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Old 04-18-2016, 10:57 AM   #1
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I have the base halogens that come with the 2012. Wondering what options I have? I'm not a huge fan of the Raxiom halos. I prefer a more stock look but maybe an HID or LED bright white. I'll be adding fogs also, maybe the Raxiom kit so compatibility with them would be appreciated. Suggestions?
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Stock take off HIDs if you want HIDs. If not then a Philips Xtreme Power bulb and call it good. Do not put HIDs in halogen housings.
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Are HIDs preferred over LEDs?
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I honestly think its all blown out of proportion because a good halogen is plenty bright. But if you do go HID you need to install a correct HID projector or you'll scatter light all over the place and blind oncoming traffic.
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I kept the stock headlights on mine with a tint applied from LMR and UltraStar light bulbs. Still plenty enough bright through the tint to drive while at night. I wanted to blackout look on my headlights without spending too much. I was going to go with LED headlights but the kits and bulbs are all about over $100 while I got the UltraStar lights from Walmart for $30 with an online price match. Maybe one day I will upgrade to LED lights but these are plenty bright as of now.
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I know the HID takeoffs are pretty damn expensive. 3-400 per headlight.

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I kept the stock headlights on mine with a tint applied from LMR and UltraStar light bulbs. Still plenty enough bright through the tint to drive while at night. I wanted to blackout look on my headlights without spending too much. I was going to go with LED headlights but the kits and bulbs are all about over $100 while I got the UltraStar lights from Walmart for $30 with an online price match. Maybe one day I will upgrade to LED lights but these are plenty bright as of now.

Are the ultra stars white? I'm really just trying to get away from the yellow light.
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I know the HID takeoffs are pretty damn expensive. 3-400 per headlight.

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Are the ultra stars white? I'm really just trying to get away from the yellow light.
Yeah they were pretty white before I put the tint on. Probably not as white as HID or Led lights but certainly a lot cheaper of an option if money is an issue.
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Be aware that almost all "white" lights are accomplished by a blue film over the bulb. While this looks brighter, it actually decreases overall output and its harder to see things further out than with a good OEM.

There are a few exceptions to this, the Xtreme Power Philips bulbs are somewhat in the middle of white and yellow and have a very good overall lumen output.
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