Increase Visibility with PIAA Bulbs

Thursday, February 6, 2014 by Marshall Wisler

Whether it's endurance racing, rally, off-road or for the street, PIAA has committed to manufacture world-class automotive products that drivers can use with pride and confidence. Today, PIAA upholds that commitment by combining desirable products with the latest technology to make night and inclement weather driving as safe as possible.

If your car or truck's factory bulbs are still functioning, yet not up to the task of fully illuminating the road surface, consider a simple upgrade from PIAA. PIAA's line-up of Extreme White, Super Plasma, Ion Yellow and Night-Tech bulbs are all designed to use your vehicle's pre-existing connectors and are a simple plug-and-play upgrade.

Utilizing similar levels of power, PIAA bulbs increase light output and are a cost-effective enhancement to almost every vehicle. Unlike a full HID conversion kit, these bulbs install in minutes and do not require any in-depth knowledge of electric systems to install.

Shop by vehicle to shine some light on your commute.

Improve Your Driving Visibility with PIAA and Hella Bulbs

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by Steve Huffman

Winter is just around the corner and that means shorter days and longer nights. Many of us will be driving back and forth to work in the dark. The only thing between you and the unknown in front of your vehicle are your headlamps. So don't be the person who neglects them and drives down the road with only one working bulb. If your bulbs need replaced, replace them. Better yet, upgrade your lights so you can enjoy improved visibility during your night drives. High-performance bulbs will help you see clearer, improve your vision distance and get the attention of oncoming traffic. 

With safety at the forefront, your headlamps, sidemarkers, fog lamps, turn signals and tail lamps are all critical in nighttime navigation. Tire Rack proudly offers PIAA and Hella bulbs to improve night and inclement weather driving.

PIAA

Whether it's endurance racing, rally, off-road or for the street, PIAA products are designed for drivers to use with pride and confidence. They combine desirable products with the latest technology to make nights and inclement driving as safe as possible. No matter who you are or what you drive, upgrading to PIAA bulbs can be nothing short of enlightening. Not only will your car get noticed, you'll have improved visibility, too. PIAA's bulbs are SAE and DOT approved, so you can upgrade your vehicle's bulbs and be street legal in all 50 states and Canada.

Hella

Hella has been setting standards in the light technology used to increase active safety and driving comfort. They have lead the way with innovative lighting products for both vehicle manufacturers and driving enthusiasts whose need to see doesn't end when the sun goes down. Hella lights are used to light the way to victory at many of the world's most notable endurance races and rallies. The winning teams have used their lights at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 24 Hours of Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans races, as well as, in International, Club and Pro Rally competition.

Improve your vision and enhance your overall vehicle safety by shopping by vehicle to find the right lights for your application.

PIAA Bulbs for Those Long, Cold Winter Nights!

Monday, October 24, 2011 by Wes .
PIAA 9004 Xtreme White PlusWinter's short days and long nights are approaching. Take control of the darkness with the selection of lighting products from PIAA. When it comes time to replace headlights, the PIAA 9004 Xtreme White Plus throws as much light as possible into the night to make certain you see everything needed to be safe. With its proprietary Xtra high efficiency design, they consume only the normal amount of power to keep your harness cool, while producing light equivalent to 95/120W bulbs. Here's what one consumer had to say about their experience with the PIAA 9004 Xtreme White Plus:

"Great upgrade to stock lights especially if your current bulbs are getting old. I have used them on two of my cars and the difference is noticeable. Have been using them for a year on one car and about four months on another. No problems yet. Highly recommended." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 1999 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5 Sedan

Available in a variety of different fitments, shop by vehicle to ensure you find the lighting products that work best for your vehicle.

Driving Light Upgrades: A Difference You Can See

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 by Alex Mouroulis
Have you ever felt your headlights were not up to the task they once were? Incandescent lights tend to get dimmer as they age. Some of the following bulb options from PIAA and Hella will be able to improve the lighting capabilities of your vehicle:

PIAA 9005 Intense White Bulbs
PIAA 9005 Intense
White Bulbs
PIAA H4 Super Plasma GT-X
PIAA H4 Super Plasma
GT-X
PIAA Plasma Ion Yellow H3 55W
PIAA Plasma Ion Yellow H3 55W

The PIAA 9005 Intense White Bulbs produce a radiant white beam without a hint of blue. With improved performance and longer life, these bulbs increase output and burn at a much cooler temperature. The H4 Super Plasma GT-X creates light output that is greater than the bulb's rated power consumption and is street-legal in Canada and all 50 U.S. states. While the Plasma Ion Yellow are a great way to improve visibility in inclement weather including extreme fog.

Another great option is the Hella 500 series driving lights, which I have equipped on my Volvo. I use the 500's adjusted slightly higher and wider than my low beams. They are excellent at helping me see objects as I drive down the rural roads of Indiana and Michigan.

To gain a better understanding of what bulbs work best for your vehicle, read "What is the Kelvin Scale and Which Bulb Value Should I Choose?"

Tire Rack Helps Replace Headlights

Monday, April 11, 2011 by Tire Rack Team
PIAA 9005 Intense White BulbsIf you are looking to replace headlights, shop by vehicle to see which lights work best for your vehicle.

For example, the Intense White Bulbs from PIAA produce a more radiant white beam without any hint of blue. The bulbs have larger glass tubes that increase output while allowing the bulbs to burn at much cooler temperatures. Here is what one of our customers had to say about these particular aftermarket bulbs:

“These make a huge difference. I can’t believe all the things that I didn’t see before…My [previous] lights were not bad, but I thought I would try these to see if they were worth it. The difference is that the white light gives things the same color that they have during the day instead of a shadowy yellow tint…I will only use these in the future.” – Tire Rack Consumer Review, 1997 Buick Park Avenue

PIAA Bulbs

Thursday, April 7, 2011 by Tire Rack Team
PIAA 9005 Intense White BulbsPIAA is committed to manufacturing world-class automotive products that drivers can use for endurance racing, rally, off-road or for the street.

Replacement lighting options from PIAA will help ensure you are getting the latest technology to make night and inclement weather driving as safe as possible. PIAA bulbs are SAE and DOT approved, which allows you to upgrade your vehicle’s bulbs and be street legal in all 50 states and Canada. 

And with April’s showers in the forecast, be sure to take a look at PIAA’s wiper blades for improved visibility and safety.

Shop by vehicle to see which lighting options work best for your vehicle.

Looking to replace headlights?

Thursday, April 7, 2011 by Tire Rack Team
Hella PromotionWhen looking for aftermarket lighting options, Tire Rack gives you the option of choosing between three different product categories: headlight bulbs, accessory bulbs and lighting kits.

With over 30 options from Hella and PIAA available in our head light bulbs category, we make it easy to select and replace headlights when you shop by vehicle. New bulbs can provide that brighter, more distinctive look in lighting you’ve seen on other vehicles.

And when you buy Hella accessory lights or performance bulbs you may be eligible to receive up to a $75 gift card by mail. Offer valid on Hella products purchased from in-stock inventory between August 1, 2011 and November 30, 2011. See details here.

Benefits of Aftermarket Lights

Thursday, March 31, 2011 by Tire Rack Team
Lighting 101 Tech ArticleUnfortunately, our need to see doesn’t end when the sun goes down.  With the risk of having an accident about twice as high at night as during the day, lights can play an important factor to your vehicle’s safety.

Even though the lights of modern vehicles are typically sufficient to fulfill legal requirements, they can be added to or improved with an aftermarket lighting system. Many of today’s aftermarket lights are small and emit a very bright and accurate light. 

Tire Rack offers a wide variety of PIAA bulbs and Hella bulbs to help improve the lighting system of your vehicle.

To learn more about lighting systems, read “Lighting 101.”

I have seen the light!

Friday, February 18, 2011 by Tucker Glenn
PIAA 9004 Xtreme White PlusIf you are like me and have trouble driving at night, consider upgrading your vehicle's light bulbs. Recently, I decided to help myself out and changed to the PIAA 9004 Xtreme White Plus replacement bulbs.

The PIAA bulbs project a brilliant cool white light that comes very close to the color of expensive High Intensity Discharge (HID) lighting systems. Xtreme White Plus replacement bulbs are available for headlights, running lights, turn signals, side marker lights and interior dome lights.

Great tires will help you stop in a hurry, but great bulbs help ensure you see things sooner. Take a look at our selection of driving, fog and accessory lights.

Brighter Lights for your BMW

Saturday, August 7, 2010 by Jim Holloman
You are driving down that back country road and can't see far enough ahead of you to avoid something in the road.

I found a simple solution in the PIAA Extreme White Plus lights. They are simple plug-in solution to improve country driving.  They are made for most BMWs in high, low and fog light options with a whiter, brighter high efficiency light that doesn't up the wattage consumed. (Even though they only consume 55w the output is similar to a 110w bulb.)

So before that next deer jumps out in front of you, think about installing PIAA bulbs and save yourself a possible trip to the body shop.

Light up the night!

Friday, July 16, 2010 by Gus Liszewski

Tire
Rack offers more than just tires and wheels. We also offer lighting accessories by Hella and PIAA. Looking to brighten up the night and spread the light out just a bit further? Check out a set of driving lights driving lights to add to your vehicle's factory configuration.

If you are not looking to add additional lighting, but just want to sharpen up what you currently see, check out the factory replacement bulbs offered by PIAA, The Intense White Bulbs and Extreme White Bulbs will cause a noticeable change in visibility!

If you have an HID setup and need to make a replacement, these great companies have a product for you.
 
Whether it is tires, wheels, brakes, suspension or lighting, Tire Rack is your place for high-quality replacement accessories!

Don’t keep your car in the dark

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 by Logan Woodworth
       
Aside from tires, wheels, brakes and suspension, Tire Rack also carries a variety of lighting from Hella and PIAA products for your vehicle.

Looking for a brighter light from your halogen-equipped vehicle? PIAA's line of halogen light bulbs will increase light output without any additional power consumption. For instance, their brightest halogen, Xtreme White Plus, consumes 55w but has an output of an 110w bulb.

For more performance or off-road drivers, Hella offers a selection of Xenon light kits and light upgrades for certain vehicles. Kits include their FF200 Series Fog Light Kit, Black Magic Driving Light Kit, and Ford F-150 Grille Kit.

Whatever your lighting needs may be, Hella and PIAA have you covered!

A bright idea.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 by Gavin Carpenter
Did you know we carry replacement bulbs?

If you enter your vehicle’s year, make and model in our Upgrade Garage, we may have the means to illuminate your future, or at least a couple dozen feet in front of you.

I have used a couple bulbs in the past.PIAA The PIAA Xtreme White Plus is by far my favorite, and the best bulb we carry.  Not only did my visibility increase, but I also got a few good comments from my friends on how clean they looked without making my car look like I had tinted or cheezy-looking aftermarket lighting.

The other bulb that I used is the Hella HB3/9005 High Performance bulb. HellaIt works well as a standard replacement bulb and lasts a long time. I got a couple of years of use out of my Hellas.

Depending on your vehicle, both of these manufacturers have headlight bulbs, tail light bulbs, accessory bulbs and even full lighting kits. It's vehicle dependent, but PIAA also offers different tinted bulbs.

Safer driving with better vision. Upgrade your headlights now!

Thursday, May 13, 2010 by Connor Klink
Tire Rack carries PIAA and Hella replacement headlight bulbs to offer you a safer driving experience. If you're not happy with your factory headlight bulb output maybe you should give the PIAA Extreme White bulbs a try in your car. Consider some fog lights or driving lights for those fogged over rainy morning commutes, too. We carry several models and sizes to suit all your needs.

The more you can see the more time you will have to respond. 










Can't see? Might need to replace headlights.

Monday, April 12, 2010 by Tire Rack Team
It's unfortunate that head light bulbs can't last forever, Nothing seems to be more annoying than a bulb that burned out. It weakens your view, and has this weird way of making you feel silly as you drive.

Make sure the front end of your car is always in perfect condition with a set of aftermarket lights that at least diminish the frequency at which you'll need to replace headlights. Tire Rack offers Hella lighting and PIAA lighting products, both of which do just that.

Search by vehicle for a list of replacement lighting products, or click here to see a complete list of head light bulbs.

Is there xenon in your replacement bulbs?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 by Tire Rack Team
It doesn't take much to switch out a head light bulb, but it takes a lot of science to actually create one. Inside those little replacement bulbs is, among other components, one key element: Halogen.

Halogen bulbs are quite common in today's vehicles. Halogen and other gasses combine to create a constant light output throughout the life of the bulb. It's the Tungsten wire within that creates the need for replacement bulbs. Despite the chemical process initiated by the halogen, the wire burns up and the bulb goes out.

And that's why a variety of replacement bulbs are filled with xenon instead. Xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) light bulbs replace the halogen with xenon and the wire with a ballast, ultimately generating a whiter light source. It is, quite possibly, the most advanced replacement bulbs you can find. (Read more.)

Tire Rack carries a number of xenon-filled replacement bulbs from brands like Hella and PIAA. Search by vehicle to determine what fits.

Xtremely Impressive PIAA Bulbs

Monday, January 11, 2010 by Tire Rack Team
When it comes to your vehicle, any old bulb just won't do. PIAA Xtreme White Plus halogen and driving light bulbs enhance your nighttime view from the driver's seat with a brilliant, cool white light that mimics the color of expensive High Intensity Discharge lighting systems. And as an added bonus, many of these PIAA bulbs produce MORE light than their power rating suggests.

PIAA Xtreme White Plus halogen and driving light bulbs are made to replace the following headlight bulbs: H1, H3, H4, HB1, HB2, HB3, HB4, HB5, H7, H11, H13, 9003, 9004, 9005, 9006 and 9007.

In addition, PIAA offers Xtreme White accessory bulbs that fit 168, 1156, 1157 and T-6 accessory bulb types. Combining them with the halogen and driving light bulbs above gives your vehicle a unified and stylish look.

See all PIAA bulbs.

PIAA Xtreme White Plus Headlight Bulbs and Super Silicone Wiper Blades Improve Visiblity

Thursday, August 13, 2009 by Chad Hocker
PIAAI have been using the PIAA Xtreme White Plus Headlight Bulbs and also Super Silicone Wiper Blades on my vehicle for some time now. I found it difficult to see PIAA Extreme White Plus Light Bulbsat night, especially in rainy conditions. The PIAA Xtreme White Plus head light bulbs offered me clearer visibility over my OE headlights and the PIAA Super Silicone Aftermarket Wiper Blades kept my windshield much cleaner than my OE wiper blades. 

I have most of the family using the the PIAA wiper blades. Today as I was installing the latest set of PIAA Super Silicone Replacement Blades on my grandparents' car, we were discussing how visibility has improved for them using these two PIAA products. The PIAA headlight bulbs will not be any brighter or show light further down the road. They will, however, allow you PIAA Super Silicone Wiper Bladeto recognize road hazards easier as they project a clearer light down the road. The PIAA lighting and replacement wiper blades are available for most vehicles.