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I am wondering how the PIAA spark 8000k's would compare to that of other non HID headlights around? I haven't gotten mine yet but I ordered a set of H1 and H3's for my hatch and i'm wondering if i spent too much on non HID's or are they worth it?

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anyone?

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I think i read somewhere these were the closest match guys could find to match our mcculloch 6000k hids


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hmmm that sounds nice lol. i'm hoping i like them since i did matching headlight/fog lights.

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I'm worried about the light output since it's very blue. You might not be able to see clearly at night.

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I also would be concerned with light oputput on an 8000K non-xenon bulb. My buddy runs 10000K xenons and I don't think they are as bright as my 55W PIAA Hyperwhite (or whatever they were called) bulbs, and those aren't xenon. Is the colour the look you are going for or just the white-ish HID look overall? I'll look at the bulbs I had on before my HIDs when I get home and let you know the specific name, they were very bright and looked quite a bit whiter than the stock bulbs did (though nowhere close to 6000K+)

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i'm not worried about being able to see with these as i've seen a comparison of stock vs. these on an 06' ford fusion which is very similar to our setup. i'll have pics when i get em'. i am going for the bluish look these have but i've also been told they are brighter than the piaa hyperwhite's.

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I don't think they are as bright as my 55W PIAA Hyperwhite (or whatever they were called) bulbs
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I concur. For the same power, you can see better with white than blue.

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I concur. For the same power, you can see better with white than blue.
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just curious if you've used these exact bulbs? i only ask as they are like i said, supposedly brighter than any piaa non HID bulb.

2006 6s Bright Island Blue:
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My Goodies added: debadged, 8000K 55w HID Low beams 8000K 55w lower fogs, DDE Raptor Angel Eyes, PIAA Spark 8000K H1(high beams), tail-light mod VG Sharkfin Antenna, Accolade Sport Grill, LED Rear Reflectors and Side Markers, LED rear tail lights RB Rear Sway bar, MS Springs and shocks, and B&M 70264 Transmission Cooler. ADR Cypher 18x7.5s wrapped in General Exclaim UHP's.

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I use the PIAA Extreme White not the spark blue. When I was shopping for bulbs, I was considering the spark blue but read reviews that they are dimmer than extreme white. If you think about it, it makes sense that the white is brighter than the blue for the same 55W power.

If you want the spark blue then go ahead and get it. It's your car!

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