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Old July 6th, 2003, 05:55 AM   #1
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Bright white/blue headlight bulbs?

anyone know of good white/blue tint headlight bulbs?
I really dun have $$ for HID kit...

anyone got picture of APC super whites?
or any better brand recommended?
how about MTEC super whites?

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Old July 6th, 2003, 11:00 AM   #2
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I bought some KOBA headlights from ebay its really white with a blueish tint to it its rated at 4800 lumens i recommend that one its cheap too.
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4800 lumens eh? that's so high.... i htink some hids are that.... maybe u meant temp?
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Old July 7th, 2003, 09:25 PM   #4
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4800 lumens eh? that's so high.... i htink some hids are that.... maybe u meant temp?
DV8, I seriously doubt they are 4800 lumens, maybe the color temperature is 4800K. A 4100K D2S has 3200 lumens, a D2R will have 2800 lumens. A blue tinted halogen bulb will normally have less than a standard OEM 55 watt bulb which has 1100 lumens. A blue tinted bulb will have anywhere between 850-1000 lumens due to the blue tinted filter the light has to travel through. The deeper the color, the lower the lumen count will be. A high color temp HID bulb such as a 8000K will be incomparison to a blue tinted halogen bulb.

Here again are some photos of the difference between the two that I posted a long time ago on the old site.

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hmmm the second pic looks like my old HIDs.... they were rated at 11000K.... all dim and ****
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the first pic looks like a lexus judging by the gauge cluster.
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Old July 7th, 2003, 11:42 PM   #7
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the first pic looks like a lexus judging by the gauge cluster.
This photo is of a modified Civic with donated Lexus IS300 headlight fixtures with all sort of other mods. So, yes you are correct some what. Very good eye you have though..

I am highly impressed...
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damn, i was going to ask how they got the white indiglos, but then you said it was a civic, im getting the hyperwhite led kit from entcee and wanted to find white indiglos.....
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oh and piaa bulbs are a good way to go without forking over the money for hids
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this is what im talking about its 4800k not 4800 lumens my bad
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screw the blue look get silverstarts
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Old July 8th, 2003, 04:16 PM   #12
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anyone know much about these?

it looks very promising, but u'll probably have to upgrade ur headlight harness
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...tem=2422795034

I bought these off ebay. They look and work awesome.
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So expensive! is it worth that 40 dollar price tag?

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Before installing a high wattage bulb into the housing, I would highly recommend installing a upgraded wire harness. This is a small piece of insurance that could save you money in the long run. Save your OEM headlight switch from maybe becoming a problem

Here is a post I replied to from a while back. It is about wire harnesses and high wattage bulbs.

Look for my post on this site. I talked about high wattage bulbs.

http://www.v6accord.com/forums/showt...t=wire+harness

Hope this helps,
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damn 5500k
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Im using XD5 5100k 9006 bulbs for my low beam i got it from ebay, and they work very good, the wattage is high but the seller said that i have nothing to worry about..........I had them for like 3 or 4 months........Still going strong
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how many watts is the bulb??
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i've tried the silverstars. didn't like em, looked like stock..
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theyre yellowish with a little bit of blue in them
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Originally posted by DTB on July 8th, 2003 at 06:54 PM

Before installing a high wattage bulb into the housing, I would highly recommend installing a upgraded wire harness. This is a small piece of insurance that could save you money in the long run. Save your OEM headlight switch from maybe becoming a problem

Here is a post I replied to from a while back. It is about wire harnesses and high wattage bulbs.

Look for my post on this site. I talked about high wattage bulbs.

http://www.v6accord.com/forums/showt...t=wire+harness

Hope this helps,
quick question, there are 2 kinds of harness out there. One iwth a relay to the battery to get power, another that just attaches to the stock harness, like theo nes sold on ebay.

Do we really need to buy the 40 dollar one that has a relay and goes to the battery?
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quick question, there are 2 kinds of harness out there. One iwth a relay to the battery to get power, another that just attaches to the stock harness, like theo nes sold on ebay.

Do we really need to buy the 40 dollar one that has a relay and goes to the battery?
DV8, pulling power directly from the battery to run any aftermarket accessory that consumes more power than OEM is the best way IMO to install any item. OEM wires are not disigned to handle extra power. They are rated at a specific amount. Electrical diagnosing problems on an automobile is very expensive and time consuming. Spending the extra money now could save you from spending more in the long run. Many may disagree with me, but this is my firm belief. Buying a harness which simply relies on the existing power supply being supplied is a waste of money, being that you do not have any extra benefit except for making your pocket a little lighter. Buy a harness that pulls power directly from your battery is better, besides, doing it this way will save your OEM switch in the car from trying to supply over wattage bulbs that extra power. This will over time shorten the switch's lifespan. Even with a relay system installed there is a small spike of power that is still sent back to the OEM switch, but the stress placed on the OEM switch without a relay is greatly increased.

Just my opinion,
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DV8, pulling power directly from the battery to run any aftermarket accessory that consumes more power than OEM is the best way IMO to install any item. OEM wires are not disigned to handle extra power. They are rated at a specific amount. Electrical diagnosing problems on an automobile is very expensive and time consuming. Spending the extra money now could save you from spending more in the long run. Many may disagree with me, but this is my firm belief. Buying a harness which simply relies on the existing power supply being supplied is a waste of money, being that you do not have any extra benefit except for making your pocket a little lighter. Buy a harness that pulls power directly from your battery is better, besides, doing it this way will save your OEM switch in the car from trying to supply over wattage bulbs that extra power. This will over time shorten the switch's lifespan. Even with a relay system installed there is a small spike of power that is still sent back to the OEM switch, but the stress placed on the OEM switch without a relay is greatly increased.

Just my opinion,
thanks DTB, just out of curiosity, what do u think is one of the best aftermarket HID look alike bulbs?

I'm trying to get a set for my friend's bday. I'm thinking of Mtec, like the ones on ebay. I don't really wanna buy the 70 dollar PIAA set. Do u have any good suggestions?
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thanks DTB, just out of curiosity, what do u think is one of the best aftermarket HID look alike bulbs?

I'm trying to get a set for my friend's bday. I'm thinking of Mtec, like the ones on ebay. I don't really wanna buy the 70 dollar PIAA set. Do u have any good suggestions?
DV8, this is a quote I made from another thread, but I think it will answer your question.

"The premium lamps will look more like a stock bulb but brighter, not a lot of hyperwhite effect to it. With either of these bulbs you wouldn't need a wiring harness, they are the same voltage and wattage as the OEM bulb. A 100% interchangeable with a standard 9006 halogen lamp.

The blue vision actually doesn't look to be that bad I would think, seems like from the picture that it has a very light coating of blue, but it is a blue tinted bulb, so the output is theoritically going to be less than a stock bulb because of the blue tinted lens. I haven't dealt with the blue vision personally, but I have dealt with blue tinted bulbs before, some are worst than others (SOLORA bulbs are terrible). But the blue vision will make road signs reflect better, but less usable light for driving compared with a standard lamp. How much light they produce is a guess for you and me. I don't have any numbers on these. Still seems like it wouldn't be that bad since it seems to have a light blue coating and it that means they will have that bluish hue effect that I think you are looking for. The output is going to depend on how blue the tint is.."



For $17.20/bulb, I don't think that is too bad considering some bulbs cost $40.00/bulb. The blue vision or any other standard wattage bulbs will not require a different wire harness. The harness is mainly for higher wattage bulbs

Here is the thread about this:
http://www.v6accord.com/forums/showt...&highlight=hir

Let me know if I can help you anymore,

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heres what the KOBA bulbs look like
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Old July 11th, 2003, 07:27 PM   #26
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hahaha, i read that one already

saw it in the other post

where did u get the koba bulbs?
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ebay, its pretty cheap too like 7 bucks or something
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Old July 15th, 2003, 03:41 PM   #28
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Just keep in mind that a high K rating on halogen just mees a deeper tint... no halogen can actually go that high in Kelvin. The tungston filament would vaporize.

We've had a lot of success with our Catz line of halogen bulbs. They have dyed glass instead of a tinted film so less light is lost.

THey are stock wattage so you don't burn up your wires or housings. You don't want stuff like this happening:

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Do u have any for sale?
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There is a constant sale here... 10% off anything.
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