, thanks for the correction(s).
I don't fully understand the stigma w/ using the term "plasma
." Perhaps someone can explain that to me.
Regarding the "60w = 120w
", I too can't make sense of that...
", well read below as to why I curiously find that amusing.
It should be noted that Japanese export marketing/advertising is full of hyperbole
, especially after Japanese-to-English literary conversion. Just google "engrish
" and you'll see first-hand. Some degree of actually making sense is lost in translation. However, nothing seems to be unfounded/unbelievable/fallacious/etc'. Odd, yes. Dishonest, no.
I took offense to the author's derogatory & condescending demeanor towards globally reputable, multi-billion dollar Japanese corporations. Singling out PIAA (basically also Raybrig & Polarg, etc' due to association) was not acceptable, by me. I mean, had he presented some optical/refractive evidence, spectral analysis, and scientific/organized data, I'd keenly have an open-mind towards his opinions.
Indeed, PIAA/Raybrig/Polarg are over-priced. But, they are what they are. High-quality head-lamp bulbs that are DOT-approved
and perform better than traditional OEM halogen bulbs. I've owned from all of the aforementioned brands, and all performed adequately. Nothing more, nothing less.
I think it's just the mass-scale of ricers giving the industry a misperceived identity.
If there is/was a difference between the Osram Silverstar
& Sylvania Silver Star
, it is/was unbeknownst to me. I had the former when I lived in England, and the latter in a few of my past vehicles. I also tried researching online for any differences, of which I couldn't find any information. I do agree that Sylvania's Cool Blue
and other halogen bulbs are different than Osram offerings abroad.
, the reason why I think he's an idiot is because he is comparing mass-produced, multi-application after-market halogen-bulbs to specialized, focussed & dedicated HID lighting systems. That's like comparing Der Fuhrer
's V-fuzz Reich
'specials to NASA's Space Shuttle launch vehicles. There is no comparison. That should've been the end of the 'blurb. But, he decided to articulate stuff that is already a foregone conclusion and has no doubtful opposition to it.
The article/blog-entry should've focussed on illegal & unsafe lighting equipment (colored/painted-bulbs), not stuff that he doesn't personally fancy and in doing so tying in the likes of those reputable, QA/QC abiding manufacturers.
If you guys (and gals...
) really want to get a grasp & background on the the advent of after-market HID applications, read up on Philips mission-statement regarding such! It's rather interesting, to say the leasts. . .