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kglee79 Aug 20, 5:22am - #254591 
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Fog Light Bulb Color

I'm trying to figure out which bulb is best for fog lights. The PIAA H3 Xtreme Whites or their H3 Ion Crystal. Comments and opinions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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ArumnDark Aug 20, 6:50am - #254592 
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Pics?

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Virgilson Aug 20, 7:48am - #254593 

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that reminds me...gotta upgrade my foglight bulbs, to MTECHs
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Happy Birthday StilezGTS Aug 20, 12:09pm - #254594 

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kglee79 Aug 20, 3:07pm - #254595 
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Originally Posted by ArumnDark
Pics?


I don't have pics of them. You can find the products at http://www.piaa.com/Bulbs/Bulbs-H3.html but there aren't any pics of them installed. The Ion Crystals are a yellow color supposedly reflects less off of fog so they are better in the fog than white light. They are also cheaper than the xtreme white fog lights. I'm just trying to figure out the pros and cons of the crystal ion vs the xtreme whites as fog lights. I think the xtreme whites would "look" better, but as far as how they would do in the fog, I have no clue. Thanks!
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ragingpaseo Aug 20, 6:37pm - #254596 
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i've piaa extreme white H3, here it is...
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ragingpaseo Aug 20, 6:39pm - #254597 
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click on the picture attachment link. the low-beam is piaa extreme white plus H7. the projection by the stock foglights actually made the extreme white looks dimm. after i've switched to walmart foglights housing, it's a lot brighter than that pic...
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Erick Aug 21, 1:26am - #254598 

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if your going for looks.. sure get the PIAA H3 Xtreme Whites ..

but if your looking for better Performance and especially in bad weather.. wet roads.. fog..etc.. get
H3 Ion Crystal happywink

**Remember
white light gets eaten up on the roads when its wet..
where as yellow light still remains visible even if the cement is wet... thumbsup

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kglee79 Aug 21, 4:59am - #254599 
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Thanks, exactly what I was looking for. Do Xtreme whites help in fog at all or is it purely for looks?
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kenny_celi Aug 21, 5:02am - #254600 

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I think white is purely for looks... when I ran into fog and had white ... just reflected back and made it worse... So I changed it to ion yellow from piaa and that thing just helped.. highly recommended thumbsup
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Erick Aug 21, 6:30am - #254601 

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you could probably have hid's in your fogs and you'd get worse results.. and practically as good as halogen in bad weather..ion yellow should give you the best results by far.. thumbsup

just as ken stated.."when I ran into fog and had white ... just reflected back and made it worse... "

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kglee79 Aug 21, 8:10pm - #254602 
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Alright, Ion Yellow's it is. The TRD fog lights take the H3 bulbs correct? Seems like all of the fog lights for Celica, both stock and TRD are H3, but just want to make sure before I order them! smile
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Happy Birthday Nemesis Aug 21, 9:17pm - #254603 

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I've had both and as long as it's PIAA then UR cool! No matter the COLOR

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SeeULater Aug 21, 9:44pm - #254604 
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I have the ion bublbs installed and I love them. They are more practical and they look way better. I would post some pics but it is day time!
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kenny_celi Aug 22, 1:43am - #254605 

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Originally Posted by kglee79
Alright, Ion Yellow's it is. The TRD fog lights take the H3 bulbs correct? Seems like all of the fog lights for Celica, both stock and TRD are H3, but just want to make sure before I order them! smile


TRD fogs are already yellow housing or should I say Ion housing... so you can just put any halogen bulb in there.. and it will just come out yellow...

I had TRD fog lights... still do in my apartment... still for sale I guess... hahaha
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