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Old 12-22-2004, 01:57 AM   #1
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I'm thinking of doing the whole yellow fog light mod and was leaning towards getting the yellow film. Reason being that the film can protect my lights and I won't have to replace burnt-out bulbs (which seem to be more expensive). However, I came across these on Ebay. What do you guys think? Super cheap but I'm not sure if they're legit.

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Old 12-22-2004, 07:42 AM   #2
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Get some Narva Gold fogs from www.danielsternlighting.com and call it a day. $26 for the "perfect solution" isn't that much to pay. Mine are going in today.
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Old 12-22-2004, 08:07 AM   #3
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I'll agree with da bomber here. Forget about any of the cheap bulbs on Ebay, and especially "super white" bulbs for fogs if you want good visibility in bad weather. Yes yellow film will give you yellow light, but those bulbs will have less output in the yellow spectrum to begin with so when you add the filtering from the film you'll have less light.
A better solution to accomplish the same goal with better results- a set of the Narva Gold H3's, and clear Xpel film on the lights to protect them. That's what I did. The Xpel film is cheap, $15 for a single raw sheet, cut it yourself to fit the lights.
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Old 12-22-2004, 09:17 AM   #4
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i like the whole yellow fog look. i would try the bulbs from ebay even though i dont trust lights on ebay. they are pretty cheap so it they suck you would only be taking a small hit
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Old 12-23-2004, 06:16 PM   #5
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I would be wary of cheap ebay bulbs if I were you. It's a bit of a pain to replace fog lights, so I would just pay the $26 for a proven product (Narva Golds) and be done with it.
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Old 12-24-2004, 10:51 AM   #6
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also, the film wont help with burnt out bulbs, as that just happends. it will help protect from rocks. I have the amber (yellow) fog lights, with the yellow film. i think it looks great, and works great.
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Old 12-24-2004, 04:11 PM   #7
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I'll agree with da bomber here. Forget about any of the cheap bulbs on Ebay, and especially "super white" bulbs for fogs if you want good visibility in bad weather. Yes yellow film will give you yellow light, but those bulbs will have less output in the yellow spectrum to begin with so when you add the filtering from the film you'll have less light.
A better solution to accomplish the same goal with better results- a set of the Narva Gold H3's, and clear Xpel film on the lights to protect them. That's what I did. The Xpel film is cheap, $15 for a single raw sheet, cut it yourself to fit the lights.
I think I'm liking this idea so far. Thanks guys!
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Old 12-24-2004, 04:13 PM   #8
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Ya mr stern gets props from me, I had recently read a post about the laggy response time, I guess hes back near his computer again, I got my replies close to same day..

Im also going with the Narva Golds, I was leaning towards film, but realized they come off as a tad bit obnoxious for my liking...
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Old 12-24-2004, 04:33 PM   #9
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Im running the piaa yellow ion bulbs . I'm pretty happy with them but was wondering if the bulbs the unabomber suggested would be brighter ? If someone has used both and would like to chime in .
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Old 12-29-2004, 04:20 PM   #10
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Regarding the Narva Golds and the PIAA Ion Crystal bulbs, are they filtered by a yellow bulb or do they produce yellow light?? I've purchased too many aftermarket light bulbs that just have a colored tint to the bulb itself to realize that they aren't as bright as stock bulbs.

I just want to be able to see well in fog!

ps. the PIAA's are way more expensive, too!
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Old 12-29-2004, 04:39 PM   #11
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/\ produce yellow light.

Any filter (film, paint, etc.) will diminish light output.

http://www.danielsternlighting.com/p.../products.html
Narva gold's for $13/each.
You might as well get some osram silverstars while your at it for the headlights, $14/each.
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Old 12-29-2004, 05:17 PM   #12
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Buy some Amber Hella 500s.
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Old 12-29-2004, 06:19 PM   #13
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Yeah I paid $54 for the piaa's . But I am pretty happy with the light output for them .
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Old 12-29-2004, 06:21 PM   #14
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Yeah I paid $54 for the piaa's . But I am pretty happy with the light output for them .
for $1 more ($55) you can get a set of Hella 500's...

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Old 12-29-2004, 06:45 PM   #15
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try www.rallylights.com they have hella yellowstars also....pretty cheap i had them in my MY01RS and they put out a REALLY yellow light....i was thinking of getting some H1's for my heads too...but not too sure how they will look in the headlights..
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Old 12-29-2004, 08:26 PM   #16
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Might have to get the Narva Golds, then.

Anyone have a pic of the ligh throw from them? Or any other bulbs for that matter.
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I like the PIAA Ion Crystal bulbs. I ran them for almost a year every day daily driving to and from work (about 1-2 hours of use a day). A tad expensive though, but they were great. I even used them in my Hella 500 driving lamps when i swapped them for my OEM foglamps.

But i think i'm going to pick up some Narva Golds or Yellowstar bulbs and see how they are. [i miss my yellow driving lamps now...]
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try www.rallylights.com they have hella yellowstars also....pretty cheap i had them in my MY01RS and they put out a REALLY yellow light....i was thinking of getting some H1's for my heads too...but not too sure how they will look in the headlights..
Actually they don't look too bad, but as they're yellow they will get drowned out by streetlights, and the 05 beam pattern sucks compared to the stock 00 lights (in which I also had Yellowstars).

I've got some H3 yellows to put in the foglights, but as it's salty and messy out I'm too lazy. Besides, I never use the things anyway.
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piaa crystal ion
Sunglasses not cuz it's cool...but DAMn, cuz that shiznit is BRIGHT! And yellow, hah. Or maybe it's just the way you took the pic. Oh well.
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here is a pic of the yellow stars in my old gc8 fogs...

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here is the headlights (Polarg VIP's Plasma Purple) and the fogs (Hella YellowStars)

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Those HELLA's are sweeeet.
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Old 01-02-2005, 01:26 AM   #25
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Are these driving or fog 500s?

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