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This is a discussion on Brighter headlights within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; So I'm wanting to improve my car's headlights, and the high beam bulbs appear to be the same exact size ...

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    So I'm wanting to improve my car's headlights, and the high beam bulbs appear to be the same exact size as the low beams.
    Here's my question: Is it possible to put in high beam bulbs in place of the low beams? I would imagine that this would improve my lighting

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    For example, using a Sylvania H4701 sealed beam halogen bulb in place of the H4703 sealed beam halogen. I just want to know because this could be an easy way to improve my lighting

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    Those are so cool! Expensive, but they look and perform amazing

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    Never heard of anyone trying that. My low beam connector was messed up and since I never really use my high beams I was gonna use the high beam connector for the lows but I see the low beams use one brown and one black wire while high beams use one green and one black wire and I believe they're colored for a reason so I decided against it.

    If you do it and it works make sure you aim them down so you don't blind people and get flashed. I vote get some aftermarket housings and a hid kit.

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    Ya 550 bucks is too much to pay for headlights IMO
    It was just an idea I had since the bulbs look exactly the same
    A Xenon HID kit for the low beams sounds like the way to go for 80 bucks

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    I actually just read on another site of someone doing this. They bought a new high beam connector and wired it in place of the low beam connector and said it worked.

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    I went thur LMC Trucks, check their website, they sell replacement housings with replaceable bulbs, so in the future I can add HID w/no issues, but these are much brighter than the stock sealed beams, IMHO. Cost about $150
    More info and pics here too http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/pontia...o-here-39.html

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    That's what I have I was using eurolight housings with silvania silverstar bulbs which were brighter than stock and the lmc truck housings with 9006 halogen bulbs were even brighter than those. Ive got 6k hid's in em now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Transambroli View Post
    That's what I have I was using eurolight housings with silvania silverstar bulbs which were brighter than stock and the lmc truck housings with 9006 halogen bulbs were even brighter than those. Ive got 6k hid's in em now
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    Was this a hard install? That looks really good

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    Anyone who can change a stock headlight can install this; its easy.

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    Where did you get the eurolight housings? Silverstars are really nice

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    That BLS kit is expensive because it includes the projector housings which is the right way to use HID's. You can use the other halogen converted housings, but they do not focus the light and scatters them, making them less effective at lighting the road. Not to mention annoying to on-coming traffic.

    I have HID in my fogs (stock housing) and can tell a huge difference about how much it scatters compared to the projectors...I have them aimed low so they do not bother on-coming traffic.

    I just installed the BLS kit and love the way it looks, matches the fogs, yet provides a nice light output. And its a plug-n-play, so no cutting or splicing.





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    Looks good!! looks like the passenger side is aimed a tad high, eh?

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    That is how its suppose to be...you don't notice it as much on halogen lights. The driver's side is lower so that it doesn't blind on-coming traffic.
    Driveway also isn't flat.
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    I don't know about that. I seem to remember DOT code saying both should be aimed 2 inches down at 25 feet away.

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    Dot is 2.1 to 2.5" drop at 25'. But looking at the pic again, I see what you mean. I aligned each projector separately and since each projector has the slant so that the left half is lower than the right, I didn't pay much attn when I was done with both....but the top of the cut off should be level I guess. This pic was taken on a slant and I did the initial alignment last week and was in a hurry, I will try to check again this wkend to make sure everything is aligned.

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    no need to get super picky here. lol so what did that whole kit run your peterlaw?

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    BLS has a group sale going on right now listed on tech. I went with the lows only just because I didn't want to spend all that money on lights, although I would love to have the highs as well.
    The fogs were around $50 from DDM, but it sounds like they might be alittle back ordered right now, so call them if you plan on ordering some.

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    I used eurodesign low beam lens replacements with HID's 6000k h7 , look stock and are glass but way brighter especially with the hid fogs
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