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I see this item, 230543515656 on Ebay and wonder if it is drawing to much wattage. I would assume I could convert my tail lights to LED to save some power. They sure should be pretty bright, especially useful at night. BillRod
 

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I see this item, 230543515656 on Ebay and wonder if it is drawing to much wattage. I would assume I could convert my tail lights to LED to save some power. They sure should be pretty bright, especially useful at night. BillRod
Not to ignite an old debate,



but an HID kit would draw less wattage than stock and be much brighter than even that.
 

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I see a lot of headlight bulbs on Ebay that are plug in replacements and 12 volts. I am considering getting one but notice they are available in 3000k, 5000k, on up. My question is what would be the best for use on my GL500. I am not interested in having a fancy color. I just want the one that works the best. Any information/opinions would be appreciated. BillRod
 

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Sometimes you get what you pay for. If you have any doubt just go to the auto parts store or Wal-Mart and get a Sylvania SilverStar that fits, they're good bulbs, very white and bright.



If you do buy one online with a choice you'll want somewhere at least 4,300 but not over 6,000.
 

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The new Silverstar Ultra is my choice.

Not cheap at about $26.00 but it is the brightest common bulb I've seen.
 

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I used a 100/55 watt bulb for quite some time without any issues (really before I knew any better)



In my opinion it wasn't leaps and bounds brighter than the original. I think the split between the high and low was too far causing a nice high beam but disappointing low. HID is leaps and bounds better than the 100 watt'r.



Silverstar Ultras are very nice if you're not willing to go HID. They have a much whiter light so you see anything that is reflective (like roadsigns and deer eyes) much, much better.



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Thanks for all the information. I think I will go with the Silverstar Ultra as it seems to work and I like the idea of a high and low beam which most of the HID don't seem to have - at least on Ebay. Thanks Again BillRod
 
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