H11s have a nominal output of 1350 lumens. Any coating (such as what's used on the US-made "Silverstars") will reduce
this output by up to 50%. Because this constitutes a traffic hazard, US DOT finally woke up and made these "Silverstar" or blue coating on H11 not DOT approved. So I seriously doubt we will ever see these dangerous products being legally
sold in the US. Unfortunately, the real
German Silverstars(TM) (made by OSRAM, Sylvania's parent company) will probably never be made in H11 form either, which is sad.
Whiter or bluer might look "cool" - but you will see less. We can't violate the laws of physics here. And landing in the hospital or worse sending another to the morgue is definitely NOT cool.
The stock bulbs and lamps are above average in performance for old-fashioned incandescents. If they seem "short" to you, simply adjust the aim. However, if you can't afford or don't want to spend extra for the 3400 lumen HIDs, here's a suggestion: Order or pick up a pair of H9 2100 lumen bulbs. Again, they must be clear or you're just wasting your money and putting your safety at risk. I would suggest:
for $9.99 ea. Real 2100 lumens output!
is a little more expensive, but at least it looks clear so all 2100 lumens escape. :lol:
EDIT: Oops, forgot to mention that the H11 and H9 bulb bases are practically the same so the H9s should drop in without much effort...