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Are these a better light than stock by Fiero_Fastback_Freak
Started on: 08-31-2013 03:59 PM
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My stock headlights suck so I want something brighter, has anyone tried these or have these lights?

http://www.tlg-auto.com/Fie..._p/fieroheadl005.htm

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I don't have any personal experience with those specific headlights but I would say with confidence that they would be better than stock, especially if it's been some time since the stocks have been changed. I've used halogen hyper white bulbs in several vehicles and they work much better than stock bulbs. I now always buy halogen hyper white bulbs for my vehicles when I get a new one if they are available. Eventually I will try a HID conversion kit, but for now I find the Halogen bulbs to be far superior to stock incandescents.
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Opt for the HID in that kit. I wasn't impressed with my cobalts light output I got 6k temp hid. Night and day dufference! That's the kit I'm asking for xmas from wife

Ive tried reccessed lights etc. Wasnt impressed... yeah our lights flip up but its the way it was designed

Dont go to blue like the 8k trmp and up you won't see a whole lot at night.

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They are brighter than stock, but since they are really not projectors they have a lot of light and dark shadows because of the reflectors behind the bulbs. I have them and used them for about a year and then I changed to the Embrace Racing headlights with the dual Bi-Xenon projectors. These are much brighter and more directed. However, they are quite a bit more expensive too. So the choice is up to you.
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Originally posted by MadMark:

They are brighter than stock, but since they are really not projectors they have a lot of light and dark shadows because of the reflectors behind the bulbs. I have them and used them for about a year and then I changed to the Embrace Racing headlights with the dual Bi-Xenon projectors. These are much brighter and more directed. However, they are quite a bit more expensive too. So the choice is up to you.


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I support all the Fiero-related vendors and I know there's a lot of focus on changing out the H6054 sealed beam style lights for other types on Fieros. However I'll say that one of the better buys I've done on my Fieros is swap out for Silverstars. If you drive your Fiero at night, remember to actually CLEAN your headlights when you clean the car (flip them open and scrub them down super good).

Remember that headlight light output diminishes over time. If you drive your Fiero at night a lot they will lose their ability to put out light at full capacity within a bit over a year to two years' time, and then it just goes downhill from there for the next couple years or so.
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Report this Post08-31-2013 06:49 PM Click Here to See the Profile for MadMarkClick Here to Email MadMarkSend a Private Message to MadMarkEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I believe that TLG sells the Embrace racing lights as a complete set and a set of bulbs and ballasts with wiring too. But, you can find them in Pennocks for sale forum. They are made by DoubleC4.
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Report this Post08-31-2013 11:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RaydarClick Here to Email RaydarSend a Private Message to RaydarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I had some similar housings made by APC. They worked quite well.
Be careful of the aim, however. If they're even a little bit high, they'll annoy people.
And don't put HIDs in those housings. They're not designed for it. The glare will be a killer.

And as Low Key said, don't use those blue bulbs.
(I know some guys who swear by those things. I just don't get it. He did some work on my truck, and installed a pair of those. Swore that I'd love them. They sucked. I couldn't see a damn thing with them.)

Silverstars are probably the best sealed beam lamp that I've ever used.

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Originally posted by olejoedad:

Silver Stars


So who are the silver stars made by? And how much do they cost
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Originally posted by Fiero_Fastback_Freak:


So who are the silver stars made by? And how much do they cost


Silver Stars are made by Sylvania. They are just sealed beam headlight bulbs like you have now, except a brighter version...

Actually, on my Fiero, I put in the Hella Sealed Beam Conversion kit, and that's a heck of a thing Night and day difference, even compared to my previous Silverstars.... I liked them so much, I found a pair for my '66 Oldsmobile Toronado, and I'll eventually get a pair for my '86 Ford F250, and both my El Caminos...

http://www.amazon.com/HELLA...+Beam+Conversion+kit

Also, as far as the HID thing goes... 98% of what you will find out there is illegal as heck... Unless it specifically says DOT approved, don't buy them.

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So, Twilight, the Amazon link you provided ( HELLA 003427291 Vision Plus 190x132mm ) takes you right to a perfect fit for my 88GT headlight bulbs? I'm going to have to work on the headlight mechanisms anyway, maybe this is the time to brighten up.
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I'm running a set of those cheap projector/angel eye HID headlights in my Blazer... They are much brighter than stock and look pretty good, I'll be running them on my Fiero as well. No experience with the ones you posted but...

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Originally posted by olejoedad:

Silver Stars


+3 a dramatic improvement over stock. Still HUGE size, but a big improvement

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Originally posted by John W. Tilford:

So, Twilight, the Amazon link you provided ( HELLA 003427291 Vision Plus 190x132mm ) takes you right to a perfect fit for my 88GT headlight bulbs? I'm going to have to work on the headlight mechanisms anyway, maybe this is the time to brighten up.


Sure does! They fit right in just like a regular bulb, but are MUCH brighter. Plus, they're DOT approved and everything :P They also have a really nice pattern.

Another neat thing, is if you slightly modify the bucket the bulb goes into (Snip back just a little more metal) You can change your headlight bulbs without needing any tools. Just open your hood with your headlights down, and they pop out the back. Uses standard bulbs for replacement.

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+1 on the Hella conversion housings/bulbs. I upgraded to those this year and have been very pleased with their performance. Much better night vision than any sealed beam I've used.
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What about something like this:
Projector Conversion

I love my projectors in the other two cars...even if you don't hook in the angel eyes....
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