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Cool Scenic headlight bulbs - anti-UV type

Just wondered if any Scenic owners have had experience of using "Anti-UV" type headlight bulbs?

My Scenic 2002 User Manual says I should always use Anti-UV type headlamp bulbs when replacing a blown bulb. The implication is that the plastic front of the headlight will be "damaged!" if I don't!

Is this just to make sure you buy any replacement bulbs from Renault or is it really true?

I did investigate, & you can buy anti-UV rated bulbs from various sources - but they tend to be more expensive than the "normal" types. Am I being cynical when I wonder if there really is a difference?

Anyone out there with headlight plastic fronts "damaged" by UV bulbs?

Personally, I would have thought that the UV light the headlamp plastic was subjected to by being stood out in the sun all day was far more than from a bulb.
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Just buy any reputable make from a motor factors. Nearly all modern bulbs are suitable anyway - just double check on the packaging first tho before you buy, as the odd one may say they are not suitable. As long as you get the right wattage/rating/fitting there should not be a problem.

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Yep I thought most bulbs were anti uv and it was just accepted they are and that is why most dont state it as a major feature, philips ones certainly are.
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