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Has anyone replaced their O.E.M. bulbs with these? I've heard nothing but great reviews on these but was wondering if anyone has any first hand knowledge about their performance.
 

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Art,<P>I use them, and definitely like them. I first tried PIAA's. I liked the brighter, whiter light from them. Sorry, but I can't remember the exact temperature/model I tried. I switched to the Philips because the lifespan on the PIAA's was very, very short in my experience (each one only lasted a couple months). <P>My Vision Plus' have been going strong for about a year now. They aren't as white (and definitely not that cheap blue look) as the PIAA's, but they do put a lot more visible light on the road compared to standard halogens.<P>They're a lot less expensive too.<P>--Adam
 

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Thanks for the advice Adam,<P>Have'nt heard from you in a while. Nice to know you're still alive and kicking. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>I'm not sure whether I'd find these bulbs at the local auto supply depot. Any suggestions? Perhaps online somewhere?
 

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Hey Art!<P>Yeah, still alive and kicking, but mostly on airplanes these days rather than driving. Just trying to do my part to keep the skies safe. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"> Not too much time for surfing lately either. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/frown.gif"><P>None of my local retailers carry these bulbs -- I don't think they're exactly legal in the US. <P>I got mine from <A HREF="http://www.powerbulbs.com" TARGET=_blank>http://www.powerbulbs.com</A> and it was a fine experience (they're in the UK). They're £27.95/pair and I think shipping might be included. If not, I remember that it was minimal. Check 'em out.<P>Take care (and see you over at Taylor's),<P>--Adam
 

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Hi!! I got a quick question on bulb changing. Do you guys need to put in a relay, or something like that, or is it a simple process of merely interchanging the bulb with the original? I checked with the accessory shop over here and they said that the brighter bulbs draw more power, and hence they need to put in a relay, so that the switch does not 'burn out' as a result of higher power passing thru it. Is that guy trying to sell me some stuffs I do not need?
 

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Only if u get illegal higher-wattage bulbs.<P>The visionplus are the same wattage as ur stock bulbs so wont draw anymore power..i got them in my 98 v70 and they are good stuff. I got them from powerbulbs as well (10% discount if you are a volvotuning.com 'member')<P>Alex
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by florianb:<BR><B>Hi,<P>What would the specification be for the 2001 V70, h7?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>H7 is correct.
 

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Art, I notice your in Canada too. Are you ordering these online since I don't think they're available in Canada.<P>Pat<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Iceman:<BR><B>Art, I notice your in Canada too. Are you ordering these online since I don't think they're available in Canada.<P>Pat<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>Hey Pat,<P>Nice to hear from another Canuck. To answer your question, yes. I put them in yesterday, the same day that they arrived in the mail. Took about 12 days or so to get here but I'm quite happy with the results. I could'nt find them anywhere here. Checked with all of the local auto parts dealers and no one seems to have heard of them. They are a definite improvement over the stock halogen bulbs in terms of visible light projection both to the front and side of the vehicle.<BR>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Art:<BR><B><BR>Hey Pat,<P>Nice to hear from another Canuck. To answer your question, yes. I put them in yesterday, the same day that they arrived in the mail. Took about 12 days or so to get here but I'm quite happy with the results. I could'nt find them anywhere here. Checked with all of the local auto parts dealers and no one seems to have heard of them. They are a definite improvement over the stock halogen bulbs in terms of visible light projection both to the front and side of the vehicle.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>So Art, do you think they project further or do they just project more light in the same relative pattern? The reason I ask is I don't want to blind people coming the other way.<P>According to Philips website the VisionPlus aren't available in the USA so I'm guessing its the reason why they aren't available for us up here either.<P>Which company did you buy them from? Powerbulbs? And, if you don't mind telling me, how much did it end up costing you for a pair of bulbs in Canadian dollars? Was it easy to install?<P>Thanks, Pat
 

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Pat,<P>The stock H7 bulbs in my XC are premium lamps to begin with. However, after installing the Vision Plus, I did notice that they projected more visible light farther and wider than the stock versions. I can't say whether or not a 50% improvement as advertised is warranted in my particular case, since headlights may differ from vehicle to vehicle. I did purchase them through the Powerbulb website for around $60.00/pair Cdn. Installation is quite simple though the task is easier if you have long, slender fingers. Your Volvo manual should provide that info for you. Just remember to handle the bulb by the socket instead of by the glass bulb itself.
 

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Thanks for the info Art. I actually have a S60 AWD but it uses the same lamps. I might have to take a look at getting these babies.<P>Pat<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Art:<BR><B> H7 is correct.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Thanks Art.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Prepo:<BR><B>Am I right in thinking that the replacement bulbs are available only for the low beams?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>There are replacement bulbs for high beams as well.<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by c70pusher:<BR><B>Are they available in H3's (for the foglights)?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>I was under the impression that the foglight bulbs were H1's. If that's true then the Vision Plus bulbs are available for your C70 according to the Powerbulb.com application guide. <A HREF="http://www.powerbulbs.com/bulbguide.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.powerbulbs.com/bulbguide.htm</A> <P>
 

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Thanks for the link Art... FYI, I bought PIAA Xtreme white H3's for the foglights, so H3's fit, but they kept blowing the fuse, so I couldn't use them. They supposedly are 55W, which are what the stock bulbs are... What's weird is on the back cover of the owner's manual, it calls for the foglights as H3's. But, inside the manual, on the specs page for bulbs, the foglight is listed as an H1. What's up with that?
 

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Art, did you replace the main beam bulbs as well? If not, is it an advantage that the low beams have greater throw?
 
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