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Anybody ever use Hella Optilux replacement bulbs

Don't like the piss poor light output from my OEM headlight bulbs on my 06 superduty. Been looking at some different options for bulb replacements and saw the Hella Optiplex. Higher wattage than standard bulbs. Any experience with these bulbs or input.
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Don't like the piss poor light output from my OEM headlight bulbs on my 06 superduty. Been looking at some different options for bulb replacements and saw the Hella Optiplex. Higher wattage than standard bulbs. Any experience with these bulbs or input.
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Actually looked into these bulbs and was advised to try the PIAA's. People I talked to really liked the PIAA's ... said the Hella's were a better than stock upgrade but the PIAA's were much much better. I'd have to agree. Been using them now for 2 years and wouldn't change a thing. PIAA's are super bright white/blue light .... not cheap but well worth the price IMHO.

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I sell Hellas very good quality bulbs..that said you cannot run higher wattage bulbs in a '05 up as the use the H13 which is quite possibly the stupidest design for a bulb ever foisted on the public. The terminals are so small that they overheat, even at stock wattages, and melt the plastic housing of the connectors. Higher than stock wattage bulbs are offered, but not recommended. There are Chinese connectors that are being used to make harness kits but no harness will fix the problem of to small of terminals. As of now no USA made plugs are made that I have seen and wouldn't solve the problem anyway.

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I have the silverstars in my headlights and they are quite a bit brighter then the stock bulbs.Also if you have the factory fog lights, instead of buying the silverstar fog lights you can buy the "9005" (i believe thats the number) and there alot brighter then the silver star fog bulbs. I have always wanted to try the piaas though.

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