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Old 09-01-2013, 04:57 PM   #1
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Sylvania ZXE 9005 in 2012 fogs.

All of you light gurus are going to kill me for this, but I spent $60 on a pair of blue coated halogen bulbs. The fog lights in the 05+ GT mustangs are 9145/H10, but they don't come in those types for the ZXE's. I heard a long time ago that you could swap out the 9005s in most cases with h10s and you would only have to modify the locking tabs slightly for it to accommodate the housing. I purchased these lights because they claim to be the purest,whitest halogen bulb on the market (4300k) and I must say I'm impressed. I have HIDs in my raxiom headlights (also 4300k) and the light from the halogens is just slightly less white than my HIDS, but the fog lights are far brighter than my headlights. As a matter of fact, I'm considering removing the HIDS and putting the ZXE's in my headlights as well. I guess the only concern I have now is the actual life of these bulbs because at 55watts, I'm sure they get plenty hot. Hotter bulbs inevitably burn out quicker, but Sylvania is combating the issue by supposedly "adding xenon gas" to the bulbs to help with their life. I know there are a number of threads on here about HIDs in my fogs+headlights, an for awhile I was convinced I needed HIDs to have bright headlights but this is not true. Just in case you guys wanted a cheaper, more reliable, and still hid appearing light for a fraction of the cost look into the ZXE.
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I have to say it must be your model only...in 99-04 models I tested a zxe kit and it was way dimmer then my standard 35w hid kit

Also ddmtuning sells hid kits for less then zxe bulb packs. Just wanting to toss out info for both sides of the pricing thing.
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I have to say it must be your model only...in 99-04 models I tested a zxe kit and it was way dimmer then my standard 35w hid kit

Also ddmtuning sells hid kits for less then zxe bulb packs. Just wanting to toss out info for both sides of the pricing thing.
I think it totally depends on the type of bulb size you get. The 9005 is quite different from 9007s in your body style. I'm going to post pictures later comparing the difference. My headlights and fog lights are smoked and my fog lights are considerably brighter than my HID headlights. I'm really tempted to switch to ZXE's in my headlights.
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To be honest I don't think its the bulbs causing the difference but the fog housing itself. I bet if you out in an hid fog you'd be making a new thread about how much brighter it is lol. The smaller housing intensifies the light even in the fog housing on 99-04 do the same which is why matching color temps can be a pain sometimes.
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To be honest I don't think its the bulbs causing the difference but the fog housing itself. I bet if you out in an hid fog you'd be making a new thread about how much brighter it is lol. The smaller housing intensifies the light even in the fog housing on 99-04 do the same which is why matching color temps can be a pain sometimes.
Well I had considered getting some ddm tuning HIDs for the fogs but I don't want to blind everyone on the road. The ZXEs are close in color but have ever so slight white/orange look compared to the HIDs. It's negligible when they are on in unison however. I'm wondering if halogen projectors would intensify the light even further with the ZXE's or if it would make them appear more dim?
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Well here are the pictures.. They make my 35watt HIDs look like crap.

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1. Headlights only
2. Fog lights only
3. Both
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looks like your fogs are aimed in together..although looks good.. what color temp are the headlights because they look green O.O
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looks like your fogs are aimed in together..although looks good.. what color temp are the headlights because they look green O.O
Yeah I can't figure out how to adjust the fogs to aim outwards. The headlights are morimoto 4300ks. My phone camera just can't handle the pictures I guess. Here's another look
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