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The ultimate headlight upgrade H4 (not LED or HID)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by crashnburn80, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. Feb 19, 2019 at 8:46 AM
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    Norton

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    LOL'd at both of these quotes! :cheers:
     
  2. Feb 19, 2019 at 9:47 AM
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    I say you are a borderline hoarder... so sell me a pair and we all can feel better!
     
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  3. Feb 19, 2019 at 9:58 AM
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    Let me give it some thought.
     
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  4. Feb 19, 2019 at 10:52 AM
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    FIFY :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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  5. Feb 19, 2019 at 12:04 PM
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    crashnburn80

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    I think I now have 11 bulbs of the 85/80w if you count the All Seasons. I picked up 4 yesterday from a local member. I prefer to think of it as 5 sets and a spare. It sounds less crazy that way.
     
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  6. Feb 19, 2019 at 12:07 PM
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    FastEddy59

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    Hope there in the Freezer. Keep better that way. :evil:
     
  7. Feb 19, 2019 at 12:09 PM
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    So let me do a little quick math based on projected bulb life, average bulb usage per day, # hours in a day, # days in a year, high beam vs low beam usage, phases of the moon, etc. Hmmm, it would appear that you have enough bulbs to last 27.3 years. Yea, that's hoarding!
     
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  8. Feb 19, 2019 at 12:42 PM
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    Bravisimo

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    Hey guys, I just want you to know that I bought the wiring harness from http://www.headlightservices.com/Wiring.html that @crashnburn80 recommended and Im very pleased with it. Simple to install. Anyone can do it. The info that @crashnburn80 provides without a doubt hands down is on point and backed up with his comparisons. Truly informative. I ask myself, why doesn't this guy work for Toyota?? Or at least be a consultant to the automotive lighting industry??

    Any ways, I ordered these bulbs from Amazon UK. When you do a search fr Amazon UK, click on the link and you will be required to log in with your regular Amazon credentials. I use my Amazon CC so there are no extra charges and the euros convert to USD at checkout. Prime was not offered though.

    [​IMG]2
    2 of OSRAM 64206ALL P43t Allseason Off Road Headlamp Bulb 12 V 85/80 W

    and


    [​IMG]2
    2 of Osram All Season Super 64193ALS Spotlight Bulb


    I had to order 2 of each so I have 2 sets. One for winter and one for summer. In total, it came to like $80 USD, plus I payed something like $4 USD to have them shipped quicker. No biggie.


    So my idea is to carry a set of bulbs in the truck with a spare, so I bought this:

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    Waterproof Case | Pelican 1050 Micro Case - for iPhone, cell phone, GoPro, camera, and more(Yellow/Clear)


    [​IMG]
    Pelican 1052 Foam Set



    And this is what Im carrying in the truck:

    IMG_4193.jpg

    All Im saying is that Im glad we have some one like @crashnburn80 to help us understand the lighting and how to get the most out of the bulbs. Thanks bro!
     
  9. Feb 19, 2019 at 2:45 PM
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    Now your making me feel guilty for just shoving them in the glove box and threatening the kid never to touch them.
     
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  10. Feb 19, 2019 at 3:10 PM
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    Bravisimo

    Bravisimo So many mods, very little money.

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    :rofl:
     
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  11. Feb 19, 2019 at 5:32 PM
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    I also still have a set of the 85/80 Hypers.

    I take payment in arms and legs.
     
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  12. Feb 19, 2019 at 9:18 PM
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    Norton

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    I should have hoarded when they were available... My only set of Hyper 85/80w bulbs is installed. :(

    When they're gone, they'll be replaced with what I consider to be the next best thing - Super Bright 100/90w bulbs.
     
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  13. Feb 19, 2019 at 9:32 PM
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    I’d really suggest giving the All Seasons a shot if you don’t mind the slightly yellower color light. I like them more than the 100/90w Superbrights and they project better like the Hypers, because they are a Hyper bulb. I also actually find the warmer color easier on the eyes.
     
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  14. Feb 19, 2019 at 9:34 PM
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    Nice case! I think a 2 bulb version would be slightly more ideal to save space in the glovebox but that is really sharp! Makes me want to invest in a better way to carry spares.

    Which bulbs did you end up installing?
     
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  15. Feb 20, 2019 at 6:45 AM
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    I too agree that the 85/80w All Seasons are easier on the eyes (and reflecting off street signs). The other difference I noticed is the 85/80w Hypers (the discontinued ones) had a stronger hotspot and I kind of miss that. But overall, I am happy with the All Seasons.
     
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  16. Feb 20, 2019 at 10:26 AM
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    I currently have a set of the 100/90s installed. I’ve been running them for probably about 2-2.5 years now, and they’re still going. I’m quite happy with their lifespan. After removing them while waiting on my new harness, I can tell they are close to their end. I have a hoard of 100/90s and a pair of 85/80 hypers.
     
  17. Feb 20, 2019 at 4:21 PM
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    I picked up a few 85/80w All Seasons from @IMGROOT the other day who switched to a 3rd Gen. He pointed out an observation that myself and I think others have missed. Check out what is listed on the customs label for the Osrams.

    1B6FBF38-4E07-4D1E-9AF2-EA234D11F1D4.jpg
     
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  18. Feb 20, 2019 at 4:29 PM
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    Well, I guess they could light a cig.
     
  19. Feb 20, 2019 at 4:56 PM
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    LOL! Yeah the case helps a lot. Only reason Im carrying them in a case is to be organized AND they cant get damaged. Right now I have the Philips RacingVision H4 Headlight Bulbs Xtreme Vision.
     
  20. Feb 20, 2019 at 10:09 PM
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    Any firefighters in here?

    It just occurred to me watching something on TV, are you guys using “white” LED flashlights when going into a burning building? White LED light has very high refraction meaning it will not be effective in a smokey environment as all it is going to do is illuminate the smoke, rather than allowing the firefighters to see beyond the smoke.
     
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