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i would like to upgrade the low beam for my 2000 camry. i need a bright white light But i'm not sure which one to get. I did a search on this forum and alot of people use Sylvania Silverstar 9005 (9005 to 9006 conv) but i saw alot of post about burn out and melts.
i don't see alot of post bout HIR 9011 tho. so i don't know about that..
i don't want to get HID yet coz i don't want to spend that much money now.
anyways plz give me some idea which one to use Sylvania Silverstar 9005 or HIR 9011 ??
HIR will be bright, but not white.
If you really wanted it looks white, NOKYA Arctic White is also a good choice.
From my experience, it's whiter than Hella Optilux XB.
I have used it longer than 1 year, and nothing happened.
(I use stage 2, 100w)
BTW, I also use NOKYA Arctic Purrple as my high beam.
In fact, it looks a little red, maybe it should be called Arctic Pink.
I'm not quite like the color.
i use Silverstar 9006 and they light up the roads just fine ... ive used Cool Blues, Silverstars, Ultras, XtraVisions and been satisfied with all of them, but some are brighter and whiter than others (read the packaging)
I've tried a large variety of bulbs. The HIR are the brightest you can get with the highest lumens without going for HIDs, but HIR's are somewhat expensive for bulbs itself. Silverstars are good, but not quite white enough, it's typically a tad whiter then stock and a bit more bright. In terms of white bulbs, the MTEC 4750K ones are great. They aren't as bright as HIRs or Silverstars, but looks great in terms of brightness. I tried the MTECs for a while, it looked real nice, but then it sucked in foggy or rainy weather, mainly due to the fact that the light almost blends into the rain or fog atmosphere.
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i bought cool blue they where bright and many times at night people would get irritated at me and flash there brights @ me also the cool blue only lasted about 9 months. So now I have just the standard silverstars.
I'd say if you did either the 9006--->9005 conversion or did the same idea with the HIR's (which would be putting the 9011 into the 9012 harness, NOT 9010) you still have the possibility of melting the harness since in terms of wattage they would pull more from the low-beam than it is used to. However, if you did do it I think you would just have to trim the HIR 9011 to look like the 9012 (9005).
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