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Old 10-06-2008, 03:04 PM
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ebay 80/100 w 9004 bulbs

i had stock 55/65s sylvania xtravisions which suck, got these
alleged 80/100 w bulbs for $14




stock hi beam amps



stock lo beam amps

new bulb hi beam amps

new bulb low beam amps
no idea why low beam is higher than high beam (yes i tested at right pins)


so nooooooooooo way is it 80/100 w (or 90/100w/100/130w as package says)

on + side, light is much whiter, will take a night pix to compare with old bulb tonite

physical comparison



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Old 10-06-2008, 11:15 PM
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pass side is new drivers is old

much much whiter, i couldnt tell for sure how much improvement there was with 1 bulb old/new

its definitely a whiter light, for $14 cant really go wrong


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Old 10-07-2008, 09:11 AM
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Whiter but is there more of it?

Don't be tricked by blue glass. I tried several types of blue bulbs and wound up chucking them in favor of Silver Stars.
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Be careful. Those higher-wattage bulbs can fry your wiring harness!
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Old 10-07-2008, 01:31 PM
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Be careful. Those higher-wattage bulbs can fry your wiring harness!
Not to mention the retinas of the drivers of on coming cars.
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Old 10-07-2008, 02:59 PM
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Indeed. Dump the garbage DOT lights and go with the H4 equipped euro lights. 9004 and 9007 lamps simply can't make a good high beam pattern because of how they are designed. The better beam patters of the euro lights make an amazing difference.

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why i tested stock/new amps was to verify that bulb drew less than 8 amp fuse,

im guessing alot of 'wiring harness' issues come down to crappy old bulb sockets, i had one go bad with stock bulb so replaced both (am replacing mb headlights with ebay crazy projector ones) and used dielectric grease on bulb pins when installing.


i cant tell if the new bulbs are better or worse! the whiter light 'looks' different than yellow bulbs so im not used to it, may try some $50 piaa bulbs and see if they do better

i also have 7000K bulbs coming stock watts from ebay, see if those are any more awesome. these were alleged 5000K.
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Old 10-08-2008, 01:04 AM
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I think silverstars are a good compromise on color, brightness, and light per amp.
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Old 10-09-2008, 06:14 AM
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If you want to read some really good articles on automotive lighting, read this site:


http://www.danielsternlighting.com/tech/bulbs/bulbs.html
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Old 10-09-2008, 12:06 PM
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...i also have 7000K bulbs coming stock watts from ebay, see if those are any more awesome. these were alleged 5000K.
Let us know how your turd polishing goes. I bet at the end of the day you'll still have a turd Seeriously... the design of the DOT lights is just not very good. Stop waisting money on fancy bulbs, and buy a set of ecodes. Depot ones aren't that expensive. They might not be as good as the Bosch ecodes, but they're probably much much better then the DOT lights. They're not that pricey either.

These are a screaming deal. About half what I paid for mine!

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