expression. Sort of like arterial roads between all the country villages. They are sealed with bitumen, but are not a major road like the main highways. Anyway you would know what i'm on about.

I will submit a post ,on the upgraded globes during the wee hours of saturday morning. Shall express my thoughts on them in the " Products Review " section. :) From what i can ascertain, the mechanic explained that there is a very discreet hint of blue. He mentioned that the light output is dominantly a very whitish hue.

Going to ask him, what his thoughts are on the Navarra. Even though i like the model styling, i feel dubious about the diesel engine. The problem is, i am not overly familiar with " Renault " technology. Do not know why, but for some reason i do not feel comfortable. It appears that Nissan are using a " Renault Diesel" for the Navarra D40 and D22 utes. HMMMM! :confused: :worry: :worry: :confused:

Mercedes-Benz and Cummins diesel technology has been around for years. They are world famous and have a proven track record. My apology if anyone thinks i am being too prejudiced. Renault Diesel? Sorry , but i can't help but feel dubious, about nissan sourcing their diesel from renault.

From what i comprehend, at least Chrysler are using the " Mercedes Diesel" in their jeep models. For any customer ,that chooses to have a Merc diesel in their jeep, they just can not go wrong. If i could have afforded a " Rubicon Wrangler" it would have been with a daimler benz diesel. I would not even bat an eyelid, because of its proven reliability heritage. Once again my apology, but the germans have been engineering diesels for years.

A french manufactured diesel? I have no proof, but feel doubtful about " Renaults " ability in diesel engineering. My apology to anyone here if they be of french ancestry. Yes, i do understand canadian history. I am not being disrespectful to french culture. Not having a go at people. My thoughts are quite neutral. It is the actual engineering expertise, i have qualms about.
 

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Im interested in the results of this.

Ive modified my lights on my 06 so that the low beams stay on (simple 30 min mod).

I drove from Sydney to Brisvegas on the weekend though, and at night I was getting flashed a *lot* by people. Not sure why yet as I dont believe the lights were too high.

One thing I do like about the Aus spec (JDM?) lights over the US ones is that the high beams and low beams appear to be adjustable seperately. YAY. Will have to look into that

Nigel
 

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Sorry about my error. Did not listen to the mechanic properly. I just had my car service done today. The bulbs are not " Phillips Blue Vision ". On my globe packaging, the indication was " Narva Artic Blue ". Not stressed by this as ' NARVA ' have a good reputation. So henceforth on my escape, he fitted some " Narva Artic Blue " globes for the low and high beams.

Also he installed the ' Artic Blue ' bulbs for my driving lights. Their colour temperature on carton is indicated as 3,500 K. NARVA also supply a pair of free parking light globes. :lol: These are set up as a bonus. I don't mind. I had the bonus parking light ' Artic Blue ' globes fitted as well. :lol: :yahoo: :thumb: :drool:

So basically all of my globes, for parkers, driving lights plus high and low beam, are now upgraded to " Narva Artic Blue ". The car service was smooth. It was an exciting day for me. They are definitely a very clear whitish type of light. I am quite impressed. There is no hint of yellowness at all. I have given some reviews a perusal. People mention there is a very discreet suttle hint of blue. I have not observed this.

Well during the day i can not see it. To me this white light has the quality of crystal. It really is quite beautiful to look at. Some bloke on a car forum, mentioned that at night the driver might see a hint of blue, but to approaching traffic all they see is a very whitish hue. Actually i noticed an interesting effect, on my headlights when they are off. Mostly on my separate high beam headlights. The daylight reflects the globe colour onto the reflector.

It is actually a quite appealing cosmetic effect. The headlight reflector shows as a very light blue colour. This is because the daylight is reflectiong colour of globe. Very noticeable, because my high beam lamp is a small diameter. Yes, it does tickle my fancy and are rather pleased. The low beam headlight is a large diameter. The blue can be noticed but is more discreet. I don't need to have lights on during the day, and i have fancy looking headlights.

Even during the day, when the lights are on the effect is quite stunning. I suppose, because i have not seen light that is so white. Night time is going to be the crucial and obviously intriguing experience.
 
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