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Ordered a set of these and hope to get them installed this weekend. I will be having my window trim and door handles vinyl wrapped in gloss black Saturday and I plan to install the bulbs while the guy is working on the wrapping.

Huge thread about the bulbs:
New Osram D2S Bulb Xenarc Cool Blue Intense

My goal is to get a bit more light output and hopefully match the 5000k LED bulbs I put in to my fogs (which put out really no usable light).

I'll put some pics in my picture thread after I install them:
http://www.jeepgarage.org/f110/stone-white-gc-overland-w-some-mods-46811.html

Anyone else install these CBI bulbs yet? Ive yet to read a bad review.
 

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I guess i'll be guinea pig as no one else has installed these yet. They came in today and they are genuine osram CBI bulbs. I ordered them off Amazon and they are packaged for the american market under the Sylvania brand. The label on the bulbs is Osram and does have the correct model # for the D1S CBI bulbs.

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Planning to install one of the bulbs during my lunch today (I work a 12 - 9 shift) and will try to snap a couple of pics if time permits and rain doesn't start falling.
 

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Didn't get a chance to install before the rain. Hopefully tomorrow.
 

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The bulbs are in. Gettin in there to swap em is damn tight. Will try to get some pics later when it gets a bit darker out. They are definitely whiter than the oem bulbs and output looks slightly improved. Should match my 5000k led fogs very well. Took a couple pics although it's not dark out yet. The bulbs are still burning in and from what i've heard take about 10 - 15 hrs before they'll get to the 5000k.

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Very nice. How much brighter are they than the stock ones? A percentage gain?
Was it easy to change them out?
Are there other brighter choices other than these?

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Very nice. How much brighter are they than the stock ones? A percentage gain?
Was it easy to change them out?
Are there other brighter choices other than these?

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The advertising is interesting...See the link. XENARC COOL BLUE INTENSE

It says 20% more light but I think this is 20% more compared to other 5000k HID bulbs. These should put out the same lumens as the oem 4300k bulbs but with a clean white light.

The process to change them out is pretty straightforward. It's getting your hands in to the tight spots to get the bulbs in and out that is challenging.

The only better choice i've seen are the Osram SVS, but they are I believe closer to stock color, but with more output.

Besides color, the fill of the light seems better. There are less hot spots and more even light throughout the beam.

Happy so
 

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Thanks guys. Yes, the uniformity of the light color is fantastic. The CBIs are still a bit more yellow than fogs currently but from everything i've read, they will get whiter after about 10 hrs of burn time.

Light on the road has also been fantastic. I took it out to some dark roads last night and the light spread is so wide and consistent it's hard to realize how much they are lighting up the road until you turn off the lights!

I do wish that we had better projectors in our headlights because the cutoff the projectors produce are pretty crappy....
 

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Thanks guys. Yes, the uniformity of the light color is fantastic. The CBIs are still a bit more yellow than fogs currently but from everything i've read, they will get whiter after about 10 hrs of burn time.

Light on the road has also been fantastic. I took it out to some dark roads last night and the light spread is so wide and consistent it's hard to realize how much they are lighting up the road until you turn off the lights!

I do wish that we had better projectors in our headlights because the cutoff the projectors produce are pretty crappy....
Can you take some nights shots of them on the road? Also, if you do figure out how to change the projectors then that would be a great upgrade
 

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Can you take some nights shots of them on the road? Also, if you do figure out how to change the projectors then that would be a great upgrade
Ill try to get some road shots this weekend and find some unlit roads. My pics will likely not do the CBIs much justice as i'll be using an iPhone.

No plans to mess with the projectors...would likely require baking the headlights to get them apart.
 

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Best I could do tonight. Some of these pics are from the highway during stretches of road with no lights. Overexposed and overall poor quality of photos....but you can get an idea of coverage and color. I'm impressed with the amount of output over a larger area than the OEMs provided. The road signs are lit up due to the LED fogs throwing light all over the place...not due to the headlights.





 

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A quick question, is the housing grey are black to replace the bulbs? I see 2 for the HIDs, one is directly behind the protectors and one is to the side of it.

Thanks

Edit: Also is the JGC 2011 D2S or D1S?
A little confused on what that means? socket type?
 

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A quick question, is the housing grey are black to replace the bulbs? I see 2 for the HIDs, one is directly behind the protectors and one is to the side of it.

Thanks

Edit: Also is the JGC 2011 D2S or D1S?
A little confused on what that means? socket type?
There is a black rubber (soft) cover over the HID bulb and it would be directly behind the projector.

Bulb is a D1S, it is the bulb type.
 

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Thanks for sharing the pics DUC I am seriously considering these bulbs as an upgrade.
 

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Thanks for sharing the pics DUC I am seriously considering these bulbs as an upgrade.
Definitely worth the upgrade in my opinion...and they haven't reached their full potential yet. The white is already an improvement for me and i'm more comfortable driving at night. No lost output and my understanding is that the output will improve slightly around 20hrs of run time.

These make up for the waste of money on fancy LED fog bulbs from xenondepot, when some inexpensive 5000k LEDs would have provided the same color and lack of useable light. Oh well...
 

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You guys do realize that the OEM 4300K bulbs put out more usable light than these bulbs. The OEM 4300K color temperature is the closest to visable daytime sunlight. Thats why all OEM manufactures use a 4300K bulb. A 5500K color temp. bulb of the same size and power will produce less white and more blue light. It says so so right on the box! These bulbs will reduce lumen output as compared the OEM 4300K color temp. bulbs. They may look cool, but in fact will perform worse, and in bad weather the bluer light will diminish your ability to see as compared to the OEM 4300K bulbs.

These bulbs aren't really an upgrade performance wise. If bluer light with less lumens, and decreased poor wheather visability is what your after then these might be for you.
 

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Sunlight is 5500 Kelvin (5000K is direct sunlight at noon). Pro photo studio lights are set to 5500K whitebalance when looking to achieve natural light. The difference between 4300 and 5000 is minimal, while gaining a more white/natural daylight color. It's not like the original poster is switching to 6000K or higher. JMHO

 
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