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Old 07-19-2007, 06:31 AM   #1
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Exclamation BRIGHT BLUE'ISH HEADLIGHTS! BRAND? WHERE? PRICE?

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blue doesn't mean more light

www.powerbulbs.com UK com. i've ordered a few sets of bulbs from them. i recommend the phillips visionplus
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Yeah i understand that cause of the cars that my dad work on (Infiniti, BMW etc.) You can tell the difference in which is brighter bulbs. But i also want brightness but also want a blue look to them. Kind of a meet in the middle thing. I JUST HATE YELLOW LIGHTS! Even if the bulbs were just really white that would be okay too, but really want a blue tint to 'em
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well those are HIDs and are diff. then just "blue" blubs, in reality alot of those blue bulbs make you loose useful light.
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I had the Sylvania Silverstars in one of my cars before. It did make a difference and looked good too. You can pick them up at Wal-Mart, any auto parts store, or I found Target is cheaper than all of em.

If you just want the blue bulb look you can find a ton of those dirt cheap on ebay.

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Unless money isn't an issue, go with a full HID kit.
I think StereoEFX has em for like $170ish.
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Sylv. Silverstars are good BUT the euro one's are brighter then the US ones. again that powerbulbs place carries the euro SS's

PIAA's are overrated unless you buy the driving lights. i've had the bulbs (high $) and driving lights 6" dia. the bulbs didn't last very long either.

and i have aftermarket HID's on the minivan 4300k. 4300 = not really blue, but the most visibility across the light spectrum.
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I know you keep saying the bulbs don't last long, but let's face it, your experience with the PIAAs was in your VFR, a bike with a poorly designed charging system to begin with.:BangHead:

That being said, I've used the PIAA's in literally hundreds of customer bikes with no complaints.

I've got them in my bikes as well, and even have the H4 conversion in my Jeep. The PIAA's really make a difference!

IMO, they are the next best thing to HID's, and a whole lot less expensive.

I like them so much I keep them in stock. Everything from the H4 and H7 to the new H9 & H11 to fit the newer GSXR's and ZX6 / 10's.
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I know you keep saying the bulbs don't last long, but let's face it, your experience with the PIAAs was in your VFR, a bike with a poorly designed charging system to begin with.:BangHead:

That being said, I've used the PIAA's in literally hundreds of customer bikes with no complaints.

I've got them in my bikes as well, and even have the H4 conversion in my Jeep. The PIAA's really make a difference!

IMO, they are the next best thing to HID's, and a whole lot less expensive.

I like them so much I keep them in stock. Everything from the H4 and H7 to the new H9 & H11 to fit the newer GSXR's and ZX6 / 10's.
well for 1 you have a vested interest in selling PIAA's so i'm kinda an unbiased opinion. i've had phillips vision+ on my bikes for yrs and never had a prob. yet i ran thru 4-5 PIAA's bulbs in 1 yrs time......dunno. same bike same charging system.

The powerbulbs site has an independant test, and the vision+ and Silverstars came out tops. not sure if PIAA's were tested on there. PIAA's mostly hype IMO, again the light spectrum is laws of physics not advertising.

i've also had PIAA lights on the camry as well, yes huge 6 or 8 " round driving lights on teh ft bumper, yest it was funny lookin, yes it served a purpose.

i looked at the xetronic HIDs and there prolly fine for most people but i chose www.xenondepot.com HIDs becuase of the independant power wire vs using the OE wiring harness, which wasn't designed for the loads that HIDs put on a system when firing up, and again, i don't have a vested interest in any HID shops or brands. again IMO.
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PIAAs typically run $89.95 for the set, 2 bulbs.
It's a little pricey compared to stock bulbs which run $10-$15.00, but it's well worth it IMO.
The difference in light output at night, as well as how much brighter than stock they are, is significant. I've noticed that I get "seen" more by cagers when I have the PIAA's installed.
They're also a lot cheaper than HID's.
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well for 1 you have a vested interest in selling PIAA's so i'm kinda an unbiased opinion. i've had phillips vision+ on my bikes for yrs and never had a prob. same bike same charging system. and the powerbulbs site has an independant test, and the vision+ and Silverstars came out tops. not sure if PIAA's were tested on there. mostly hype IMO, again the light spectrum is laws of physics not advertising.

i've also had PIAA lights on the camry as well, yes huge 6 or 8 " round driving lights on teh ft bumper, yest it was funny lookin, yes it served a purpose.

I beg to differ, I don't have a vested interest in PIAA's.
I don't own stock in the company, nor do i get a kickback.

I have access to multiple brands of bulbs as well as HID systems. I promote PIAA because I've personally used their product and believe in it.

I typically have a bike or 2 at the shop that have PIAA's installed, if anyone wants to see the difference firsthand, I'd be happy to demonstrate them.

My 2 cents, YMMV.
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well, you make more $ on PIAA's then i do........lol
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a friend of mine has an '07 camry, and he put the ultra white bulbs in and they look awesome in his projectors. I have HID, and side by side, his lights look almost the same as mine. I forgot what kind of bulbs he got, but they are brighter than normal and aren't HID.

here are some sites he was looking at before he bought his bulbs, I'll ask him what he got and then post back

http://www.lightlens.com/bulbs.htm

http://www.luminicsbulbs.com/

http://www.rallylights.com/
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gary (dudewhrsmybike) has i nice set of bulbs that are super whites. maybe he will post the brand he has
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patrick, i want you turn on my high beams and take a picture, because my low are the piaa and the high is the reg. bulb
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My HIDs will be here tomorrow. The 05-06 ZX-6R only has one running light on at night, so SexualChocolate and I split a kit. $81 each, with a new design smaller ballast, and lifetime warranty. Ordered the 5000k, so a SLIGHT blue tint, but still a very good amount of useable light.
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if you want nice blue or white then go with real H.I.Ds. it would be even better if you can retro fit projectors. but if you dont want to spend money on them then make sure to get the piaa and not the cheap "blue coated" bulbs. ive had the cheap blue ones and theyre nothing compared to the piaa ones. heres 8000k on my old bike
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My HIDs will be here tomorrow. The 05-06 ZX-6R only has one running light on at night, so SexualChocolate and I split a kit. $81 each, with a new design smaller ballast, and lifetime warranty. Ordered the 5000k, so a SLIGHT blue tint, but still a very good amount of useable light.

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if you want nice blue or white then go with real H.I.Ds. it would be even better if you can retro fit projectors. but if you dont want to spend money on them then make sure to get the piaa and not the cheap "blue coated" bulbs. ive had the cheap blue ones and theyre nothing compared to the piaa ones. heres 8000k on my old bike

what HID brand/web site did you guys go with?
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