Withdrawal sucks!

thunderstruck

This message exists only to take up space.
Joined
May 26, 2009
Posts
1,683
Reaction score
0
Location
Texas
I was really surprised to find my Toshiba 9011 HIR bulbs in my mailbox yesterday, they made it from Washington quick, kudos USPS.

The HIRs don't make a HOLY CRAP difference, but there is a very noticeable difference. They aren't quite as bright as my 55w HIDs were (however, they might compare to a 35w 3500k set), going along with what drperry said earlier, they reach much farther down the road than the HIDs did. Take a ride down a long straight stretch of road lined with trees and you'll really see the difference they make, even more so if there are a bunch of reflective roadsigns.

IMO, the HIR bulbs are the way to go for highbeams. The 55w HIDs are a bit brighter and have a much whiter color, but the HIRs reach much farther down the road and have a better, more even light spread. Not to mention, they don't require a relay, come on instantly, and can be flashed.
 

drperry

Fox 1! Fox 2! Fox 3!
Lifetime Supporting Member
Joined
Sep 17, 2009
Posts
13,099
Reaction score
101
Location
Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
I was really surprised to find my Toshiba 9011 HIR bulbs in my mailbox yesterday, they made it from Washington quick, kudos USPS.

The HIRs don't make a HOLY CRAP difference, but there is a very noticeable difference. They aren't quite as bright as my 55w HIDs were (however, they might compare to a 35w 3500k set), going along with what drperry said earlier, they reach much farther down the road than the HIDs did. Take a ride down a long straight stretch of road lined with trees and you'll really see the difference they make, even more so if there are a bunch of reflective roadsigns.

IMO, the HIR bulbs are the way to go for highbeams. The 55w HIDs are a bit brighter and have a much whiter color, but the HIRs reach much farther down the road and have a better, more even light spread. Not to mention, they don't require a relay, come on instantly, and can be flashed.


The reason they light better is because they're designed for the housing they're in. :)

The reflector housing is designed for a filament, not an arc...
If it wasn't for the fact that I went projectors, I'd get HIR's for the low beams as well :lol:
 

Staff online

Members online

Forum statistics

Threads
28,735
Posts
1,103,127
Members
4,709
Latest member
BeaGeiger9
Back
Top