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Old 10-04-2011, 11:50 PM   #115
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Originally Posted by jlcool007 View Post
i know this is kind of late in the thread but

GET THE OSRAM CBI's!!!!! i just got them in and they are so bright! samae stock 35w ballast and people actually ask me at the gas station what i'm running! (i'm talking like 55+ year old guys with stock, non-modded bmw's and audi's). just goes to show how bright they are. I don't know how osram increased light output with the same 35w input, but they are certainly brighter! deer light up like tin foil on a black background.

a user actually did a test with the 85122's and the cbi's actually threw 55% MORE light than the 85122's! it was something like 2700 lumens vs 4400 (arbitrary measurement, but the relative difference is what makes the reading)
normally you want to compare them with 85122+. the 85122 will lose lumens after break in because it color shifts. the 85122+ does not. but even then, the CBIs are brighter. the lumens is closer to 3400 btw
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