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    HIR bulbs

    Has anyone installed HIR bulbs yet?

    Just curious. I ordered a pair of 75W HIR bulbs, 4,200K that I'll be installing using a relay (just to be safe).
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    HIRs or HIDs?

    Because I wasn't aware that there were any HIRs that would come remotely close to fitting our car.

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    You can buy HIR H7's from Korea that appear to be a direct fit. If you see something that is amiss, pipe up. I can always resell them.

    http://www.lightbulbs4cars.com/product/HIRH7
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    There is no such thing as an HIR H7. Those are fake.
    Stop PM'ing me, I already answered all your questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XanRules View Post
    There is no such thing as an HIR H7. Those are fake.
    ??? Not sure why you say this, as these have been out for quite a while. But I'll report the differences when I install them.
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    I just saw they're 75 Watts.

    Uh, good luck with that.
    Stop PM'ing me, I already answered all your questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XanRules View Post
    I just saw they're 75 Watts.

    Uh, good luck with that.
    Are you blind? Which is why I stated I'll be installing a relay. Did I say something that upset you?.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XanRules View Post
    There is no such thing as an HIR H7. Those are fake.
    That's what I was getting at. HIRs are produced by Philips. Toshiba used to make them, but they stopped and let their inventory deplete.

    Good reading: HIR Headlights 9011 9012 bulbs

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    Oof. No need to be so hostile.
    Stop PM'ing me, I already answered all your questions.

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    Are there any details to the Korean made bulbs? My reasoning is that just because they say it's HIR doesn't necessarily make it so. HIR-like seems appropriate, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksanders8706 View Post
    That's what I was getting at. HIRs are produced by Philips. Toshiba used to make them, but they stopped and let their inventory deplete.

    Good reading: HIR Headlights 9011 9012 bulbs
    These look like a generic "blue" headlight housing designed after an HID bulb. That little wire-looking thing on the bulb is weird. REALLY weird.

    Also, these headlight bulbs are H11b, not H7.
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    That could be problematic. How does one differentiate the H11b and H7?

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    Sorry if I upset. When people get in my face, my nature is to yell back. Part of my military upbringing, I guess. For that, I apologize.

    When you posted "good luck with that", the sarcasm was dripping, which set me off. I guess I need to step back a bit.

    My background was as a mechanic in the Army after high school, then I got a MSEE in the early 80's, and have been working in the USACE since 84. Also have had a side business in auto mechanics since 93. This is not meant to show off, as being a public servant my entire adult life has not resulted in riches..... But I have done my best to closely analyze mechanics and electronics, and do my best to think things through.

    From the posts generated, I've appeared to spark some hostile responses.

    Anyway, I'll report back when I test the bulbs, with photos.
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    The base and housings are very different.

    H7:


    H11b:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drifter View Post
    Sorry if I upset. When people get in my face, my nature is to yell back. Part of my military upbringing, I guess. For that, I apologize.

    When you posted "good luck with that", the sarcasm was dripping, which set me off. I guess I need to step back a bit.
    No worries, amigo.
    Stop PM'ing me, I already answered all your questions.

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    Oye. I'm no longer looking at the OP's link to the bulbs in question, but from memory-- isn't the base much more like an H7 than H11b (given the stock photo is correct)? I think I'm suffering from a late-night context error. Hah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by XanRules View Post
    No worries, amigo.
    Like I said in previous posts, I try not to take things the wrong way, and appreciate ANY feedback. Sometimes things set me off
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    The link in the OP is to H7 bulbs. However, the Veloster uses the H11b, which has a much longer life (at the expense of performance.)

    A GOOD, high-efficacy H11 bulb can be wired in without issue, as the housing of an H11 and an H11b is identical, only the connections are different.
    The H9 conversion is not recommended in reflectors, but is possible.
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    Any recommendation on a 'good' H11 bulb? I'm always looking for more light, but not at the measure of throwing in HIDs or ill-fitting HIRs (even though I WISH it our cars took those size bulbs).

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    Quote Originally Posted by XanRules View Post
    The link in the OP is to H7 bulbs. However, the Veloster uses the H11b, which has a much longer life (at the expense of performance.)

    A GOOD, high-efficacy H11 bulb can be wired in without issue, as the housing of an H11 and an H11b is identical, only the connections are different.
    The H9 conversion is not recommended in reflectors, but is possible.

    Hmmm, my bulb is labeled H7. I've seen others post this discrepancy.
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