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Old 12-26-2010, 04:05 PM   #1
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The Brightest White H7 Halogen Bulb?

Right now, my low beam doesn't match with my AE. I have Silverstar Ultra installed.
I also have a pair of Khoalty's halogen bulb, but they are not bright enough.


What is the brightest H7 halogen bulb to match my AE (6000k)?
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Old 12-26-2010, 07:05 PM   #2
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If you are looking for max light output, then go with a standard (non-colored) 55w halogen bulb. If you go with a hyperwhite bulb, you will sacrifice some light output in the name of color which sounds like what happened here.
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Old 12-26-2010, 07:37 PM   #3
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Right now, my low beam doesn't match with my AE. I have Silverstar Ultra installed.
I also have a pair of Khoalty's halogen bulb, but they are not bright enough.


What is the brightest H7 halogen bulb to match my AE (6000k)?
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brightest and whitest are two diferent things, to IMO, no bulb ever will match a 6000 k AE.
you got to go xenon, here´s a quick pic of my car,


before in my sig, I use the depo AE with some philips white bulbs, when I put the ccfl AE, as soon as I look at it all light up, I knew there was no way in hell a halogen bulb ever match them. them I went xenon.
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Old 12-26-2010, 08:52 PM   #4
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I am using the Philips x-treme that replaced my stock halogens. More white than the stock yellow and quite a bit brighter (I would say +40% maybe more...). I bought them from here (free shipping).
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projectors and hids 55w.

dont waste ur time with colored halogen. believe me....
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Sorry to burst your bubble, but none of those "xenon look" or "xenon type" or "Xenon gas filled" or "Xenon wanna-B" bulbs actually put out a light that will match your AE's, no matter what the box says.
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projectors and hids 55w.

dont waste ur time with colored halogen. believe me....
Do you have HID's for foglight? If so, what wattage and bulb are you using for the fogs? I bought the ProLumen HID fogkit from Umnitza about 4 years ago and it came with the 35w bulb. I'm looking to upgrade to 55w but not sure where and what to buy. Thanks
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I am using the Philips x-treme that replaced my stock halogens. More white than the stock yellow and quite a bit brighter (I would say +40% maybe more...). I bought them from here (free shipping).
do you know the color temperature for those bulbs?
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Halogen so-called temperature colors are achieved via coatings on the bulb. These coatings vary in thickness and longevity by the manufacture batches. The color temp rating of the halogen bulb is an approximate color temp rating (ie., the color the bulb was designed to most closely resemble). The shape of your headlight housing will also affect the color of the bulb as seen in the housing although the projected light can be very different.

Now there are some bulbs where the glass is colored in an attempt to adjust the color to resemble a specific temp rating. These bulbs operate at a significant reduced lumen level at comparable wattages. Which is why most places recommend getting the higher wattage halogen bulb when purchasing HID / XENON type look-a-like halogen bulbs.

If you want HID / XENON, just upgrade your head light assemblies. You'll be much happier in the long run.
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Aren't aftermarket HID's and xenons illegal? I'm about to purchase khoalty AE's and I'm worried about them matching my halogens as well.
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way cheaper and they work fantastically

i got these h7 bulbs from ebay and i was super skeptical but i tried them out anyway. i got 4 bulbs, two for low beams and two for brights for only 25 bucks shipped. they are hipro power h7 bulbs at 5900K. They are perfect for you trust me, its what i have on my car and i always get compliments and visibility is incredible.

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i got these h7 bulbs from ebay and i was super skeptical but i tried them out anyway. i got 4 bulbs, two for low beams and two for brights for only 25 bucks shipped. they are hipro power h7 bulbs at 5900K. They are perfect for you trust me, its what i have on my car and i always get compliments and visibility is incredible.

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Thanks, are they 55w or 100w?
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notice how he is from class of 2011.

basically dont trust what hes saying because he has no idea what hes doing.
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Thanks, are they 55w or 100w?
h7 12V 100watts

i thought they would be too high of wattage but ive had them for 6 months now and they have never given me troubles
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h7 12V 100watts

i thought they would be too high of wattage but ive had them for 6 months now and they have never given me troubles
100w is a lot of current to pull through the stock wiring. I would isolate those with relays and dedicated power wiring or you will likely melt your factory wiring harness.

I bought a pair of xenon match highbeam bulbs from khoalty because they were only $8 and they are absolute garbage. The light output is probably half of what a factory clear bulb is.

Do a HID projector retrofit if you want the xenon look. It will be the safest way to go.
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100w is a lot of current to pull through the stock wiring. I would isolate those with relays and dedicated power wiring or you will likely melt your factory wiring harness.

I bought a pair of xenon match highbeam bulbs from khoalty because they were only $8 and they are absolute garbage. The light output is probably half of what a factory clear bulb is.

Do a HID projector retrofit if you want the xenon look. It will be the safest way to go.
How hard is it to install those hid kits?
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i got these h7 bulbs from ebay and i was super skeptical but i tried them out anyway. i got 4 bulbs, two for low beams and two for brights for only 25 bucks shipped. they are hipro power h7 bulbs at 5900K. They are perfect for you trust me, its what i have on my car and i always get compliments and visibility is incredible.

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How many watts are those bulbs? In the box i could see that those bulbs are clear, are those really clear or blue. i am not talking about the light output color, i am asking for how those bulbs look?
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So the verdict was? Which are the brightest and whitest halogens?
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http://store.candlepower.com/h7bulbs.html

Apparently the Osram Rallye 65w Ultra High Output H7 Special-Service Bulb is the brightest bulb, although certainly not the whitest. It's also within a fairly safe margin to use a +10W bulb on stock wiring harness.
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