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Old 02-12-2015, 05:57 PM   #1
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xenon krypton headlight bulbs, worth it?

Hey guys. I have a 2011 base gt with the halogen headlight housings. In my honest opinion, they were absolutely horrible before I tinted the headlights. Now they are as dim as a glow stick. my fogs do all the work. It's getting annoying and dangerous. I can't afford to go hid, or buy new projector headlights. How do the xenon krypton bulbs work? Has anyone tried them? Are they worth the $50? Thanks for the help!
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Not to rain on this thread or anything... But if visibility was bad to begin with why would you tint them?

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Not to rain on this thread or anything... But if visibility was bad to begin with why would you tint them?

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Because it makes my black mustang look really really cool in my opinion. Shure it's making the headlights suck, but it's tint.. it peels off.
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Because it makes my black mustang look really really cool in my opinion. Shure it's making the headlights suck, but it's tint.. it peels off.
Looks>safety.
Lol I'm sure they will be brighter but how much is kind of hard to guess. And wether or not it is worth the money will be tough to judge

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Xenon/Krypton bulbs are halogen bulbs, so you already have them. Unless you go to higher wattage, there will be no difference from where you are now. With higher watt halogens there can be significant issues with heat and current load on the OEM wiring.

Having said that, I'm left scratching my head as to why anyone would tint their head lights, much less do so and then go looking for another solution to the unsatisfactory output ???
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I found out the hard way with tinted headlights when I drove across the US from cali to Maryland. I couldn't see crap at night with my HID 7k headlights (with tint) on my avalanche. That's why I don't wanna tint my lights on my 14 GTCS.


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Because it makes my black mustang look really really cool in my opinion. Shure it's making the headlights suck, but it's tint.. it peels off.
Yeah you need to do a damn risk assessment. Looks over safety, come on man.

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Yea i don't know. The car looks so mean tinted, but it's becoming a PITA so maybe it will be coming off. My friend has a crown Vic and I noticed a huge difference between the stock brightness and the Sylvania zxe or whatever there called bulbs. And they use the same 55w to 65w low beam high beam. I don't see them causeing any electrical issues.
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I agree they look bad ***. But safety is more important.


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Yea i don't know. The car looks so mean tinted, but it's becoming a PITA so maybe it will be coming off. My friend has a crown Vic and I noticed a huge difference between the stock brightness and the Sylvania zxe or whatever there called bulbs. And they use the same 55w to 65w low beam high beam. I don't see them causeing any electrical issues.
Typically these types of bulbs put more light in the bluish range, which our eyes are more sensitive to, so they "look" brighter. If you measure them for lumens output, they're usually about the same, sometimes actually less - especially if the capsule is blue tinted. They also will burn the filament a bit hotter than standard bulbs to get that whiter light, but that means they'll burn out sooner. Take a look at the projected hours bulb life on the label compared to standard bulbs and you will see that these types of bulbs will often show much shorter life span rating.

You're car's not going to look very bad *** after you've hit something at night that you couldn't see.
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If u want to keep the tint then your best bet💒


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^^My bad if you wanna keep it save up and go HID.


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Lol ok I get it, tint be gone
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Got the bulbs, they are definitely a little brighter than stock, and definitely whiter. The tint must go. I would recommend staying away form any sort type of headlight covers or tint. Bad idea
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Xenon/Krypton bulbs are halogen bulbs, so you already have them. Unless you go to higher wattage, there will be no difference from where you are now. With higher watt halogens there can be significant issues with heat and current load on the OEM wiring.

Having said that, I'm left scratching my head as to why anyone would tint their head lights, much less do so and then go looking for another solution to the unsatisfactory output ???
This. It makes me wonder as well as to some of the mods that are done to vehicles these days...why a fashion statement is chosen over function I'll just not get it.
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IMHO the tint looks really good but if u can't get brighter bulbs so u can then see its dangerous.


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Old 03-01-2015, 05:20 PM   #17
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Well after having these bulbs for a while I can say with complete confidence that these bulbs make a world's difference. Our cars come with pretty dim high/low beams from the factory. I purchased the h13 PERde. Bulbs from blue oval industries for $27 with free shipping, and they come with a lifetime warranty. They are so good ordered a pair for my Ford excursion. They are much brighter and whiter. They use the same 55-65w and honestly I don't know how they can be brighter using the same wattage. But they are. When you first install them your like meh.. but they break in. And get brighter and brighter. Then after a week or so they are amazing.
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