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Old 05-27-2009, 12:26 AM   #1
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Default H11 Cool Blue Alternative Needed

I like the whiteness of the Sylvania cool blue but currently sylvania does not make the cool blue in an H11 which is what my car takes.

Has anyone had any luck with whitish-bluish bulb longevity, and if so, what brand did you have that luck with?

I have read about the PIAA bulbs a lot but am not extremely interested in changing out harnesses or anything, plus many people said bulbs like the PIAA extreme white burn out a lot faster which I have in fact experienced on older cars with Streetglow bulbs.

Has anyone found a happy medium between longevity, color, and bulb power consumption?

I need something that would go well with this:
http://fastwrx.com/coledtusibu.html

...but not blow out within 3 months and not require an upgraded wiring harness. I hope someone can help me out.
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Old 05-27-2009, 12:35 AM   #2
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I like the whiteness of the Sylvania cool blue but currently sylvania does not make the cool blue in an H11 which is what my car takes.

Has anyone had any luck with whitish-bluish bulb longevity, and if so, what brand did you have that luck with?

I have read about the PIAA bulbs a lot but am not extremely interested in changing out harnesses or anything, plus many people said bulbs like the PIAA extreme white burn out a lot faster which I have in fact experienced on older cars with Streetglow bulbs.

Has anyone found a happy medium between longevity, color, and bulb power consumption?

I need something that would go well with this:
http://fastwrx.com/coledtusibu.html

...but not blow out within 3 months and not require an upgraded wiring harness. I hope someone can help me out.
You could try Philips Crystal Vision (slightly blue coated bulb) which maybe give you a more whiter tone. They generally last pretty long because they are just regular OEM halogen bulbs with a hint of blue to them. As long as you stick with OEM brand (except for Sylvania), they should be fine. As for color matching, you won't get that color from coated halogen bulb. Just swap some STI HID headlights and call it a day~
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Old 05-27-2009, 02:20 AM   #3
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http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...oq=H11&aqi=g10

and from
http://www.danielsternlighting.com/p.../products.html


H11 bulbs
These new single-filament 55w bulbs are quickly supplanting HB4/9006 in new low-beam headlamp and fog lamp designs. (They are not physically interchangeable with any 9000-series bulb!) As is the case with other bulb families—such as 9004/9007, 9005/9006, etc.—the H11 has different base keys than its H9 high-beam and H8 fog lamp counterparts. Somebody goofed on the spec, though, for the difference between H11 and H9 base keys is insufficient; it's too easy to install an H9 bulb where an H11 belongs. The difference in light output between these two designs is enormous (1350 lumens from the H11, 2100 from the H9), so putting an H9 in place of an H11 will obviously cause the lamp to produce a lot more light. Some lamps are designed such that the optics would handle the extra light well, without creating excessive glare for other road users. Many, however, are not. As with H8 and H9, H11 bulbs are not widely available in the afterma rket.

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Old 05-27-2009, 08:10 AM   #4
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Forget about the blue-coated "superwhite", "HID Look" or whatever bulbs. For the H11 lights you can do an H9 conversion for significantly improved lighting, and it's safe as long as you use OEM-grade bulbs.
More info here-
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...2&postcount=13
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Old 05-27-2009, 08:57 AM   #5
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I'm using the stock projectors in my 2009 Impreza. I had 6000K H11 HIDs installed by
AutoSound Plus in Wayne NJ. The pattern is the same as my previous ,2001 A4,
car. The Audi had OEM 4300K HIDs. I painted the pattern on my garage wall.
I see much better and nobody flashes me on wet or dry roads.
On the Audiforums many of the members refitted H7 HIDs in their 1996-2001 A4s.
They bought the kits from
www.vvme.com
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