PIAA Xtreme White Plus BulbsAugust 29, 2018
The dull, yellowish standard lights on my Yeti had to go!
Or at least the bulbs did.
I didn’t want to take the plunge into the world of HID or LED – I’ll stick with Halogen.
I decided I would buy the absolute best Halogen bulbs in the world
I want WHITE LIGHT and I want to see further at night. I don’t want to hit wildlife. Here in the Czech Republic, almost every time you decide to take to the open road there are wild boar and deer eager to dash across the road in front of you. My Yeti insurance provider asked me if I wanted cover against this as an add on!
I never once heard of this in England.
The Yeti is tough – but so is a fully grown male wild pig! 😮
And, of course, there are the foxes, badgers, rabbits and hares that possess the same death wish.
A pair of bright, white powerful beams in the dead of night (when I love driving most) should go some way in warning either the animals, or me, that danger could be imminent unless evasive action is taken.
So, a quick internet search for the best pair of H4 Halogen bulbs money can buy and there’s really only one contender:
Extreme White Plus by PIAA.
Now if you’re thinking of doing this too then I’m not going to lie to you… these bulbs from PIAA are really expensive!
No. I mean REALLY expensive!
I probably should say, shockingly expensive!
But I bought them. And I regret nothing.
If you want them too (you need H4 size for your Yeti) they are available on Amazon.
I hope all the wild animals out there appreciate the expense I have gone to in order to prolong their lives.
And my front bumper.
There is a tiny amount of room to work in when changing the Yeti’s front bulbs. At one point I thought I wasn’t going to be able to do it. Only really my thumb could get onto the spring clip holding the bulb in.
I had to remove the fusebox cover to give me more room
I consider my hands to be of normal size, yet still I struggled in this small space.
But I did it.
So let’s get a new PIAA in there.
Repeat the other side then pack the original bulbs away as spares.
Carrying spare bulbs (and fuses) seems to be a legal requirement here on mainland Europe.
Don’t forget to put the round inner covers back on at the back of your lights’ housings. And your fusebox cover!
I’ll take a couple of photos when it is dark sometime to really demonstrate how white and powerful these new bulbs are.
In the meantime here’s a pic taken this afternoon right after I finished fitting the new bulbs.
It may not look like it in the bright sun, but I can confirm… that is one powerful bright white beam
And that blue tip is just gorgeous.
Feel free to stay tuned for more modifications I have planned.
You can see what I have done so far, here: Yeti Customisation.
If you want the PIAA bulbs they’re here on Amazon.
And I am always interested to hear about your Yeti, customised or not.
Would you care to share and help me grow my site?