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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-30-04, 02:51 AM Thread Starter
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Globes which to get ?

hi guys,

just did thattrick of sanding back my headlight covers on my EF fairmont, they came up pretty well, thx for all the suggestions.

now their still not really bright enuf, so i was wondering if i should get some new bulbs, i think i will just get a set of H4's for the low beams, the high beams are pretty good so i won't worry about them. i was looking at supercheap auto (yeah i know.. its crap.. but cheap ) and i seen 3 differnt types of globes
- some 65/55W globes,... claiming 30% more brightness.
- 60/55w globes, of the "xenon blue" variety
- and some 100/90w bulbs.

not sure which on to get i was thinking the 65/55's cause.. well people have told me that the xenon blues (fake HID effect ones) actually aren't as bright, and i am also told that my wiring harness mighten be able to handle the extra power that would be drawn by the 100/90w bulbs


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Re: Globes which to get ?

I have never even considered the 100/90w because even the normal ones are enough to damage the stupid headlight reflectors over time. I'm running the 'xenon' kind on my cars and I'm quite fond of them. The light output may be less, but it is a better defined beam that I prefer personally.

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Re: Globes which to get ?

hmmm oh okay... well u know.. like. the 100/90 w globes may kill my wiring harness. and blind everyone.. etc... why doesn't someone make like.. some bulbs that are rated like.. halfway between.. something like 80/70w's ... or 75/65ws ? just wondering..

anyway.. i think i will get some hella XDX1260/55BL2 i think thier the 50+ bulbs .. anyone know if these are white ? or are they still yellow ?
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Re: Globes which to get ?

I'm lost in all those numbers, but Plus 50's are good, im running them as my headlight globes. The light is supposedly yellow, but you cant actually tell by looking at them, and they wont blind you (ive had a mate drive my car at me and theyre not too harsh). Good light projection too.

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Re: Globes which to get ?

in EF/L especially, but with all cars with polycarbonate lenses, do not run any globes over the headlight rating. the high wattage globes will melt the leadlight lens before it does anything to the loom, nasty stuff.

i'd go the xenon ones youve found, they will be a lot better than standard


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Re: Globes which to get ?

with my experience on a VK with bad headlights...

Blue ones from supercheap are shit.. the autotecnica ones...

i went to autobarn and bought the phillips globes.. quartz lens... they are called bluevision or something... work verry well...



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Re: Globes which to get ?

If anyone would know ask Mr. Headlight (MADNC) lol

I ran 90/100 in my XE. Put in relays, etc. The globes got too hot.

In the LTD I use Artic Blue. They show a whiter light.
In the GF's Laser I fitted the +50, they're good for country roads.

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Re: Globes which to get ?

Either Plus 30's ,or plus 50's, they are both great headlight globes.
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Re: Globes which to get ?

I got the 100/90 in my Dad's wagon cos he can't see that well at night, they've been in there for nearly 3 years and the headlights are still perfect which is hard to believe as it's been doing a far bit of night driving lately aswell.

I had the arctic blue bulbs in my old EA, I thought they were pretty good when it was dry, but as soon as the road is wet I can barely make out any lane markings, it's real scary on the highway at night in the middle of a storm.

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