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best aftermarket bulbs

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by pb2xfreek, May 3, 2012.

  1. May 3, 2012 at 2:48 PM
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    pb2xfreek

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    What would be the best brand of aftermarket bulbs that I could get for my taco for under $50?
     
  2. May 3, 2012 at 2:51 PM
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    PIAA Xtreme White bulbs are pretty good. They are $50 on Amazon right now. My brother has the Philips Crystal Vision and they don't look as good as the PIAAs, which put out a whiter light IMO.
     
  3. May 3, 2012 at 2:52 PM
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  4. May 3, 2012 at 2:55 PM
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    Sweet thanks I'll take a look at em!
     
  5. May 3, 2012 at 3:27 PM
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  6. May 3, 2012 at 3:30 PM
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    Fightnfire

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    Ive been really happy with my Osram Nightbreakers, I think my set were 40ish from Amazon.
     
  7. May 3, 2012 at 3:46 PM
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    Ya I've heard a lot of bad things bout blue bulbs so I wasn't thinking bout getting them. Thanks for the warning tho.
     
  8. May 3, 2012 at 3:49 PM
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    What's so bad about them. They put out good light :confused:
     
  9. May 3, 2012 at 3:56 PM
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    I think they're talking about bulbs made to actually illuminate bluish.
     
  10. May 3, 2012 at 4:16 PM
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    I have the same bulbs and really like them also. The Philips Xtreme Power bulbs are also a good bulb.
     
  11. May 3, 2012 at 4:21 PM
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    What kind of bulbs are you talking about about? Light output, longevity, color??:rolleyes:
     
  12. May 3, 2012 at 5:02 PM
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    I'm looking for light out put and longevity don't care bout color even tho blue would be cool and match my truck but the only thing keeping me from getting them is what i hear about them. I've heard people saying they don't last long, the blue color sometimes looks purple so Idk.
     
  13. May 3, 2012 at 5:15 PM
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    Just so you know, increased light output is usually coupled with a shorter life span. It's a trade off.
     
  14. May 3, 2012 at 5:19 PM
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    Ya I kinda figured still want to get the best I can pay for
     
  15. May 3, 2012 at 7:24 PM
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    Ive used Sylvania silverstar ultras and i really liked the light output with them.
     
  16. May 3, 2012 at 7:28 PM
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    Doesn't wally world sell those?
     
  17. May 3, 2012 at 7:37 PM
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    Why not HID's from DDM Tuning? They're $50 for the bi-xenon and come with lifetime warranty.
     
  18. May 3, 2012 at 9:40 PM
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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 $45/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 $30/pr from Amazon, OSRAM Night-Breakers, available through Amazon for $34/pr, and Sylvania SilverStar zXe bulbs, available through Amazon for $60/pr.
     
  19. May 4, 2012 at 5:45 AM
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    Because HID's don't belong in reflector housings... If you want HID's, do it right and retrofit some projectors :cool:
     
  20. May 4, 2012 at 6:02 AM
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    It just kills me when people are concerned about looks when it comes to something so important as light output.
     
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