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Question on Upgrading Headlight Bulbs

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Hi Everyone,


I have a question on headlight bulbs. What is everyone upgrading their headlight bulbs to? I have a 2021 Silverado LT Trail Boss and find the factory bulbs extremely lacking in a multitude of situations. In city driving, they are easily "drowned out" by street lights and in highway and rural areas, they don't quite "reach" as far as I feel like they should. I don't travel at unsafe speeds, but sometimes it feels like I'm over-driving my headlights, even well under the speed limit. The brights help when possible, but even those feel like they are just on and don't project and light. I'm not wanting to blind everyone else on the road by illegal bulbs or off-road bulbs. But what is everyone putting in their rigs? Has anyone had their headlights re-aimed?

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Well, I prefer the color output of Halogen bulbs, so that’s what I have in my Custom TB. The H11 can be upgraded to an H9 but you’re stepping outside of what’s legal in terms of brightness. I did this on my wife’s Toyota and find it a great improvement without blinding oncoming traffic. I replaced my TB 9005 to 9011 HIR in the high beams, and also like the improvement. Both upgrade bulbs have about 1/4 the life versus stock, but I can manage that. 

In your case, I guess you would have to get lenses from a Custom. Not sure it’s worth it but I guess it’s an option. My eyes do better with the incandescent light at 3000K or so than the very white or blue light from LEDs. I did have HID on my Challenger and really liked those, which were probably around 4000K. 

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