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Superwhite Bulbs... #266078 Sep 4, 12:20am Sep 4, 12:20am
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Superwhite Bulbs...
Hi,
I recently ordered some superwhite style bulbs for my main beam, however when they arrived I noticed they are rated at 5000k and a small notice on the side of the pack states that they are not for on road use and may generate excessive heat. As I am not wanting to:
a) crack my headlight lens
b) melt my headlight covers
c) get done by the police for blinding people!

Can anyone give me some suggestions for some nice "blue-white" style bulbs that will do the job?
Many Thanks!!

Re: Superwhite Bulbs... [Re: Akita] #266079 Sep 4, 12:24am Sep 4, 12:24am
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just get HIDs you wont regret it


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Re: Superwhite Bulbs... [Re: My Sixth Gear] #266080 Sep 4, 1:37am Sep 4, 1:37am
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hmmm...how many watts do they consume/use? is it for a 12 volt battery?

you should be fine


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Re: Superwhite Bulbs... [Re: Zero] #266081 Sep 4, 3:01am Sep 4, 3:01am
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Specs are: 12v, 55w, 5000k

They are Maruta Super White Bulbs..

Re: Superwhite Bulbs... [Re: Akita] #266082 Sep 4, 3:24am Sep 4, 3:24am
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u should be fine. but with 5000K from just a bulb, i say you cant light up anything on the road.

btw, for these:
a) crack my headlight lens
b) melt my headlight covers
c) get done by the police for blinding people!

HID does those, not the aftermarket bulbs.
high K HIDs tend to blur ur headlight covers overtime and make them yellow over time.

the lens of the celica will be fine, i believe, from the HID or aftermarket bulbs. it's the covers you are really gonna worry about (IF you are to worry).

basically, dont think too much. you will be fine.

get a brand name aftermarke bulb. PIAA, MTECHH, POLORG.

dont buy EURO LITE, TYPE R or anything like that. basically, dont go cheap on the lightings. they are important.

EDIT: *** high Ks dont mean brighter. sometimes higher Ks give lower light out put. for HID, the brightest is 4100K - 5300K, anything above will lower the light out put. for aftermarket bulbs, it's better to stay in the 4000K-4300K range. (DO KEEP THIS IN MIND!)


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Re: Superwhite Bulbs... [Re: Elec-FuYu] #266083 Sep 4, 3:36am Sep 4, 3:36am
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yea definitely go with brand names, PIAA is a little expensive, MTECHs are good, polarg are good, hiper industries hold up really well for me, i would stay away from nokya because i heard some bad things about them

Re: Superwhite Bulbs... [Re: SilverGT] #266084 Sep 4, 3:59am Sep 4, 3:59am
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mtec from celicastore looks good

Re: Superwhite Bulbs... [Re: xvtxboi508x] #266085 Sep 4, 4:49am Sep 4, 4:49am
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MTEC = Maruta as far as I can tell smile

so these 5000k bulbs aren't necessarily brighter than 4000k bulbs eh? well you live and learn!

Thanks for the help folks my mind is a little easier smile

BTW - what does the "K" rating actually mean then?

Re: Superwhite Bulbs... [Re: Akita] #266086 Sep 4, 12:37pm Sep 4, 12:37pm
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^^^yah MTECH and Maruta are related, i think one is the parent company.


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Re: Superwhite Bulbs... [Re: My Sixth Gear] #266087 Sep 4, 12:52pm Sep 4, 12:52pm
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Originally Posted by My Sixth Gear
just get HIDs you wont regret it


HID's that's the ticket!...A bit expensive around $400 to $600 depending on brand model's! my co-worker has them! thumbsup


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Re: Superwhite Bulbs... [Re: Akita] #266088 Sep 4, 12:57pm Sep 4, 12:57pm
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Originally Posted by Akita
MTEC = Maruta as far as I can tell smile

so these 5000k bulbs aren't necessarily brighter than 4000k bulbs eh? well you live and learn!

Thanks for the help folks my mind is a little easier smile

BTW - what does the "K" rating actually mean then?


the K is the color tone. 4100 - 5000 being white - little bluish white.

anything above 5000K will become more bluish.

above 8000K then it become purpleish...
someone find the chart to help out... im lazy.. lol!


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Re: Superwhite Bulbs... [Re: Elec-FuYu] #266089 Sep 4, 1:18pm Sep 4, 1:18pm
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Re: Superwhite Bulbs... [Re: Erick] #266090 Sep 4, 10:30pm Sep 4, 10:30pm
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K = kelvin, as in heat temperture. if you're low on budget, MTECH is decent. if you're loaded, PIAA extreme force. it's 4700K, i've them for 5 months. everything is fine...

Re: Superwhite Bulbs... [Re: ragingpaseo] #266091 Sep 4, 10:35pm Sep 4, 10:35pm
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^^ it's not kHz? I always thought it was the wavelength put out by the lights, and if you go to high it becomes ultraviolet, and our eyes don't see that...

and 4700 Kelvin is pretty hot...boiling point of water is 373 Kelvin (give or take a few).

Re: Superwhite Bulbs... [Re: ragingpaseo] #266092 Sep 4, 10:37pm Sep 4, 10:37pm
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Mtec is maruta technology..so they're the same on some level..


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Re: Superwhite Bulbs... [Re: renfield90] #266093 Sep 4, 10:43pm Sep 4, 10:43pm
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Originally Posted by renfield90
^^ it's not kHz? I always thought it was the wavelength put out by the lights, and if you go to high it becomes ultraviolet, and our eyes don't see that...

and 4700 Kelvin is pretty hot...boiling point of water is 373 Kelvin (give or take a few).


nope - K is for Kelvin

Re: Superwhite Bulbs... [Re: Sultan] #266094 Sep 5, 12:47am Sep 5, 12:47am
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oh and by the way, RAZO (Made In Japan ones im talking about, the Made In Korean ones sucks) make beautiful lighting aftermarket bulbs too


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Re: Superwhite Bulbs... [Re: Elec-FuYu] #266095 Sep 7, 1:24am Sep 7, 1:24am
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I got HID 8000k Blue.
Dont even go with pos halogen.

Ticket????
Not on Celica, The way it cuts the light i love it.

Fuk i cant drive with out HID.
When i got my car i got HID of ebay at same day.

:note:
8000K has an approximately 2550lm output, which is about 3x the light output of the traditional halogen light and slightly less light output compared to the 6000K. While it has a bit lesser light output, it emits bluer light than the 6000K. Please note: most customers have a common misconception that the higher the K (Kelvin temperature) the brighter it gets, but infact, it is the opposite. The K rating is inversely proportional to the light output, therefore the lower the K the brighter the light output. Also Xenon runs cooler and than your traditional halogen, therefore it will not melt your housing.


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Re: Superwhite Bulbs... [Re: johnsm] #266096 Sep 7, 1:11pm Sep 7, 1:11pm
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PIAA, PIAA, PIAA!


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Re: Superwhite Bulbs... [Re: Nemesis] #266097 Sep 7, 7:51pm Sep 7, 7:51pm
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55W you're good to go!

Re: Superwhite Bulbs... [Re: Akita] #266098 Sep 7, 8:38pm Sep 7, 8:38pm
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Originally Posted by Akita
MTEC = Maruta as far as I can tell smile

so these 5000k bulbs aren't necessarily brighter than 4000k bulbs eh? well you live and learn!

Thanks for the help folks my mind is a little easier smile

BTW - what does the "K" rating actually mean then?



K stands for kelvin, the color of light is measured by its temperature. As the temp increases the color gets brighter, with blue being the highest. A standard yellowish bulb may be more in the 2500k-3000k range where a superwhite or hid is 4200k+

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