Ive been looking all over the internet for xenons and or bright lights for my E. I really want brighter lights without doing an HID conversion, Im jealous of all these cars I see on the road with xenons.
Shabbis, I agree with you on that... I took a look at '05s & up at our last meet and the '09s and '10s have a brighter and whiter light which I'm guessing the rest of the '09-'10 folks are noticing as well...My previous vehicle was an 07 VW Touareg with the fancy AFS bi-xenon headlights that even had the cornering lights which would come on when you made a turn.
I find the stock headlights on my 10 E to be just as bright and just as good of road coverage as the xenons I had, just a different color, obviously. When I use the driving lights at night on dark roads, it's even better.
Maybe Honda improved the headlights on the 09+ models?
If you go back and read my first post you'll find that I went with to 80/100w lights. They are still brighter than stock even with the coating.Stay away from Nokya and other blue coated bulbs.
Here's why, the blue coating serves as a filter, to block light produced so that only light towards the blue spectrum passes the glass, yielding a more white, HID-like light. The benefits are purely cosmetic and psychological. In real world use, this means instead of a full spectrum of light leaving the bulb, illuminating the road and bounce back into your eyes, you are actually getting less light back into your eyes.
FAQ and science aside, it's just common sense. Take a flashlight and put a colored transparent acetate over the lens. It's an exaggerated example but it's the same idea.
If you go back and read my first post you'll find that I went with to 80/100w lights. They are still brighter than stock even with the coating.
I like the butter yellow nokya's for fog and low speed driving, are you going to tell me that it's all psychological? Pot hole actually appear better with the yellow light where as a higher color temperature gives me better distance. It's how my eyes work.
I will be adding the yellows when i install the fog lights because it gives a really nice contrast for me on the road. For you things may be different but that's just how my eyes work.