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Old 03-15-2006, 08:49 PM   #1
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What are the best lights for e30's (besides HID's)?

Can ppl give me a hand here? I know Osram Silverstars are good for e36's but i havent had any experience with e30's yet. Can I get some constructive input?
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Old 03-15-2006, 09:04 PM   #2
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Euro Ellips with H1 Osram Silverstars are probably the best short of HIDs.
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Old 03-15-2006, 09:07 PM   #3
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i have Ellipsoids, not the "smiley" euro ones tho.....

what size are the bulbs if you can recall? do i need some kind of sealed beam, (thats what i was told, i have little to no e30 lighting experience)
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Old 03-15-2006, 09:12 PM   #4
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Ok do you have the US ellips or Euro Ellips?

Some Euro ellips came with no smiley. If you have the Euros they are H1 bulbs

If you have the US Ellips they are 9006 bulbs, which suck bcus they dont make Osram Silverstars in that size. Save up for HIDs.
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Old 03-15-2006, 09:14 PM   #5
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Euro Ellips with H1 Osram Silverstars are probably the best short of HIDs.
Yep, yep. Best setup short of HID. I have this setup on my euro ellipsoids. They are also NON smilie so you must check what bulb type your lights run to determine if they are US or Euro.

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Old 03-15-2006, 09:18 PM   #6
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damn, i dunno what they are, im pretty sure they arent euro....how do i tell?
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Old 03-15-2006, 09:32 PM   #7
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check what bulb type your lights run to determine if they are US or Euro.

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Old 03-15-2006, 09:50 PM   #8
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Ive heard great things about the osrams too, right now I have euro ellips (smilies) with sylvania silverstars in and they look great also, IM guessing theyre extremly similar if not the same as the osram look.
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Actually, no the sylvannia silverstars are completely different than the osram silverstars. The sylvannia ones have a blue tint on them limiting light output and getting that "blue" light effect...Osrams' have absolutely no tint on the bulb and are perfectly crystal clear for maximum light exposure. Thats why they are the brightest you can get without going HID.

But the osram's only come in H1, H2, H3 etc. They don't make bulbs for the 9006 type bulbs.

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Old 03-19-2006, 01:34 PM   #10
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Correction, the Osram Silverstars come in H1/H4/H7 only.

But yes, Sylvania Silverstars are crap.
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Save up for HIDs.
Average price on entire HID kit?
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Average price on entire HID kit?
about $350 Which isn't that bad when u factor the amount of money you spend replacing hallogen bulbs.

I still regret trying to find that super bright hallogen bulb. i went through so many sets. and spent a lot of money after having them blow on me countless number of times, when I could have had HID's for the same amount.

A standard super white hallogen bulb cost me $50/pair and they blew on average once per year. You do the math. HID's are definately worth it if u ask me. You pay a bit more but the output is definately worth it.
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about $350 Which isn't that bad when u factor the amount of money you spend replacing hallogen bulbs.

I still regret trying to find that super bright hallogen bulb. i went through so many sets. and spent a lot of money after having them blow on me countless number of times, when I could have had HID's for the same amount.

A standard super white hallogen bulb cost me $50/pair and they blew on average once per year. You do the math. HID's are definately worth it if u ask me. You pay a bit more but the output is definately worth it.

Gamite, any retailer you would suggest or recommend locally?

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by HID , You mean getting e30 euro headlights with osram bulbs? Lol Sorry I get confused.
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by HID , You mean getting e30 euro headlights with osram bulbs? Lol Sorry I get confused.
No by HIDs(High Intensity Discharge) we mean HIDs not no cheap "HID Look" bulbs, its a kit which includes bulbs, ballast, sometimes iqnitors.
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