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Old August 14th, 2005, 12:41 AM   #1
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Which light bulbs should i buy? I heard that the Silverstars burn out quick i want a blueish color and not that white. Its for the low beam and is there any adjusting the light angle when you put in the new bulb?

Also anyone know places to get it and how much they should cost?

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Old August 14th, 2005, 12:55 AM   #2
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you could get the Eurolite Xenon bulbs like i got. theyre the "Xenon Crystal" bulbs, theyre kinda blueish. and i think theyre around $25-$30
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I heard Eurolite isn't dependable and have got bad rating because their part of Tropicana company
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Old August 14th, 2005, 01:05 AM   #4
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oh, ok, mine are doing good tho.
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Old August 14th, 2005, 01:07 AM   #5
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no problems? I'll wait for more opinion no offense
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its cool. ive only had one go out on me, but that was in february/march, when the weather is funky and messes with light bulbs.
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I'm using Nokya Artic White Stage 2 bulbs, and there white with a little blue tint.
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If you get "too blue" you might get pulled over.
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Old August 14th, 2005, 01:37 AM   #9
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Blue tint is alright i guess, Know where to get these?
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I bought mine off ebay. But you probably could get em off other places also.
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Silverstars aren't bad. I've been using them for a while now (a couple of months) and I'm still on my first set.

Its most likely the way you use it. If you want some long lasting bright bulbs then you might as well go HID.
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O yea i have a set of silverstars *4 Bulbs* for sale also if you interested in them.
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do they have a blueish tint how much?
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well the silverstars don't have much color, they look near stock color, but they just have great output.
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i'll try to find a pic of the output color.
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The left is the silverstar bulb which is more bright and white, and the right is the stock bulb.

Picture borrowed from www.filtsai.com
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Heres a pic of my Nokya Artic White Stage 2 bulbs.

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Here is a link to where I'm selling my silverstars.

http://www.v6performance.net/forums/...ad.php?t=58910
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Old August 14th, 2005, 11:30 PM   #19
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heres a pic of my xenons, i can get a closer one if you want.

they dont really show it too well......maybe ill throw a stocker in tomorrow night and get a pic inside (drivers seat) and outside so you can see.
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Old August 15th, 2005, 12:05 AM   #20
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well if your not on a budget piaa bulbs are always a good choice. friend has piaa spark blues on his prelude and they look like hids.
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Old August 15th, 2005, 12:19 AM   #21
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isn't Xenon HID?
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Old August 15th, 2005, 01:39 AM   #22
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no, not that i know of, im pretty sure its a bulb with a Xenon gas in it, sorta a blue gas, which makes the filiment burn brighter to something like that.
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I'm using Nokya Artic White Stage 2 bulbs, and there white with a little blue tint.
Did you use the 9005 or 9006 for the low beams?
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Old August 15th, 2005, 09:36 AM   #24
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nokyas are good
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Old August 15th, 2005, 12:14 PM   #25
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Did you use the 9005 or 9006 for the low beams?
9006
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Old August 16th, 2005, 03:23 PM   #26
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well i had luminics for a year. 5200k or something. theyre really white if you look at them but on the road they give off a slight blue tint. i got them for $10 kuz i got the wrong size and i went in and got em exchanged and they kept the price @ $10...which was supposed to be $30. anyway you shud get those - theyre really worth it. i got my friends to get them and put them on their cars and they look sexy. but now i got 6000k HIDs

oh ya. youre in so cal. you can go to super autobacs, walmart...yeah alot of places. personally i think walmart has cheaper silverstars and OEM bulbs, whereas super autobacs has the blue bulbs youre looking for. you shud go there. its by the 22 west freeway on stanton/beach blvd.

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Old August 17th, 2005, 02:57 PM   #27
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Which light bulbs should i buy? I heard that the Silverstars burn out quick i want a blueish color and not that white. Its for the low beam and is there any adjusting the light angle when you put in the new bulb?

Also anyone know places to get it and how much they should cost?
No Silverstars burn out quick you have to change the harness even with other bulbs

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Old September 1st, 2005, 01:29 AM   #28
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i suggest u just get HIDs if u get the money...it will save you time and money...well...mabee not money...but u will get a WAY better view of the road at night...

just for all those who are wondering...what is the differnce between REAL HIDs and the blue tinted "xenon" bulbs?

well, real HIDs require a whole seperate kit that includes ballasts (bulb), igniter (converter from 55w>35w), relay (sometimes optional), and wires. real HID systems use 35w bulbs...

halogen "xenons" are very simular to the bulbs in your house. it uses a flament (thin wire). A large amount of voltage passes through a small wire, and that wire heats up and thereby produces light

An HID (high-intensity discharge) bulb works on just 12 volts. In the HID bulb the filament is replaced with tiny electrodes in a high-pressure gas-filled glass bulb (xenon gas). The electrodes don't touch, but electrical arcs pass between the electrodes inside the bulb and ignite the gas to produce very bright light. simply chem huh?

if ur thinkign of those halogen "xenon" gas bulbs (ones that use the wire), what do they mean by "xenon" its actually not fully xenon gas, the majority is halogen gas, but there is a slight charge of xenon gas combined. but what makes it so blue like the real HID kits? because there is a blue film around it.


and one more thing... when u see numbers such as 4200k 5400k 6000k 8000k 10,000k 12,000k etc... that is the color in temperature. it is in KELVIN. (ex 6000kelvin)

people are misslead that the higher the K the "brighter" it is. well, its actually the exact opposite. the LOWER you go on the K scale, the brighter and more VISIBILITY you will have.

p.s. anything above 10000k in CA is illegal. y? because anything above 10000k is purple.
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sl33pyriceboi is absolutly right. I also have HID's and I can't even imagine going back to regular bulbs. The light output and quility is far more superior. Plus, you do not have to worry about burning up your wiring harness since they use way less wattage. IMO, save your money and get HID's.
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Old September 23rd, 2005, 02:29 PM   #30
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Raybrig White Sonic or Polarg Shining Wizard. Both have a white bluish color and are the highest quality possible since they are made in Japan.
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