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Need Info On Headlight Bulbs #10056 Mar 20, 8:11pm Mar 20, 8:11pm
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Need Info On Headlight Bulbs
hey everyone,
kinda unclear on a lot of things on headlights bulbs(daytime running, low beam, fog lights and high beams). I have heard great things about MTECH that isaac sells and i would love to buy from him because i use this site often. But whats the big difference between MTECH and PIAA. If i decided to go PIAA(high prices i no) but would it melt my wires and what PIAA model #'s should i get to replace all lights except side markers?


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Re: Need Info On Headlight Bulbs [Re: Alpine_GT-S] #10057 Mar 20, 10:59pm Mar 20, 10:59pm
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Check the bulb wattage that you are looking to replace your stock bulbs with.

it should be the same or somewhat close (~40watt) to the factory bulbs.

anything higher may melt your lighting harness.

I've had 50watt higher in my HI and LOW beams for the past 6 months now... no problems - but I have heard AND SEEN some horror stories.

LIGHTING WATTAGE GUIDE...
https://www.celicahobby.com/tech/lights_external.html

BTW - on most aftermarket lighting packages you may see something like

"55->110"
This means that it is a 55WATT bulb that produces the same lighting as a 110watt bulb. This is a good thing - it means that the light this bulb produces is as bright as a 110watt bulb but only produces the same amount of heat as a 55watt bulb (it conforms to the same specifications as your factory lighting)

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I hope this helps... if you can understand what I've typed spineyes


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