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  1. billj

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    Headlight designation help please.

    If I am correct:

    H6054 Standard Factory Bulb 35w/65w
    H6054HO High Output 55w/65w (same as H6054BL?) First Question
    H6054BL Bright Light 55w/65w (same as H6054HO?) Second Question
    H6054NH (Third Question) 55w/65w

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  2. billr

    billr wrench Staff Member

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    I'm not understanding the questions.

    Are you wondering if that wattages indicated are correct? A voltage at which they are rated would be needed, if you are trying to check various manufacturers products to see if they meet claimed specs.

    Or, are you wondering if it is true that all have the same 65W rating for high-beam? I don't know, but would expect so; that maximum is set by DOT regulations.

    Or, are you wondering which to buy/recommend? That's easy for me, go with the least expensive; which I assume is the "standard". The ones with higher wattage on the low-beams are more likely to blind or annoy other drivers.

    Note that wattage doesn't necessarily correlate to light output or perceived "brightness", so wattage ratings are kind of subjective for most purposes...
     
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    Sorry if my post was confusing. Here is what I am trying to ask

    1) First and Second Question combined: Are BL and HO the same thing (and do these abbreviations stand for: Bright Light and High Output)?

    ) Third question: What does NH after the product number H6054NH stand for?

    The standard H6054 headlights suck on my e350 Super Duty Van. I put in fresh set of Sylvania H6054, which I trust as a good brand, about once a year

    Maybe the best route is to just ask the best way to improve ahead lighting.

    Perhaps you remember I greatly improved the ahead lighting on my 2005 Ford Escape by adding factory style driving lights (fog light positions)
    Because the computer was not factory programmed I had to bypass the computer and add two relays, Thanks to the great BAT guidance
     
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    Since my english is not as good as some may think, I would say BL and HO are the same thing.

    You may want to consider led lights, they last forever. They are very low amp draw. But led kits are very expensive

    NH stands for nighthawk.

    I work on a lot of e350's, I advise to adjust the sealed beams at 25 feet. The adjustment is very easy to do. I have done many led rectangular conversion kits, client like it and as Billr said, are annoying for other drivers.

    I could not find a proper link to a kit that I often buy for some of my clients, but maybe this link will explain better what I am trying so say. Those are cheap, but better than the stock halogen.

    https://www.carid.com/anzo/rectangular-sealed-beam-conversion-headlights.html
     
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    nickb2 Wrench. I help when I can

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    Plz understand, I work in the tundra, so lighting is very important up there. Since you live in florida, I would advise just to go with the nighthawks.They are cheap and will do as good than the original.

    I hope that clarified your questions.
     
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    Thanks for all the info. I ordered a set of H6054HO off ebay for $24.00 including shipping. So those will do for now, but looks like a LED conversion in the future is the way to go.
     
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    Since I am sleepless in Seattle type deal. I have time to respond. I am happy you considered my option.

    So, on a funny note, up where I work, there are only 1 taxi driver, and two e series for that job. I replace headlights on those taxis almost every week.

    If you have time, google this.

    http://www.gosur.com/satellite/cana...chefferville&gclid=CJ6s3reWj9ICFQYcaQodY6ULdg

    The roads up there are very rough. So the boss doesn't want me to do the led conversion on those two taxis, he has more experience than me with the tundra, so I always have 6 to 8 sets of night hawks, just to have them on shelf.

    But my idea was to put grills in front of the headlights, will stop any rocks, or chunks of ice from cracking the halogen NH. Small wire mesh would not prevent lighting and be more resistant.

    I don't know why ford has kept the same system in the front of those trucks since 1992?

    There are no street stop lights up there, and at any given moment, a skidoo can blast by.

    But hey, he is the boss, he pays me well to do what he wants.

    When you plow into a snow bank or whatever, and there are no street light, your shyte out of luck.

    So when the power grid up there shuts down, what can you do. I also proposed to intall light bars up top of those e 350's, that was a no go either.

    Anyway, I think you got the drift.



    I think, at one point, I will just do the conversion kit with out the boss knowing I did so.

    That way, I won't have to do that meaningless job every week.
     
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    The principle behind my thoughts, fix it right the fist time. Less cost in the the long run.
     
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    Thank YOU for saying thank you. It's very appreciated. I take alot of time to put much effort into every response here.

    It makes my day when ppl have respect and say thx.;)
     
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    I do have a question about the Nighthawk. I see that it is the standard 65w/35w configuration. I assume that it has a better light pattern for night vision then standard bulbs have?
     
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    Yes, your assumption is correct, the lens is configured differently than the stock sylvanias that come with the truck..
     
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    You may also want to consider the XV ones, they also have a better lens than the stock. For future reference. You can stock up those cheap.

    See snapshots below.

    Screenshot (53).png Screenshot (54).png
     
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    Either way, the NH or the XV are better. Almost same price.
     

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