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Old 12-10-2005, 02:48 PM   #31
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the funny thing here is that in the 00+, the DRL uses the the highbeam at a reduced voltage, and im still on the same set of SS high beams that i originally put in my buick nearly 3 years ago.. but i keep burning out low beams.
Toasty, I've had the SS high beams for about a year & a half and wondered the same thing. The high beams when utilized as DRL'* drop half voltage (they are placed in series via relays) which means they draw less current, which means less heat. This is why I think they outlast the SS low beams.
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Old 12-10-2005, 02:55 PM   #32
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i just ordered 2 sets of the HiLights Superwhite 9005s. (one for the highs and one for the lows) i couldnt go wrong at the price of $32 shipped.

::: fingers crossed that they last more than a year ::::
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My brother has them in his 01 impala, there actually pretty descent looking, im using piaa in the bonne right now, but the philips in the impala are descent
Has what? I've been running my Nokyas for 4 months with no problems. They put out a bluish white.

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My buddy was telling me about Halogen Infrared bulbs, supposed to be brighter than Silverstars. I looked into them a bit and they seem more expensive than the Silverstars, I didnt see anything about bulb life either.
If you want to spend some cash and "take one for the team", check them out.
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Old 12-11-2005, 03:35 PM   #35
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I did a bunch of reseach, and the HIR(halogen infared) bilbs seem like a good alternative, i havent seen any feedback on reliability yet, but this is one store i found that sold them. This is the largest manufacturer of the HIR bulbs for non-oem applications, under the PolarG name.
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OK who did the headlight mod ? if you did , do you like it (the light output), and did you do a test to see if it blinds oncoming cars? if it does not blind oncoming cars it looks like a good safe mod that can help you (me) see better at night.

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OK who did the headlight mod ? if you did , do you like it (the light output), and did you do a test to see if it blinds oncoming cars? if it does not blind oncoming cars it looks like a good safe mod that can help you (me) see better at night.

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noone on this forum has done an HID conversoin in a 2000+ bonneville, if you are considering doin it, you have to keep in mind that the headlamp assemblys are mdesigned for optimal HOLOGEN output NOT HID. Putting HID lighint in a hologen designed fixture generally produces a a daylight like brightness for the driver of the vehicle, but also tends to blind other drivers
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toasty..its hAlogen.

but he is right, HID bulbs are not designed to go into halogen housings.
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NO IM SORRY, i ment putting a 9005(hi beam bulb) in place of the 9006(low beam blub).
extra light for only $20 or $30 dollars. take a look !
http://www.bmwe34.net/E34main/Upgrade/More_light.htm

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NO IM SORRY, i ment putting a 9005(hi beam bulb) in place of the 9006(low beam blub).
extra light for only $20 or $30 dollars. take a look !
http://www.bmwe34.net/E34main/Upgrade/More_light.htm

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oh, ok i mis understood. I havent done it but as soon as my bulbs come in ill be doing it
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