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I just put new black headlights in, there not blacked out . The insides just black & the bulb reflects off it but the lights are actually clear . & I can't see my lights on the road when I'm driving to actually tell if there on. How can I make my lights brighter , I have a 99 silverado , I don't want hid bulbs but is there any like super bright bulbs?

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Wait so the bulb reflector housing, the piece right behind the bulb itself is still mirrored/reflective right? Have you aimed the new lights? They might need to be adjusted down towards the ground more. Can you show us a picture of the headlights you're talking about?

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From the looks of it those seem to be tinted. Not much you can do there for light output if you keep the stock bulbs. I'm assuming since its a 99 that you have 9005 high beams and 9006 low beams. Read up on the HIR bulbs toshiba invented. Phillips makes new HIR bulbs as well. The 9012 bulbs will fit your 9006 low beam and the 9011 bulbs will fit your 9005 high beam.

 

Minor modification to the bulb base is required but its nothing you cant do with a pair of snips. I have the 9011 bulbs in the high beams on my 2011 sierra. Very bright.

 

Here is a link to where i have gotten my HIR bulbs. http://store.candlepower.com/hirlighting.html

 

Here is a link if you want to do a little reading about HIR bulbs. http://hirheadlights.com/

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Hey, look very carefully at the reflector for the high and low beams. I just received a set from an eBay present, they looked good. When installed the HID low beam are absolutely terrific with the worst high beam I have ever seen. The high beam pattern is like a Maltese cross and a lot higher than normal. I have tied both the standard 65w normal bulb and the HID. both are the same pattern.

SO be careful, find a set a buddy to bought first.

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