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Headlights

Discussion in 'Body / Exterior / Interior / Cosmetics' started by Prowler, Jul 12, 2004.

Which type of headlights are you using?

  1. OEM or oem style replacements

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  2. Cheap hyperwhites (the $20 ebay kind)

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  3. Multicolored (rainbow)

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  4. PIAA

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  5. Sylvania Silverstar

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  6. Real H

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  1. Prowler

    Prowler Super Moderator

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    I had the multicolored headlights for a while. I liked them a lot til I broke them. Around here, no one has them and they gave off normal yellowish light like oem but had a faint light green and/or blue tint (from different angles). Of course they were bought at the local rice shop, but they worked well. 100 watts of pure harness melting power :lol:

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    As of today, I'm using the Silverstars. For $40, they better be good. I haven't drove in the night yet, so I can't get pictures til then.

    This is what I found on Google image search:

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  2. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    i'm usin whatever was in the car when i bought it :p
     
  3. Loco Honkey

    Loco Honkey Banned

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    You'd be surprised how much more light you get from those rainbow homo bulbs if you take some WD40 and a rag and wipe that rainbow homo coating off... Blue/ green light = invisible trees.
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    Polarg H4H "Miracle White" bulbs in my ! piece headlights... there wasnt an option for that.
     
  5. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    i have friends that are using the Sylvania Silverstars
    they are deffinatly bright
    personally i dont like them because of the color... they arent blue ... just more of a super white
    i find that i can see much more with more of a yellow light
    so i will be going with the Orsam Silverstars

    Osram / Sylvania are the same company, in the US they use Sylvania, outside the US its Osram. The Osram Silverstar is a clear bulb with Xenon gas boost to increase brightness up to 50% color is similar to standard halogen though it is slightly whiter. The Sylvania Silverstar is the same bulb but with an amethyst blue coating with 30% more light than standard halogen and 4000K light color

    and the Orsams are $4.50 less per bulb :)
     
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    Battle Pope New Member

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    I'll be using whatever comes in my projector headlights.... probably buy some Silverstars to use in the projectors later on though - either that or do a HID conversion... if it works with projectors.
     
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    I thought oils caused hot spots and bulbs to burn out? Do you soak them in alcohol afterwards?
     
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    I think Ji was just trying to make the point that that coating inhibits optimum lighting and that he should have gotten non-homoriffic regular white lights.
     
  9. phunky.buddha

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    PIAA Platinum Super Whites in the Civic (expensive)
    Sylvania Silverstars in the Nissan Hardbody (cheap, still damn good)

    Here, check it out- I posted these pictures up for Codee (don't remember his username on here) a while back. They show the difference between the stock headlights in my truck and then what everything looks like after a cheapo conversion and the addition of the Silverstars.

    http://www.hondaswap.com/~mike/hb/2003-11-...ght_Conversion/
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    Those look good Calesta...
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    :)
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    Yeah, I'm a silverstar fan myself. I had them in my old civic before I wrecked her, and they were awesome, and I'm probably be going to buy a set for my crx once the lights in there take a poop.
     
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    tab Super Moderator

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    OEM in the Honda.

    In my old S-10, I did a conversion much like Calesta. I couldn't believe the difference. Back when I bought those, people didn't have bright lights in older pickups. With the low beams on, people would flash me constantly. Then I'd hit the high beams, and they'd stop immediately. :lol:

    Hella rectangular lamp conversion with halogen bulb, works very nicely, and looks OEM.
     
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    Well, you still want to aim them correctly so that you're not throwing glare in people's eyes.
     
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