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Old 09-10-2008, 06:17 AM   #1
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Question what is the best/brightest headlight bulb on the market?

i was thinkin about getting the osram silverstars, sylvania silverstar ultras or phillips extreme. possibly PIAA but not sure if they're worth the money. don't have time/money for the HID retrofit and no ebay PnP HIDs for me, so just gettin bulbs for now....basically just lookin for the best bulbs out there and i do like a tinge of blue to the light output, but just as long as they're quality!

just lookin for people's experiences and opinions on what they've tried. thanks!
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I was about to offer the same link. I'm running Phillips Extreme Power +80% bulbs and I'll never use a different halogen bulb, they're that good!
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i ran the osram night breakers for a while before doing my hid retrofit. the osrams are definitly a great upgrade over stock. albeit, my stockers were probably 10 years old and faded but i was very impressed with the osram bulbs.

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I was about to offer the same link. I'm running Phillips Extreme Power +80% bulbs and I'll never use a different halogen bulb, they're that good!
I kinda want some, where'd you get em at?
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I got them from autolamps-online.com. I highly recommend them, they were the cheapest I found online, $40 shipped from the UK. Customer Service was great, answered my emails promptly and politely (I emailed first to make sure they had them in stock as they're pretty popular overseas). What's even better, they took 5 business days to get to my door (Royal AirMail don't play)!
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Technically, 4300K HID's are the brightest.
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Technically, 4300K HID's are the brightest.
+1. i'm so happy i finished my retrofit. one of the best daily driver mods i've done

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Technically, 4300K HID's are the brightest.
This is true, but a retrofit is expensive for most of us and PnP kits suck.

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What kind of headlight bulb does you mx5 use? The Phillips Extreme Power only comes in 2 sizes, H4 and H7.
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What kind of headlight bulb does you mx5 use? The Phillips Extreme Power only comes in 2 sizes, H4 and H7.
H4 yo! Lets put one or your bulbs in to see if I like it
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ok, i think i'll go with the phillips x-treme then. nobody thinks the PIAAs are worth the extra cash? haven't seen much in the way of reviews on those bulbs...
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ok, i think i'll go with the phillips x-treme then. nobody thinks the PIAAs are worth the extra cash? haven't seen much in the way of reviews on those bulbs...
I had PIAA Extreme 4300K bulbs when I had Denji projector headlights. While they were whiter in color than stock bulbs, they sucked in inclimate weather. They weren't much brighter than Silverstars, and even those suck. Go with the Philips, you won't regret it.
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I rock Philips XTP +80%'s and they're HELLA bright. Throw in foglights with PIAA H3 Ion Crystal's wired so they stay on with highbeams, and night driving is pure sex. I love driving at night in my car, whether its in good weather or bad. I can see everything.

I got mine for about 40-45 shipped off www.powerbulbs.com.
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I rock Philips XTP +80%'s and they're HELLA bright. Throw in foglights with PIAA H3 Ion Crystal's wired so they stay on with highbeams, and night driving is pure sex. www.powerbulbs.com.

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