Xenon light bulbs

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I was looking for Xenon light bulbs cause my integras bulbs are pretty weak. So I was looking on ebay and came up on some 9005 Xenon light bulbs, 9006 light Bulbs and 9006 and 9005 xenon light bulbs. I was wondering what that number means. I think it means like which kind. Like that number has to match the number of the cras bulbs. If so i was wondering what are a 96 integras bulbs 9005 or 9006. Why would they be sellin both for the same car?

posted by  V-Tec

Don't buy them, they don't give out enough light, I put some on my truck and they give off a greenish glow but not very bright :ohcrap:

posted by  99integra

Maybe thats because the headlights are badly oxidized. For the bulbs, you will need high capacity sockets because if you dont get them, your sockets and wiring system will melt. My neon has 27V stock and the lowest XENON I can get is 45, so they will not work. Youll need to invest some money into the sockets. DIY and save some money.

posted by  420amodder

well i found out that the 9006 are for low beams and the 9005 are for hi beams. Why would it give out green glow? Wouldn't it give a out more of a blue?

posted by  V-Tec

If your headlights are oxidized, they turn yellow (common on the first gen neon), and blue+yellow=green.

posted by  420amodder

You have a 27 volt electrical system in your Neon? A-freakin'-mazing.

posted by  vwhobo

You have to understand those aren't Xenon bulbs. Xenon light isn't admitted by the standard way halogens are. True Xenon upgrades will really run you hundreds of dollars. It's just a standard bulb you're buying that TRIES to emit as much light as a Xenon does (but does a very poor job of doing it).


Those are very bright (6000k) and see, they cost $400-$500.


Even brighter (8500k) and run almost $300.

Read this to better understand about HID/Xenons.

posted by  thunderbird1100

The only way I can see him getting a 27V electrical system is by getting a 24V battery (like what optima sells) and having a REALLY tough electrical setup AND a "if lightning strikes" occasion. But what, using a 24V battery on everything would fry....well about everything.

posted by  thunderbird1100

Do not ever buy any of those kits, its an enormous waste of money. Those are highly illegal, very dangerous if used in conjunction with halogen reflectors, you will more than likely run off people off the road with that kind of sh!t. Trust me, i have researched HIDs enough to know what im talking about. To understand what HID is really about, you need a good forum and an faq. I won't reveal the forum but here (http://faqlight.carpassion.info/) is the faq.

Also it is a MYTH that 8500k is brighter than 6000k. It is NOT. In fact, it is the opposite. 8500k is about as bright as your stock halogens. 4100-4300k is optimal for illumination on the road. Once again, it is very important that you not buy bogus products like McCulloch and such brands.

posted by  importluva

Look into some Sylvania Silverstars instead.

posted by  SlipKnoT

Yes, silverstars are about the best way to go for halogen. I forgot to add that Phillips Ultinon's are not legal in the USA and they are quite unnecessary as well. See my prelude retrofit thread in the general forum for the right way to do HID.

posted by  importluva

That's what i got in my cars :mrgreen:

$15/bulb I got them for.

posted by  thunderbird1100

Most of the so called Xenon bulbs you see in the shops are just stupid blue bulbs which give out a blue light but dont use Gas technology like you see in BMW's and Mercs etc. You can buy brighter bulbs though, that are still street legal :thumbs:

Edit...Sorry, Thunderbird....I wrote this before reading your post :thumbs:

posted by  Cliffy

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