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Old 12-16-2009, 02:10 PM   #1
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Having all 4 lights on with aftermarket headlight?

I am looking at a set of aftermarket headlights that have two different headlight bulbs in each housing. If I wire it up to have all 4 on when i hit the high beams, will it be too hot? I am just concerned that it might get too hot with 2 HID bulbs on inside one housing. Any input is appreciated.
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Old 12-17-2009, 12:59 PM   #3
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Here are the lights I just ordered. They are the ones that are on The_End 's truck... I just have bixenon HIDs in my truck and I figured that since these new ones have 2 bulbs for each light then maybe? I just didn't/don't know the limits of a headlight. But I was just thinking that there are quite a few vehicles that simply add more lights when you turn the highs on. But if it is a nono I won't wire it that way, I was just wondering. I'll probably just put in HID's for each though.

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Old 12-17-2009, 01:24 PM   #4
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In each headlight housing, there is one projector and a scatter reflector. The projector is for the low beam and the scatter reflector is for the high beam.

A project is known of its clean line on the beam, but that is from a cut off shield so you won't be able to run a bixenon bulb in the projector. The scatter reflector is for your high beam so when you do switch to high beam you'll actually have light.

You're gonna have to do some wiring so that the bulb in the scatter reflector turns on when you switch to HI.

Me thinks...
Well yeah, I understand what the idea behind the projector and the scatter is, I was just thinking that now that I will have two seperate bulbs putting out light, they might do well supplementary. Just an idea, I was just trying to play with it. Because I know how well driving lights work with high beam, just thought putting a hell of a lot of light out there would do good... I'll see if I can get a couple more inputs here at to having projector lows and scatter his on at the same time as well. Thanks for your insight though, and if you know anything else I don't I am happy to hear it.
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Well yeah, I understand what the idea behind the projector and the scatter is, I was just thinking that now that I will have two seperate bulbs putting out light, they might do well supplementary. Just an idea, I was just trying to play with it. Because I know how well driving lights work with high beam, just thought putting a hell of a lot of light out there would do good... I'll see if I can get a couple more inputs here at to having projector lows and scatter his on at the same time as well. Thanks for your insight though, and if you know anything else I don't I am happy to hear it.
So memario1214, did you find out how to make it work?
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One thing you need to check is your local laws. Most state laws say that you can only have 4 lights on at one time. That is why your fogs go off when you switch to high beams. Of course you can have 2 more lights come on with your high beams.
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Wing, I figured it out, but I actually never installed the lights. Just had to split it so that the low beams got current whether or not the high beams did. I am gathering the parts to do a projector retro here soon, so this kinda all went out the window. If you look and see the lights I'm running up front, you'll understand why I am more fixated on low beam performance now lol.
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I do think about the retrofit kit, I like the DS2 Philip bulb, if I install that will I still get hi/ low beam?
I understand it, it is suck on those after market headlight kit low performance on the light output!
I have hid install on the regular headlight, but it is too bright and I did feel bad the people who in front of me every morning!
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