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rch



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:11 pm    Post subject: 2008 Pathfinder headlight and Fog Lamp BRIGHTER BULBS? Reply with quote

I've been reading several of the responses regarding replacement of just the bulbs and what to buy. I kind of have a good idea but I am also feeling a bit confused. I don't want to take this information to the local part store and be told something completely different... So my question is. What kind of BULB can I put in my stock headlight and fog light assembly that will give me the MOST Effective light?
Thanks in advance
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the exact same intent about a year ago for both my Xterra and my R51 Pathfinder.

There are direct replacement bulbs that are brighter.
They accomplish this by making the filament thinner so while drawing the same wattage it burns brighter.


After much research I went with these exact bulbsMade in Germany:

Headlights
https://www.tirerack.com/lighting/detail.jsp?ID=2622&autoMake=Nissan&autoModel=Pathfinder+4wd&autoYear=2012&autoModClar=Silver+Edition

I put these both into my Pathfinder and my Xterra and enjoy noticeable improvement in light.
Its not HIDs of curse.. but quite nice enough for the small expense and effort.
Now Bulbs of this type will not last as long as OEM.. I fully expect to be replacing them every 18 months.
But to me that trade off is well worth it.

PS: Sylvania has broadly similar products but they are infamous for burning out quickly.When you make more light via thinner filament quality control has to be 100.00%
In this class of lighting improvement via bulb switch the Phillips appear to be the longest lasting and best reviewed (and I attest to being effective)

I followed up the brighter bulbs with a headlight clearer/polisher for even better results.
Nighttime driving makes more fun now.

These are for the foglights but I have not ordered them yet because I am so happy with my "new" headlights...
https://www.tirerack.com/lighting/detail.jsp?ID=2588&autoMake=Nissan&autoModel=Pathfinder+4wd&autoYear=2012&autoModClar=Silver+Edition

PS2: These do not have the fashionable blue tint. "Just" more light.
PS3: I bought them from tirerack and smilar "old school" car part sellers because I prefer supporting them over amazon, as I feel Bezos is becoming too powerful and i dont like this political donation habits.
Also Tirerack has been a loyal friend to the automotive community for decades. Smile
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rch



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you so much....I'll check into it.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rch wrote:
Thank you so much....I'll check into it.


Can you update us what the outcome was?

Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

last time i checked at walmart the stock 9007 headlights have a life of 500 or more hours (do not remeber) but the super bright ones are down to like 200 hours or so...

a factor perhaps...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ended going with the Sylvania Silver Star ultra. They're definitely better than what was previously installed which was also Sylvania but not as bright..had more of the yellowish looking beam. The Silver Stars are alot brighter. I chose those hoping they'd have a longer life over the brighter options. Thanks
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