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I've been trying to find some to go into my 09 JK. I'm tired of not being able to see at night. It doesn't look like Sylvania makes the Ultra in H13. I've done some searching here and now I'm confused about which bulbs fit in my stock Jeep. Does the H4 fit? Any others?

I'm also open to considering other bulbs (PIAA, etc) that compare to the Ultras.

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Have you checked out the IPF replacement headlights? I picked up a set of those from Northridge 4x4, and they are fantastic! (especially for the cost - about $150)
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Bulbs alone will help, but if you're looking for better, useable light, start with the IPF H4 conversion headlight kit. For $150, it's definitley an improvement. That gets you new headlamp housings with better focused lenses, bulbs, and wiring harnesses to convert from H13 to H4 bulbs. From there, you can opt for HID's later on.

And no, H4 bulbs will not fit the stock headlamp housings.

If you don't want to go IPF, Delta makes a similar kit that does the same thing. It's the Quadbar headlight kit.

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Thanks for the quick reply.

I have IPF Aux driving lights and love them.

Can you recommend an on line source for the conversion kit?
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I've been trying to find some to go into my 09 JK. I'm tired of not being able to see at night. It doesn't look like Sylvania makes the Ultra in H13. I've done some searching here and now I'm confused about which bulbs fit in my stock Jeep. Does the H4 fit? Any others?

I'm also open to considering other bulbs (PIAA, etc) that compare to the Ultras.

Thanks
The ultra's are not out for the 09 JK's, Just the silverstar and xtra vision's.

http://www.sylvania.com/ConsumerProd...RG-Results.htm

If you go with the silverstars...here is a rebate form to save some money
http://assets.sylvania.com/assets/Do...6db7c9394a.pdf
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Thanks again.

I missed the Northridge reference earlier. I checked out the IPF conversion and it looks good. How do the bulbs that come with the kit compare to the Silver Stars. Not much info available on them on the Northridge site but they look blue to me in the picture. I would prefer white light.

Thanks for the Rebate. That helps.
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Thanks again.

I missed the Northridge reference earlier. I checked out the IPF conversion and it looks good. How do the bulbs that come with the kit compare to the Silver Stars. Not much info available on them on the Northridge site but they look blue to me in the picture. I would prefer white light.

Thanks for the Rebate. That helps.
The blue bulbs are great - and definitely a "pure white" light on the color spectrum, and some people would say that it leans too far toward a blue. They also have a white bulb version, which is a little less blue. I don't have a direct comparison to the Silverstars, not having run them, but we did a direct comparison to the stock bulbs by parking next to a buddy's JK, and it was (forgive the pun) like night and day.
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^^I agree completely. I was a little concerned about the "blue-ish" tint, too, but honestly they show up a nice cool white color. The only time you'll really even relize they're blue is when you're parked in front of a window at night with the lights on. You can see at the bottom of the lights that it has a little bit of blue, but as far as the actual illumination, it's as white as can be. I would guess probably between a 5000k & 6000k color temp.

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Great. Thanks for the info guys.

One last question for those running the IPF conversions. Do you get flashed a lot from people who think you have your brights on? Any issues with law enforcement?
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I've only had mine on since Christmas, but so far, no issues at all. And I was just behind a local LEO last night. He didn't bother me at all, even after I pulled up next to him to turn at a stop light. And of course, no flasshes from other drivers, either.

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Great. Thanks for the info guys.

One last question for those running the IPF conversions. Do you get flashed a lot from people who think you have your brights on? Any issues with law enforcement?
Nope. Not once, and I put mine on a few months ago.
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I just put a set of Silverstar Ultra's into my 2001 Chevy pick up. THen went on a ski trip, left home at 3 AM and had 4 hours of whiteout condition driving.

These lights are the best I have ever used. And safe to say I have a headlight affliction, have used many many different brands.

I have the Silverstar in my JK jeep now for the headlights and the foglights and they are great not alot of complaints. They show up on the road better in the city, and work really well on highway and in snow.

But..... after my recent trip, the Ultra's are far superior for whiteout conditions. Although the Ultra's do not show up as much in the city on the road. I feel the Ultra's are a better light, if you can find them for the jK.

Yes many will say go HID etc... but at $400 a pop, it's a tad silly to me to spend that on a light that will eventually fail and require costly replacement. TO me it's better to be able to stop at any Canadian Tire, auto Center, gas station on a road trip or middle of the night for a replacement bulb, than to suffer through and wait till I get home for a very costly replacement.

I use the same logic in my aux lights as well, I run 6" KC daylighters. Bulbs are 130W and are $5 at my local auto place. takes 5 mins to replace and don't care when they fail. PS the Driving lense is the best one I have tried and I tried them all, spot, and fog. Driving lense is the best.
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also make sure your headlights are aimed properly. i found out that my stock lights were aimed too high then when i put the lift kit on it made it even worse. now that my light i where its supposed to be its alot better. im also running the silverstars with no complaints. saving to get the IPF conversion though.

also the 10" rigid industries light bar and the 520W of extra lighting helps out with dark spots a good bit


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Have you checked out the IPF replacement headlights? I picked up a set of those from Northridge 4x4, and they are fantastic! (especially for the cost - about $150)
Something interesting that Hillwilder showed on another site, is the difference in beam pattern between the IPFs and Cibies. There's a lot of light going upwards right from the lamp. After seeing that, it's no wonder the lights haven't been certified (e-code, dot, etc).

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Advance Auto Parts ahs the H13 bulb in Silverstar Ultras
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I have been running the IPF conversion for about 4 months now. Never been flashed, excellent output, would not hesitate to recommend them to my mother.

Will do the HID kit once one of the bulbs blow. But for now a hundred times better than stock.
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I finally have changed to the IPF h4 replacements and put in the 120/130 bulbs. I don't get anyone flashing me at all.

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I finally have changed to the IPF h4 replacements and put in the 120/130 bulbs. I don't get anyone flashing me at all.
Everyone seems to have such a negative attitude about being flashed. I personally love seeing a strange girl show me her boobies.... :wink:

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So I finally upgraded to the Silver Star Ultras. $49.99 for a twin pack at Advance Auto Parts. They are on sale this week, $7 off the twin pack. Omg, what a difference they make over the stock bulbs! I took the jeep through some back roads that run thru a state park. Huge improvement in my visibility! Well worth the money $$$
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I'm runnin the Hella conversions. $215.00 reflectors and bulb plus plug and play harness straight from the battery. Some of the others just provide a adaptor to convert H13 to H4 but still uses the undersized factory wires to provide power to the bulbs. I'm just running the 60/55 watt bulbs and big difference but they list up to 100/80 watts if you really want to light things up! No flashes, the reflectors control the light pattern really well.

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