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Nighthawks dim?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by NorthernPlowman, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. NorthernPlowman

    NorthernPlowman Member
    Messages: 51

    Hey guys, I just bought a new set of nighthawks and one of the bulbs is yellowish(dim) the other side is bright white! I'm sure it's just a bad bulb cause it's got standard Sylvania bulbs. I'm looking at new bulbs on sleezbay and I'm looking at these H13(9008) with 55 watts and 8000k So they have a blue hue. Question is do you think brighter white bulbs or blue hue would be best for plowing?
  2. Western1

    Western1 Senior Member
    from MI.
    Messages: 668

    Could be a problem with your plow wiring. Try switching the bulbs first!
  3. 496 BB

    496 BB Senior Member
    Messages: 789

    Are you talking about HIDs here? If so I wouldnt go any higher than 6000K. 4300K is the brightest whitest you can get. 6000K is plenty blue unlike most pictures/charts depicting the colors. If your talking halogen I wouldnt waste your money as you can grab HID kits for $50.
  4. NorthernPlowman

    NorthernPlowman Member
    Messages: 51

    I did flip them and the bulb was dim on the other side as well. They were a halogen they were cheap 13 bucks. Do you know where I can get the hid's for $50?
  5. BooshF250

    BooshF250 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    NorthernPlowman -

    I put HIDs in my F250 - headlights, they require direct power for the ballasts from the battery. The fogs are straight plug and play. I bought a set last year for the Nighthawks and haven't figured out where to get the power from to run them. I am taking my truck / plow to a custom installer to get a strobe, hideaways, etc and am going to see if he can install the HIDs also next week
  6. samjr

    samjr Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    good spot

  7. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    you have a ground issue truck side. double check your configuration plugs first. i assume this is a gm product?
  8. NorthernPlowman

    NorthernPlowman Member
    Messages: 51

    No lead your correct. It's on my 99 Sierra, I grounded the cable to the alternator bracket cause it's was easy and clean.