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Slider
12-30-2004, 03:29 AM
Pretty straight forward stuff unless you're upgrading your wiring. Same procedure as replacing your regular headlights except now you put a bulb in there. I also put some dielectric grease to prevent corrosion on the contacts. My previous headlights were DOT Sylvania Silverstar sealed beams, (huge improvement in brightness over regular halogen sealed beams). I got the Hella e code h4 lights, I put a pair of H4 silverstars in there 65/45 wattage I believe. Compared to the sealed beams the output looked about the same. But more of the light with the h4s got thrown down on the road and lit it up better than the sealed beams, also the cutoff line was much sharper than the sealed beams, so the light wasn't scattering everywhere and instead it was focused on the road. I want to get better bulbs though, like Hella H4 Xenon 50%, supposidely they're brighter by 200 lumens in low beams compared to the silverstars. I have no idea what kind of difference 200 lumens would make, but I'm sticking with the silverstars until they go out.

I also got some yellowstar fog light bulbs. When looking straight at them they look slightly yellowish, but the light they throw on the road is yellow. If you want that Lexus look then get some yellow film to put on your fog lights (protects them from rocks also). But I don't care for the looks so they're fine with me.

Overall :bigthumbu to the H4 conversion, if you're still on regular sealed beams you'll crap your pants at the difference.

I took some pictures but they came out really crappy considering I have a camera phone, so I won't be posting any pictures. The exposure time on this thing makes them look like I have some bright ass HIDs.

Where I bougth them from, they accidently overcharged my debit card trying to fix a mistake, they said they refunded it, but nothing shows up when I view my balance online. Hopefully I don't get jipped. I'll give it a day or two then I need to figure out what to do if I don't get my money.

Sorry for the random ramblings I'm tired as hell, and forgetting what I'm typing.

Arcias
12-31-2004, 06:32 PM
:bigthumbu

Hopefully I'll be doing this soon too. Would I be able to run xenon HID bulbs without upgrading the wiring?

Slider
12-31-2004, 08:51 PM
The bulbs that I want are not HIDs, they're regular halogens with xenon gases to make them brighter and to produce whiter light. You should have no problem with running regular wattage bulbs, (60/55) watts is the stock number from what I remember. If you're going to run higher wattage bulbs they usually don't last as long. But I think you could probably get away with it as long as you don't go higher than 100 watts. Just make sure the contacts are clean and you put some dielectric grease on there as most of the heat happens from a bad connection. I'm just playing it safe with the silverstars, they're at (65/45). The second number is the low beam number and it's 45 watts. Trust me you'll see a huge difference if you still have regular sealed beams.

The "xenon" (not HID) hellas I wanted are here: http://www.rallylights.com/hella/H4.asp
H4/9003/HB2 Bulb, 12V, 60/55W, Premium +50% and you should have no trouble running those on stock wiring.

If you're talking about actual HID bulbs (expensive) like in the new BMWs they only take 35 watts believe it or not. But you would need an HID Ballast or something to provide the right power. The ballast is $190, and the bulbs are $100 each. Not sure if You need 2 ballasts or not. But I'm guessing you were just wondering about the regular bulbs.

Next up I'm installing the Hella Supertones (loud horns). Should be fun :D

streetcelica3
01-01-2005, 11:45 PM
mine just went right in no problem

85gtsblackman
01-02-2005, 04:55 AM
what housings are u using ?

Slider
01-02-2005, 08:39 PM
Hella E Code :bigthumbu

Rayme
01-04-2005, 04:30 AM
Sylvania now makes even more powerful bulb or so they claim they're called "Xtravision" and supposely 30% as bright as normal halogen bulb.
http://www.sylvania.com/ConsumerProducts/AutomotiveLighting/HighPerformance/Xtravision/

Blackcloud
01-04-2005, 04:35 AM
what all is required from a sealed beam to a h4 conversion? id kinda like to do this

Wicked Toys
01-04-2005, 05:15 AM
I upgraded my wiring today for the hell of it, the factory ones just looked to brittle. I was using Silverstar Bulbs, and threw in some PIAA ones. I can say that they are slightly brighter. All n all, Love the H4 Conversion.

Slider
01-04-2005, 05:22 AM
what all is required from a sealed beam to a h4 conversion? id kinda like to do this

The H4 headlights and h4 bulbs. The stock harness plugs into the back of the h4 bulb.

Slider
01-04-2005, 05:29 AM
Sylvania now makes even more powerful bulb or so they claim they're called "Xtravision" and supposely 30% as bright as normal halogen bulb.
http://www.sylvania.com/ConsumerProducts/AutomotiveLighting/HighPerformance/Xtravision/

http://www.sylvania.com/ConsumerProducts/AutomotiveLighting/Products/ProductComparison/default.htm

Their output is the same. Same brightness except their cheaper and the silverstars have whiter light. The Xtravision will be more yellow. Oh yeah the xtravision are cheaper than the silverstars also.

85gtsblackman
01-05-2005, 08:13 AM
how much were the housings?

Celexa GT
01-05-2005, 08:32 AM
how much were the housings?Read on...
http://www.celicatech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=159

nvusgt
01-06-2005, 10:29 PM
ok i'm ordering some lights, i remember seeing
these (http://www.electricalconnection.com/other-lighting/bulb_euro-hl.htm)(ones on the left) but i can't remember if they were worth it.

Does anyone know if this is a good buy. I'll also be buying the Hella E-code housings later. I wanna know if its the bulbs i currently have is the problem. I have aftermarket housings so they might be fine. So if the bulbs do good then i won't need the housings, if not then i'm gettin Hella's.

Help, and thanks in advance. Oh if these aren't worth it can someone gimme a link to order better bulbs so i can just order those........i want this done and over with!

Slider
01-07-2005, 05:07 AM
ok i'm ordering some lights, i remember seeing
these (http://www.electricalconnection.com/other-lighting/bulb_euro-hl.htm)(ones on the left) but i can't remember if they were worth it.

Does anyone know if this is a good buy. I'll also be buying the Hella E-code housings later. I wanna know if its the bulbs i currently have is the problem. I have aftermarket housings so they might be fine. So if the bulbs do good then i won't need the housings, if not then i'm gettin Hella's.

Help, and thanks in advance. Oh if these aren't worth it can someone gimme a link to order better bulbs so i can just order those........i want this done and over with!

I don't know about the euro silverstars, but the ones I bought from the store (sylvania silverstars) put out 910/1500 lumens. While the hella xenon 50% put out 1150/1895 (the bigger number is for the highbeams). You can find them here: http://www.rallylights.com/hella/H4.asp under the name " HL78151 H4/9003/HB2 Bulb, 12V, 60/55W, Premium +50%"

85gtsblackman
01-07-2005, 06:59 AM
lol i used to live near susquehanna


then there was the flood from that river that didnt help 3 mile island

ibanezgfx
01-08-2005, 07:21 AM
pics bitch!

nvusgt
01-08-2005, 05:37 PM
I don't know about the euro silverstars, but the ones I bought from the store (sylvania silverstars) put out 910/1500 lumens. While the hella xenon 50% put out 1150/1895 (the bigger number is for the highbeams). You can find them here: http://www.rallylights.com/hella/H4.asp under the name " HL78151 H4/9003/HB2 Bulb, 12V, 60/55W, Premium +50%"

hey mang linky no worky, i get:
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Unspecified error

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soooooooo, i wanna get the lights your talkin about!

Slider
01-08-2005, 09:45 PM
hey mang linky no worky, i get:
Provider error '80004005'

Unspecified error

//global.asa, line 16

soooooooo, i wanna get the lights your talkin about!

The link works fine for me, I'm using the newest Firefox. For some the site does not work with internet explorer for me, before it used to.

Maybe try going straight to rallylights.com then go to products>lighting>bulbs and click on the h4 bulbs.

The only digital camera is on my phone, otherwise I would gladly post some pics.