Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Originally Posted by sheinzer
Reading the posts on this great site has convinced me to install both high and low beams with HID on my 2005 LT.
I have unsuccessfully looked through out the posts and the lighting section for an answer. Yes, I even sent an email to CQ but received back a "canned" answer on pricing.
I recall someone posting a statement that the H-11 is a direct plug and play but CQ says no!
Any help is much appreciated.
I clipped this info from a lighting web site. Seems that although the keying is different, it is not "different enough".
These new single-filament 65w bulbs are rapidly gaining popularity amongst automakers for use primarily in high-beam headlamps, often in conjunction with H11 bulbs for the low beams. H9 is an extremely high output design (2100 lumens) with an extremely white light color. As with H8 and H11, these are currently tough to find in the aftermarket.
These new single-filament 55w bulbs are quickly supplanting HB4/9006 in new low-beam headlamp and fog lamp designs. As is the case with other similar-but-different bulb designs—such as 9004/9007, 9005/9006, etc.—the H9 has different base keys than its H11 low-beam counterpart. Somebody goofed on the spec, though, for the difference between H11 and H9 base keys are insufficient; it's too easy to install an H9 bulb where an H11 belongs. The difference in light output between these two designs is enormous (1350 lumens from the H11, 2100 from the H9), so putting an H9 in place of an H11 will obviously cause the lamp to produce a lot more light. Some lamps are designed such that the optics will handle the extra light well, without creating excessive glare for other road users. Many, however, are not. As with H8 and H9, H11 bulbs are not widely available in the aftermarket.
- 55w Osram or Narva: $13.50
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