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Old 05-01-2008, 01:19 AM   #1
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i've been searching for the last hour and a half and cant find anything on the topic i'm looking for. every search comes up as HID kits and problems with those kits and not the bulb question i want.

bought some coated halogen bulbs from NAPA (i know, coated bulbs have less lumens and all that stuff) but i really just wanted to get summin that looked good in there for the time being until i get the money for a projector retrofit from Lightwerkz.

so, i installed high's and low's in my 04wrx and found that there isnt a difference in looks on the lows, but the highs look good. so i'm trying to figure out, what's making these bulbs not look blue!!! does anyone know whats going on here? could be the little cap thing that goes over the bulb?? i can see there is no crome on the inside of it.
and if it is the little cap thing over the bulb could i pull it out when i do my bake here soon to clear the lights? would it cause all kinds of problems with glare??


someone please help me on this

edit: i'd also like to add that i've read the sticky's on these bulbs and stuff. i've read the hid stuff. i've read all these things. i didnt see anything about it. yet, we still have people asking about HID's and stuff who obviously dont know the search buttton exists and that tons of people have answered their questions before..

i havent seen anything about this thread tho so... please help me??? i'm a noob i know. but i'm asking a legit question hahaha
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Old 05-01-2008, 05:06 PM   #2
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first off, those bulbs are el crapo.

you might as well put your stock bulbs back in, as those ****ty fake hid blue bulbs will most likely melt your headlight connectors.

the bulbs are most likely not made to exact specs, and have probably thrown off your beam patterns slightly.

there is nothing you can do to improve the look of those lights. i dont know why your highs look "better" to you as opposed to the Lows, but theres really nothing you can do.

best improvement= take em out. theyre killing your visibility.
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Old 05-01-2008, 07:57 PM   #3
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wow, did you not read that i know that the bulbs are crap. but you still didn't answer my question..

as far as the visibility that you say i'm killing??? honestly... i dont care... they arent that bad... they look basically the same as stock, except the highs.
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:22 PM   #4
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The bulbs you bought are cheap bulbs. Their quality will not be as superior as brand name products. So color might not be as expected. Another thing. The blue tint on the bulb will only make the beam output white, not blue. There ARE blue color lights. But all they did was add more blue tint coating onto the bulb which reduced the limited lighting. True blue halogen bulbs are almost as bad as no headlights at all.

In a well lit area, headlight performance will not change for the most part. But if you start driving on unlit roads, a good set of bulbs will truly help your driving visibility.
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Old 05-02-2008, 04:34 AM   #5
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before i got my HID, i got my bulbs from xenonlightshid.com. they were a tad brighter than stock, but nothing likt HID. if u want to try HID, check out xenonexpert.com for apexcone HID conversion. i have had them in since november and have had no issues. they are awesome and were really easy to put in. they were only $150.
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Old 05-02-2008, 10:38 AM   #6
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okay, so since no one else here understands what you are asking...

the lights yu will find at local parts stores will usually not output as much color as say cheaper ebay lights. most of them are "street legal" so theyhve very little tint for color. as in hellas, silverstars, wagner, etc. your best bet for colored bulbs, would be more along the ricer isle at pep boys or advanced autoparts. the things to watch out for, a lot of times these cheaper bulbs are higher wattage, and can, and will, melt your wiring harness.

so the problem is not that the lightis not outputing what it should, its that the bulb is not that tinted.
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:08 AM   #7
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before i got my HID, i got my bulbs from xenonlightshid.com. they were a tad brighter than stock, but nothing likt HID. if u want to try HID, check out xenonexpert.com for apexcone HID conversion. i have had them in since november and have had no issues. they are awesome and were really easy to put in. they were only $150.
Are you being paid to plug this kit or something? The OP didn't even come CLOSE to asking about a drop in HID kit...why are you going into every headlight thread and plugging this brand's kit. If you love it so much, post a review thread in the appropriate section instead of trying to get everyone to buy your kit.

And to acracing21, your post is a little confusing but it sounds like you are just trying to find some low beam bulbs that look more blue? You could just buy some of those cheap coated bulbs from Pep-Boys or buy some nicer halogen bulbs with less color and more output and just save up for your retrofit.

Also, you asked about removing the chrome part that covers the bulb...that would be a bad idea...that part is in there for a reason and you don't want to remove them, because then your headlights would not reflect the bulbs correctly. This part of the reflector assembly also has no affect on color either, so leave it in and just get some different bulbs.
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:36 AM   #8
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i'd try eurodezines or whatever. they put out a lot of color.

and dude i'm going to hit you with sooo much wattage if i see you on the roads

i actually inadvertently have blue bulbs in my lights right now. they do NOT look good. a good +50 untinted bulb is waaay better looking. faking the hid look looks **** terrible, it's pathetic that people think it looks good.

most blue coated bulbs look white, they only put enough blue tint on to get rid of the yellow halogen color. any more and you start losing a LOT more of the bulb's useful output.
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wow, did you not read that i know that the bulbs are crap. but you still didn't answer my question..

as far as the visibility that you say i'm killing??? honestly... i dont care... they arent that bad... they look basically the same as stock, except the highs.
i did read what you wrote. there is nothing you can do.. well except for maybe spray painting your bulbs blue.... since you dont care about output

did you read my response all the way through???? you will most likely MELT your headlight connectors with those ****ty blue ricer bulbs from pep boys.

trust me, i was a lighting noob once too.. long long ago..
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