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Old 02-20-2018, 07:37 AM   #1
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Recommendations for bulbs for Litronics

Hi everyone,

I have a 2000 Boxster S with Litronics, and I feel like the bulb light is a bit dimmed (old bulbs?) and I was figuring that modern bulbs would most likely improve the current situation but I am a bit lost as to what I should be replacing them with.

Does anyone have recommendations for bulbs (I'm considering replacing low-beams, hi-beams and fog lights on both sides)?

Is there something I should NOT do? Or something I should consider?

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Old 02-20-2018, 07:51 AM   #2
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Only the low beams are HID.

I wouldnít replace the projectors to get a bi-xenon setup happening.

If it were mine, Iíd go with morimoto LED for high beam and probably leave the fog lights as halogen. Oh, and replace the Littonic/HID D1S burners with Osram Xenarc at 6000K colour temp.

https://www.theretrofitsource.com/headlight-conversion-kits/porsche/boxster-hid-equipped/2000
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Old 02-20-2018, 08:58 AM   #3
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theretrofitsource is about the worst place to buy bulbs due to their high markup. Apparently, they also don't know what type of bulb 986/996 Litronics use.

The bulbs are D2S, not D1S.

HID bulbs are not high-tech anymore, so paying more than $10 per set is just foolish. Any aftermarket HID projectors likely run $10 bulbs (mine do) and they are very bright.

https://m.ebay.com/itm/2X-35W-D2S-D2R-D2C-Xenon-Car-Replacement-HID-Factory-Headlight-Light-Lamp-Bulbs/272394738179?hash=item3f6bfdda03:m:mCWDteAlJ8j6a-a092JLyng

If you must pay more to feel more secure, you could spend 4x-25x more, but there is no need. Try the $10 set above and see for yourself. Worst case, you're out $10.
Stick with 5000k or below unless you like purply-blue lights.

https://m.ebay.com/itm/USA-German-Genuine-Philips-D2S-Xenon-Bulbs-Part-85122-Free-Ship/122108639372?hash=item1c6e3df88c:g:59wAAOSwT5tWKWP s

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Hm, so it seems i'm the only one who wants to prevent acrylic glass covered headlamps and acrylic lenses from getting yellow. This is why i only use bulbs with uv cut. Also i only use parts i get from a local parts store, that doesn't sell me cheapo china crap that looks like a quality brand product but is just a fake product. You will be impressed how much better an OEM bulb can be.

Replaced my D2S after 12 years, used Osram D2s. Noticeably better light.

Just my 2 cents…

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Hm, so it seems i'm the only one who wants to prevent acrylic glass covered headlamps and acrylic lenses from getting yellow. This is why i only use bulbs with uv cut. Also i only use parts i get from a local parts store, that doesn't sell me cheapo china crap that looks like a quality brand product but is just a fake product. You will be impressed how much better an OEM bulb can be.

Replaced my D2S after 12 years, used Osram D2s. Noticeably better light.

Just my 2 cents…

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For the record, there is no acrylic in these headlights and many, many, many people (myself included) have been running "cheapo China crap" HID bulbs for years and have no yellowing. The sun causes that, not bulbs.

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Look, I donít want to lose either of you from the forum. I enjoy learning from folks who have forgotten way more than Iíll ever know about these cars. Like this post - my lights work and Iím pretty sure Iíll never upgrade, but I read this ******************** anyway. Donít screw it up. Use PM to get your stabs in. Spare the enthusiast here the whatever you call that behavior.
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Recommendations for bulbs for Litronics

Thanks Particleweave, I did wonder at that as my handbook says D2S, but I figured it was either because mine is RHD, or because mine is a 2002.

I disagree that the cheap burners are as good, as do many others, but Iím sure the OP has a brain and will investigate for themselves and find whatís right for them.

My suggestion is based on the assumption that it would make no sense to bother replacing a still working bulb with anything other than the best available.
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theretrofitsource is about the worst place to buy bulbs due to their high markup. Apparently, they also don't know what type of bulb 986/996 Litronics use.

The bulbs are D2S, not D1S.

HID bulbs are not high-tech anymore, so paying more than $10 per set is just foolish. Any aftermarket HID projectors likely run $10 bulbs (mine do) and they are very bright.

https://m.ebay.com/itm/2X-35W-D2S-D2R-D2C-Xenon-Car-Replacement-HID-Factory-Headlight-Light-Lamp-Bulbs/272394738179?hash=item3f6bfdda03:m:mCWDteAlJ8j6a-a092JLyng

If you must pay more to feel more secure, you could spend 4x-25x more, but there is no need. Try the $10 set above and see for yourself. Worst case, you're out $10.
Stick with 5000k or below unless you like purply-blue lights.

https://m.ebay.com/itm/USA-German-Genuine-Philips-D2S-Xenon-Bulbs-Part-85122-Free-Ship/122108639372?hash=item1c6e3df88c:g:59wAAOSwT5tWKWP s
Thanks for the recommendations!

I've read some good things about the Nightbreakers, would these be compatible?
https://www.ebay.de/itm/Osram-Xenarc-Night-Breaker-Unlimited-D2S-66240XNB-HCB-Autolampe-Duobox/282633959526?hash=item41ce4bf866:g:-xMAAOSwZFdafA7l

Or perhaps stick with something like this?
https://www.ebay.de/itm/OSRAM-D2S-66240CLC-Xenarc-CLASSIC-Xenon-Scheinwerfer-Lampe-ORIGINAL-NEU/382020321070?epid=1928330757&hash=item58f22f7f2e:m:mdbsAw9MHB-ewfvk7p4u_Vg
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for the record, there is no acrylic in these headlights and many, many, many people (myself included) have been running "cheapo china crap" hid bulbs for years and have no yellowing. The sun causes that, not bulbs.

As usual, you are full of crap. :d
i thought you were done posting here after getting angry because people were shooting down your "know it all" posts with actual experience based knowledge...?
ROFL!

Oh - my crappy message needs to be 10 crappy letters long! Damn!

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