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After market headlight bulb suggestions

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by mbrown234285, May 25, 2016.

  1. May 25, 2016 at 6:57 PM
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    mbrown234285

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    Can anyone suggest a good set of headlight bulbs for the stock headlights? I have heard so many negative comments about after market HID kits and also LED kits. Also since the head light angle can adjust are the any lights to stay away from because of clearance? Any suggestions and recommendations are greatly appreciated. This is my first Tundra so I don't know much about them yet. I haven't even had it a week yet...thanks
     
  2. May 25, 2016 at 7:19 PM
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    Philips H-11 X-Treme Vision.
    I didn't want to waste my time with the HID stuff. I can see just fine.
    These bulbs are kickass. A very nice crisp white. (Don't buy into the "blue HID" looking bulbs.
    Just be careful to NOT touch the bulb at all during installation.

    BTW welcome to the forum!
     
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  3. May 25, 2016 at 7:24 PM
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    Thanks. So you have these in the stock headlights? I am used to HID since the vehicle I had before my Tundra had them OEM. Kinda spoiled me I guess...lol. Thanks for the input
     
  4. May 25, 2016 at 7:25 PM
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    Yes, stock headlamps with the adjusters.
     
  5. May 25, 2016 at 7:31 PM
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    I'm using PIAA Super White bulbs and they're not impressive.
     
  6. May 26, 2016 at 2:49 AM
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    Ok. Thanks again I will have to check those out
     
  7. May 26, 2016 at 2:50 AM
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    I was looking at those. I had PIAA bulbs in another vehicle I had but they didn't last too long n then they blew.
     
  8. May 26, 2016 at 3:44 AM
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    Sylvania ZXE bulbs. Find them at any auto parts store. They work great
     
  9. May 26, 2016 at 8:32 AM
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    Thanks for the head up. My take is that they are a little brighter than the regular halogen but white.
     
  10. May 26, 2016 at 8:34 AM
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    The ones I had were a purplish color
     
  11. May 26, 2016 at 9:02 AM
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  12. May 26, 2016 at 9:25 AM
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    +1 for the Philips X-Treme Vision.
     
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    I emailed Daniel Stern and he recommended the Philips. Good enough for me.
     
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  14. May 26, 2016 at 2:15 PM
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    I installed the OPT7 led arc beams (fluxbeam) in my 2011 and they work great. Designed for replacement of OEM bulbs in OEM housings. Great beam pattern.

    I got a whole lot of Flaming from some forum members who automatically like to cause trouble but if you get a decent bulb just ignore them.
     
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    I run Sylvania Silverstar Ultras. Way more brighter and whiter then the ZXE, which are advertised as the whitest Sylvania has to offer. Awesome output for a halogen bulb!
     
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    Just pulled the of the xtreme vision for my 14. We shall see how they perform.
     
  17. May 27, 2016 at 8:18 AM
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    I was looking at those but I haven't ever used led headlights yet. So they work good?
     
  18. May 28, 2016 at 9:20 AM
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    I think they are great, maybe not a longer beam but a good pattern that doesn't blind oncoming cars or shine in the back window of cars in front of you and they are very bright and white light (no blue tint). I'll try to post pic when I can download it to my computer.

    What year is your Tundra? Mine is a second gen. 3rd generation Tundras (and maybe 1st) do not work well with LED headlight bulbs. I think that is where most of the negativity is coming from.
     
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    I forgot to mention I only replaced the low beams, don,t need to do the high beams.
     
  20. May 28, 2016 at 10:29 AM
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    Mine is a 2011. Where did u purchase yours at? I found them on Amazon for about 100 bucks but I wanted to see if there is a cheaper place to get them at or is that normal price?
     
  21. May 28, 2016 at 11:23 AM
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    Mine came from Amazon also. I didn't find them anywhere cheaper.

    Make sure you get the H 11 ones.
     
  22. May 28, 2016 at 11:27 AM
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    Gotcha
     
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