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Old 10-31-2007, 10:39 AM   #1
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Best non- HID headlight bulbs?

I have depo glass headlights, and was wondering what the best possible headlight bulbs I can put in them would be, except for HID.

Also wondering if anyone has non HID headlights, but HID fogs, and if so how it looks. Im thinking of going with a yellow colour HID for my fogs
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Old 10-31-2007, 10:43 AM   #2
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I had PIAA's from Performance Improvements. It was 100 bucks for 2, so it was expensive, but they came with 1 year warranty, so it was worth the purchase. Bright white light that lit up the road.
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Old 10-31-2007, 10:46 AM   #3
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wow, HID kits can be practically be had at that price these days.



How are Sylvania Silverstars?
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Old 10-31-2007, 10:53 AM   #4
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wow, HID kits can be practically be had at that price these days.



How are Sylvania Silverstars?
Yeah, but I bet these lights are better quality than a 100$ set of HIDs. lol

There was a shitty brand of H1's I bought at the same time, I think they were sylvanias. Probably some other company though. Bulbs were around 10 bucks. I used them for my Highbeams. I stuck them in my lowbeams to compare, and WOW, what shitty bulbs. They also didn't have a warranty.
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Old 10-31-2007, 11:03 AM   #5
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intresting. right now I have 6000k HIDs in my lowbeams and they are too bright for my liking. Everywhere I go people think I'm high beaming them, and road signs get lit up so bright I have to shield my eyes
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Old 10-31-2007, 11:08 AM   #6
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^ what kind of HIDs did you put on? where did you get them?
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Old 10-31-2007, 11:17 AM   #7
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intresting. right now I have 6000k HIDs in my lowbeams and they are too bright for my liking. Everywhere I go people think I'm high beaming them, and road signs get lit up so bright I have to shield my eyes
Have you aimed your headlights?

When I first put in my Depos, they were set too high. So I kept aiming them lower and lower, and followed a friend around the neighbourhood until he said it wasn't blinding him anymore.
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Have you aimed your headlights?

When I first put in my Depos, they were set too high. So I kept aiming them lower and lower, and followed a friend around the neighbourhood until he said it wasn't blinding him anymore.

Yup, they are aimed properly, before that they were blinding as hell. Not as blinding after I aimed them but still much brighter than I need. Would these look good in my fogs with good quality non-HID headlights?
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Old 10-31-2007, 11:21 AM   #9
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^ what kind of HIDs did you put on? where did you get them?
I forget the brand, got em off propr'one. Nothing wrong with them, just brighter than I need
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Old 10-31-2007, 11:23 AM   #10
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Yup, they are aimed properly, before that they were blinding as hell. Not as blinding after I aimed them but still much brighter than I need. Would these look good in my fogs with good quality non-HID headlights?
That's a good question. I don't see how they could look bad though. One way to find out.
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Old 10-31-2007, 11:27 AM   #11
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heh yea, one way to find out indeed. Would an e36 hid headlight kit be applicable to e36 fogs as well? What colour hids are the really yellowish ones?
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heh yea, one way to find out indeed. Would an e36 hid headlight kit be applicable to e36 fogs as well? What colour hids are the really yellowish ones?
h1's are used in e36 fogs too. (99% sure). So they should be interchangable. Ivan would be the expert though, as he's done HID fog installs.

Also, 3000k is pretty yellow. Or you could tint the fog lens yellow.
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Old 10-31-2007, 11:38 AM   #13
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cool, thx for ur help!
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Old 11-01-2007, 04:21 PM   #14
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So, no opinions on good non-HID brands aside from PIAA?
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Old 11-01-2007, 10:39 PM   #15
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I had osram silverstars (european Sylvania Silverstar) before I put in HID.

They are noticiably brighter than normal off the shelf Sylvania H1's. I would say about 30-40%. They also burn whiter. If you got projectors, it will look like HID at certain angles.
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