Best headlights? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 14 Old 03-03-2008, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 101
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Best headlights?

I drive a 2002 F250 and am wondering what aftermarket lamps are best for our trucks. I am not prepared to do the entire HID kit right now, just looking for the best replacement lamp (PIAA, Silverstar, ETC). Thanks.
xscoobysnack is offline  
post #2 of 14 Old 03-03-2008, 07:16 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
nic0084's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Georgetown, TEXAS
Posts: 771
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I'm not 99-03, but I put in clear headlight housings with sylvania silverstar ultras and WOW. they are bright and clear... NOT yellow. HUGE DIFFERENCE.

97 F350 7.3 Off-Road Build Locked on 42's

08 2500 Cummins
nic0084 is offline  
post #3 of 14 Old 03-04-2008, 07:07 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 106
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Silverstars are the best I have heard of. There is another company that starts with and A IIRC that has even better silverstars.

Where did you get yours and how many $'s?

01 F-250 Extended Cab Short Bed 7.3l PSD
DP Tuner (S, 40T, 40D, 60T, 80E, 120R) 4" Silverline SS Exhaust, 6637 (Waiting), JWVB, OBA, Banks (+10 hp) A-Pillar Gauges
9005's and High w Fog's mod
sflem849 is offline  
post #4 of 14 Old 03-04-2008, 07:09 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Patrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa
Posts: 4,129
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I have Hella bulbs in my dodge, and they are very nice. I think DiscountPowerParts has them for like 35 or 40 bucks...cant remember.

Legendary
Patrick is offline  
post #5 of 14 Old 03-04-2008, 07:16 AM
Compression Ignition Addict

 
bfloyd4445's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Drain Oregon
Posts: 2,479
Thanks: 17
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by nic0084 View Post
I'm not 99-03, but I put in clear headlight housings with sylvania silverstar ultras and WOW. they are bright and clear... NOT yellow. HUGE DIFFERENCE.
They are to white. The color temperature is so high it kills your night vision so you can see nothing that isn't directly in the light. The best lighting for night vision is in the red part of the spectrum cause it keeps your night vision intact. All you Navy guys and photographers will know what i am talking about. I use red lense on my lights i use for moving bees at night. Bees don't see red and the red light allows me to see what i am doing and dosen't interferr with my night vision. Haven't you noticed how when someone comes up behind you with those white or bright blue lights it blinds you for a second?

Britt

2007 F250 CC SB 4X4, SB, PSD, Lariet, stock
1975 Ford 2000 ROP Diesel tractor < ran without oil for 2/10 mile 7/12/2009> Stills runs as good as ever

"If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed,
If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed."
-Mark Twain
bfloyd4445 is offline  
post #6 of 14 Old 03-04-2008, 09:55 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Patrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa
Posts: 4,129
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I had blue lights in my truck for a few months. They blind everyone on low beam, and you couldnt see crap going down the road.

Legendary
Patrick is offline  
post #7 of 14 Old 03-04-2008, 07:31 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
nic0084's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Georgetown, TEXAS
Posts: 771
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by bfloyd4445 View Post
They are to white. The color temperature is so high it kills your night vision so you can see nothing that isn't directly in the light. The best lighting for night vision is in the red part of the spectrum cause it keeps your night vision intact. All you Navy guys and photographers will know what i am talking about. I use red lense on my lights i use for moving bees at night. Bees don't see red and the red light allows me to see what i am doing and dosen't interferr with my night vision. Haven't you noticed how when someone comes up behind you with those white or bright blue lights it blinds you for a second?
They arent too white... Completely better vision than stock. Vision at night is incredible. Again... much better than stock.

I'm not talking about the blinding HID's.

97 F350 7.3 Off-Road Build Locked on 42's

08 2500 Cummins
nic0084 is offline  
post #8 of 14 Old 03-04-2008, 07:33 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
nic0084's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Georgetown, TEXAS
Posts: 771
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by sflem849 View Post
Silverstars are the best I have heard of. There is another company that starts with and A IIRC that has even better silverstars.

Where did you get yours and how many $'s?

Silverstars... $40 - $50 any auto parts store.

97 F350 7.3 Off-Road Build Locked on 42's

08 2500 Cummins
nic0084 is offline  
post #9 of 14 Old 03-04-2008, 09:32 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
CSIPSD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bend, Or
Posts: 6,169
Thanks: 32
Thanked 49 Times in 47 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Silverstars... Best period...

01 F-250 SC PSD,320k,16 Isspro Gauges, AFE-2,CCV Mod,IAH delete,map reg,Modded H2e, 6.0 IC, 230/100 from P.I.S, Studs, 910 springs, Forged rods, Water injection,Hydra chip-No Limit/Gearhead tuning, Swamps HVHF IDM, MBRP 4" dual's, Aero, 6" tip's, 4" Revtek lift, 37/12.5/16.5 MT's
Joe



DYNOPROVEN.COM, PERFORMANCEINJECTIONSYSTEMS.COM and RIFFRAFFDIESEL.COM
CSIPSD is offline  
post #10 of 14 Old 03-04-2008, 09:42 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Super Kaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: St.Charles, IL
Posts: 680
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Super Kaz
Quote:
Originally Posted by CSIPSD View Post
Silverstars... Best period...
I know what I buying tommarow. Pretty much the headlights are the only stock bulbs left.

2000 F-350 Ext Cab Dually
"TOW TRUCK"
Mods: AIH Delete, DIY Tymar Intake, Modded IDM, Zoodad, FBD 5" Straight Pipe Exhaust, ITP Overboost Annihilator, 60 HP Mystery Chip
15.4 @ 87 mph On The Evo ...254k, And Still Going
Super Kaz is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome