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Thinking about replacing the stock light bulbs??

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by 1jpak, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. Jan 31, 2013 at 7:37 PM
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    1jpak

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    I am thinking about replacing the bulbs for brighter bulbs or LED lights. Any suggestions ????
     
  2. Jan 31, 2013 at 7:42 PM
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    What about exterior ?
     
  4. Jan 31, 2013 at 7:53 PM
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    I'm not experienced with exterior LEDs. I changed my fogs to led but those don't have high output.
     
  5. Jan 31, 2013 at 7:56 PM
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    Led exterior on the turn signal and parking lights. HID w/ projector retrofit on the headlights. And if you can an HID reverse light.
     
  6. Jan 31, 2013 at 8:05 PM
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    What are your thoughts about just going with higher output bulbs?
     
  7. Jan 31, 2013 at 8:07 PM
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    I'll check it out .
     
  9. Jan 31, 2013 at 8:47 PM
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    I use the Silverstar Ultra on the T4R and I use to use Raybrig bulbs on my EP3 before I did a HID retro. The Raybrigs are brighter than the Silverstar and they are perfectly fine. Just don't put HID lights on the stock housing.
     
  10. Feb 2, 2013 at 7:39 PM
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    I've heard the bulbs will not last as long as stock ! Is that true?
     
  11. Feb 2, 2013 at 9:26 PM
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    Not that I've noticed. Haven't had a stock bulb go out on me. Well I take that back. My D2S bulb went out after 5 years.
     
  12. Feb 2, 2013 at 9:34 PM
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    Are you talking about aftermarket replacement halogens or HID's? Hid's should last awhile. If you put something like Silverstars in then yes they tend to have less of a lifespan compared to your stock bulbs. I've heard them go out after a year in some cases. I personally have Silverstars in my fogs and headlights and have gotten 2 years out of them before having to replace. Had both a fog and a headlight go out. I don't mind getting 2 years out of them. I don't feel like doing the work to do a retrofit which is the only reason I haven't gone HID. I had HID's in the regular halogen housings in previous vehicles and would never do it again, especially on a truck which sits higher and in my case is lifted a few inches.
     
  13. Feb 3, 2013 at 7:15 AM
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    Aftermarket Halogens. Do you really think it's worth changing , if it only last a year or so?
     
  14. Feb 3, 2013 at 9:25 AM
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    led interior lighting, AVH-P1400, rear view camera, blue sea fuse panel, Bilstein 5100's all around, led bed lighting, hella fogs
    Im looking around for fog bulbs as well.
    I have always used hella yellowstar or osram all-weather.
    Just having a hard time finding them in this bulb size.
    Excellent light output for fogs.
     
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