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PIAA H4 Extreme headlight bulbs
« on: September 14, 2013, 01:54:53 pm »
I would like to have brighter headlights for the evening deer slalom course (the buggers are thick around here).  Does anyone have any experience with high output replacement bulbs?  I am considering the PIAA H4Xtreme.  I notice that some sites recommend a wiring harness extension to prevent the connector from melting. Is this a necessary addition or just a sales tactic?
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Re: PIAA H4 Extreme headlight bulbs
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2013, 02:55:48 pm »
The only experience I have with PIAA lights is their fog lights which I used on my Corvette.  I was rather disappointed.  I have used Silverstar on my 955ST and find them very good.
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Re: PIAA H4 Extreme headlight bulbs
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2013, 06:24:34 pm »
I don't think you can get better bulbs than you already have. I have a set of Osrams ready as replacement bulbs but I don't think they will be any brighter than the ones already fitted. You may wish to think of auxiliary lighting.
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Re: PIAA H4 Extreme headlight bulbs
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2013, 09:07:25 pm »
The Silverstone Ultras will give you some extra light,  but they are very expensive.   O'Reilly auto parts carries them.

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Re: PIAA H4 Extreme headlight bulbs
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2013, 10:42:05 pm »
Thanks gents.  It looks like axillary lighting is the way go.  I found a good discussion of the "ultra white" bulbs. It appears it is largely marketing.

http://www.danielsternlighting.com/tech/bulbs/blue/good/good.html
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Re: PIAA H4 Extreme headlight bulbs
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2013, 02:33:48 am »
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The Silverstone Ultras will give you some extra light,  but they are very expensive.   O'Reilly auto parts carries them.
I'm guessing you mean Silverstar?
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Re: PIAA H4 Extreme headlight bulbs
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2013, 03:47:39 am »
I find the stock headlights are pretty good especially early detection of wildlife (e.g. kangaroos) on dark country roads.
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Re: PIAA H4 Extreme headlight bulbs
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2013, 10:25:06 am »
I have only once had to worry about wildlife like that..... but living in Worcestershire in the UK you don't expect to see anything other than the odd deer!

In the car I did see a wallaby at the side of the road, dead unfortunately, but this was near Redditch so not exactly something you expect to see.... I was so amazed I had to go to the next junction, turn round and come back to confirm I wasn't seeing things!

On the recent trip to Europe had some wild boar run across the road in front of me, brakes are good fortunately! LOL

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