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Headlight Upgrade for Volvo S80

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Headlight Upgrade for Volvo S80

Post by Ariaream » Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:14 am

I have a 2011 Volvo S80 and am looking to upgrade my halogen headlights. I was originally looking to switch to HIDs or LEDs but I've come to realize from reading the forums that such a modification is illegal and makes no scientific sense. My options now are to do a a H9 H7 swap or to buy a better low beam bulb.

From reading my owners manual, it appears that my car actually uses H7 bulbs for low beams instead of the more common H11. I was able to find the Phillips CrystalVision H7 bulb and the XtremeVision H7 bulb. I'm wondering if there are any better bulbs or if the H9 H7 swap will be better. I would prefer a plug in installation with minimal work. Thanks!



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Re: Headlight Upgrade for Volvo S80

Post by MoVolvos » Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:53 pm

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There are 4 sided LED's so the light distribution (less scatter) will be much closer to Halogens. Unless your local DMV states it's illegal then it should be fine.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/4Side-360-9006 ... 45ad00bc70


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Re: Headlight Upgrade for Volvo S80

Post by MoVolvos » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:36 am

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Sorry, H7's. The 9006 above is for my 03 Lexus.

4Side 360° H7+H7 LED Headlight Hi Low Beam Bulb 240W 64000LM Canbus Error Free
https://www.ebay.com/itm/4Side-360-H7-H ... 1736ddab75


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