|06-03-2010, 01:00 AM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: dousman, WIVehicle:
HIR-1 9011 and Osram's 65w
These bulbs were recommended from Daniel stern himself. these are much brighter than stock
here is an excerpt from Daniel Sterns email to me. Photo on the bottom of this post.
" The low beams take H7 bulbs.
> Any of the blue-glass "extra white" bulbs are an absolute
> nonstarter as
> far as seeing better is concerned. Sylvania Silverstar/Ultra,
> PIAA, Hoen,
> BlueVision, CrystalVision, TruView, Nokya, Polarg, etc. -- all a scam.
> Such bulbs produce significantly less light than even a standard
> bulb, so
> we'll start our comparison with standard bulbs.
> Osram Silverstar, Narva Rangepower+50, and Philips VisionPlus are all
> "Plus+50" H7 bulbs. Philips Xtreme Power and Osram Night Breaker
> are both
> "Plus+80"/"Plus+90" bulbs. They are, as a class, the best 55w H7s
> you can
> buy. But, Osram offers (and I stock) an even better option with higher
> output and longer life. Here is the comparison (figures at 13.2
> Standard H7:
> 55w, 1500 lumens, 500 hours
> H7 ultra "Plus+50" (any brand):
> 55w, 1580 lumens, 225 hours
> H7 Xtreme "Plus+80" (Philips) or "Plus+90" (Osram):
> 55w, 1620 lumens, 200 hours
> H7 rallye+65 (Osram only):
> 65w, 2100 lumens, 500 hours, obvious choice.
> The extra 10w is of no consequence as far as electrical power or
> heat --
> those 80w to 100w bulbs are a different story, and they produce
> less light
> and have a shorter lifespan than the Osram 65w item. Direct order
> link is
> One not-very-well-publicised trick for improving your seeing in
> bad weather with those headlamps is to remove the low beam
> headlamp bulbs and find the stamped "awning" plate protruding
> rearward from the vertical metal cutoff plate that blocks roughly
> the lower half of the view forward through the bulb hole. Use
> something clean and grippy (eraser end of a
> brand-new pencil, for instance) to reach forward through the bulb
> hole and push/fold that awning down so it covers more of the
> "window" slot in the lower portion of the cutoff plate (you can
> see the slot, albeit with optical distortion, if you kneel down in
> front of the headlamp and peer carefully through its front lens).
> It is not necessary for the awning to be folded so it's flat up
> against the slot, just bend it down most of the way. This will
> greatly reduce the amount of light thrown upward by the low beams.
> You'll still be able to read overhead signs, but there'll be much
> less backscatter.
> Your high beams can also be significantly upgraded if you will
> Replace the
> existing 9005 bulbs with 9011. The new bulbs are not some tinted or
> overwattage version of 9005, but rather employ a technology called
> HIR, Halogen Infrared
> Reflection. The mechanical dimensions of the bulb are all
> identical to the
> 9005 and 9006 bulbs, but the bulb glass is spherical instead of
> with the sphere centered around the filament. There is a
> multilayer coating on the bulb glass, which is transparent to
> visible light but reflective to infrared. Infrared = heat, so the
> coating causes heat to be reflected back to the filament at the
> center of
> the sphere. This causes the filament to become much hotter
> (producing more
> light) than it can by passing electricity through it, *without* the
> shorter life or greater heat production that comes with
> overwattage bulbs
> (to say nothing of overwattage bulbs' incompatibility with stock
> Here's the comparison:
> stock: 9005, 12.8V, 65W, 1700 lumens, 320 hours
> compare: 9005+50, 12.8V, 55W, 1830 lumens, 175 hours
> new: HIR1, 12.8V, 65W, 2530 lumens, 320 hours
> These bulbs are costly as bulbs go - $22.71/ea - but their cost is
> considering in context: Any number of companies will charge you
> more than
> this for a tarted-up 9005 with blue colored glass (PIAA and Sylvania
> Silverstar come to mind) that doesn't produce more light and has a
> short lifespan.
> The HIR bulbs have a double-wide top ear on the plastic bulb base,
> this is
> to comply with the law requiring different bulbs to have different
> The extra-wide plastic top ear is easily trimmed or filed to make
> the bulb
> fit your headlamp's bulb receptacle. Once that's done, they go
> into the headlamp, and the existing sockets snap on. Please see
> http://dastern.torque.net/Mods/HIRmod.html for details.
> The direct order link for these bulbs is
$75 shipped and Paypal'd, these were used for 5000 miles.
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Last edited by Bpipp; 06-04-2010 at 11:33 PM.
|06-14-2010, 11:09 PM||#8|
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