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Old 11-06-2011, 03:10 PM   #1
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Piaa Intense White bulbs

Just wondering if anyone has used the Piaa intense white head light bulbs,
they are rated at 4100k.

just wanted to know if they work well and are good and bright?
im trying to avoid getting HIDs and im hopping this would be a good alternative

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Old 11-06-2011, 04:20 PM   #2
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I've run PIAA Intense White bulbs for years. I'm very happy with whiteness, brightness, and reliability. (They're available for $41/pr from Amazon.)
Note that while the Intense Whites have a blue appearance when off, the light they throw is WHITE (not even the slightest hint of blue).

I've also heard good things about Philips X-treme Power bulbs, which are available for $29/pr from Amazon, and OSRAM Night-Breakers, available from Amazon for $40/pr.
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I've got the PIAA Xtreme white bulbs now and love them. I had Philips Xtreme power bulbs before these and I'd buy both again in a heart beat. I think PIAA's have a wider pattern than the Philips bulbs did but both outshine the stock bulbs by far. No experience with the PIAA bulbs you're looking at though.
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I've used them and they were bright. The only complaint is that they don't last long, at least for me (7 months).
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look at this
http://www.clearcorners.com/tech/002/

this should definitively answer your questions.
It might answer someone's questions, if it included specifics. Unfortunately, there are none. No specific brands and models are identified, leaving it to readers to infer what was tested.

Thanks, but I'll stick with first-hand experience.
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Just wondering if anyone has used the Piaa intense white head light bulbs,
they are rated at 4100k.
Great stuff, will sthese plug right in and use stock wiring/fuses and not melt the truck?

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Great stuff, will sthese plug right in and use stock wiring/fuses and not melt the truck?

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Get the right bulb and yes, they install and plug in just like your stock headlight bulbs. Wear nitrile gloves when installing and do not touch the glass part of the bulb with your hands.
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Get the right bulb and yes, they install and plug in just like your stock headlight bulbs. Wear nitrile gloves when installing and do not touch the glass part of the bulb with your hands.
OK, that's great, is the one described here such a bulb, the 4100K?

Any others?

Thanks for the answer and ahve a good one!
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ive got the phillips xtreme bulbs and i love them. they (claim) to be the brightest non-HID bulb available on the market and trust me, they are way better than stock
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OK, that's great, is the one described here such a bulb, the 4100K?

Any others?

Thanks for the answer and ahve a good one!
I should have been more specific, I meant get the bulb with the correct base. Our Tacomas take 9003/HB2/H4. As long as the bulb you order has one of those 3 designations, it will be plug and play.

According to PIAA, you can get those bulbs in H4 size so they'll fit.
http://piaa.com/Bulbs/Bulbs-H4.html

I wouldn't order directly from PIAA, you'll pay about 30% more than you should. Try Amazon.
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silverstar ultra 4100K
under $25/pr - ebay
running 2+ years
and an improvement over stock
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I had a pair of SiverStar ultra's in my patrol car..they worked great for the 10 months they stayed illuminated (I work nights so they were on more than standard driving). Spend the extra money and get the Piaa's.
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