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My biggest issue with my 2002 LX470 is the low beam intensity & dispersion pattern - the high beams are more than adequate for the type of driving I do on a daily basis. I live in the city and require low beams about 90% of the time. Any recommendations and approx. prices would be very helpful. I have looked both here and online - just don't want to buy crap (bulbs that burn out quickly, don't do what they claim, etc.).

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I just replaced the low beam lamps on my '92 SC400 with Sylvania SilverStar Hologens (see link below), the results were a pretty good improvement - it's basically the best non-HID lamp available right now. You can do an Internet search on Google ( http://www.google.com/ ) for more info. about auto lighting in general or do a search in this forum.

http://www.sylvania.com/auto/

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I'm happy with Sylvania Silverstar light bulb also. I have a set in my LX 450 and now in my Laser coupe also.

Thi

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I spoke to my dealer about a headlight upgrade - he cautioned me regarding melting problems that some replacement bulbs have caused. I have ordered the Sylvania Silverstar H1ST's and the 9005ST - hopefully I won't have any issues. Any more thoughts?

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Installed and loving them. Would recommend to anyone wanting to up their headlamps - no longer viewing the highway with what appeared to be two small flashlights.

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Awesome!

So are the low beams 9006 or H1? I am kind of confused since the sylvania site says that it uses H1 or something while the manual has both H1 and 9006?!? :blink:

-Robert

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Low beams are H1ST's - I noticed more of an improvement there than with the hi beams, but I use low beams most of the time. Paid $30 new for the H1ST's on ebay, easy install - do it, you won't be sorry.

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Great - best $30 you'll spend on a Lexus (honestly, what else could possibly cost only $30 for a Lexus?!?). One caution, if you don't know this already - do NOT handle the bulbs with your bare fingers. I understand that the oils on your fingers can cause the bulbs to explode when they are lit. Use gloves or paper towel, etc. This is what I was told and I believe it :) Someone tell me otherwise.

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Woot!!

Got mine in and installed them. I definately noticed a difference, but was hoping for more :D

Wish I had also bought a pair to match my high beams, but I am kind of low on money right now so maybe in the future. I am also thinking about also replacing my fog lamps but not sure whether to go silverstars or something yellow.

I took some pics, but they were with my camera phone :( (still have to get a new digi cam)

They are on my moblog on the 8th of April: http://1337haxor.textamerica.com

-Robert

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Hey Robert,

Are these the bulbs you are talking about? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAP...sspagename=WDVW And did you have to take your whole light assembly out to replace the bulb? Thanks man!

Yes they are.

I don't think it is required to take out the left assembly but i did anyways. As for the right assembly, the battery was in the way so I took it out so I wouldn't have to worry about the battery. The body panel around the light was a pain to get off. You have to find where they snap in and use something to carefully pry them off.

-Robert

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