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If you really want some super bright white lights go for these.
MTEC Super White H4
Bulb Type: H4
Wattage (draw): 100/90
Wattage (output): 170/160
Color: Super White
Color Temp: 4750K

http://www.automotivelightingusa.com/

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/e...RK:MEWA:IT&viewitem=&item=160105038054&rd=1,1

This might not be the exact bulb type for your application but you can go to their website and/or eBay site and find your specific bulb.
You might have to change out to the type housing that allows you to change just the bulb.
Like this one:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/CHEV...0QQihZ013QQcategoryZ33710QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

You can also get the headlights in a blue tint model.
 

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I would go with the conversion kit for the ease of changing future bulbs.:thumbsup:
 

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lights!

Only thing I am wondering if I put 100 watt ligts in will the wires take the extra amps.I put high wattage lights in a Nissan once and cooked the wires.Remember Watts = Amps X Volts
 

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Higher wattage means unwanted Police attention!

What about Hellas listed in Mid America and Ecklers?

Silver Stars are heavy headlamps!

Mid America's conversion kit seem the winner but are they lightweight hedlamps?
 

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I've never been hassled because of my headlights.
I guess there are so many Mercedes, BMW's and imports running around here with VERY bright HID lights mine don't stand out that much.
I've had a few people flash their brights at me and I flash 'em back to let them know I'm on low beams!
I have the blue tinted housings from eBay and they are very light weight.
I'm not sure how heavy the others are.

I'm sure you could call Mid or Ecklers and ask a rep.
 

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I'd love to 'hear' about more experiences....
 

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Deal on Hella's !!

Found a deal on the Hella E spec's.
http://www.rallylights.com/hella/200mm.asp

Product ID: HL79567
Description: 79567 Hella 200mm Rectangular H4 Hi/Lo Beam Headlamp, E-Code, Replaces 6054 Sealed Beam, NO BULB included.
Each Price: $38.46
Pair(2) Total: $76.92
Standard Shipping $9.00
Grand Total: $85.92


You'll have to decide what H-4 bulb you want and purchase it separately.

If you really want some super, crazy bright white lights go for these.
MTEC Super White H4
Bulb Type: H4
Model: MT-447
Wattage (draw): 100/90
Wattage (output): 170/160
Color: Super White
Color Temp: 4750K

http://www.automotivelightingusa.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=10_17&products_id=929

Or if you'd rather eBay it, find the bulb here:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/H4-M...ryZ36476QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Hope this helps!

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Do our cars run relays for the lights (not the motors)?

I just spoke to a guy from Hella and, although he wasn't familiar with Corvettes, he suggested the use of relays. He stated even a small drop in voltage will cause a large decrease in light output. Relays ensure the lights are getting full voltage and therefore running at maximum possible output. He also suggested changing my Wagners to Hellas with removable H4 bulbs.:D
 

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I'm pretty sure we don't have relays for the headlights, just for the headlight motors.
I'm not 100% certain so I'll try to look it up today in my electrical service manual for my '88.
The problem with trying to upgrade the headlight wiring is because it has to go though the small opening at the hinge/swivel point of the headlight housing and there is not much room to put a bigger wire though that.
I've not had any issues with the wiring or anything since I changed out the housing and added the high wattage MTEC bulbs that I mentioned above.
The housing I have now is a euro style diamond cut with blue tint that I got on eBay.
I just ordered the Hella housings yesterday. According to Hella there is a big difference between the E code (European) headlight and U.S. DOT code headlights design.
Here is some good information on that:
http://www.rallylights.com/useful_info/Vision_Plus.htm

I'll let you know when they come it and post before/after pics when I get them installed.

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The housing I have now is a euro style diamond cut with blue tint that I got on eBay.

I'll let you know when they come it and post before/after pics when I get them installed.
I would be very interested to hear your thoughts on the Hella lamps versus the diamond cut lamps you currently use.
The Hella rep I spoke to didn't have anything good to say about those when I asked - but then you wouldn't expect him to either.

It would be great if you could take a couple of pics (before and after) of the beam produced up against your garage wall or door. That will give people an idea of both the light intensity as well as the beam shape/spread.
 

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:agree:

Will do! It's been raining here for days but next week it is suppose to clear up!
The new Hella's are suppose to come in the latter part of next week so I'll take some before pics when the rain stops!

Have a good one mate!

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