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cardude007617
09-29-2007, 12:51 AM
hey im getting different headlights for my car. im looking at Luminics bulbs. I picked the Blue 9007s for the highs/lows but what should i do for the fogs? match with blue or get the JDM yellow? i kinda like either look, just what looks better i guess im asking. and before anyone says OOO GO WITH PIAA! i refuse to spend 70-80 dollars a bulb..........

oh and are the blue High/low bulbs legal (in wisconsin specifically)...i mean its no different than a HID really.......

lone_wolf025
09-29-2007, 01:07 AM
I'd match the colors personally. At the very least I'd stay away from yellows because they'd blend in with the yellow street lamps I would think.

cardude007617
09-29-2007, 01:24 AM
hmmmm good thought. what about for the legality of blue headlights?

Ajaxus
09-29-2007, 01:38 AM
no color other than yellow on a fog is legal, reason being, yellow light cuts through fog better than any other color and is thus safer.

i wouldn't recommend anything other than yellow, especially since you're in the midwest (we tend to get more fog than most places).

but that's just me.

Bryan
09-29-2007, 08:32 AM
Not only do I hate the look of blue-ish bulbs in the fogs but like AJ said it's dangerous.

cardude007617
09-29-2007, 05:26 PM
ah so blue HEADLIGHTS are legal, but blue fogs arent correct? ok well yellow fogs were my first choice kinda....

Ajaxus
09-29-2007, 06:14 PM
I'm not even sure if blue headlights are legal, the light output goes down the more blue they get and the closer they get to purple.

ryanbgb22
09-29-2007, 06:41 PM
dont do either for high/lows, its straight up r!ce and you wont be able to see anything. IMO, if you want a blue look get hids.

I do however like the look of yellow fogs.

DrFabulous
09-29-2007, 06:51 PM
HIDs FTW


And why go JDM on a american made car lol

Ajaxus
09-29-2007, 07:09 PM
HIDs FTW


And why go JDM on a american made car lol

sik did it..so that makes it kewl!



;crap

cardude007617
09-29-2007, 07:38 PM
ugh im getting more confused by the moment....

Ajaxus
09-29-2007, 07:38 PM
lol

for best light output for the headlights, shoot for a 4000k-6000k temp. Anything above or below will have lower light output.

For the fogs, a pair of blazetechs should get the job done decently.

cardude007617
09-29-2007, 08:01 PM
can u blame me for getting confused? lol
and they say there are better than stock...:
Pure Blue is the most recent addition to the Luminics range of headlight bulbs. Brighter than standard halogen bulbs, Pure Blue discharges an intense sheer blue color that will never be mistaken for stock halogen bulbs. These bulbs offer several advantages over other bulbs. First, Pure Blue offers increased light, improving down road visibility and overall safety, even during poor weather conditions. Additionally, the color and look that these bulbs display are among the closest you can get to that authentic HID look without the expensive kits and conversions. Ideal for multi-purpose applications, Pure Blue bulbs can provide brilliant lighting for your car, truck, motorcycle, or SUV.

SikMindz
09-29-2007, 09:35 PM
sik did it..so that makes it kewl!



;crap

*buzz* Wrong.

My headlights are almost a pure white while my CATZ fogs are more yellow than your future half sisters. :leg

Ajaxus
09-29-2007, 09:42 PM
I was more referencing your old fogs with the yellow seran wrap...

SikMindz
09-29-2007, 09:54 PM
I was more referencing your old fogs with the yellow seran wrap...

You weren't around then therefore cannot talk about it. NEWB- AJ FTL :amraam:

Mike Jung
09-29-2007, 10:03 PM
lol

for best light output for the headlights, shoot for a 4000k-6000k temp. Anything above or below will have lower light output.

For the fogs, a pair of blazetechs should get the job done decently.
Not totally correct !

Colour temperature does not mean light output.
That is why there are separate colour & brightness measurement specs.
4000-6000K is colour temperature.

But what is the light output in lumens ?

Meaning you can get a light bulb to output 6000K, using a blue filter coating on the headlight bulb.
Now by the law of physics. Any filtering on the headlight glass reduces light output (vs clear glass).

You want bright headlight bulbs ?
Get headlight bulbs that use Xenon gas & have clear glass.

Ex:
European Sylvania Silverstars
GE Nighthawks
etc...

PS: In film & TV lighting...you can use a tungsten light at 3200K & use a full C.T. (3200K to 5500K) blue lighting filter.
But you loss about 2-stops of light = about 75% light loss.
Leaving you with about 25% of the original light output.

PSS: Make sure those Blazetech are the 2200 fog lights (& not the 3200 driving lights).

PSSS: "Blue" or Purple headlights are illegal !!!

Ajaxus
09-29-2007, 10:22 PM
You weren't around then therefore cannot talk about it. NEWB- AJ FTL :amraam:

I've seen the photo evidence..it is enough. lol

cardude007617
09-29-2007, 10:30 PM
wait blue headlight bulbs arent legal? i thought they were and it says they are....and u see them all the time

Mike Jung
09-29-2007, 10:32 PM
wait blue headlight bulbs arent legal? i thought they were and it says they are....and u see them all the time
It all depends on your term of "Blue"

What colour temperature in K are they ?

Because if they are 3200K to about 5500K, you will be "ok".
Some real HID's are about 4000K (& up).

cardude007617
09-29-2007, 10:34 PM
here they are...it doenst say
http://www.luminicsbulbs.com/pure_blue.php?PHPSESSID=d41545c38f4fff64ae8cb850f9 b3d70c

EDIT: i think they're 6000k
http://www.automotivelightingusa.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1000

just found that site with em

ryanbgb22
09-29-2007, 10:40 PM
i got 10000k hids and NEVER had a problem yet. Once i get my jectorz in tho i'll have to take it down to about 5000K becuase they will be rediculously blue.

Mike Jung
09-29-2007, 10:45 PM
here they are...it doenst say
http://www.luminicsbulbs.com/pure_blue.php?PHPSESSID=d41545c38f4fff64ae8cb850f9 b3d70c

EDIT: i think they're 6000k
http://www.automotivelightingusa.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1000

just found that site with em
If you must get Luminics...
Get Luminics Ultra White 9007 (http://www.automotivelightingusa.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=10_18&products_id=1015)

But notice how non of them back up their claims of more light output with lumens measurements.

:thumbsdow by Jung

cardude007617
09-29-2007, 10:49 PM
i was thinking about going white first actually, so then WHITE heads and the yellow fogs right? would changing the fogs to these luminics JDM ones yield any changes or is it like a direct swap kinda

WeibSunder
09-29-2007, 11:52 PM
Blue bulbs = FTL!

Yellow Fogs = FTW!

Or you could go Euro style and throw a extra set of fog lights in the lower reverse lights area and rock those on foggy mornings/nights.

cardude007617
09-29-2007, 11:54 PM
ok so White headlights and yellow fogs FTMFW?

Rich
09-30-2007, 02:17 AM
silverstars and angel eyes/thread

cardude007617
09-30-2007, 12:40 PM
haha im not gonna spend like 60 to 70 a set....im not really upgrading and 55watt bulbs are pretty much = wouldnt u all say?

DrFabulous
09-30-2007, 12:49 PM
5000k HIDs headlights and fogs

/thread

Bryan
09-30-2007, 01:33 PM
silverstars and angel eyes/thread

Good combo for sure.

I'm using Silverstars in both the headlights and fogs, I like 'em a lot.

For white headlights and for the price I'd go with Silverstars. A lot of times you can catch them on eBay for $25-30 a pair which is what I did.

cardude007617
09-30-2007, 09:29 PM
Good combo for sure.

I'm using Silverstars in both the headlights and fogs, I like 'em a lot.

For white headlights and for the price I'd go with Silverstars. A lot of times you can catch them on eBay for $25-30 a pair which is what I did.

these are them right:http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Sylvania-Silverstar-Ultra-9007-SU-2-Headlights-Bulbs_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33710QQihZ013QQit emZ230176960935QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW

the 9007 "SU/2" is throwing me i guess...

Bryan
09-30-2007, 09:57 PM
Yeah I've just got the regular ones though. That seller seems a little risky..not awesome feedback, 'small hole behind box', and that's a pretty low BIN price for Ultras.

cardude007617
09-30-2007, 10:16 PM
what's the SU2 part mean.....

Bryan
09-30-2007, 10:19 PM
Can't say I really know what that means. Possibly part numbers? All the Ultras I've seen say SU/2 and all the regular ones say ST/2. Maybe someone can clear that up..

silverbullet51
10-02-2007, 11:19 PM
paul

first off, the SU/2 means there are two silverstar ultras in a box. the ST/2 means that there are just regular silverstars in a box (don't hold me to that)

from what i can understand, HID aftermarket kits are illegal for public road use in addition to being expensive

i have silverstar ultras in my stock lights and i can't see a real noticable improvement.

i got a pair of Hilite superwhite xe bulbs, rated at 7000k on ebay for like ten bucks. they have a slight blueish tink very close to what you see on Lexus and such. i can't tell you what i think of these until i get them put in and solve my problem with the custom headlights i bought.

if you find out about all the legal issues concerning headlights in our state, be sure to let me know, cuz i'm only going by what oznium said about the HID kits.

cardude007617
10-03-2007, 05:06 PM
paul

first off, the SU/2 means there are two silverstar ultras in a box. the ST/2 means that there are just regular silverstars in a box (don't hold me to that)

from what i can understand, HID aftermarket kits are illegal for public road use in addition to being expensive

i have silverstar ultras in my stock lights and i can't see a real noticable improvement.

i got a pair of Hilite superwhite xe bulbs, rated at 7000k on ebay for like ten bucks. they have a slight blueish tink very close to what you see on Lexus and such. i can't tell you what i think of these until i get them put in and solve my problem with the custom headlights i bought.

if you find out about all the legal issues concerning headlights in our state, be sure to let me know, cuz i'm only going by what oznium said about the HID kits.

ahh so like su/2=Silverstar Ultra x2 and ST/2=silverstar_____ x2

GMMike
11-01-2007, 12:27 AM
Yes you are correct.

9007 ST-2= the 2 pack of regular Silverstars
9007 SU-2= the 2 pack of Silverstar Ultras

Jake
11-01-2007, 12:50 AM
5000k HIDs headlights and fogs

/thread

Tymes Tew.

cardude007617
11-26-2007, 12:03 AM
well ok, im half way there. i got some silver stars from advance auto today for $19.88 a piece and got them in right away. i can tell a difference with em, like if i turn my headlights off, the fogs are actually "useful". i like em. should i grab some ultras for the heads now? im getting sick of not seeing at night but just cantt justify 220 bucks for HIDs...

but im also debating, should i get a pair of chrome head lights (silver grand am) at the same time? cuz i want some down the road and i wouldnt be doing the same thing twice then pretty much (taking the headlights out). any opinions?

ZOMGVTEK
11-26-2007, 12:19 AM
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cardude007617
11-26-2007, 03:49 PM
cheap HIDs are cheap for a reason..... and i hate things not working like they should ya know? the only one id go with is oznium. besides, the 4000k silverstars are nice, and i know ill see a diference in the headlights.

stewartfn18
11-26-2007, 08:46 PM
from what ive heard, the ultras are not that much brighter than the regular silverstars. i know what you mean with the fog lights though. i have silverstars as all of my lights as well. big difference. as for the ultras though, you can but its not that much of a difference between the two.