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Old 04-15-2002, 06:49 PM   #1
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Whats the best type of Bulbs to buy for your regular headlights so they look xenon

I have the regular Stock headlights on my 325ci and i was wondering whats the but hid or whatever bulb i can buy so they dont shine yellow but a nice white/blue? i dont really know much about them so sorry if this has been answered many times...
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Old 04-15-2002, 09:17 PM   #2
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can anyone give me some info plz?
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Old 04-15-2002, 09:46 PM   #3
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i think you can use lumikos....

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Old 04-15-2002, 10:36 PM   #4
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I have been doing a lot of looking around, and have pretty much come to the conclusion that the Phillips products would be the best. Most of the other bulbs "Look" purple / bluish- but it seems that only the Philips Blue Vision have the blue look ,without reducing light output.
The other one that I may get when I blow one of the stock bulbs is the Phillips Vision Plus- These apparently have 50% more light output- Not higher wattage, just higher lumen output= Brighter.
I'm torn b/n the super bright upgrade, or the blue look.
If you do it, let me know. FYI avoid the "Cheap" blue dye bulbs- I had one of those melt the cable fittings on a 2000 Jetta!

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Old 04-15-2002, 10:44 PM   #5
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ive been usin Naxos Xenon blues for the past 3 years and i love em, even more so than the Lumikos, but I put my stock bulbs back in...the illumination of the aftermarket just doesnt cut it.
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Old 04-16-2002, 12:39 AM   #6
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Lumikos, they look great and have lasted a long time for a lot of people
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Old 04-16-2002, 12:41 AM   #7
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i absolutely LOVE my Nokya Arctic White Bulbs... they are very bright.. these get my vote for sure. And they are less expensive than most other bulbs
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Old 04-16-2002, 07:22 AM   #8
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Eurolite Fusion, They work pretty good, and are fairly inexpensive.
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Old 04-17-2002, 12:01 AM   #9
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Same here but I used Eurolite Xenons...nice..
no more yellow...uugh..
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Old 04-17-2002, 12:51 AM   #10
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I think these top them all.



PIAA Item No. H94 - 9005/9006 This bulb can be used at High or Low Beam
SUPER PLASMA BULB Features Super Plasma Bulb Technology Featuring a unique design, 2 different colours out of one bulb, Low Beam features the most similar colour to H.I.D. High Intensity Discharge and High Beam features the appropraite colour to reach as far as possible.
SUPER PLASMA BULB Technology
The bulbs emit light which is brighter that the standard bulb ofg the same style to use less amperage.
The Colour Temperature of the Super Plasma Bulb (5000K) is over that of H.I.D. (4300K).
Colour Temperature is a unit of measure for the colour of light, this is notrelated to the heat of the light source. A higher Colour Temperature represents a colour closer to actual sun light
PIAA state that the 55W rated bulb will product 110W

If you are a member of the FTO Owners Club you can purchase PIAA Bulbs at a 10% plus discount
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Old 04-17-2002, 01:03 AM   #11
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Only problem is that a lot of people have had PIAA's burn out really quickly, as in a month or two. Personally I wouldn't spend that much money for something that won't last. Also, they have the size for foglights (9006) but we need H7's for headlights which they do not carry (atleast in the US)
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