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Old 10-11-2006, 04:11 PM   #1
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Cool Brightest NON HID bulbs

I know this has been discussed before but with winter coming up and the amount of traveling I do through snowstorms and all other kinds of bad conditions I am looking for the the brightest low beams and high beams plus fogs for my 98. Does anyone own really bright aftermarket headlights? I currently have one silverstar and one regular light in from when the front end damage was fixed on my truck. Basically not a whole lot of difference. I know Sylvania just put out the the Ultra Silverstar but I am looking for something even better if possible. And I want to throw the clear headlight housing in to boot. So anyone got any ideas for me and the others out there who demand brightness from there bulbs!
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Old 10-12-2006, 04:10 PM   #2
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Re: Brightest NON HID bulbs

dude check out PIAA, go to www.stylinconcepts.com to get some ideas (although they have high prices). PIAA makes bulbs from ultra white to so bright they look like they have a little blue in them. I got my lights from them and they look like Mercedes color headlights.
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Re: Brightest NON HID bulbs

Very nice I will check it out, thank you
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Re: Brightest NON HID bulbs

Silverstar ultra or philips nighhawk is the only way to go.

All the others are pointless.
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Re: Brightest NON HID bulbs

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Silverstar ultra or philips nighhawk is the only way to go.

All the others are pointless.
+1, there are also a brand of Silverstar that are distributed over in Europe, but that you can get over here through ebay, that work very well. If you go up in wattage, make sure to get a relay harness to take all of the strain off of the OEM harness.
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Re: Brightest NON HID bulbs

Are the ultras much better than the normal silverstars? I had a set of the normal ones and wasn't very impressed.
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Are the ultras much better than the normal silverstars? I had a set of the normal ones and wasn't very impressed.
I wouldn't say that much better, neither of them compare to the ones that can be had from Europe.
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Re: Brightest NON HID bulbs

Are you talking about the ones that are called "osrams" or something like that?

What's the difference in those and the ones sold here. The set I bought at walmart were sold as sylvania, but had osram on the package.
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Re: Brightest NON HID bulbs

I was also not impressed with the Silverstars
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Are you talking about the ones that are called "osrams" or something like that?

What's the difference in those and the ones sold here. The set I bought at walmart were sold as sylvania, but had osram on the package.
Yes, there is a set of just Osram Silverstars, w/o the Sylvania. I would actually go with some HIR bulbs over any of those. Here is a little comparison done by a friend of mine about the difference between some bulbs.

1. Here is a regular Philips 9005 halogen bulb


2. Here is a crappy blue coated "xenon" bulb. Notice that the light is more white, by noticibly less intense


3. Here is a 9011 (9005 equivalent) HIR bulb. Notice both the increased color as well as intensity over both previous bulbs


All of these pics were taken from an S10 headlamp
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Re: Brightest NON HID bulbs

Hir?
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They have an infrared coating on the outside bubble which allows the filament to burn hotter, increasing luminosity
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Re: Brightest NON HID bulbs

where do you get somthin like that
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where do you get somthin like that

ebay

HIR 9012 I think is the 9006 equivalent
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