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Discussion in 'VY Holden Commodore (2002 - 2004)' started by JUZDVS, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. JUZDVS

    JUZDVS 242.8rwkw

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    Just brought some of these bulbs to replace my fog lamps and park lights. Haven't tried them before but didnt want to buy that calibre crap that supercheap sells.

    Have installed the bulbs and am pretty happy with the brightness of them as they're alot better than the standard ones but after having a look last night when it was quite dark they don't even look blue at all. In fact they are quite yellow to look at, the description on the packaging says "Distinctive icy blue/white headlamp appearance".

    Anyone else have the same trouble with these? I'm thinking of getting my money back.
     
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    I have a set of calibre bulbs in my VY S2 exec and have found them to be quite good, they produce a nice white light and have a good lighting distance.
    Heaps better then the stock bulbs that came with my car.
     
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    i just put a set in my VS last week. at first i was unimpressed also... i guess i was expecting something like the 300C headlights. but like you have described they seem brighter and a bit whiter but didnt look blue at all...

    i thought it must be because the headlight covers (or whatever u wanna call it) on my VS aren't really clear. well not compared to newer cars...

    but a few ppl have told me they do look blue and i have noticed a blue glow when parking in front of a white wall.

    but im happy with them... they are definitely alot brighter than standard globes
     
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    Tom_1569 Ecotech Power

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    Ive got them in the VK, a **** load better. I think you have to be a fair distance to see the blue. If you look at one coming the other way the blue tinge goes yellow when you get closer.
     
  5. DUK13Y

    DUK13Y When in doubt, slide it out

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    I have some Phillips Crystal visions in mine and even though they claim it to be blue, its not at all. Very white light though and doesn't look yellow at all.
     
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    JUZDVS 242.8rwkw

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    I'm definately happy with the quality of them, way better than the standard ones I had in before but I was a little peeved when I couldn't see the 'Distinctive icy blue/white headlamp appearance'.

    Can't find my receipt so I guess I'm stuck with them now:(
     
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    amen to that. old girl has a set in her au and old man has them in his motorbike
    very very good lights compared to standard.
    i got myself a set today for my vs and soo much better and whiter, with no yellow what so ever. recommend them to everyone
    $80 for high/low beams and parkers
    $70 for high beams (bursons geelong)

    sl33per
     
  8. one_and_only2004

    one_and_only2004 Turbo L98 FTW

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    if you got blue halogens wouldn't they be duller? all that's different would be the colour filter on the bulbs surface that block out the yellow light.
     
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    I can empathize dude I brought the exact same globes for my foggies and expecting them to be white they were bloody yellow. I have cystal vision lowbeams and narva platinum in my high beams (they are ****ING bright) I dont think narva make any whiter lights in H3 which are what the foggies are from memory. start lookin at phillips, let me know if u find a good white set in H3.
     
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    I have calibre supercheap brand in my headlights and foglights which claim to be white/blue and they definately have no blue appearance. I'm stil on the lookout for a nice white/blue set, people seem to be finding it hard to find??

    The headlights are definately whiter, but still are white/yellow with no blue at all.
    My last car had HID headlights and they were very blue..more so then white..they were hot.

    On the other hand, my foglights are disappointing, they are pretty much still yellow..
     
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    DUK13Y When in doubt, slide it out

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    I've got a blue tinge in my High beams. They're just a cheapo set off ebay from overseas but are very bright and definitely have a hint of blue to them. The brand is called Xtec and they claim 4000k. For $20 I'm extremely happy with them.
     
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    what globes are you running in your normal low beam headlights? and are they blue tinged also?
     
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    DUK13Y When in doubt, slide it out

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    I've got Phillips Crystal Visions in my low beams. They don't have a blue tinge but are extremely white. I highly recommend them.
     
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    its cause his a copy cat:p
     
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    hey guys i got kaixen h4 globes in mine and there real good, white with a blue tinge :D got em for $36 off that ls1 site!
     
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    GAMBLR More trouble than u think

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    if your looking for a blue tinge, take note of the kelvin rating on the globe. normal yellow tinge globes are in the range of 3000k-4000k, whiter is 4000k-5000k, white with a blue appearance is 5000k-6000k. anything after 6000k is fairly bright blue, and will more than likely get you in trouble with the cops, as well as a reduction in light output.
    just as another example, 20000k is either pink or purple. not tinged, but full blown LED style colour.
    also bear in mind that the bulb lense shouldn't be real blue. Arctic blue lenses are acceptable and legal, but Narva's Blue Power bulbs aren't as the glass is full on blue.
    CC
     
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    Got a pic of them at night?
     
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    yer ill have to get some try do it 2mora night!
     

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