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Piaa Headlight Bulbs

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Logan22, May 24, 2012.

  1. Logan22

    Logan22 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I am wanting some headlight bulbs that illuminate white with no yellowish tent. Also I want to be able to just put them into stock housings, wires, etc. I was thinking about getting the Piaa Extreme White. Would these work fine for what I want. Also does anyone have any pics of these on their truck, I would really appreciate it if someone could post them. Do you have any other suggestions?
     
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    Another option would be Sylvania zXe. I might try these myself when the stock ones burn out Just remember that aftermarket lights won't last as long as stock.HIDs are an option but they look and project like crap in a reflective housing.
     
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    I've had the Sylvania Silverstars and they were exceptionally more white then the stock bulbs and I liked them cause the light output was better too. I'm sure the PIAA's are good as well but you will be paying a bit more for those.
     
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    Narva Range Power 50 http://store.candlepower.com/naraulhiou551.html

    Those PIAA/Sylvania/whoever coated bulbs everyone loves suck IMO.


    All the bulbs have the same wattage so:

    Coating = less light

    No coating = more light


    Stolen from another forum:
    I'd highly recommend the Osram Silverstars. These are like the Euro version of the Sylvania Silverstars and have won most magazine shootouts for several years AND they last longer than the Syl. Silverstars WITH better light output.

    Go to Daniel Stern Lighting Consultancy and Supply to buy them in the US. Outstanding bulbs to try in the FJ. There are 4 that are almost identical; Philips VisionPlus, Osram SilverStar, Narva RangePower+50, Tungsram Megalicht. Better than my PIAA's were.

    Go here to see a review of the Osram's:

    Bulb test - H7 + 50 | Product Tests | Car Reviews | Auto Express

    If you want something really sweet, buy the Osram Ralleyes. I bought a set of them but I am upgrading my wiring harness to really take advantage of them as they are 70/65W bulbs and the Toy's wiring needs a little help as I am getting some voltage drop as it is now and this will just make it worse.
     
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    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    I've got the PIAA Xtreme white bulbs and like them. They have a good beam pattern and are white. Here's a pic of the light output color.
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    Here you can see they have a slightly blue hue in the headlight housing when the lights are off.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks, the picture helped alot. You don't have to change any wiring or anything do you for these bulbs?
     
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    just buy Narva for the same price if not cheaper :confused:

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    As long as you don't get grease on them a strait razor will peel the coating off of them. It would be labor and time intensive.
     
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    Does anyone know which piaa extreme white model I would need?
     
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    Here's what you'd need:
    9003/HB2/H4

    No wiring required, unplug the old bulb, undo the retainer clip, install new bulb, plug in and done. Just make sure you don't touch the glass part of the bulb. It might help to wear nitrile gloves.
     
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    Thanks alot
     
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    Logan22 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Do you think the extreme white plus would be even better? They cost a little more.
     
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