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Old 07-14-2012, 07:08 AM
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Lightbulb Low Beam Headlights - H11 to H9 Bulbs

Hi guys, has anyone tried the simple mod of replacing the H11 halogen bulbs with H9 bulbs? It is a simple mode which results in a brighter low beam.

H11 produces 1350 Lumens whereas the H9 produces 2100 Lumens, 55% more light.

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http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2083911
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:16 AM
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The bulbs are designed for different lenses and reflectors for proper beam pattern. Just because there are more lumens doesn't mean there will be more quality light on the road!
Illegal, glaring and blinding to oncoming vehicles, be considerate to your fellow motorists.
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:13 AM
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The bulbs are designed for different lenses and reflectors for proper beam pattern. Just because there are more lumens doesn't mean there will be more quality light on the road!
Illegal, glaring and blinding to oncoming vehicles, be considerate to your fellow motorists.
Both bulbs share the same design and both are halogen. H9 will just produce more light and put it where it should be. HIDs on reflectors would produce glare I agree, but H9 proved not to!
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:40 AM
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I swapped my H11 low beam bulbs with H9 Philips from Amazon for $7 each. H9 bulbs are brighter with no glare. Iím very happy with this mod. I didnít go with HID because HID on reflectors is useless in my opinion.

Iíve started with swapping the passenger side headlight for comparison purposes. Here are the pictures with passenger side with H9 and driver side with stock H11.



Driver side alone Ė Stock


Passenger side alone Ė H9 bulb


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Nice job!
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:58 PM
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There's a reason the wattage for standard low beams is only 55... to not blind oncoming traffic! I'm tired of looking head on into overly bright, illegal HID conversions or misaligned headlights. That's the glare I was referring to.
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There's a reason the wattage for standard low beams is only 55... to not blind oncoming traffic! I'm tired of looking head on into overly bright, illegal HID conversions or misaligned headlights. That's the glare I was referring to.
With halogen, it's not that big of a deal, especially since the bulbs share the same design and most likely have the exact same focal point. Plus, he's still almost 1400 lumens under what an HID bulb produces.

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There's a reason the wattage for standard low beams is only 55... to not blind oncoming traffic! I'm tired of looking head on into overly bright, illegal HID conversions or misaligned headlights. That's the glare I was referring to.
So you're the guy in the oncoming vehicle that flashes your brights as you pass me and it's too late for me to show you that my factory HIDs are not my high-beams........

Seriously, I know you're talking aftermarket...but that guy really ticks me off......
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With halogen, it's not that big of a deal, especially since the bulbs share the same design and most likely have the exact same focal point. Plus, he's still almost 1400 lumens under what an HID bulb produces.
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There's a reason the wattage for standard low beams is only 55... to not blind oncoming traffic! I'm tired of looking head on into overly bright, illegal HID conversions or misaligned headlights. That's the glare I was referring to.
So don't look into them? Look down to the right at the white line
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