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Hallogen or Ultra Blue ?

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by KINNCO, Feb 3, 2007.


    KINNCO Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    I know some of the newer models of plows come with them, but Has anyone swithed out the Hallogens for the Ultra Blues and did you have any problems seeing while plowing when snowing or with the relays, switches,, plugs...ect??

    Thanks guys
  2. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    I put those sylvania silver stars in my nite sabre lights, and it made a world of difference. It didnt hurt any relays, wiring, fuses,etc. It was an easy upgrade that was worth it.

    KINNCO Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    I forgot about those..I have the rectangle hallogens in my Western and was wantng to switch them out to sometime brighter :dizzy:
  4. jkiser96

    jkiser96 Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    good idea

    I put the blues in my old boss with the square lights & it did make a difference. I liked them because they helped with not so much white.

    KINNCO Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    Thanks guys
  6. Fordistough

    Fordistough Senior Member
    from USA
    Messages: 394

    In my location, blue lights are not legal on civilian vehicles. Red is used by Fire Dept, amber for Construction, Wrecker and Plow, and blue for Police.

    KINNCO Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    The lights aren't really "blue". They are so bright....they look blue..kinda
  8. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    I have the sylvania silver stars in my truck, they are ok Im not real impressed with them. For the money I should have bought PIAA lights.
  9. mayhem

    mayhem PlowSite.com Addict
    from Peru MA
    Messages: 1,016

    He is referring to a higher temperature replacement bulb that emits more of a blue light than a yellow/white light like the stock halogen lights.

    Generally speaking, the bluer the light output, the less useful light you're putting out. The ideal color temperature is somewhere in the 4300 degree range, which is where alot of factory HID systems put their light output. The Silverstars are bit cooler than that and are a good budget choice for replacement lights.