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Old 01-15-2007, 07:28 PM
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Which of these Yellow 55W H3s is best?

I'm in the market for some yellow 55W H3 bulbs. I've been searching, and from what I've seen, the prefered brands among forum members are Hella Yellow Star, PIAA Ion Crystal, and Osram All Season. Still, I'm not sure which of the three I want or which is "best". I'm leaning towards eliminating the PIAAs since they emit a blue tint when viewed off-axis, not sure if I like that. So, which one of the bulbs would you go with, any pros and cons of each, and if any of you have one of or a combination of these bulbs, how have your experiences with them been?

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Old 01-15-2007, 08:48 PM
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I've had positive experiences with OSRAM and Hella all weather bulbs.
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:02 PM
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I've had positive experiences with OSRAM and Hella all weather bulbs.
Agreed. I had OSRAM "All Weather" yellow H3's in my 190e with euro lamps and I now have Hella "Yellow Star" H1's in my '00 c280 and both were/have been great.
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:10 PM
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The Optilux Extreme Yellow Xenon bulb is a the first High Perfomance Yellow or Amber Bulb to be offered. These bulbs are not as Yellow as a YellowStar.

The Extreme Yellow Xenon bulbs have been designed to replace the Dichroic YellowStar bulbs because the chemicals used in Dichroic Bulbs are considered hazardous in Europe, and will not longer be available there. Bulbs that emit a yellow color are commonly called "all weather" bulbs because the yellow/amber color makes it significantly easier for on-coming traffic to see you in bad weather, and, more importantly, the yellow or amber color does not reflect back from rain, fog or snow as much as white or blue bulbs. The color is toward the warmer end of the visible light spectrum and has a longer wavelength which does not diffract as much as cooler colors therefore causing less eye strain.

This brings new performance options for those who want Yellow or Amber Lighting.
http://www.rallylights.com/hella/H1.asp
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:33 PM
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Hmmm... looks like I'll be choosing either Hella or Osram. Hellas are cheaper, so I'm leaning more toward them. Is there any real discernable difference between the two in the, let me make up a word, "yellowness" intensity?
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Old 05-31-2010, 06:55 PM
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Soooo.....did anyone order them online? or Is this something we can get from the box parts stores?

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