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I am looking to get replacement headlight bulbs for my vehicle. Any idea which brand would perform the brightest and whitest color. My previous vehicle I used piaas and was just ok. I dont know which bulb the mdx uses!

Any help would be greatly appreciated

thanks again in advance
 

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Other then the RS, I think the MD is the only other current Acura without xenon. The factory MD halogens are powerful but could use some style. I don't know all that much about after market bulbs, but would want to purchase a bulb that appears to be xenon and still remain powerful. The light given off I would like to appear super white, with some blue(like real xenon). Does such a bulb exist. Most of the after market bulbs I've seen appear weak and obviously fake.:cool:
 

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I've been real happy with my replacement bulbs (See my details in the tag line below). Others on the board can tell you more about them. If you search, you'll find a thread from 2 or 3 months ago and photos.
 

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I replaced my lows with Phillips BlueVision 9005 high beams as was suggested by a previous post. It makes a noticeable difference with its brighter and whiter light and does not seem to blind oncoming traffic as I've never gotten flashed. I can definitely see how yellowish the fog lights are compared to these. And these only cost $10 each at Kmart to boot. Only minor catch is you have to cut out a plastic ridge on the bulb base for it to fit. BTW, these are 60W bulbs while the factory ones are 55W. These bulbs are suppossed to last average 300hours and give out 1700 lumens compared with 1000 lumens for the low beam unit.

Check out http://www.autolamps-online.com/halogen/bvcentre.htm for complete specs.
 

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sidewinder said:
I replaced my lows with Phillips BlueVision 9005 high beams as was suggested by a previous post. It makes a noticeable difference with its brighter and whiter light and does not seem to blind oncoming traffic as I've never gotten flashed. I can definitely see how yellowish the fog lights are compared to these. And these only cost $10 each at Kmart to boot. Only minor catch is you have to cut out a plastic ridge on the bulb base for it to fit. BTW, these are 60W bulbs while the factory ones are 55W. These bulbs are suppossed to last average 300hours and give out 1700 lumens compared with 1000 lumens for the low beam unit.
Before I installed the Razo Premium whites, I replaced the stock low beam bulbs with Philips Bluevision 9006. They were a bit brighter than the stock ones but still, I wasn't satisfied (they were still yellowish!). I was hesitant to buy another pair (Razo) thinking that I'd waste $70 only to find out the illumination (and color) will probably be the same as the BVs. Then one of my friends who also owns an MDX bought a pair of low beam Razos. There was a noticeable big (and I mean, BIG) difference between the Philips BVs and the Razo Premium whites! The Razos really come very close to HIDs and they're just 55 watts/bulb! I assure you you'll never go wrong with them!
 

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Syz, I take it you compared the 9006 lowbeam BVs with the Razos. I haven't personally compared a 9005 highbeam BVs with Razos but I believe the 9005s have higher color temp thus are whiter than the 9006. Also keep in mind the 9005 puts out 1700 lumens while the 9006 puts out 1000 lumens. This may even further narrow the gap or maybe even surpass the Razos when it comes to brightness/whiteness. Which brings us to the question, has anyone compared Razos with 9005 BVs?
 

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sidewinder said:
Syz, I take it you compared the 9006 lowbeam BVs with the Razos. I haven't personally compared a 9005 highbeam BVs with Razos but I believe the 9005s have higher color temp thus are whiter than the 9006. Also keep in mind the 9005 puts out 1700 lumens while the 9006 puts out 1000 lumens. This may even further narrow the gap or maybe even surpass the Razos when it comes to brightness/whiteness. Which brings us to the question, has anyone compared Razos with 9005 BVs?
Is it legal to install hi-beam bulb into low-beam socket? If one are tagged by police, one may not be allowed to continue the journey :confused: :confused:
 

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I guess that's like asking, "If you drive around with your bright lights on, will the police stop you". Anyone know?
 

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I guess that's like asking, "If you drive around with your bright lights on, will the police stop you". Anyone know?
I was stopped once and the policeman gave me a verbal warning and asked me to change to the low beam ( I forgotfully ran on high beam). I don't know what he would do if I said my low beam is the same.:rolleyes:
 

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To clarify, having a 9005 bulb in the lowbeam housing will NOT give you high beam. However, putting a 9006 lowbeam bulb into the highbeam housing WILL give you high beam. The bulbs themselves do not affect the beam pattern as far as I know. As long as the headlight aim is not changed you will illuminate a same area but it will just be whiter and brighter. In other words, you can effectively change your lowbeam into a highbeam by changing the aim. In addtion, the bulb shield in the lowbeam housing(the metal scoop looking thing) will further prevent glare to oncoming traffic.
 

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I suppose you could always say you didn't know you were running on high beams and then when you "tried to switch to your low beams", they wouldn't. You might get a ticket for faulty equipment?
 

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Sidewinder,

Thanks for the explanation and lesson about headlight bulbs. One more curious question: Do you know what is the real difference between the low and hi beam bulbs (since the housing provided the aim)?
 

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Get the New PIAAs

PIAA came out with the Extreme Series bulbs that are whiter and brighter than their previous Xenon filled light bulbs. They are claimed to be the whitest brightest Xenon filled bulbs in the market right now without the use of a ballast or current amp like the Catz Brand.
 

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Out of curiousity, how much are they? Are they better than the Razo's for low-beam?
I saw the price at $109.99 for the pair. Low or Hi beam pairs are the same price. Razo is $69.99.

Go to www.autofreak.net to browse.
 
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