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To read the original full thread and post questions/comments on this topic, please go to http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/foru...omplete-headlight-bulb-comparison-thread.html



Stock Toyota: P/N 9003/HB2 (this is the lowest quality Osram Sylvania)
PIAA Xtreme White Plus: P/N 15224
IPF Standard Performance: P/N HHC126055
IPF Magic (Blue): P/N C41B
Sylvania Silverstar: P/N 9003ST
GE Nighthawk: P/N 9003NH/BP
Hella Xenon Blue: P/N H83140272
Koito Whitebeam H4: P/N K10000-H4
Raybrig Whitesonic H4: P/N RAY-RA43
Sylvania Silverstar Ultra: P/N 9003SU (ordered)

SEE PAGES 8 and 9 FOR THE COMPARISON!


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Re: Complete Headlight Bulb Comparison Thread

Now for the numbers...

I decided to test my stock before and after I cleaned the headlight domes. I was happy with my findings. :)

Stock with dirty domes: 244 Lux
Stock with clean domes: 311 Lux

BIG Difference!

If you want to see at night, keep your headlights clean! :thinkerg:

I will list the lux ratings in descending order, so don't confuse the lux numbers with the photography timeline I used above...

PIAA: 411 Lux

Koito: 396 Lux

Silverstar Ultras: 379 Lux

IPF: 377 Lux

GE Nighthawk: 357 Lux

Silverstar: 339 Lux

Hella: 336 Lux

Raybrig: 311 Lux

Stock: 311 Lux


Notes: While the Raybrigs offered no improvement over the stock bulbs in terms of light density, they did provide a "less" yellow light, so I listed them above stock. Potentially a waste of money here...

I expected more from the Hellas... though the color of the light was improved, possibly only bested by the Koitos and PIAAs, the density was not the drastic improvement I expected.

My first set of PIAA's only lasted me 11 months, so longevity may be the trade off for their extremely white and dense light. However, I cannot say if I did not touch the bulbs or not back then because I was so excited to get them in there. Perhaps my next set will do better now that I know to NEVER TOUCH THE GLASS! :)

The afterglow of the IPF Magic's is just plain cool! :D



Any questions... post up or PM me.

If you want my opinion... get the PIAAs. Those aren't for sale by the way. ;)

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