Originally posted by sjsfiji
Sorry if this is a stupid question but what are the "headlight doors" that you removed to improve lighting?
It is the plastic part of the headlamp (US DOT version) that houses the fog lamps, that probably looks brittle with lots of tiny cracks. New ones will not have all those tiny cracks and will actually be transparent so more light can make it through.
Also consider that Euro lamp prices are lower now and you can find them all over the place in eBay.