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Old Sun, May-04-2014, 03:37:02 PM   #16
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Default Re: Best D2S bulb for e46 M3

Originally Posted by rovert604 View Post
What about Philips Ultinon? I used those in my last car and paid close to $300/pair. You can tell the real ones with the blue ceramic lead and red die in the bulb where it arcs. Philips advertises there is no color shift if you have to replace a bulb when the other one is much older.

I have one good bulb and was thinking of getting another matching bulb to put into my newer car but I know there is always something better.
The Osram CBIs are much better than the Ultinons. The only Philips bulb which might be close is the 85122XV.

Even if the bulb doesn't color shift, they do get dimmer with time. I would only replace in pairs
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