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100 W bulbs (Hella 500's)

Alright so I want to replace my 55W bulbs in my Hella 500FF driving lights with 100W.

Here's some that I found:

Amazon.com: Sylvania H3 100W BP Halogen Mini Bulb: Automotive

Would these better or worse? Amazon.com: Hella Xenon Blue H3 Bulbs (High Wattage) 100W: Automotive

If you have any other suggestions or opinions on what I posted let me know.

I just want brighter lights without spending the money to get KC's or PIAA's just yet.
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i've wondered the same myself. not sure if its safe for the housing...
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I never use the lights for extended periods of time so I don't think it will effect the housings much
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if there behind the grill i wouldnt run 100's other wise not too bad
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as much as i hate to, i'm going with the hella bulbs.. i had one of my 55 watts burn out in my 500s, and i picked up the run of the mill sylvania from advance auto, and the remaining hella was much brighter...

i have also read on another forum that Hella has said that you can swap to the 100w with no modifications
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So the Sylvania 100W bulbs and Hella 100W have noticeably different output?
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i know the 55w sure did.. not incredibly noticeable when driving and their on, but from in front i could tell a difference.
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i know the 55w sure did.. not incredibly noticeable when driving and their on, but from in front i could tell a difference.
I'll keep that in mind
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I had the 100watt blues in my hellas, I thought there a waste. I could see more with the clear 55watt bulbs.
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So the 100W clears would be better I'm assuming.

I read that the blue's took away from road illumination
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So the 100W clears would be better I'm assuming.

I read that the blue's took away from road illumination
You go it, I wish I would have taken pics to prove it but in the rain it didnt look like they were on. All I have was 55W stock clears and they do fine but I have both patterns up front.
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I wonder if any brand of bulb would be better. Like Hella's vs. Sylvania's
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I had the nokya 100w blues
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