(if you have a car that has 9006 and 9005 headlight bulbs
i did an expeiriment where i replaced just one low beam(9006) with an
$8.00 GE high beam(9005) HOLY COW BATMAN big difference in light out-put. the stock low beam looks yellow where as the modified light is a whiter light, on a 2000 Bonneville there is a light shield built into the light housing to block the tip of the light. it lights up the road better and farther down the road but it does not blind or look overly bright (HID) to on coming traffic. i stood 12 ft. in front of my car and had to stoop down to about 18 in. above the road and then it got bright ! just for the heck of it i went to the stock side and stoopped down and it also got bright just not as bright as the modified side . tomorrow its off to the store for another $8.00 GE light. if your head lights are adjusted properly you should have no problem with the police or other motorist.
P.*. its going to be foggy tomorrow here in Sacramento i''ll let you know how it goes , it shouldn''t present a problem because it is still pointed down towards the road
Tried my new light out in thick fog this morning, penetrated the fog better than the stock side with no glare back at me. Went ahead and changed the right side tonight, took it out for a drive, so much better than stock. That is with a cheap $8.00 GE light(9005). When these burn out I may try the better sylvania bulbs. So far driving in the early morning hours and evening hours no one has flashed their lights at me. I followed a CHP officer about a mile down a main road and he didn''t have any problem with the lights. You can see the cutoff line on the car in front of you where the light doesn''t shine above that line. If your head lights are adjusted properly this should not cause a problem to other drivers. Many different manufactures use the 9005 and 9006 headlights. This could be an inexpensive way to get more light without spending a lot on HID''*.
Light increase is from the increase in lumens from the 9005 bulb. A 9005 bulb has 70% more lumens than the 9006 (1700 lumens vs 1000 lumens). HID has 3200 lumens.
my cheap GE (9005) lights are brighter than my old Sylvania (9006) Silverstars.
when these GE lights burn out i will replace them with the 9005 Silverstars.
that was 8 weeks ago, so far no problems with other drivers. no one has flashed their lights at me . the one problem i see is when i get in to my truck(1999 Ford) , its like i have headlights from the 1950'* or 60'* . they look dull and dont light up the road near as good as the 9005 lights in my SSEi.
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