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sami
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sami Dec 18, 11:25am - #354168 
2000 absolutely red Toyota Celica GT
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bad lights

coupke wekks ago i wanted to change the headlights fog lights and high beams
to blueish white "all blue and aliilte bit of white" so i went to car toys asked a few questions and few hours later my car had new llight wich are razo so first of all im a litle dissapointed bc there not that blue it was more like whitish blue"all white allitle blue" but they still looked cool. later at night im driving back home grom work and the new lights are on and i can barley c the yellow lines.
but i kept the lights bc they still looked cool. now x-mas is comming up and i want to add some bulbs to my wish list
so does anyone know any companny that sells good bulbs
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10celica10 Dec 18, 11:31am - #354169 
2000 Silver Toyota Celica GT
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Mtecs, Piaa...if you want blue do piaa
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celicadragon Dec 18, 2:43pm - #354170 

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arent the piaa the closest to hid look we can get as a projector headlight??

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Erick
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Erick Dec 18, 2:51pm - #354171 

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Halogen filaments naturally produce a color of 2300K to 4000K (2300K is yellowish, 4000K is whitish) Anything bluer requires the use of light-dimming color filters.

Trying to emulate this color-flickering effect with a solid-state blue or purple bulb is only detrimental to lighting performance, it doesn't fool anyone, but most importantly it endangers other motorists around you. Blue light has what we call a very high diffuse density, which causes it to radiate outwards as opposed to forwards. What results is a wide glow of light outside the beam pattern that is blinding to motorists you share the road with. A blue HID bulb will produce color bleed around the headlight, around the objects it lights up, outside of the beam pattern, and around the cut off line.

Originally Posted by sami
...later at night im driving back home grom work and the new lights are on and i can barley c the yellow lines.
...


Blue light also shifts the color hue of everything on the road to blue scale, which fatigues your eyes more than a standard halogen bulb, and it's brightness isn't that much of a marked improvement over a xenon-filled halogen bulb.

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VSGTS14 Dec 18, 4:45pm - #354172 

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PIAA xtreme white...just changed my wedge to this from the super plasma and boy xtreme white is so sweet

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sbocaj55 Dec 18, 4:49pm - #354173 

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If you JUST want looks...PIAA Spark Blues are the closest to the look of 'true' HID projectors like out of bmw caddy etc. They are 7500k temp color and are not sold in the U.S. Some people say they don't light the road up as well as the Xtreme Force or the Xtreme White...which are the next closest to real HID.

I'm looking into getting some spark blues but they are $$$$ spineyes
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sami
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sami Dec 19, 7:28am - #354174 
2000 absolutely red Toyota Celica GT
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i had pia super white but it was all white no blue so i changed them
ill try to find the spark blue
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sami
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sami Dec 19, 7:34am - #354175 
2000 absolutely red Toyota Celica GT
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i found this

"The PIAA Plasma Spark Blue H3 headlight bulbs is intended for off road and show purpose, NOT for street use."

does that mean there illegal on streets?
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ragingpaseo Dec 19, 7:41am - #354176 
2003 blue Toyota Celica
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^PIAA spark blue isn't legal in the states, but who's going to notice? if you've seen my fogs, you would know what i'm about. and yet, i haven't got pulled over once. that spark blue is truly blue, but you can't see worth shit...
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Elec-FuYu Dec 20, 3:14pm - #354177 
2003 Silver Toyota Celica
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HID all the way~ grin grin

I am a HID Maniac!!
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