halogen headlights

Discussion in 'Electrical and Ignition' started by 1969moparDART, Nov 10, 2018 at 11:48 AM.

  1. 1969moparDART

    1969moparDART Well-Known Member

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    i am wondering if there is a cheapish upgrade for my headlights, cuz i want something brighter, but i dont want leds so i was wondering if sombody here has done any hologen lights or if it can be done and if so where can i get em?
     
  2. toolmanmike

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    • fklskv

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      Use a relay to power the headlights. Your probably getting 10 volts or less running through the headlight switch.
       
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      • 1994redram

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        Adding a relay made a BIG difference in my stock halogen headlights. My relays are mounted under the battery tray on the inner fender completely hidden.
         
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        • Mattax

          Mattax Just the facts, ma'am FABO Gold Member

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          Sealed Beam: GE Nighthawk H6024NH
          This is probably the best bang for the buck. That seems to be both subjective consensus and based on objective testing.
          Updated Hella "Super" 7" H4 Headlights

          H4/HB2: Hella 'Vision Plus' with a good bulb like Narva Rangepower +30 or this Phillips
          Much more discussion here:
          brightest head lights
          and here
          Modern Headlights

          The relay system is really a good idea on our A-bodies for two reasons.
          1) The headlight circuit is relatively long with many connections and only 16 gage and 18 gage wire. Vibration and moisture cause oxidation and loose connections which creates additional resistance. In various a-bodies I've partially melted a headlight connector, a head switch connector, and had the circuit breaker open while driving on a dark interstate.
          The original 6012 headlights were rated at 40W/50W. They were generally superceded by slightly higher draw 6014 50W/60W bulbs. All those mentioned above will also draw slightly more than originals.

          2) Bulbs run brighter as the voltage goes up.
           
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          • crackedback

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            Mattax hit on the best value light for the $ H6024NH GE bulbs.

            Run those and one of my relay kits and you'll be surprised by the performance of those cheap headlights!
             
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            • 72Duster440

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              I’ll second (or third) that. I am running crackedback’s harness and th Nighthawk bulbs, they seem to be twice as bright as the stock ones I replaced, worth every penny.
               
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              • dirty white boy

                dirty white boy 47 yr old Juvenal delinquent

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                how much for the head light relay kits?
                 
              • RustyRatRod

                RustyRatRod Just another dumbass. FABO Gold Member

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                • MileHighDart

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                  I just did the relay install with the GE Nighthawks and the results are amazing!

                  Well worth cost
                   
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                  • Jimacuda

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                    [FOR SALE] - Plug and play - Headlight Relay Kits

                    its in there...depends on 2 or 4 headlights, model, etc.

                    excellent investment in your safety, in my opinion.
                    the one I have made a big, big difference.
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                    • RustyRatRod

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                      I've done the relay and Cibie E code upgrade to a few cars, including my 75 F250 that I currently drive. They are retina burners.