I'm not a fan of the old sealed-beam headlights in the Fiero. Every low-end car on the market has better headlights than the stock ones in the Fiero.
Last year I spent some extra money and bought some Sylvania bulbs that were supposed to be brighter and better ("Xtravision", I believe). They were, but the standard H6054 bulbs set the bar pretty low. Then I parked the car for half a year (that was another thread).
This year while on the Watkins Glen trip, I did my first night-drive of the year. How I had forgotten how poor the headlights are. I almost wished I was driving my Cobalt
I decided enough was enough. If I can't see the road ahead of me, it's a safety issue.
Started researching headlight replacements. I was dazed and confused reading about replacement buckets, and projector fittings, and ballasts, etc. etc. Don't know where to start, and what is technically for "off-road use".
Finally, I stumbled across the Philips LED02X1
. I believe they are identical to the Truck-Lite 27450C
. I believe you can also get them GE branded. I bought them on amazon.ca
, though maybe I got the last two. You can also get them from Blacktop Racing
, who I'd preferred to support -- however their US pricing put them over $50 more after conversion. Still, those of you not having to worry about currency conversions will probably be happy there.
Reason I picked these: Drop-in replacement for a H6054 bulb. DOT certified. No extra cabling or wiring to figure out.
Installed them last week, but this was my first night-time drive with them. I didn't have them aimed correctly, so I did a rough correction on the side of the road. Could probably be fine-tuned a bit, still, it is about a thousand times better.
I've put a video of them in use
on youtube. My Dad also came by and I took some comparison photos
with his headlights. The camera doesn't really illustrate how much easier it is to see with the white light. The coverage also seems to be much wider.
I'm a happy camper. It's a shame about the steep price, because I'll have to order another set now -- but that's a story I haven't posted about yet
If anybody wants to see them, I'll be at the the Fleetwood Country Cruise-in
in three weeks. It's the largest car show in Canada.
1987 Fiero GT : Information
[This message has been edited by seq (edited 05-15-2016).]