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Old 05-16-2007, 02:25 AM   #1
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I'm looking for BRIGHT low beams. Would these be good or can anyone here suggest something better? thanx!

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try putting a 9005 bulb in the low beam side, i did this over a year ago and
my car lights up the road alot better then it did with the stock 9006 low beam bulb.
here is a site that tells you how to mod the 9005 light to fit in the low beam side.
high beam light in the low beam side, 10 more watts of power and 70% more lumens.

http://www.bmwe34.net/E34main/Upgrade/More_light.htm

hope this helps you see at night, i know i do now.
i know i would never go back to the stock (9006) lights.

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With those ebay bulbs of dubious origin I think you are increasing the wattage from 55 to 100 watts. That'* probably not as much of a problem as it is having to use light from the bluer end of the light spectrum for a low beam.
I do know that I would not buy bulbs from someone that does not tell me who the manufacturer is at least. Without that information they appear to be cheap imports, and then again one can buy a lot for the money over and over.

I like the silverstar ultras I put in sometime ago for high and low beams;bright enough for me and not an annoyance to other drivers. 'Course they are much more money than the auction you quoted.


As an example - (I am not connected to the following listing in any way):

http://cgi.ebay.ca/NEW-Sylvania-Silv...QQcmdZViewItem
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Ok, can anyone suggest Affordable good bulbs?
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I DID ! ! ! !
i put a cheap($8.00) GE 9005 light in my left side low beam(9006) side and it put out way more light than the Sylvania SilverStar(9006) low beam light i had in the right side. when one of these GE lights burn out i will put some Sylvania SilverStar(9005) high beam lights in the (9006) low beam side. SilverStar Ultra Headlights if you want some real bright lights. Wattage 65 Lumens 2040 for the SilverStar Ultra(9005), Wattage 65 Lumens 1700 for the SilverStar(9005), Wattage 55 Lumens 1000 for the SilverStar(9006) low beam light. take your pick 1000 Lumens, 1700 Lumens or 2040 Lumens.

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AFFORDABLE? Is that what you meant by "good" or "better"?

Then SAY that. I tried to help. No no you are welcome.
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Sorry Cooey.

I'm looking for "better" Bulbs. In between the "ok" ones I have now and the "best" meaning the silverstar ultras...
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if you put a cheap 9005 bulb in your low beam (9006) side, you will have more light than if you put in the $ilver$tar Ultra (9006) bulb in the same low beam side. 1200 Lumens for the $ilver$tar Ultra (9006) bulb and 1700 Lumens for the cheap (9005) bulb. you want more light for not a lot of money, well this is the way you do it. think outside the box don't do what everybody else does or you will pay a lot more for your lights.

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Ok, gotcha
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I wanted to acknowledge your sorry and wish you the best with your bulb purchase/installations. I am sorry I took so long to do that.
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