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This is my first vehicle with HID Lamps... and one is out so I was thinking the worst about cost with all the stories floating around about dealer price.
As with all things I spent too much time researching this... so I thought I would share what I found.
The 2011 uses a D3S lamp. Mine was a Philips 925 301 244. It is a very easy replacement and is suggested that you replace both.
First thing is that D3S is a standard so any D3S will work... just need to decide if you want OEM replacement ($35-$50 each), cheap aftermarket ($15-$25) or an upgrade to brighter/colored light ($75 plus).
The Philips 925 301 244 is the OEM replacement and is the Philips 42302 part number. If you want this exact number you will pay more (appx $69) because it is not the current product.
The next generation is the Philips 42403C1 which has a part number 9285 304 244. You can get a pair for about $100.
The same goes if you want the OSRAM brand, 66340 is the older version for about $65 a set, the 66340HBI is the newer version for about $70 a set. I opted to buy this set.
If you want to upgrade you can do the Philips Extreme 42403XV2C1 with 50% more light for $150 a set or the OSRAM extreme 66340XNB with 70% more light for $160 a set.
The original temperature is 4300K, if you upgrade you can choose the color temperature and color of light...a lot of options out there if you want to improve or customize.
If you just want to replace what you have.... I suggest either the Philips 42403C1 or the Osram 66340HBI (HBI stands for High Beam Improved)
No need to overthink this like me....
 

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Thank you for the info, but why you decided to upgrade it?
I didn't upgrade the lamp. I used the current version of the Osram (66340HBI) bulb for $70 a set as opposed to the current version of the Philips (42403C1) at $100 a set.
 

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No need to overthink this like me....
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I was actually at the opposite end of the spectrum and "underthink"ed it by just picking up a set of D3S 6000K HID Xenons off eBay for $40/pair. In hindsight, I would probably go back to the 4300K OEM color. The blueish hue looks cool but I find the 4300K is actually more effective in lighting up the road than the 6000K.
 

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I was actually at the opposite end of the spectrum and "underthink"ed it by just picking up a set of D3S 6000K HID Xenons off eBay for $40/pair. In hindsight, I would probably go back to the 4300K OEM color. The blueish hue looks cool but I find the 4300K is actually more effective in lighting up the road than the 6000K.
I think the consensus across all of the web discussions is that the 4300K gives better visibility and is what comes in the Range Rovers
 

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I’ve always tried the brighter is better concept but found the bulbs don’t seem to last as long.
I always keep one of the takeouts in the glove box just in case.


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