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Luminicsbulbs.com just released a new set of bulbs, pure blue. Has anyone tried them yet? And How blue are we talking about?
 

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Whoa Whoa there, I've gotta say somthin about the silverstars. Those pictures of the silverstars you have up there are from an angle, not directly in the line of the beam like the other two, therefore they look way dimmer. In reality, they are NOT dim. The reason they look yellow is because dispite their color tempertature, and being pure white, which in reality, they ARE, the camera compensates the whiteballance, if you had taken that same picture with a DSLR or a camera that lets you choose the white ballance, and you had chosen halogen compensation, they would apear pure white in the picture, just like in real life. Hell, tonight I'll take some comparative pictures for you guys with my DSLR and you can see the difference between the stock and the silverstars once and for all, with correct lighting and hallogen compensation.
 

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I've also got the ultra violets as my lows and highs, I'm just wondering what the new ones look like
 

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Originally posted by OliverThomas@May 22 2005, 03:27 PM
Whoa Whoa there, I've gotta say somthin about the silverstars. Those pictures of the silverstars you have up there are from an angle, not directly in the line of the beam like the other two, therefore they look way dimmer. In reality, they are NOT dim. The reason they look yellow is because dispite their color tempertature, and being pure white, which in reality, they ARE, the camera compensates the whiteballance, if you had taken that same picture with a DSLR or a camera that lets you choose the white ballance, and you had chosen halogen compensation, they would apear pure white in the picture, just like in real life. Hell, tonight I'll take some comparative pictures for you guys with my DSLR and you can see the difference between the stock and the silverstars once and for all, with correct lighting and hallogen compensation.
The Issue is not a comparison of the stock and silverstar it is an issue of silverstars compared to other aftermarket bulbs. The truth is that silverstars were on top of the game last fall. Since then, they have been put to shame by just about every aftermarket bulb. They refuse to upgrade and the price is still one of the highest. Take it from someone who has gone through his fair share of after market bulbs, Silverstars suck, Luminics is one of the better 55watt low beam sets but doesn't quite look HID. Also the typr of HID lights that UV's resemble are in the illegal range 10,000k to 12,000k, more purple. Although this range covers the most expensive and coolest looking HIDs, its the most likely to get you pulled over. My Lights are 80 watt halogens and are the best of seen so far. I don't recomend 80 watts but the company says the the bulbs have a special conector that prevents electrical problems like melting. Oh and they have xenon gas so they last longer, I went through two sets of silverstars in 4 months, thats over 90$ for those who are counting. PIAA inow makes bulbs that are 95% Xenon but they are 85$ a pair. I'm interesed in the new luminics. Maybe they have the Xenon gas Like the newer bulbs are getting. Sorry for the rant, I get sensitive when I hear the silverstars being defended.
 

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Personally I don't think that the silverstars even look nice. They just look like a brighter version of the stock bulbs, and they are way too expensive.
 

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Originally posted by BlackTC@May 22 2005, 10:06 PM
Personally I don't think that the silverstars even look nice. They just look like a brighter version of the stock bulbs, and they are way too expensive.
Agreed...I have the mTecs but I think I am going to switch to Luminics pure blue. and do the 9005 conversion
 

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If you want brightness, go with the Silverstars or the same type of thing made by Wagner. If you want pretty colors but reduced visibility, go with Luminics.

I currently have the Luminics ultraviolet bulbs in my low-beams, and they are definitely a pretty color, but they are extremely dim. I can't even see the beams until it is almost completely dark outside. Even though I like the appearence, I think I will probably switch back soon to my Wagner Silverstar-wannabes, before the reduced visibility at night causes me problems.
 

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I've actually had a hard time seeing in the dark a couple of times since I put the Luminics bulbs in.
 

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Really, I never had a real problem seeing at night with my luminics bulbs, I guess that it's just different based on the person. Oh and how do you do this 9005 conversion?
 

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Do that! and then post some pics for us to see. I've seen the pics from scionlife.com already but it's always cool to see more.
 

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I have these bulbs. Kinda shocked me how blue they actually are.
Got them after one of the best and brightest aftermaket lights i've ever bought blew after 2 months of use. They were a pair of hyper whites from motor R racing. Got them off ebay, some of you might remember me raving about them in other lighting posts. Anyway, it doesn't matter cause they blew quick just like the crappy silverstars i had before them. I jumped on luminics because i saw pics of the super blue plus the 1 year warrantee. When i first got them i thought way too blue and abit unsafe, not bright at all, and i actually got the 9005s and converted them to 9006, so i'm actually running high beams. Over the last few days they've gotton brighter but still not as bright as the ones i had before, and those were lows, 9006. The redeeming quality is that they look absolutely amazing,
especially in the daytime. At night they look great too. Maybe a bit higher color temp then 6000k as they claim. They are extremely blue. I think that they are illuminating the as much of the road as the stock bulbs. Its just that the blueness,
instead of lighting the street, it kinda makes everything have a frosty glow to it. White cars and signs look blue almost like a black light effect. Over the next couple of days I'll take pics of mine but I think there are a couple of posts on here and definately on scionlife with some descent pics.
 

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Sorry to hear about your old bulbs BIGRK. Waiting to see those pics.
 
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