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Robb12
10-10-2008, 04:07 PM
Sorry I'm not very tech-savvy as far as lighting goes with my car, I'm looking into the HID set and I came across a pair that is ZiZa Platinum White burns at approx 7500 Kelvin which provides a beam color similar to H.I.D. headlamps at ecstuning.com.

I was just wondering if I could run these directly just by stickin these in place of the stock bulbs. Thanks in advance guys.

djwimbo
10-10-2008, 04:14 PM
As long as they're the same code as your stock bulbs you can just put 'em in.

They should be an H1 bulb.

You're not going to get the HID look without real HID's. I paid $150 for mine, and I have a lifetime warranty on the bulbs and ballasts.

Keep in mind the Kelvin scale and what people think it "white" really isn't. 4300K is considered ambient light, anything higher than that appears blue to purple-ish.

djwimbo
10-10-2008, 04:16 PM
I can't tell you how many people I know that have tried 10 different bulbs to try and get the HID look and performance. @ $40+/ea set I'd rather just go for the HID's up front.

Seerlah
10-10-2008, 04:28 PM
H7 bulb.

I also paid $150 for mine w/lifetime warranty on bulbs and ballast.

Robb12
10-10-2008, 04:48 PM
well alright then I'll just get come HID's! hah thanks guys!

Robb12
10-10-2008, 04:55 PM
oh and another quick question just while I'm buying these. The kit on vvme.com is on sale so I was curious what kind of color temperature is best and what size I need.

D.C. Designs
10-10-2008, 04:55 PM
As long as they're the same code as your stock bulbs you can just put 'em in.

They should be an H1 bulb.

You're not going to get the HID look without real HID's. I paid $150 for mine, and I have a lifetime warranty on the bulbs and ballasts.

Keep in mind the Kelvin scale and what people think it "white" really isn't. 4300K is considered ambient light, anything higher than that appears blue to purple-ish.

exactly :)

Robb12
10-10-2008, 05:03 PM
haha duh I should've noticed that. Well thanks guys! I cant wait to hook it up!

Seerlah
10-10-2008, 05:04 PM
H7 bulb. The vvme kit is ok. It is just that they only have a 1 year warranty and there are people whom have issues with thier kits (usually they will ship 2 different bulb temps and shipping for replacement is extra dough), but there are many people whom have had thier kit for years with no issues. I myself have 5000k, but vvme does not offer that temperature. And I think it to be perfect. If you want a white output, get the 4300k. The higher the temp, the more blueish it gets to the ultimate purple output. There are pics of the bulb temps on thier ads for comparison.

I set up a GB (http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?t=221741) in the group buy request section for the ones I got, and another chimmed in with a link to a site with another good deal with waayyyy smaller ballasts. Then I received PM from a person whom had a link to a site that sold them for like $75 shipped w/lifetime warranty on bulbs and ballast. But I deleted that message a long time ago. But basically, they can always be sought for cheaper.

Robb12
10-10-2008, 05:13 PM
wait now I'm getting a little lost, should I purchase H7 or H1?

Seerlah
10-10-2008, 05:24 PM
H7


2001 AUDI A4 (With replaceable halogen capsules)

Low beam headlamp
H7
H7SU Silverstar ULTRA for Ultra Night Vision - The Whitest and Brightest Halogen
H7ST Silverstar High Performance Lighting: The Whiter and Brighter Halogen
H7XV XtraVision Halogen - The Brighter Light
H7CB Cool Blue Halogen - The Whiter Light

I used a 2001 as referance, but it is all the same. H7 for low beam, high beam, and fog light for the B5. Link (http://www.sylvania.com/ConsumerProducts/AutomotiveLighting/LampReplacementGuide/AutoLRG-Results.htm)

djwimbo
10-11-2008, 03:46 PM
H7



I used a 2001 as referance, but it is all the same. H7 for low beam, high beam, and fog light for the B5. Link (http://www.sylvania.com/ConsumerProducts/AutomotiveLighting/LampReplacementGuide/AutoLRG-Results.htm)

Yep. My bad, I was thinking pre-facelift, not 2000 model year. [headbang]