Best w124 headlight bulb (H4).

kitdayaram

New Member
Joined
Sep 17, 2018
Messages
12
Location
London
Car
w124 Coupe
After feeling my lights could be better on my late w124 coupe I decided to upgrade the bulbs.

No idea why I didn’t do it earlier, perhaps constantly being blinded by modern led lights made me think my dimmer ones were doing everyone else a favour.

I went for ‘Osram night breaker lasers’ as someone on the 5 series forum I’m on (I also own a late e34 touring) recommended them very highly.

Not driven with them yet so will update the post once I’ve used them a little, but I can see the difference while parked.

Brighter and whiter and the extra distance the light travels (and the sharpness of cut line) is instantly noticeable.

Not the best picture but the oem osram bilux bulb (that has lasted years) is on the left and the new osram laser bulb is on the right. The difference in brightness on the bumper is the easiest way of spotting the improvement…

7F6CCBD9-9468-42F6-B3E4-98F76552E72C.jpg

Bit late now but out of interest, what bulbs that fit the standard H4 headlight fitting have you upgraded too / recommend?

Thanks

Kit
 
Last edited:

Gazwould

MB Enthusiast
Joined
Sep 29, 2018
Messages
3,930
Location
Everywhere
Car
C250 CDI
Don't trust BMW drivers 🤣 they misinformed you .

81Exn63d3YL._AC_SX569_.jpg


Why have 150% when you can have 200% !


ge3.zarowki-h4-osram-night-breaker-200-1.jpg

Osram Night Breaker 200
 
OP
OP
K

kitdayaram

New Member
Joined
Sep 17, 2018
Messages
12
Location
London
Car
w124 Coupe
Ha. Always one step behind!

In their defence I don’t think the 200 comes in the H1 bulb used in the e34.

Silly question, does the single H4 bulb act as both low beam and high beam? Only seemed to be the fog light and single headlight bulb in the unit.
 

GP801

MB Enthusiast
SUPPORTER
Joined
Jun 18, 2010
Messages
3,116
Location
Sussex and Tuscany
Car
2003 W209 CLK, 2005 R171 SLK in UK, 1995 S124 E280 in Italy
Have used Osram Nightbreaker and Phillips Extreme vision. Both very good. Not tried the latest +200 version yet. It is said that the high power bulbs dont last long but so far I have had no problem. Our 124 spends most of the year in Italy where headlights on day and night is the norm so any short life issues should have shown up by now.
 

Chrishazle

MB Enthusiast
Joined
Nov 13, 2008
Messages
4,721
Location
Nr Ashford, Kent
Car
2008 S204 C220CDI Elegance Estate Auto, 2008 R171 facelift SLK280 Auto.
I have NB's in the S204 - not sure if they're Lasers or the earlier model - but have headlights on with ignition, so far (touch wood) they're lasting well, over 2 years so far!! Just in case, when I saw an excellent deal on Amaxon flagged on here or t'other side, I have new Bosche Plus 90's ready if/when replacement is necessary!!
 
OP
OP
K

kitdayaram

New Member
Joined
Sep 17, 2018
Messages
12
Location
London
Car
w124 Coupe
Had a test drive last night.

Best way of describing the new bulbs is I feel like I ‘have my lights on now’. Not a radical transformation but noticeably better in pitch black areas especially.

Whiter, a bit brighter and a few more meters of visibility.

Not bad for £17.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top Bottom