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Offline BlueSHO

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HID preference
« on: October 23, 2020, 12:32:19 AM »
Thinking about changing out the bulbs in my 2016 SHO to something a little brighter. Has anyone had any good results for replacements? Not sure the lumen rating on stock but think the color is around 4500k correct me if I'm wrong..

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Re: HID preference
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2021, 12:10:00 AM »
Hey, did you ever upgrade your HID's?

I have a 2016 as well .... blacked out headlamp covers, making brightness even worse with stock HID.

I was looking at the OSRAM Xenarc 66340 Night Breaker Laser bulbs, now mind you, they are only 4200k as well, but they by far were the highest / brightest of the bunch tested at 25 ft for lumens ....I'm looking for more illumination so I can see down the road better, not necessarily blue light color....

https://www.headlightrevolution.com/d3s-osram-xenarc-66340-nightbreaker-laser-B-66340XNL_2?quantity=1

If you upgraded, let me know what you did and how you like them ...

Thanks!

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Re: HID preference
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2021, 02:34:05 PM »
you can now get LED versions of the HID bulbs (some wiring involved) such as from DZG, that have worked splendidly on Edge/MKX conversions.
https://smile.amazon.com/DZG-Headlight-Bulbs-Bright-Warranty/dp/B07PMGPBYM/

there are plug n play versions as well, with lower intensity.
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Re: HID preference
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2021, 03:21:43 PM »
Hey, did you ever upgrade your HID's?

I have a 2016 as well .... blacked out headlamp covers, making brightness even worse with stock HID.

I was looking at the OSRAM Xenarc 66340 Night Breaker Laser bulbs, now mind you, they are only 4200k as well, but they by far were the highest / brightest of the bunch tested at 25 ft for lumens ....I'm looking for more illumination so I can see down the road better, not necessarily blue light color....

https://www.headlightrevolution.com/d3s-osram-xenarc-66340-nightbreaker-laser-B-66340XNL_2?quantity=1

If you upgraded, let me know what you did and how you like them ...

Thanks!

Those are the bulbs that I am using and I love them. I would also suggest putting clear headlights in. Obviously, you are experiencing the reason they aren't blacked out from the factory.
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