Anyone use these kind cheap light bulbs?

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  1. BigVortec99

    BigVortec99 New Member

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    I thought I wanted the lighter blue colored HIDs until I found out how hard they are on the wallet. I was just curious if anyone had already tried them out or any similar and if you had any luck with them. I understand going into it that they arent going to be near as good as the full HID conversions.
     
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    duke i like interco

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    Um what?
     
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    Graystone Mmm Sandwich

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    Is there a link or a picture that I can't see?
     
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    Nokia Cool Blue I had in my car. Gave a Whitish blue 4K look.
     
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    Phildirt n. fil-dert.

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    I use the Autozone bulbs for everything but headlights and they last just as long. Sylvania Silver Stars for headlights. I've never been a bulb guy, my night vision is pretty good.
     
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    There should have been a link on my first post. All i wanted to know was do the coated halogen bulbs you buy last like a normal bulb and give the white to blue tint. Sorry for the confusion.
     
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    Ok thanks. Nokia or Putco pure was the brands I was actually looking at.
     
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    Graystone Mmm Sandwich

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    Blue light is harder on your eyes. If you are just looking for blue you are going to get worse like output if it's just a coated bulb.
     
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    You should stay around the 5-6000k light range
     
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    Morimoto HID kits, enough said. I use to buy all the bulbs that resembled or tried to look like expensive cars and they all sucked until I went to HID.
     
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    we sell a ton of Putcos at work. Good warranty
     
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    ScottyBoy Whatcha wanna do???

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    I have had two sets of Nokya (not Nokia) bulbs over the years and both sets suck balls compared to HID kits or even Silverstar bulbs. Nokya bulbs are good for one thing, making the light look bluish. While they do have a bluish hue, the actual light output is horrible.
    I had a set made by APC (who is out of business now) that was the best set of bluish bulbs I ever bought. That was back in 2002 or so, before the EBay HID kits became so cheap and plentiful.
    Nowadays, everyone is just using HIDs or LED bulbs.
     
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    PIAA highs and lows. Super white or ultra white I think. Backup bulbs I use a brand that goes by "Diesel" and they are a blue bulb but are really bright when backing up
     
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    I run DDM Tuning HIDs in all of mine. Affordable HID kits with lifetime warranty.
     
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    my first set of Nokya's threw amazing light, 2nd set were ok. My silverstar hi's in the truck and fogs are amazing. So much light.
     
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    I have people flashing hi beams at me from time to time with the Silverstars. Don't really see a scenario where I'd need a brighter bulb.
     
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    I checked these out and they're very affordable! I purchased a pair of 9005 LED 6000k 80W bulbs with tiny fans off of eBay for $16.50, figured they were worth a shot. So far pretty impressed! They're pretty deep, so I had to loosen the wiper washer fluid reservoir and cut the rubber weather mat a little behind the headlight assembly.
     
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    UPDATE: so I was impressed until I got to driving these in a blizzard. They didn't produce enough heat to melt the freezing snow hitting the headlight. And the light dos not project far at all. In town driving they looked great, but real world not so much.
     
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    real world for you maybe...
     
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    Phildirt n. fil-dert.

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    *drives in blizzard, worries about headlight ability to melt snow

    Reason #1,527 I live in Florida.
     

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