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Old 11-02-2005, 10:53 AM   #1
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Default What bulbs are you running in 02-03 foglights?

the right side bulb burnt out in my bugeye's foglight. I am looking for the brightest bulbs that won't melt my wiriing. I am running yellow rockblocker covers so nothing "hyperwhite", or else it would light up green wouldnt it?
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Old 11-02-2005, 01:29 PM   #2
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Try posting in the Electrical & Lighting forum next time; also search for fog bulbs in the aforementioned forum and it'll pull up some great info

With that being said, I'm running PIAA Ion Crystal and am very pleased with them, albeit a bit pricey. After they burn out, I will be going to ones that other members on here have raved about (noticeably cheaper and puts out some great useable yellow light for foggy and inclement weather conditions):

Narva Golds, Hella Yellowstars, Osram All-Weather
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Old 11-02-2005, 01:34 PM   #3
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I run Hella Yellowstars - pretty good IMHO. They haven't melted the harness or anything. Only bad thing is that they've turned the "cap" on the front of the housing of the light kinda brown. Hard to describe what I mean.
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Old 11-02-2005, 11:53 PM   #4
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I run Euro Dezigns yellow bulbs, they give off a really nice ion yellow light and pretty cheap too which is nice. https://www.eurodezigns.com/shop/detail.aspx?ID=85
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Old 11-03-2005, 08:40 AM   #5
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i've done Hella Yellowstars and PIAA Ion Crystals, I didn't get the life I wanted out of either one. now i've got Sylvania Silverstars in, they've been awesome. and no, they don't look green through the rockblocker film.

here's a picture (daytime) with the light on:
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Old 11-03-2005, 11:45 AM   #6
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I've run Stock, 55w Yellowstars and 85w yellowstars. the stockers lasted a while, but didn't give me the light output i was looking for. The 85w are incredible, but I've already blown one in 2 months and i only use them once in a while. If I were you, I'd step up to hella 500's or 1000s in the stock location. you'll get much better light output.

itsawagon: did your hellas blow in about the same timeframe as mine?
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Old 11-03-2005, 11:46 AM   #7
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I use PIAA "Extreme white"....very nice but a bit $$$$$ they have lasted for over 3 years of constant use...I use the fogs as my DRL
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Old 11-03-2005, 12:15 PM   #8
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are those FF300's? How do you like them? running the stock bulb? fog/drving? I've been bitten by the aux lighting bug and am looking at my options...
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Old 11-03-2005, 03:13 PM   #9
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itsawagon: did your hellas blow in about the same timeframe as mine?
just about. i think the hellas were definitely longer lasting than the piaas, but i don't think i got more than a couple months out of the hellas.
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Old 11-03-2005, 03:24 PM   #10
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Some of you guys must use your fogs relentlessly (not a bad thing - just observation). I've had my PIAA Ion Crystals for almost three years now and they're still working fine. I only use them when needed...
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Old 11-03-2005, 04:12 PM   #11
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Upgrading to Hella 500 foglamps is one way to increase the light output since they're more effecient at collecting light than the OEM lamps. Then couple it with a set of good 55w bulbs (or higher if you upgrade the wiring) and you'll have even more output.

I used the PIAA Ion Crystals and they lasted a year with constant use (2 hours a day, 5 days a week). I currently have the Hella Yellowstar 55w bulbs and they're great, though i'm now only using them when needed, but they're cheap enough you can stock 2-3 pairs for backup for the price of one set of the PIAA bulbs.
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Old 11-03-2005, 05:43 PM   #12
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how do nokyas stack up?
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Old 11-03-2005, 06:02 PM   #13
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Step up. The fogs are only really useful if you're driving in true pea soup fog since all the light goes right on the ground 10 feet in front of the car, where you really don't need it. I threw in some FF1000's w/ 100w bulbs and couldn't be happier.
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Old 11-03-2005, 06:15 PM   #14
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they suck...they are 90% of the time high wattage and usually cause discoloration and melting
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Old 11-03-2005, 11:09 PM   #15
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i have 55w hella yellowstars in optilux 1180 projector units using stock wiring. honestly i did not notice much improvement with the bulb change, only a little color. i'd suggest you just run another set of regular hella replacement bulbs.

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Old 11-03-2005, 11:57 PM   #16
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hmm im looknig for hellas. but where can i find them? If i cant find them i may just go for silverstars since theyre poretyy easy to find.
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Old 11-04-2005, 12:01 AM   #17
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i just found some hella H3 2v 100w bulbs. is 100w too much?
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Old 11-04-2005, 12:19 AM   #18
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2volt? or 12 volt?

100w bulbs on a 12 volt system are a bit much for the OEM wiring. You'd have to install a separate harness with relay (activated by the OEM wiring), fuse, and 12-14ga wire tapped directly to the battery to be safe.
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Old 11-04-2005, 07:25 AM   #19
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hmm im looknig for hellas. but where can i find them? If i cant find them i may just go for silverstars since theyre poretyy easy to find.

www.rallylights.com

great selection and damn good pricing.
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+15......i have ordered from them many times, and they are the greatest
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Old 11-04-2005, 01:37 PM   #22
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i cant seem to find 2 packs of bulbs from rallylights, they seem to sell only singles at a time. oh well, i suppose i can just order 2 singles.
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Old 11-04-2005, 01:42 PM   #23
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i cant seem to find 2 packs of bulbs from rallylights, they seem to sell only singles at a time. oh well, i suppose i can just order 2 singles.
yeah.....they dont come in 2packs....
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Yep, they're only avaliable as individual bulbs. +eleventybillion for rallylights.com

I've spent waaaay too much $$$ there.
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"+a lot" to rallylights.com - they're working on my fuse blowing problem, custom made a connector for me to fix the problem - should be arriving today in the mail. If it works, then I'm a VERY happy customer. If not, they said I can return it, and they'll try to figure out what to do next. Now how's *that* for customer service?! Yeah - prices seem good too, and their customer service every time I've called has been spotless.
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