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Best Replacement Headlight Bulbs?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Rngr188, Sep 17, 2017.

  1. Sep 17, 2017 at 2:32 PM
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    Rngr188

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    I can't do aftermarket assemblies or retros but I want to improve my lighting. What's the general consensus on the best replacement bulbs? Also maybe replace the DRL and fogs also. Truck is a 17 Limited. Thanks.
     
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  2. Sep 17, 2017 at 2:35 PM
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  3. Sep 17, 2017 at 2:41 PM
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    I went with Sylvania Ultra Stars i like them they bright to me also I got em for fogs too but I got H11s even though they are H16 and Sylvania don't make Ultra Bright in H16 so I used a dremel to grind away on the metal notches a bit wider on the base plate on the bulb to fit in the fog light housing works for me
     
  4. Sep 18, 2017 at 3:43 PM
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    I just want to stick in some good quality halogen replacement bulbs that are way better than stock. Is that even possible? If so what's the most recommend? PIAA, Sylvania, Phillips, etc?
     
  5. Sep 18, 2017 at 4:18 PM
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    I have Philips Crystal Vision (high beam, low beam, fog lights). I originally got them to match the LED DRL (the stock was too yellow), but they are very bright.

    Comparison to stock light (Yellow fog light is stock, low beam's Crystal Vision)
    LightComparison.jpg

    Philips Crystal Vision (low beam)
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    Illumination (Crystal Vision, low beam)
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    Illumination (Crystal Vision, high and low)
    Light3IMG_1254Low&High.jpg
     
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    Cell phone pics? What are all pic settings?
     
  7. Sep 18, 2017 at 4:38 PM
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    LEDs ? HIDs ?
     
  9. Sep 18, 2017 at 5:19 PM
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    I just want a plug in replacement halogen bulb.
     
  10. Sep 18, 2017 at 5:20 PM
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    What about the zxe?
     
  11. Sep 18, 2017 at 5:21 PM
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    I have LEDs from PIAA, I'm very happy with them. I am however swapping to the 18 LEDs. 59b043ac1a639a76cd5ffcf0ee7c5aea_3c9e02f90728351594366c39a20977b8599b7646.jpg
    I LEDededed mine to death when I bought it.
     
  12. Sep 18, 2017 at 5:22 PM
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    Those are the "blue/blue white" bulbs
     
  13. Sep 18, 2017 at 5:30 PM
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    Which series? Those look nice!
     
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    H4 (9003) High output 6000k
     
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    The only thing I didn't like was having to cut the rubber boot on the back of the lamp. ac7569cea68b9b9f837cd2a228ae1042_afa0168ebd4b4310f6e246e94520a0bf7958fe85.jpg
     
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    iPhone, whatever its default auto-setting is. The light output is not perfectly white, but it seems to match the led strip pretty closely for halogen bulbs.
     
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    anyone using the Cougar Motor LED? they seem to be the highest rated and brightest. I just wanted Tundra owners opinions
     
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    Did cutting the rubber boots let alot of dirt in? I live in the desert and take my truck on dirt road quite a bit. The possibility of mud/dirt coming up and into the headlights is what is swaying me away from doing this so just wanted to see how your trucks doing
     
  22. May 16, 2020 at 7:25 PM
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    I’m not exposed to a lot of dust, probably would not be ideal in your situation.
     
  23. May 19, 2020 at 11:15 AM
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    Thanks for your help
     
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