Recommendation for white (5000k+) H15 halogen bulb for DRL

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Hi all!

I own a MB A180 w176 (2018 reg) and the headlights use H7 bulbs for dip lights and H15 bulbs for main beam/DRL.

I have already tried two different H15 bulbs (see below) but neither are white enough to be paired with my Philips Diamond Vision H7 bulbs so I'm looking for any recommendations that I'm unaware of.

These are NOT white so avoid:

OSRAM COOL BLUE INTENSE H15 (Next Gen)

Autobeam H15 DRL Full Beam bulb (claims to be able to output colour temperature of up to 6000K)

Here's an image with the Autobeam H15 bulb which is tragically hedious:

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The Japanese brand Maruta gets some good reviews and they do H15 in a 5500K version(apparently E-Marked), which I guess would be potentially the closest to your Philips bulbs in terms of colour temperature
 
These are NOT white so avoid:

OSRAM COOL BLUE INTENSE H15 (Next Gen)

Autobeam H15 DRL Full Beam bulb (claims to be able to output colour temperature of up to 6000K)

Here's an image with the Autobeam H15 bulb which is tragically hedious:

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A bulb advertised as "COOL BLUE INTENSE" turns out not to be producing enough "White" light.

Who would have thought?

Do you want your headlights to produce an appropriate light output, colour and beam pattern to allow you to safely illuminate objects when driving at night or just to look fashionable?
 
A bulb advertised as "COOL BLUE INTENSE" turns out not to be producing enough "White" light.

Who would have thought?

Do you want your headlights to produce an appropriate light output, colour and beam pattern to allow you to safely illuminate objects when driving at night or just to look fashionable?

Didn't come here to be judged but I'll bite.

Had you clicked on the Amazon link, you'll realise that Osram changed their title when they started getting bad reviews. They previously advertised it as a bulb that produces 5000k.

What I want is a bulb that delivers everything you mentioned but at 5000k+ - that's why I'm asking.

Know any solutions?
 
The Japanese brand Maruta gets some good reviews and they do H15 in a 5500K version(apparently E-Marked), which I guess would be potentially the closest to your Philips bulbs in terms of colour temperature

Yea I've come across them in my search but there are is a review that said it's not bright enough on full beam. I understand colour and brightness is always a tradeoff but wanted to try my luck and see if anyone's found a solution.

I was going to try the LED bulbs but they are will fail MOT now so that's a no-go unfortunately.
 
Yea I've come across them in my search but there are is a review that said it's not bright enough on full beam. I understand colour and brightness is always a tradeoff but wanted to try my luck and see if anyone's found a solution.

I was going to try the LED bulbs but they are will fail MOT now so that's a no-go unfortunately.
Slightly pedantic I know, but your Philips Diamond Vision bulbs are not E marked either and technically should fail an MOT. Yep, I realise that the chances of that happening are slight.
 
I was not judging you.

I merely wanted to know why the aesthetics of your headlight bulb colour was more important to you t than the lights producing a bright, focused and usable light.

After all, the you cannot see what the bulbs look like when you are driving.
 

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