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I want a blueish hue to my headlights and fogs. Aside from HIDs do you guys recommend a certain bulb and where can I get them? they are 9003 H2 I think
 

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i bought some "xenon" bulbs off ebay back when i first got my 9-3, I wanted something with a bright white/blue hue to it. Threw them in, looked cool but it did dim the light output actually, cuz the bulbs actually just have a blue film over the bulb itself. After having the bulbs in for 6mos, i finaly ordered an HID kit, will never go back now. HID is ultimately the way to go if your looking to upgrade bulbs imo.
 

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i bought some "xenon" bulbs off ebay back when i first got my 9-3, I wanted something with a bright white/blue hue to it. Threw them in, looked cool but it did dim the light output actually, cuz the bulbs actually just have a blue film over the bulb itself. After having the bulbs in for 6mos, i finaly ordered an HID kit, will never go back now. HID is ultimately the way to go if your looking to upgrade bulbs imo.
no high beams with the HID set up?
 

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You could always try Sylvania Cool Blue bulbs. I used to have a pair in my Civic years ago, and they had a nice color to them. Output seemed pretty comparable to the standard bulbs the car came with.
 

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PIAA makes good stuff. I have a set of the hyperwhites, i think, in my truck. Have had them for close to 5-yrs with no burn-outs.
 

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PIAA makes good stuff. I have a set of the hyperwhites, i think, in my truck. Have had them for close to 5-yrs with no burn-outs.
I had good luck with my PIAA Xtreme white plus bulbs until they burnt out the day before my car was to be shipped to its new owner. Got about 2 1/2 years out of them and sent the new owner a pair of Osram Optilux bulbs as replacements.
 

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This. Blue is a horrible color to use to see by. Which makes blue headlights pointless and dangerous.
Actually, blue-ish hues are helpful for seeing at night. Has to do with scotopic and photopic vision...

Wish I could find a better link than this. I learned a bit about it last year though.

http://www.visualexpert.com/Resources/nightvision.html

During photopic cones vision, viewers are most sensitive to light that appears greenish-yellow. In scotopic vision, they are most sensitive to light which would appear greenish-blue during the day. (Of course, viewers can't actually see color in scotopic vision. It is incorrect to say that "people are most sensitive to blue light at night.")
 
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