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Old 06-20-2002, 11:14 PM   #1
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Question about PIAA bulbs for fogs?

I was looking through the Bavarian Autosport catalog and came across some PIAA bulbs for my foglights. I was wondering whether or not these would be a good choice, as far as superior lighting and good color matching with the Xenons?

Here is the list of the choices:

Xtremewhite Plus/XTRA 9006, 51w
Superwhite/XTRA 9006, 51w

Will either of these lights provide better lighting than the stock bulbs even though they are rated at 51w and not the 55w that I have heard the stock bulbs are? The article states that the Xtremewhite bulb is equivalent to a 115 standard bulb and the Superwhite is equivalent to a 100 watt standard bulb. They also have a 9005 series in both styles that are rated at 60w and are stated as being high beams. Are these compatible with the 9006?

Also, how well will they complement the Xenon headlamps? I want the brightest bulbs possible, so if I were to go with these, it would be the Xtremewhite version. They are listed for $79.95 a pair.
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Old 06-21-2002, 12:39 AM   #2
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I have the XTreme White 9006s. They are definitely whiter than the stock ones, which are very yellow. Last I checked, they weren't an exact match, but I never really let my Xenons warm up enough to reach normal operating temp.
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Old 06-21-2002, 10:05 AM   #3
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PIAA super plasma which are 5000K are actually the ones that match best

The OEM xenon's are 4300K, but are very white, and I have used the lumikos and Eurolite's (both rated at 4300K) and they do NOT match exactly...they are better than stock but still yellowish.

The 5000K will definitely looks whiter, thus macth the xenons.
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Old 06-21-2002, 11:25 AM   #4
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PIAA super plasma which are 5000K are actually the ones that match best

The OEM xenon's are 4300K, but are very white, and I have used the lumikos and Eurolite's (both rated at 4300K) and they do NOT match exactly...they are better than stock but still yellowish.

The 5000K will definitely looks whiter, thus macth the xenons.
Don't tell me you got them already!

My impression is the Super Plasma is a little Rainbow-ish. But still brighter than any other 9006 bulb out there.
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Old 06-21-2002, 11:29 AM   #5
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nope

not yet....but they are on their way...my friend has the Super Plasma H4 bulb on his eclipse's fogs, and they look exaclty like my xenons!
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Old 06-21-2002, 11:53 AM   #6
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not yet....but they are on their way...my friend has the Super Plasma H4 bulb on his eclipse's fogs, and they look exaclty like my xenons!
H4 has so many more bubls than any other bulb...
Piaa's Super Plasma GT-X is probably the best bulb out there. But it is only for H4 application. It is so like the Japanese to do that to the rest of the world.
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Super Plasma GT-X - The newest from PIAA (Japan) & is our exclusive. Termed as the 'next generation Super Plasma' & is actually 30% brighter than Super Plasma GT! The 5000K temperature (ie: bluish / purplish color) is engineered to resemble the color output of Porsche & BMW HID.
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Old 06-21-2002, 07:45 PM   #7
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H4 has so many more bubls than any other bulb...
Piaa's Super Plasma GT-X is probably the best bulb out there. But it is only for H4 application. It is so like the Japanese to do that to the rest of the world.
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Super Plasma GT-X - The newest from PIAA (Japan) & is our exclusive. Termed as the 'next generation Super Plasma' & is actually 30% brighter than Super Plasma GT! The 5000K temperature (ie: bluish / purplish color) is engineered to resemble the color output of Porsche & BMW HID.
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Hey, DIBA330ci, where can I find those kind of bulbs? If you could hook me up with a link I would greatly appreciate it.
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Hey, DIBA330ci, where can I find those kind of bulbs? If you could hook me up with a link I would greatly appreciate it.
http://forum.e46fanatics.com//showth...0807#post90807
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http://forum.e46fanatics.com//showth...0807#post90807
Thanks for your help!
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