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Piaa Intense White bulbs

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by nb_tacoma, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. Nov 6, 2011 at 3:10 PM
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    nb_tacoma

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    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

    thanks
     
  2. Nov 6, 2011 at 4:20 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 $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.
     
  3. Nov 6, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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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.
     
  4. Nov 6, 2011 at 4:39 PM
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    YES!!
    I've used them and they were bright. The only complaint is that they don't last long, at least for me (7 months).
     
  5. Nov 6, 2011 at 4:47 PM
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    My first (and only) set is still going strong over 3 yrs after I installed them.
     
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    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. :rolleyes:
     
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    Great stuff, will sthese plug right in and use stock wiring/fuses and not melt the truck?

    Thanks
     
  9. Nov 7, 2011 at 5:24 AM
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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.
     
  10. Nov 8, 2011 at 5:08 AM
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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!
     
  11. Nov 8, 2011 at 5:11 AM
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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
     
  12. Nov 8, 2011 at 5:56 AM
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    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.
     
  13. Nov 8, 2011 at 9:44 AM
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    under $25/pr - ebay
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    and an improvement over stock
     
  14. Nov 8, 2011 at 7:36 PM
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    Yes, they will. I installed my Intense Whites with all stock wiring and have had NO problems for three years.
     
  15. Nov 13, 2011 at 8:50 PM
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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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