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HID retrofit vs Led Bar

I'm looking for a way to improve the lighting for on and off-road use. Right now I have Phillips Silverstar Ultras in the low beams and they do a pretty good job, but I want more light. I'm considering either an HID retrofit into the headlight housing or just supplementing the headlights with an LED light bar on the bumper. Any thoughts?
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Go with a retrofit before a Bar. Do NOT run an LED bar on road.

Alternatively I would suggest HIR's. Love mine. Plug and play, very inexpensive. Tons of information in this thread, I posted several pictures.

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I've heard about HIR's before but have never found them for sale. Thanks for the info and the link!

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I've heard about HIR's before but have never found them for sale. Thanks for the info and the link!
I heavily considered a retrofit, would still love to do it mind you, but I can't convince myself to spend the money @ the moment considering how well these work and how easy the install is.

Make sure that your headlight lenses are clean and not yellowed/faded as well. Restoring them to factory perfection can go a long way to improve your lighting.

They are now simply called 9011 and 9012's and do not look like the original toshiba HIR's, they really appear to be a standard bulb. Philips is the only current manufacturer. These new ones actually outperform the original Toshiba "HIR's"
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