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rayray 11-10-2013 01:12 PM

Replacement Headlight Bulbs
 
I want to replace the headlight in my wifes Grand Cherokee Limited. I would like brighter output a HID conversion is out of the question (her words), i cannot add auxilary light.
im stuck with a plug and play type of replacemnt.


Thanks
Ray


TJXJWJ 11-12-2013 01:08 PM

Re: Replacement Headlight Bulbs
 
Are you asking for recommendations for plug and play bulbs?

I've had very good luck with Sylvania Silverstars in the past, before I went HID. The Silverstar Ultra costs more and is even better, but the rumor is that they burn out faster. I haven't used these in at least 2 years since going with HID, so others on here might have more recent experience.

Gus9890 12-03-2013 01:41 PM

Re: Replacement Headlight Bulbs
 
I went with the brightest I could find before I went HID, they never seemed to last too long. You both should check out sites like carid.com that have projector/CCFL housings and go with HIDS. They're pretty much plug and play, just change out the housings, plug in the bulbs, and run the wiring how you want it (easy). HID projectors provide a crisper, sharper view and you can pick up reflective tape and paint (road lines, police cars, signs, etc) really fast. I also have projector/HID fogs which also helps when going down paved and dirt roads at night and in bad weather.

Here's how mine look:

http://www.jeepgarage.org/members/87...icture1560.jpg


If you need a pic of how they look at night, let me know

rayray 12-12-2013 08:59 PM

Re: Replacement Headlight Bulbs
 
Thanks Guys

gus could you send a photo of how they look at night?

Gus9890 12-13-2013 01:04 PM

Re: Replacement Headlight Bulbs
 
Here's a couple pics:

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/t...ps7f8e8799.jpg

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/t...ps980ed9cf.jpg

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/t...psb03f8dcb.jpg

B T C 01-18-2014 03:34 PM

Re: Replacement Headlight Bulbs
 
The high beam bulbs can be modified fairly easily to fit in the low beam sockets. That's what I did fairly recently when one of my low beam lamps burned out. The low beams are noticeably brighter and it doesn't blind anyone. I've never been flashed.

dudefromflorida 01-21-2014 02:10 PM

Re: Replacement Headlight Bulbs
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by B T C (Post 961788)
The high beam bulbs can be modified fairly easily to fit in the low beam sockets. That's what I did fairly recently when one of my low beam lamps burned out. The low beams are noticeably brighter and it doesn't blind anyone. I've never been flashed.


Use caution when doing this. High beam bulbs are a higher wattage and could destroy some things after a while. (The wires can also get pretty hot if they are not the right gauge)

TJXJWJ hit it right on the money! The Silverstar Ultras are probably the best useable light output bulbs are on the market, but they burn out quite fast. (Longest mine lasted where maybe half a year)

Best choice that I made was to switch to HIDs. For someone who is at least semi-competent with cars can do it easily in little to no time. Also, if you wife if worried about the "blue" lights please be aware that you can order different kelvin (light color) bulbs that range from YELLOW (3k) to PURPLE (12-18K).

hoffmanestates 01-24-2014 06:40 AM

4300k is the brightest and is pure white. Car factory equipped with HIDs use 4300k bulbs.

Once you start heading into the 6000k territory there's a tinge of blue, brightness is reduced a bit. Anything 8000k and beyond is pointless

If you want maximum brightness, go 4300k

Also I wouldn't recommend putting HID bulbs is headlights designed for halogen bulbs. The beam pattern is all distorted and all you'll do is blind everyone.

If you really must...just make sure you re-aim the beam low

JeepMe 01-24-2014 04:44 PM

Re: Replacement Headlight Bulbs
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hoffmanestates (Post 964677)
Also I wouldn't recommend putting HID bulbs is headlights designed for halogen bulbs. The beam pattern is all distorted and all you'll do is blind everyone.

If you really must...just make sure you re-aim the beam low

This. I used to be in the "throw HIDs in any headlights" camp. But you really do blind everyone even if they don't flash you (drive with your high beams on and most people won't flash you even though they're blinded). To compensate you can aim them lower, but then it's pointless to go to HIDs. If you're getting HIDs, make sure you make or buy headlights designed for HIDs (not even projectors that are designed for halogens).


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