|01-17-2020 07:01 AM|
I don't mind replacing them every 2ish years if they get dim.
every 10 months when one burnt out driving down the road was a drag.
so far they haven't dimmed noticeably, but you know how that is.
you don't realize it until you put new bulbs in and go damn those are bright.
|01-17-2020 06:50 AM|
|01-17-2020 05:13 AM|
|ChiScouter||Ordered Phillips Extreme Vision off of Amazon, 30 bucks.|
|01-16-2020 06:56 PM|
Two XJ's and an XJ buggy (all with Hella E-Code housings)
'99 F-350 with '05 headlight housings.
All have better cutoff than stock, but much brighter.
I've yet to have anyone flash me running these in the last few years, same with the wife.
There might be "better" out there, but for ~$30 a pair...been WELL worth it. Biggest different was the F-350...dogsh*t before, FAR better now.
|01-16-2020 06:41 PM|
|01-16-2020 06:29 PM|
I need a pair of H7s for some high beams that'll blind the absolute fuck out of everyone
Seems the only thing I use my brights for any more is for oncoming assholes that think the blue light on the dash means their headlights are on
at work we have many loaner cars and it seems half the time you jump in one, the brights are latched on
|01-16-2020 06:06 PM|
sylvania xtravision bulbs I put in after the 2nd set of silverstars have gone two years.
no problems in the car. factory relay setup with not shitty wire, separate bulbs for hi/low.
DRL used the low beam and I really think they didn't like that shit.
|01-16-2020 04:12 PM|
Bought these for my 06 f150. They were the deal of the day when I got them and $30 I think. The base is adjustable to focus the cutoff and pattern in a standard housing. I didn't have to mess with that, but did aim the buckets down a little. Nice white and bright light that isn't puking light into the faces of oncoming drivers.
|01-16-2020 04:05 PM|
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|01-16-2020 03:16 PM|
Same general idea as rough-service, and 125-130V rated incandescent household lamps.
|01-16-2020 03:11 PM|
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|01-16-2020 02:40 PM|
I put some SeaLight 9008 LEDs (amazon) in a friend's JK. The hardest part was manually clocking them correctly in the housing. Could not get hem to sit exactly right (10 degrees off approx) but the results were still good.
I almost ordered a set for the gf's Liberty, but got 50% brighter halogens from rockauto for ~$8 each instead.
Something I noticed on both Jeeps... the stock halogens go dark inside from filament oxidation over time. I get some of that would be normal, but for the lamp to go basically black? I thought changing them when they burn out was often enough...
|01-16-2020 01:27 PM|
I just put LED's in my 2011 Ram to get rid of the shitty stock light output. I went with Hikari Ultra H11's from Amazon for my lows and Hikari standard LED's in 9005 for my Fogs. I have yet to upgrade the high beams, but will be soon. They were plug and play, but I didn get some flicker from my lows. I was able to adjust my trucks settings using an app to disable PWM to the headlights and fixed that. Prior to LED's I upgraded my stock fogs from 9145's to 9005s and that was a nice bump in brightness. Lows were Silverstar H11's. These LED's are next level. They're definitely not the brightest in the world, but the kill the stock lighting. They dont scatter light terribly like the old LED's did, it does help the Ram quad reflector housings work well with LED's. I also just stuck a 30" curved LED lightbar in between my tow hooks to use as a high beam. Works great.
You will notice that while LED's are bright, the whiter light doesnt seem like it shines as far. If you can get bulbs at 5000k or 4500k they will appear brighter, but will also be yellower if thats a concern. The other concern is heat, LED's dont develop much heat at all. If you live somewhere where it snows your headlights run the risk of icing over if the snow is heavy and wet. We had this happen on our 17 wrangler with factory LED's and had to pull over every 10-15 minutes to wipe the housings off. This was also a very bad storm with wet snow and it is the only time we've had to do it.
|01-16-2020 12:38 PM|
This and never look back.
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|01-16-2020 12:33 PM|
I am amazed I have IPF H4 inserts in my Cherokee that I have had for over 12 years. LED are better but they ice over in the winter.
|01-16-2020 12:28 PM|
|scooter2374||My '07 Subie Impreza 5 doors hates any of the Sylvania bulbs, but loves the cheapo NAPA ones. YMMV.|
|01-16-2020 12:23 PM|
|PROJECTJUNKIE||I worked in a rural area that crossed 7 miles of national forest, and open range cattle lease. After yet another coworker totaled a truck related to animals on the road, I put an Amazon light bar in the bumper of my DD, well worth it IMO|
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|01-16-2020 10:44 AM|
I had the same issue in my daily. Bitched to the guy at the auto parts store while I was buying my third pack of bulbs in a year and he told me to stop buying the more expensive, brighter bulbs and just get the cheap-o not-so-bright bulbs instead.. still made by Sylvania.
Tried that and those bulbs lasted the last 2 years I owned my truck.
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|01-16-2020 09:26 AM|
|[email protected]||Read the back of the bulb package. Anything but the "standard" will say right on the back that it's going to burn out 10x faster.|
|01-16-2020 09:22 AM|
I bought led bulbs for my mid-travel tundra that sees a lot of off-road miles. I put them in and turned them on, happy about the bright white light they put out but not happy that the bulb seal wouldn’t fit with them in place. Then I heard the little tiny cooling fan in them and decided that one dose of mud or snow would end the fan and cook the bulbs. I took them out and ordered the 2nd brightest sylvania bulbs.
So I wouldn’t use less on most vehicles. They aren’t ready yet. Get a led light bar on amazon and run that when your headlights aren’t enough. Just remember to turn it off around other traffic and aim it low.
|01-16-2020 09:16 AM|
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