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Old 01-27-2004, 07:44 PM
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More light for a 95 W124??

I went to an independent MB repair shop yesterday and a mechanic said that for more light for a 95 E320, you should put in eighty-one-hundreds. I assume he means bulbs or something...


Can someone please explain this further? Would a local auto parts store have eighty-one-hundreds?

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Old 01-27-2004, 09:50 PM
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He means headlight bulbs that are 80/100 watts - 80 watts on low beam and 100 on high beam. I'm not sure if that's safe on the wiring unless you're going to use relays, so try at your own risk.
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Old 01-27-2004, 09:56 PM
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Speedy,

What do you recommend for watts for a 95 W124 for brighter light?
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Old 01-28-2004, 02:18 AM
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I use Philips Vision Plus H4 bulbs. They are 55/60W rated bulbs and I think they are bright enough and the light color is whiter than usual and the beam pattern is really nice and sharp (could just be the housing though).
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Old 01-28-2004, 02:46 AM
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Those cars use H4 bulbs, and there are TONS of different types available. First and foremost, I'd check to see if your headlights are aimed properly. Check out http://www.danielsternlighting.com for the procedure on that. He sells good bulbs too.

1995 W124's have pretty good stock headlights. I don't think upgrading to Euro lights would be a huge difference, like on the 1986-1993 W124's.
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Old 01-28-2004, 07:47 PM
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The lights on this 95 W124 are very poor and it has 9,000 miles on it so there isn't much wear on the headlights.
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Old 01-28-2004, 08:11 PM
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i have some osram h4 silverstars for sale. [NOT the blue coated +30% sylvania silverstars]

+50% more light than standard.

e-mail me if interested.

you have a lot of light options for h4's.

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Old 01-29-2004, 03:31 AM
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Did you check the aim of the headlights? Please do this first and foremost, as upgrading your bulbs will accomplish NOTHING if the aim of the lamp is off.
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