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#3297974 - 03/01/14 07:26 AM Re: PHILIPS 9011/HIR1 [Re: Pablo]
Pablo Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
Posts: 46860
Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
Holy Moley. I would say, maybe 20% brighter than the Philips. Nice and worth the hassle.

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#3298144 - 03/01/14 10:54 AM Re: PHILIPS 9011/HIR1 [Re: Pablo]
simple_simon Offline


Registered: 01/26/11
Posts: 107
Loc: Indianapolis, IN
Originally Posted By: Pablo
Holy Moley. I would say, maybe 20% brighter than the Philips. Nice and worth the hassle.


Based on what? Did you measure the output like candlepower.com did?

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#3298146 - 03/01/14 11:00 AM Re: PHILIPS 9011/HIR1 [Re: simple_simon]
Pablo Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
Posts: 46860
Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
Originally Posted By: simple_simon
Originally Posted By: Pablo
Holy Moley. I would say, maybe 20% brighter than the Philips. Nice and worth the hassle.


Based on what? Did you measure the output like candlepower.com did?


No, no measurement data just a typical BITOG response. LOL

Based on the lighted area and brightness in a pitch black area behind my garage. Light is slightly more yellow, but for sure no doubt about it brighter. 20% seems conservative.

SIDE NOTE: The removed Philips 9011 had zero yellow staining internally.

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#3352256 - 04/24/14 08:20 PM Re: PHILIPS 9011/HIR1 [Re: Pablo]
GatorJ Offline


Registered: 07/24/03
Posts: 180
Loc: Tampa
Originally Posted By: Pablo
Originally Posted By: Dupree
they were generic marked but there is no doubt it is a toshiba HIR they have the special coating you can see in the right light and the funky globe, i think ill buy more before there gone since i run them in my cx9 as well


So how do they look? I asked on Amazon and a guy said they have Toshiba brand on his. I bought two pairs. I assume they fit fine with the standard modification.

BTW Philips NEVER answered my email.


Were you writing to Phillips USA or Phillips DE?

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#3352257 - 04/24/14 08:22 PM Re: PHILIPS 9011/HIR1 [Re: Pablo]
Pablo Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
Posts: 46860
Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
Phillips USA

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#3352364 - 04/24/14 10:04 PM Re: PHILIPS 9011/HIR1 [Re: Pablo]
GatorJ Offline


Registered: 07/24/03
Posts: 180
Loc: Tampa
Originally Posted By: Pablo
Phillips USA


The Philips HIR bulbs are German, you might want to try contacting Philips DE.

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#3353204 - 04/25/14 06:40 PM Re: PHILIPS 9011/HIR1 [Re: Pablo]
wag123 Offline


Registered: 06/14/11
Posts: 598
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: Pablo
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.

I have had the Toshiba HIR bulbs on my Toyota for 8 1/2 years, and it also uses the high beams for the DRLs. I hope that the Philips HIR bulbs turn out to be as high quality as the Toshibas have been, if so, you have nothing to worry about.

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#3353214 - 04/25/14 06:51 PM Re: PHILIPS 9011/HIR1 [Re: Pablo]
Volvohead Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 3550
Loc: SE Pa
New Philips 9011s?

Have them.

Like them.

A lot.

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#3811095 - 08/03/15 10:40 PM Re: PHILIPS 9011/HIR1 [Re: Pablo]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 36248
Loc: New Jersey
Updates??

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#3811223 - 08/04/15 05:48 AM Re: PHILIPS 9011/HIR1 [Re: Pablo]
Pablo Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
Posts: 46860
Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
Still running the AC Delco boxed Toshiba marked HIR1 65W bulbs highs. Work great.

I rewired the DRL to power my fog sockets and run HIR2(9012) in those. The system works great as well. Switchable as fogs with low HID beams on, on when driving without low beams. I found some really nice yellow overlays that actually do work - protect the lens, make nice fog light and look nice.


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