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 Post subject: Calibre Extra Vision Blue Headlight Globes (""Xenon"")
Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:54 pm 
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Heys Guys,

Saw these are 25% off starting tomorrow (7/7) at Supercheap.

http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/search ... pack+globe

Anyone had any experience with them? I have heard that they may melt the casing?

I want the white looking globes, but i also dont want to damage any part of my car due to my lack of experience with modding but rushing into things.

As usual, any suggestions, experiences, or alternative ideas are much appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: Calibre Extra Vision Blue Headlight Globes (""Xenon"")
Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:08 pm 
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if your after anything like that without the price tag, go to autobarn and ask to see their ULTRA bulbs. awesome globes, i got them in mine. 50-70 bux for them and they dont damage like the supercheap ones do.
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 Post subject: Re: Calibre Extra Vision Blue Headlight Globes (""Xenon"")
Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:31 pm 
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They are still a bog stock halogen bulb with a blue coating to give it a "xenon' look.
As long as they are the same wattage they will do no damage to anything.

Personally, I wouldnt bother with calibre brand. Stick to the known names in automotive lighting. (philips, narva)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Calibre Extra Vision Blue Headlight Globes (""Xenon"")
Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:32 pm 
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so what is the wattage that the BF use normally?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Calibre Extra Vision Blue Headlight Globes (""Xenon"")
Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:18 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Calibre Extra Vision Blue Headlight Globes (""Xenon"")
Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:14 am 
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i have found the narva blue power globes to be the whitest and best in the wet, if u go too blue u dont get much light on the wet roads.
they are standard 60/55w so wont melt reflectors and lenses
they are rated as being 80% brighter and 20% whiter than standard globes, a good compromise
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Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:28 am 
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Get HIDs, they are the best
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Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:30 am 
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Lbro wrote:
Get HIDs, they are the best

Go here... www.hidplanet.com ... and you will soon discover that all HID 'kits' are garbage and just painful for everyone else on the road.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Calibre Extra Vision Blue Headlight Globes (""Xenon"")
Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:56 pm 
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the best way to go is the HID kits. NOT off ebay, best ones to go for are the autotechnica kits, that have replacement globes if one blows. BUT they ARE ILLEGAL if you dont have a self adjusting angle for the lights like the merc's and BMW's have, AND they mush have a water jet to clean the lenses which the merc's and BMW's have too. but i have seen people put them in their falcons and nissans andthey look shmick :D
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 Post subject: Re: Calibre Extra Vision Blue Headlight Globes (""Xenon"")
Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:34 pm 
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PQV wrote:
the best way to go is the HID kits. NOT off ebay, best ones to go for are the autotechnica kits, that have replacement globes if one blows. BUT they ARE ILLEGAL if you dont have a self adjusting angle for the lights like the merc's and BMW's have, AND they mush have a water jet to clean the lenses which the merc's and BMW's have too. but i have seen people put them in their falcons and nissans andthey look shmick :D


why are they illegal? whats the problem with them?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Calibre Extra Vision Blue Headlight Globes (""Xenon"")
Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:00 pm 
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If you really want a boost in light output without extra heat or extra amp draw, then HIR bulbs are the only way to get it while still being 100% legal and considerate of other road users.
For info on HIR look here... http://hirheadlights.com/

HID kits are illegal because when used in a headlight designed for a halogen bulb the beam pattern will NEVER be correct, which causes glare to coming drivers.

Glare above the low beam cut-off is a normal thing, it helps to light up road signs, but HID lights are that much brighter than halogen that while the percentage of glare allowed from a halogen bulb will not be too overpowering to on coming drivers, whereas it will be from a HID bulb.

This is also why auto levellers are required for HID headlights. With extra weight in the boot the headlight alignment would be too high so the auto adjust to be level so as to not blind oncoming drivers.

High pressure washers, or wipers, are required for HID headlights because dirt and road grime can cause glare to on coming drivers, but also for cold conditions where snow is likely because HID do not output any infra-red radiation and therefore will not melt ice/snow from the headlight lens.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Calibre Extra Vision Blue Headlight Globes (""Xenon"")
Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:56 pm 
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Some reading on HID kits...
I highly recommend actually spending the time to read these, there is a ton of valuable information from Mavs19.

ford-bodykits-f15/hids-behind-xr-projectors-t33739.html
ford-bodykits-f15/au-fairlane-headlights-t32716.html

And the longest of them all, but the most info...
ford-bodykits-f15/hid-headlights-t11697.html?hilit=hid%20headlights

 

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 Post subject: Re: Calibre Extra Vision Blue Headlight Globes (""Xenon"")
Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:56 pm 
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They're s**t... barely better than standard. Should expect that for the price though.
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Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:03 pm 
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go to a repco store and pay $50 for the narva ultra blues thats what i run in the bf

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Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:09 pm 
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i brought them calibre extra vision they are s**t no difference from stock, now i have narva ultra blue 5000k, they are $30 a globe but theyre good, very white, with a bit of blue, but they dont light the road up much lol but look cool

 

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