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Best Halogen bulbs to upgrage

I just installed the Luminics Pure Blue bulbs. They are 6000K and 55W-130W. Here's a good comparison photo to show you the difference from stock bulbs. This photo was taken from my Cannon S200 Digital Elph and is not enhanced in any way. I personally love these bulbs, and for less than $40.00, I'm happy. Tell me what you think...

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where from dude?
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where from dude?
I bought mine off of Ebay. The seller is SCS International Inc.

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Very good service. It literally arrived on my doorstep the NEXT DAY. Of course, I live in Southern California.

These are the 4th bulb set I have purchased in search of the best Xenon-looking bulbs. I first tried the Syvania (sucked) then the Phillips (equally sucked) then the EuroDezign (better, but not quite blue enough). You can also check out Luminics' home page at www.luminicsbulbs.com.

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Very nice!

I wonder how those will hold up as far as longeivity goes. I know that Silvania/Osram SilverStars usually go out in less than a year.

I might go for some of those regardless.

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So long as you don't touch the glass and get your skin oil on the bulb, they should last for a long time. Regardless, for $40.00 it's still worth it, even if they only last a year (IMO).

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i am a little confused, just to clear it up halogen bulbs can fit in regular/ nonupgraded sockets?

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We have a full range of Predator Xenix bulbs on our website that can be used for headlights or fogs


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i am a little confused, just to clear it up halogen bulbs can fit in regular/ nonupgraded sockets?
Halogen bulbs are the regular bulbs that come with the "base model" cars. The HID lights and Xenon ones have different headlight bulbs and are MUCH more expensive. Any H7 Halogen bulb will fit in the 3 series. The ones you should be weary of are anything that ups the wattage too high or gets too hot. Some people upgrade their stock wiring to compensate for the added wattage draw. The bulbs I purchased are only 70W so I am not worried. I'm not light expert, but I believe that's the deal.

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We have a full range of Predator Xenix bulbs on our website that can be used for headlights or fogs
I'd like to see some pics of these Predator Xenix bulbs in action on a real car. I have so far been dissapointed in every bulb I have tried except for the Luminics. It would be good to have another choice for bulbs as a back up.

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Those look damn good. i used to use some that were similar, but those are the bluest halogens I've ever seen...
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Thanks, man! Anyone else know of other bulbs that are as good or better than the Luminics Pure Blue? I would like to see more pics of others, such as these "Predator" bulbs and the Matrix Ultimate White....
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go for philips diamond vision. im using them in my car now

5000k lighting and only 55 watts which is stock wattage. no need to worry about the wires burning up
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As an aside, does anyone know how to raise (adjust) the headlights? I noticed that my passenger side is pointing further down than my driver's side light on both the low and high beams.

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Here is an example of the light output of our Xenix bulbs, as compared with 8000k Demon Eyes on an E36 Projector based headlight:



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Xenix bulbs don't appear very blue or white. Looks pretty OEM to me. BMWERKEN, I'd like to give you guys some business, but I'm a sucker for the blue light. Anything bluer?

PS? Still need to know how to adjust the height of the beam....

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