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Old 03-08-2012, 06:40 AM   #1
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Where in town can i find purple lightbulbs for 2009 impreza 2.5i headlights?
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:41 AM   #2
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Where in town can i find purple lightbulbs for 2009 impreza 2.5i headlights?
Can I smash them before you put them in? They're ugly, blinding, and reduce your light output. Not to mention, they're illegal.
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:19 AM   #3
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It is frowned upon to use the HID kits with your stock headlights. The light beam pattern is not correct for anything other than the halogen bulbs that are made to fit your car. Please don't blind the on-coming traffic with the cheap 12000k HID kits, it's not safe, and those who do are inconsiderate a-holes.

That being said, there are bulbs that will work for you. Just like the blue tinted bulbs, there are purple tinted bulbs that are the correct halogens. Just search ebay for them. But, the light output is much worse than the regular "white light" bulbs.

And please, aim your headlights so they don't blind the other drivers on the roads.
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:27 AM   #4
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If you're set on getting a set of HID headlights, check out Lightwerks. They are a company that will do HID retrofits for your car. Alternately, read the "aftermarket lighting" thread here in the AKIC chapter, and see what the other guys are using when they do their retrofits.

Good luck if you're going to do it, and please do it the right way.
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:28 AM   #5
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Just a little insight on HID's. HID's are great when done correctly. The more color you have in your light stresses your eyes out. Your eyes try to adjust to use the "white light" which is the more useable light. The best HID output is 4300k or even 6000k (These are the brightest light). The goal is to simulate daylight. Some people have the misunderstanding that the higher the number the brighter the light...wrong. The higher the number the less amount of light you have. HID's are measured in Kelvin, not lumens. Although the blues and purples may look nice, they are not as efficient and they fatigue your eyes.
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:18 PM   #6
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I dont think anyone has answered my question yet... Im not going for HIDs cause they're too expensive, i just want to know where in town can i find aftermarket lightbulbs...
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:38 PM   #7
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I truely can't tell if you're being serious.
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:42 PM   #8
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I dont think anyone has answered my question yet... Im not going for HIDs cause they're too expensive, i just want to know where in town can i find aftermarket lightbulbs...
Piece of advice, when your question is met with multiple posts explaining why it's a bad idea, you should probably listen.
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:10 PM   #9
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^^ I agree with retrac about this, but if you're heart set on it, then do it. In my first post I told you to try searching ebay. In about 2 minutes I found this item. Check your owners manual to see what bulb number your headlight takes, and find a set for them.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pure-H7-Head...-/370591743220



For a local option, go to a car audio place and see if they have anything like this. Sometimes they will, for "off-road use only" like a car shows.
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:08 PM   #10
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I dont think anyone has answered my question yet... Im not going for HIDs cause they're too expensive, i just want to know where in town can i find aftermarket lightbulbs...
Better to do it right and get hid's or stay with your stock bulbs. After market bulbs burn waaaaaat hotter and could possibly ruin ur harness or housing.
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:03 AM   #11
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Thanks guys, i appreciate the extra info and opinions.. I went to O'Reilly's and found some Silverstars bulbs, just wondering if anyone has them on their car.
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:17 AM   #12
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Thanks guys, i appreciate the extra info and opinions.. I went to O'Reilly's and found some Silverstars bulbs, just wondering if anyone has them on their car.
I had them in my old eclipse they worked great compared to stock bulbs. Buuuuut.... They did eventually melt the housing of my driverside head light and part of the passenger side. But i also had the car for 4 years and thats all i ran in it.
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Old 03-09-2012, 02:38 AM   #13
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Silverstars are nice and bright, but I found that they burned out frequently. From what I've read, they use a thinner filament to create a brighter output, but that makes them less durable. The Sylvania Xtravision bulbs are probably the best bang for your buck.
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I believe the 2009s use an H11 bulb. An H9 can be easily modified to work, uses only 10 watts more and puts out almost twice the lumens, FYI.
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Can I smash them before you put them in? They're ugly, blinding, and reduce your light output. Not to mention, they're illegal.
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:57 PM   #16
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Thanks guys, i appreciate the extra info and opinions.. I went to O'Reilly's and found some Silverstars bulbs, just wondering if anyone has them on their car.
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Silverstars are nice and bright, but I found that they burned out frequently. From what I've read, they use a thinner filament to create a brighter output, but that makes them less durable. The Sylvania Xtravision bulbs are probably the best bang for your buck.
DOMIN8R speaks the truth. The Silverstars are very nice and produce great light but are expensive for the short time they last. O'Reilly's use to replace them if they burned out in under a year but no more. Even Sylvania doesn't warranty them. I am going on 6 bulbs in about 2 years.

When these need to be replaced, I'm buying OSRAM Night Breaker bulbs. The european made variant that supposedly outlast the US version.
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