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#3265444 - 01/30/14 11:01 PM PHILIPS 9011/HIR1
Pablo Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
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Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
Thoughts on the new PHILIPS 9011/HIR1 bulbs???

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#3265638 - 01/31/14 07:51 AM Re: PHILIPS 9011/HIR1 [Re: Pablo]
Pablo Offline


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Oddly I can't find these on the Philips site. They are not really "new". I was just wondering if anyone had experience.

http://store.candlepower.com/9011.html

I plan on doing the famous conversion, as I have done other cars using the HIR2.

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#3265773 - 01/31/14 10:46 AM Re: PHILIPS 9011/HIR1 [Re: Pablo]
Smokescreen Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
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From what I have heard they are at least as good as the outgoing version...if not better. They don't rely on pure HIR to get the output though like they used to from what I understand.
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#3265783 - 01/31/14 11:02 AM Re: PHILIPS 9011/HIR1 [Re: Pablo]
Pablo Offline


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That's what I've been reading. I went ahead and ordered a pair. I'll report back.

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#3265995 - 01/31/14 02:52 PM Re: PHILIPS 9011/HIR1 [Re: Pablo]
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I have the older version of Phillips 9011's as a high beam upgrade in my Outback. Took about 1 minute per bulb to trim the tab on the base to fit where the stock bulb was 9005.

Very good improvement. Brighter without going blue-white in color.
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#3269850 - 02/04/14 06:31 AM Re: PHILIPS 9011/HIR1 [Re: Pablo]
simple_simon Offline


Registered: 01/26/11
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Loc: Indianapolis, IN
I've been using them for over a year. Same pair and they work great. 9012s and 9011s. Get them from Amazon though. Candlepower's prices are awful.

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#3269856 - 02/04/14 06:37 AM Re: PHILIPS 9011/HIR1 [Re: simple_simon]
Pablo Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
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Originally Posted By: simple_simon
I've been using them for over a year. Same pair and they work great. 9012s and 9011s. Get them from Amazon though. Candlepower's prices are awful.


I bought them from a guy with a good rating on fleabay $40 delivered (no they weren't "used" grin2) . I did the trimming last night. Will install this week or weekend.

I STILL think it's odd they are not on the PHILIPS web site.

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#3270897 - 02/04/14 11:24 PM Re: PHILIPS 9011/HIR1 [Re: Pablo]
Dupree Offline


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I am interested to find out, if they are better then the 9011 and actually HIR quality still
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#3270966 - 02/05/14 06:05 AM Re: PHILIPS 9011/HIR1 [Re: Dupree]
Pablo Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
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Originally Posted By: Dupree
I am interested to find out, if they are better then the 9011 and actually HIR quality still


I'll let you know my subjective opinions, but there was enough online to convince me at the very least they are better than stock:

http://forum.ih8mud.com/200-series-cruisers/701565-hir1-high-beam-bulbs-brightest.html

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#3271052 - 02/05/14 08:29 AM Re: PHILIPS 9011/HIR1 [Re: Pablo]
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Registered: 07/22/05
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Loc: NorthEast
Anybody came across H4 HIR yet?

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#3271765 - 02/05/14 07:24 PM Re: PHILIPS 9011/HIR1 [Re: Vikas]
simple_simon Offline


Registered: 01/26/11
Posts: 107
Loc: Indianapolis, IN
Originally Posted By: Vikas
Anybody came across H4 HIR yet?


No such thing. HIR are 9011 and 9012.

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#3274217 - 02/07/14 08:42 PM Re: PHILIPS 9011/HIR1 [Re: Pablo]
Pablo Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
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VERY VERY nice light on HIGH. The old bulbs were on 60W, so just the 65W alone is nice. I have not driven the car, just installed and tried them behind the garage.

Now here's the bad news. Subaru had this not so great idea to use the high beams throttled back as the DRL's. Really stupid, IMHO, with a ginormous resistor to drop the voltage. The bulbs I took out already had some nice yellow stains inside. I'm afraid the bulb life will be squadouche with the stock bulbs which are Sylvania Halogen 9005 60W.

It will be really interesting to see how these 9011's look as DRL's. I wish I knew the resistor value and such so I could do some calculations.

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#3274446 - 02/08/14 01:08 AM Re: PHILIPS 9011/HIR1 [Re: Pablo]
Dupree Offline


Registered: 05/17/07
Posts: 399
Loc: Utah,Vernal (oil land)
just an fyi, amazon has a seller selling toshiba style hir1 bulbs in an ac delco box, these have the old style toshiba bulb shape and coating. they are 23 each i will be installing them tomorrow in my subaru outback. I did check mine and the day time running lamps on mine are the low beams seems dumb of subaru to do high beams for drl since they generally have such a short life span
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#3274590 - 02/08/14 08:46 AM Re: PHILIPS 9011/HIR1 [Re: Dupree]
Pablo Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
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Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
Originally Posted By: Dupree
just an fyi, amazon has a seller selling toshiba style hir1 bulbs in an ac delco box, these have the old style toshiba bulb shape and coating. they are 23 each i will be installing them tomorrow in my subaru outback. I did check mine and the day time running lamps on mine are the low beams seems dumb of subaru to do high beams for drl since they generally have such a short life span


Very interesting. I had seen those on ebay and somehow didn't think they were real Toshiba. How are yours marked? Thanks and the Amazon price is great relative to ebay.

On the DRL, I am seriously considering disabling mine. It's legal, but I hate the idea of disabling a safety feature. On the WRX it's pretty easy. There also is a fix that allows you to direct the DRL to the fog lights, but it involves tapping into wires and such. I'm shy of doing such things on a car with 998 miles.

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#3274848 - 02/08/14 01:21 PM Re: PHILIPS 9011/HIR1 [Re: Pablo]
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Registered: 12/05/09
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Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Originally Posted By: Pablo
On the DRL, I am seriously considering disabling mine. It's legal, but I hate the idea of disabling a safety feature.

Generally speaking, from a fleet perspective and in a jurisdiction where DRLs have been around for a long time, there are times to disable them and times to leave them alone. If they're not intrusive and they're reliable, leave them alone (i.e. Chev pickups in their original DRL implementation). When they're problematic (i.e. Crown Vic and Town Car c. 2000 MY), that's the time to disable them. wink They were problematic on their own, let alone when the electrical was tampered with for taxi or police service. Ford was even getting very owly up here with respect to the module and warranty for the module when the car was used in taxi or police service.
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