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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-18-2000, 11:46 PM
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h4 Headlight Conversions

Has anyone replaced their stock sealed beam head lights with the H4 conversion kits that are available.. Are they worth the $ are they simple to install... 10,000 Q's.. If anyone has any info please let me know.. Thanx


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I have the Hella H4 conversions with 80/100watt bulbs and it was worth the money. The headlamps are about $50 apiece and they come with 55/60watt bulbs. They are easy to replace the factory ones, you just remove the old lamp and slap the new one in. If you want to use a H4 bulb higher than the 55/60watt supplied you should put relays on it. This is an awesome site for info:
http://lighting.mbz.org/tech/how_to/relays/
The whole website has good info especially about those Piaa "superwhite" and the cool blues

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I have a 94 Blazer , 3 inch body lift, 1.5'' tortion and shackles 31x10.5 BFG mt's Hugger orange. I have a
set of Bosch H4 conversion lights. They worked great until I put rainbow bulbs in them. I got them from
CANADIAN TIRE they were only 89.00 for the pair.

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Stupid question, but what are H4 lights? I bought the superblue sylvania headlights and they are a lot brighter, but what I'd really like to have is those Really Blue tinted bright as He** lights like you see on BMW's, Mercedes, or Audi's or something. I see a few cars on the road with these bulbs and see PIAA advertisements, but they are always the same wattage as the bulbs I have know. What would I need to have those kicka** BRIGHT BLUE or Superwhite (aircraft looking)bulbs in my truck? Not only looks, but the ones I have now are a lot brighter at night than the factory bulbs too.

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The ones you see on newer cars are called High intensity discharge or HID. They make kits to replace factory lights but are around $1500 U.S.
As far as the Piaa's your wasting your money, I have they're offroad lights and love them but the Superwhite and Super plasmas are a joke. I've tried both and even with the Xtra 55/60=80/120w bulbs I was losing light. I went back to the Hella regular halogen H4 bulbs and was more impressed with the $13.95 bulb than I was with my $80 Piaa's. Below is a good link talking about the "blue" bulbs. The H4 itself is a bulb that has bith High and low filaments
and has the terminal pattern that matches the standard sealed beam, so they plug right in. You would need to buy a conversion light housing such as those made by Hella, IPF, or Cibie to be able to use these. Like I said I use a standard Hella 80/100 watt bulb with a relay setup and I can blind anything in front of me with the high beams on, when I'm using low beams I still get awesome light and because of the way the H4 conversion Housings are built I don't blind or offend oncoming traffic. Check out this site it will explain all about lights I've talked about and give you the straight scoop on the "blue" lights
http://lighting.mbz.org/faq/
http://lighting.mbz.org/tech/info/blue_bulbs/
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I found a write up not too long ago for the rigs with dual headligts.. You know the ones that have a light for high and one for low.. Problem is when on high the low beams shut off.. I found a little How-To article with part numbers to have both on when on high.. When I will find it we all shal see the light..


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