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Old 03-11-2013, 12:28 PM   #1
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I'm about to purchase some aftermarket fog light bulbs for my 2013 STi. I believe the correct size for these bulbs are 9006. After doing some research I've found out that more often then not, Nokya brand bulbs are NOT safe, and or good. Lots of melting, or wiring/ fitment issues with these. Of course this is a disappointment to me because they are in reasonable price range, and I am looking for the hyper yellow color to stand out even when fogs are not on. A buddy turned me on to Piaa's bulbs and I totally forgot about them, however these are not as cheap. My question is, if I purchase these bulbs 9006/ HB4 they state that they are 55w, 12v bulbs which output to 110w. Does the stock fog bulbs also output 110w as well? I know they are 55w, however I do not want any future issues with overheating. The website states "the bulbs output to 110w so a new harness may be needed" does anybody know from first hand experience if this is necessary? Or will these bulbs be just fine to plug and play with stock harness. I just want to be sure before I drop $85.00 on some fogs and their just gonna end up melting. Link is listed below for exact bulbs ill be purchasing. Thanks in advance to all for the help, it's much appreciated.

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Old 03-11-2013, 12:54 PM   #2
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huge waste of money get a set of nokya yellows
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:04 PM   #3
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The quality of Piaa's are far superior to Nokya. I definitely think I'm gonna stay away from those. Almost everyone I've either spoken to or seen has had issues with them down the line from melting.
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:41 PM   #4
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I had my PIAA's last only 6 months, I will never buy them again. Not worth the money. So you spend almost 100 bucks on headlights and they could burn out, or you could spend not even half of that for a set that could last the same or longer, and perform better..

IMHO PIAA's halogens suck..
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:51 PM   #5
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I had my PIAA's last only 6 months, I will never buy them again. Not worth the money. So you spend almost 100 bucks on headlights and they could burn out, or you could spend not even half of that for a set that could last the same or longer, and perform better..

IMHO PIAA's halogens suck..
Do you think it had anything to do with not having the "proper" harness to support wattage? I mean if they just burnt out with no damage I'm sure the company would replace them, but if it messed with the wires I wouldn't risk it. Do you know of any brands that outputs the same wattage as the fog lights so there will be no burning/ melting issues?
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:15 AM   #6
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It could of been from wattage but there was no melting. But it was not my first set of high wattage lights, could of been a bad set who knows either way I have had other high wattage lights last way longer in the same car. Just not a good expierence with PIAA, plus they are not cheap.

Fogs are hard to setup as they are rated for such a low wattage. You may just be better off getting an aftermarket set as the stock housings suck from what I have heard/seen.

Check http://autolumination.com/ <-- I really like this site for lighting.
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It could of been from wattage but there was no melting. But it was not my first set of high wattage lights, could of been a bad set who knows either way I have had other high wattage lights last way longer in the same car. Just not a good expierence with PIAA, plus they are not cheap.

Fogs are hard to setup as they are rated for such a low wattage. You may just be better off getting an aftermarket set as the stock housings suck from what I have heard/seen.

Check http://autolumination.com/ <-- I really like this site for lighting.
Thanks for the info, ill check it out. I think I'm just gonna run overlays for now until the time comes when I'm bored of them.
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:35 PM   #8
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I have the nokya 9006 2500k bulbs in with the yellow lamin-x film. Gives out a great yellow color and looks as yellow as an HID kit. Doesn't output as much light as HID's, but it works for me. Used these in my current WRX and past m3 and had no issues with melting at all.
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:55 PM   #9
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I have the nokya 9006 2500k bulbs in with the yellow lamin-x film. Gives out a great yellow color and looks as yellow as an HID kit. Doesn't output as much light as HID's, but it works for me. Used these in my current WRX and past m3 and had no issues with melting at all.
Do you know if the 2500k is equivalent to what the stock fog light bulbs output? Are the stock more? Or less? Also I was looking at Nokya and they have a 9006 65w and a 9006 55w then they have an XS model. I don't even know what these differences are. I just want yellow bulbs that will output the same as stock so no issues are to be made. Also, did you upgrade your harness? Or just plug the bulbs right in. I'd be super interested to see some pics with them on!!
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Do you know if the 2500k is equivalent to what the stock fog light bulbs output? Are the stock more? Or less? Also I was looking at Nokya and they have a 9006 65w and a 9006 55w then they have an XS model. I don't even know what these differences are. I just want yellow bulbs that will output the same as stock so no issues are to be made. Also, did you upgrade your harness? Or just plug the bulbs right in. I'd be super interested to see some pics with them on!!
Just plug them in. Here's the post in my journal. Way more yellow in person. Especially after I put the lamin-x yellow film on

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...15&postcount=6
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:53 PM   #11
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Just plug them in. Here's the post in my journal. Way more yellow in person. Especially after I put the lamin-x yellow film on

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...15&postcount=6
The two pictures with your fogs on didn't load all the way and I can't see them no matter how many times I refresh! I'm not too electrical savvy, but what does the 2500k mean? 9006 is the fog bulb right? So get those in 55w 2500k? What does the fog light "k" number have if anyone knows. And if you have the exact link for the ones you ordered ill put my order in tonight if you could help me out
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The two pictures with your fogs on didn't load all the way and I can't see them no matter how many times I refresh! I'm not too electrical savvy, but what does the 2500k mean? 9006 is the fog bulb right? So get those in 55w 2500k? What does the fog light "k" number have if anyone knows. And if you have the exact link for the ones you ordered ill put my order in tonight if you could help me out
2500k is the bulb color temperature. K stands for kelvin. 2500k-3000k is yellow, 4300k is stock color, 5000k is pure white, 6000k is blue, etc.

Got mine from eBay. Just type in Nokia 9006 2500k bulbs and a bunch will come up.
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2500k is the bulb color temperature. K stands for kelvin. 2500k-3000k is yellow, 4300k is stock color, 5000k is pure white, 6000k is blue, etc.

Got mine from eBay. Just type in Nokia 9006 2500k bulbs and a bunch will come up.
I think I'm gonna order them off the Nokya website just because idk if there a lot of knock offs or what but just to be safe.
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Just purchased the same bulbs as you OP. Thanks for info
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:02 AM   #15
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The Piaa??
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I have been running Nokya 9005 Hyper Yellow in my High Beam/DRL for months, so far no issues.

I bought then on eBay for $16, so if they crap out, I'm not out much (and saved the OEM 9005's just in case).

The stories of people burning wires and low life are all due to their stupidity in insisting on using the high wattage (80W-100W) versions.

Just stick to the stock 55W and you'll be fine.
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I have been running Nokya 9005 Hyper Yellow in my High Beam/DRL for months, so far no issues.

I bought then on eBay for $16, so if they crap out, I'm not out much (and saved the OEM 9005's just in case).

The stories of people burning wires and low life are all due to their stupidity in insisting on using the high wattage (80W-100W) versions.

Just stick to the stock 55W and you'll be fine.
Would you happen to know, JUST TO BE SURE if the model is 9005/ HB4 or 9005XS I'm not sure what this difference is and I've even emailed the company. I'm more so concerned about the fogs because I really wanna order them. Now Nokya offers this LED bulb that plugs right into the 9006 (fog light) port, but it's not a regular bulb. Idk looks cool to me and super bright.
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XS is a 9005 version that ends in a straight socket.
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XS is a 9005 version that ends in a straight socket.
So then the HB4 are in fact the correct ones. Also on the Nokya package for the bulbs and even on the site it says 55w, however it outputs 110w or is equivalent to. Do you think that can also be the reason so many people are burning theirs up? Idc to lose $30 at most if they burn out, it's just the fact of electrical/wiring issues that may occur.
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Can anyone confirm if these would be ok to run in the fogs? Says its 10w however it's LED I would think this might be safer than the regular bulbs. http://mtqinc.com/nokyausa/new.php
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So then the HB4 are in fact the correct ones. Also on the Nokya package for the bulbs and even on the site it says 55w, however it outputs 110w or is equivalent to. Do you think that can also be the reason so many people are burning theirs up? Idc to lose $30 at most if they burn out, it's just the fact of electrical/wiring issues that may occur.
Yes, the HB4 are correct. I think the website is misleading as it's probably telling you that the lights output 110W because it's combined 55W from two different light sources. Odd way of representing data but whatever.

Nokya sells their lights in "stages" which is lame as hell but I guess makes it easier to differentiate between which are normal wattage (55W) and which are higher wattage (and unsafe to run). Just find a seller on eBay that shows a stock wattage and buy those. Seriously, most can be had for under $20 shipped easily if you look.
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Yes I found a pair already last night for like $18.00 free shipping out of Cali. It says stage 1 and its 55w I did a lot of reading last night on them. I also noticed that some sellers for the 9006 HB4 have like these little black tips on the top of the bulb, however the ones viewed on Nokya's home site, has yellow tips. But I found a seller with the exact ones displayed by Nokya. So I'm gonna order those after work. I also checked out those new LED's they offer. Their like $130!!! For some little lights? No thanks. So I'm gonna stick to the bulbs and overlays for now. For future reference, the 9005 (high beam) model is also a HB4 correct? I think I read those are 65w correct?
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Yes I found a pair already last night for like $18.00 free shipping out of Cali. It says stage 1 and its 55w I did a lot of reading last night on them. I also noticed that some sellers for the 9006 HB4 have like these little black tips on the top of the bulb, however the ones viewed on Nokya's home site, has yellow tips. But I found a seller with the exact ones displayed by Nokya. So I'm gonna order those after work. I also checked out those new LED's they offer. Their like $130!!! For some little lights? No thanks. So I'm gonna stick to the bulbs and overlays for now. For future reference, the 9005 (high beam) model is also a HB4 correct? I think I read those are 65w correct?
Correct.
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Correct.
You are a good man, Sir! I just received an email
back from Nokya on confirmation for some other inquiries I had. Thanks for all the help!
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