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Headlamp question

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Cardsallday13, Nov 19, 2017.

  1. Nov 19, 2017 at 4:21 PM
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    Cardsallday13

    Cardsallday13 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Before I go buy, are there a n particular headlamp halogen bulbs that come anywhere near matching white/blue color is threw DRL LEDs?

    Tia
     
  2. Nov 19, 2017 at 4:54 PM
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    M1Awolf

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    what about if not LED?
     
  4. Nov 19, 2017 at 5:09 PM
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    i gotcha. Thanks. Maybe ill check out those LED's. Thanks for the heads up.

    i know that silverstar also has an XD bulb which looks to be bluer than the others, but might be too blue
     
  5. Nov 19, 2017 at 8:19 PM
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    rlx02

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    I'd stay away from LED lowbeams unless you want to blind everyone else and have less visibility than stock.
     
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    H11 to H9 modification for your low beams. This will yield the most light output from a halogen bulb, without risking any harm to your stock light wiring harnesses.
     
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    J.M Taco

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    Go HID or retrofit if budget permits.
    Trust me, I tried the Sylvania Silverstars and the color difference and output from stock was marginal at best. I did see Sylvania offers a “ZXE” line that advertises “Crisp, white light - the look, feel and attitude of HID” but it’s just a blue tinted bulb.
     
  10. Nov 19, 2017 at 9:31 PM
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    burnt_taco

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    I'm using Philips Diamond Vision halogen bulbs. Can see the difference in link. Can't tell from the pictures/angle but they are pretty close to matching the DRL.

    What Have You Done To Your 3rd Gen Today?
     
  11. Nov 20, 2017 at 4:35 AM
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    Cardsallday13

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    thanks all. I think i am going to stick with halogens at least until the mfr warranty is up on my truck.
     
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    I've done this on my wife's T4R and my WRX, takes 10min. Huge improvement!! Stick with Osram Nightbreakers or basic Sylvania/Phillips bulbs, skip the blue crap like Silverstar. Colored bulbs actually have LESS light output.
     

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