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Old 02-10-2010, 08:11 PM   #1
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Question about Bright spots from HIDs

I installed DDM Tuning 35W Slim ballast HIDs and I'm still working on the aiming of them. I was wondering if these bright spots are normal.





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Old 02-10-2010, 08:13 PM   #2
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The HIDs in my tacoma do the same thing

It's less noticeable on my BMW, but the oem 4300ks in it do the same. the Infiniti projectors are the cleanest, but even they have "bright spots"
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Ohh, great, Thanks for the quick reply, much appreciated!
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If they arent in projector housings, yes thats normal.
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If they arent in projector housings, yes thats normal.
Projectors have the same issue. Just much less noticeable.
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Oh, yeah mine are still in the stock housings.

Yeah I don't think I've ever noticed a bright spot while riding in other cars with projectors.
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Projectors have the same issue. Just much less noticeable.
A LOT less.. thats what the projector cutoff is for...
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My jacked up HID's I had to modify my cutoff a little by putting some reflective tape (metal tape) on the HID "cutoff" to make it glare less. It worked out pretty nicely for a cheap quick fix.
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Projectors have the same issue. Just much less noticeable.
ummm...no.
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ummm...no.
Ummm yes.
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HID projectors have a uniform bowl, no sharp edges. who can this type of reflector produce the hot spots and terrible glare seen in the pics?! please, im dying to know...
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Ummm yes.
Pics or it didn't happen. I would think if there are bright spots from a projector then there is something afoul with the lens.
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HID projectors have a uniform bowl, no sharp edges. who can this type of reflector produce the hot spots and terrible glare seen in the pics?! please, im dying to know...
Correct, there is uniform bowl. But there is still a bulb, a main emission of light... therefore there is no perfect dispersion of lumens. I tested this shit back in grad school. BLOWS MAH MIND!
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Pics or it didn't happen. I would think if there are bright spots from a projector then there is something afoul with the lens.
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Correct, there is uniform bowl. But there is still a bulb, a main emission of light... therefore there is no perfect dispersion of lumens.
of course there is no perfect dispersion, but the crappy output pictured is no where near the non perfect dispersion in a HID projector.
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of course there is no perfect dispersion, but the crappy output pictured is no where near the non perfect dispersion in a HID projector.
Agreed. I never stated that HID was similar. I just said it still has the same issue, just alot less. Remeber

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