Originally Posted by kwtengine2
Are there brighter bulbs on the matket for the stock projector headlights? I'm not interested in replacing the whole light for the HID's just want some better light out of the stock units. Anybody replace their bulbs?
I recently replaced the bulbs in my wife's Galant with the SilverStar Ultra's. They are much more white, but honestly they didn't seem much brighter. Her car is older so I had already replaced bulbs, so take it with a grain of salt - I'm sure what I put in there the first time I replaced the bulbs weren't OEM either. BUT, they really didnt' seem much brighter. I noticed that when you look at the specs on the bulbs, the color temp varies, but basically all of the halogen bulbs are rated at the same lumens.
I also just (yesterday) upgraded my Liberty from the OEM bulbs to an HID kit. Holy monkey-nuts....they are bright. I didn't replace the entire assembly, just did the conversion kit that xenon depot sells.
Keep this in mind - when you buy the "brighter" halogen bulbs, the life of the bulb is quite a bit shorter. Maybe 2 years. If you plan to keep your vehicle for a long time, you'll probably end up spending as much over time as you would on the HID's (they last a lot longer). In my opinion, they are well worth the money.
Last note - I debated between the 4300k and 5000k bulbs, went with the 5000. I'm not unhappy with them but they are more blue than i was expecting. If you want a really white light/no blue, get the 4300's.