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My C came with regular headlights... to customize a bit, I put Nokia bulbs in the high beam, low beam, and fog lights... all hyper white, which is more of a cool blue.

Problem is with the low beams...simply not bright enough. At night, I always have to have the fog lights on, or it's REALLY difficult to see.:blindfold Fog lights look great, and are bright enough, as are the high beams...

So my problem is with the low beams...

The question is what can I do? What are my options? I saw this on ebay;
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8008403163&sspagename=ADME:L:RTQ:US:1&rd=1
and didn't know if that was a smart alternative or if they are too expensive & unecssary for me, if there are other options.

Any advice and thoughts are MOST appreciated!!! Keep in mind, I don't want to change the color of my fogs or high beams, as I love that blue kinda look.
(I went so far as to change all my interior lights to blue too & they look great!!!)

Thank you in advance for you suggestions!
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This is one of the reasons why i never wanted to put in Hyper White bulbs in to my C, because from my old car I know that it stole light output.
However, I hear good things about Hoen, but i dont know if I will do anything yet.
Any Suggestions .

foodybat said:
My C came with regular headlights... to customize a bit, I put Nokia bulbs in the high beam, low beam, and fog lights... all hyper white, which is more of a cool blue.

Problem is with the low beams...simply not bright enough. At night, I always have to have the fog lights on, or it's REALLY difficult to see.:blindfold Fog lights look great, and are bright enough, as are the high beams...

So my problem is with the low beams...

The question is what can I do? What are my options? I saw this on ebay;
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8008403163&sspagename=ADME:L:RTQ:US:1&rd=1
and didn't know if that was a smart alternative or if they are too expensive & unecssary for me, if there are other options.

Any advice and thoughts are MOST appreciated!!! Keep in mind, I don't want to change the color of my fogs or high beams, as I love that blue kinda look.
(I went so far as to change all my interior lights to blue too & they look great!!!)

Thank you in advance for you suggestions!
:veryhappy
 

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I have installed Silver Stars on my 300 Touring in both the low and high and they are pure white and increase the amount of light out on the road in front of the car about 25%. Worth the money (about $70 for all four). Bought them at WalMart.
 

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Silverstars do not increase light (at least not Sylvania silverstars, the Osram silverstars built for the non-US market are a totally different thing even though they have the same name and come from the same company). What they do is increase light temperature and increase light concentration. This tricks your mind into thinking there is more light. This means you pupils don't dialate as much as they would otherwise so your vision down the road is worsened. Plus, Sylvania silverstars don't last long either (and by that I mean you're lucky to get a few months). Let's put it this way, if a bulb advertises itself as being whiter, stay away cause that's ricer crap.
 

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Marlin ..... gotta disagree with you. Increases light concentration? HUH? Tricks your mind? HUH? Your opinion only...nothing scientific there. If you increase light concentration, wouldn't that mean ... never mind. I will tell you that Sylvania SS's are in my "C" and in DW's car too. Been there a year. Both of us like the whiter light. It is NOT ricer blue in either car. OK, IMHO. Not a whizzing contest here, but I know I've had mine a year or more (2 cars) and they even pass the wife test.

I will add that yellow light is better. That is why true fogs are yellow and in Europe many headlights are yellow. France even had (still has) a law saying headlights must be yellow. So it may be that whiter makes less vision. BUT (as I argue with myself!) then why are cars going to HID's? Hmmmmm
 

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still need some help

That's all very interesting about concentrated light, temperature, tricking the mind, and dialiating pupils..... My tripping days are over... and all I want is bright blue lights... :hypnotize

Can anyone else help me? :feedback:
 
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