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Old 11-06-2004, 01:59 AM   #1
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ive heard that most ppl use hellas or cyberwhites, ive also heard that alot of ppl consider the cyberwhites to be better, what i need is a beam that will project far straight ahead for maximum brightness far in front of the car
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the cyberwhites have a blue lens that fitlers out the yellow light when not using a sliverstar bulb. the hellas use a clear lens with the Angle eye. The onlyadvantage to the cyberwhites is that you can run a 100w halogen bulb and have it appear pure white
although i have the SS bulbs in my Hellas and People flash there lights at me because they think that i have my brights on
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the cyberwhites have a blue lens that fitlers out the yellow light when not using a sliverstar bulb. the hellas use a clear lens with the Angle eye. The onlyadvantage to the cyberwhites is that you can run a 100w halogen bulb and have it appear pure white
although i have the SS bulbs in my Hellas and People flash there lights at me because they think that i have my brights on
actually they have a clear lense cyberwhite i saw and it it has angels eyes too, it looks very similar to the hella, i wouldnt want a blue lense one because any tinting reduces brightness
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Blue lenses cut down light transmission, and blue light wavelengths are bad for refelctivity, especially snow/rain.
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I replaced my fog lights with the stock bulbs. I honestly can't tell if they are on or off when driving. From reading this post I guess alternatives exist. What the heck are these blue bulbs you guys are talking about ... and the ones that make people think you have the bright lights ? I want to burn trees and melt things when I hit the switch...
Seriously, I live in an area that has a lot of wildlife and its hard to see at night.


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Willwren has the navigators and his lens has a blut tint to them and he is running a 100w bulb. NOW I believe that my lights are brighter. I have the angle eyes with the Silverstar bulb all i can say is Hella bright
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We can't compare our lights unless we all have cameras set to the same Settings.....

Willwren was trying to show me on YM Drawing how his lense is, he did a funny job, but i got the point. The Cyberwhites he has are shaped inside so oncoming traffic isn't blinded so much, which means he can run them more often. But that means less light up high as well.

I could barely tell my stockers were on... Now i know when mine are on based off of the flashings i'll get sometimes...

I like the Hellas because i drive on some roads that go up and down side to side very quickly, and I don't wanna account for oncoming traffic. I didn't want a blue lense either.

There are about 50 millionajillionbuhillion different cyber white lights though... Many options.
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The cyberwhite navigators put the light where you want it. It focuses and directs the light to the road, and to the sides. Unless your lights with the SS are at 100W, you don't have more light than me, but you may have light directed in different directions than mine.

The blue tint filters out ONLY the yellow. By wiring my fogs to stay on with brights, it had a profound effect.

Hard to describe, but the factory lights have a reflector that'* a simple cup shape. Navigators have a parabolic reflect intended to capture the light that would normally go very high and very low, and redirects it back to the road where it belongs.
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The blue tint filters out ONLY the yellow. By wiring my fogs to stay on with brights, it had a profound effect.
It still cuts down a large part of the transmission, Blue/"pure white" lights are more of a look then performance IMO.

http://www.danielsternlighting.com/t...fog_lamps.html

http://www.danielsternlighting.com/t...ght_color.html

I'l try to get a shot of my beam output tonight on the garage door.
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So are these things BULBS or an entire light assembly ? I'm lazy ... I want to snap in a bulb and cook small animals as they cross the road.


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