In Reply to: Go with something more established... posted by loki on August 02, 2000 at 02:48:38:
I've used Raybrigs with great success, put the *same* set bulbs in my BMW R1100GS, BMW F650, and 69 Mini Cooper S with no problems... handled offroad duty and normal road use, 18k mis and was still going strong.
I used the Hyper Halogens (Raybrig 289's) that were filled with Xenon gas, drew 60/55w and put out light the equivalent of 130/125w. Beware of some other lights that have a blue/white tint to them but don't illuminate the road worth crap and/or draw high wattage.
If you want to spend your hard earned money right, get the real deal and invest in some aftermarket HIDs. I've seen kits around $800+, and NO BULB will ever match it's performance... or price. You'll definitely have a M Coupe that stands out, that's for sure. ;)
First off, if performance of a bulb is your main objective, then yes I would agree that no xenon gas filled bulb or blue-tint bulb will perform like a true Xenon ballast and bulb. HOw ever your HID kits for 400-800 bucks are illegal, come with pages of liabilty and buyer beware clauses (no self-levelaling) and they are really expensive. SO why not buy Jimmy's bulbs for 120 bucks? you get a great bulb (i should know they are in my fogs and match my stock Xenons perfectly, and Jimmy has amazing customer service. I wish you luck i finding a better bulb, for a better price. Go with something established and ask the hundreeds who have purchased Jimmy's bulbs.