Plug and play is nice, plus the price is close to what relay and inline fuses and splices could cost.
Second is everyone talks about the H4 upgrade. Is this bulb a HID wannabe? I know HID's in non HID housings kinda suck for the other people around. Want to find a set of lights that give me great light but dont get me flashed constantly on low, I DO NOT WANT to install ballasts.
Ive seen a lot of different posts and opinions but my biggest question i guess is whats the big deal with the H4 conversion?
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I was under the impression the h4 housings were just shells that take regular screw in bulbs, vs replacing the 6054 headlight as a whole unit. Then there are the ones that are e-code which is just a different light pattern. While I havent messed with any of this, what I can tell you from research is the relay/harness will be the first step. That alone will whiten/brighten the standard bulbs enough to most peoples liking. My friend did the relay and some high end regular lights similar to silverstar but something else, needless to say he was blinding me all the way home last week.
I recommend the wiring mod if your headlight circuit is suffering from low voltage.
Then for headlights I like the GE Nighthawk. A nice white light, still legal, sealed beam tough, reliable, and a fairly well cut lens for an el cheapo headlight.
These were better than the regular halogens, or the silverstars that I had.
I like sealed beam for my primary headlights. They will handle being submerged (you never know) and are pretty tough with rock hits.
I think it's a waste getting all fancy with headlights.
Then run this setup for off road use. HID's and LED's mixed. HID's still have a distance advantage over LED, so I run both. How do you say daylight?
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I've had great luck with H4 bulbs. They are available everywhere sealed beams are sold. If you accidentally touch the bulb, you just have to wipe it off with alcohol. I run Cibie E-code housings with 55/60 watt bulbs and have all the light I could want.
I have also had good results with the H4 Halogens, but you do need to upgrade the wiring to get the best results..... One thing I like about them is the wide range of different wattage bulbs you can get to fit the housings. I run ones with the stock 55w lowbeams and 100w Highbeams, I use a continuous duty solenoid rather than a relay for switching them with excellent results.
If it wasn't done the hard way, I didn't do it.
Ive got h4 autopal housing in my jeep with 60w hella bulbs. They work MUCH better than the stock lights.
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