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1st Gen HID HELP

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by YotePower, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. Mar 18, 2013 at 12:22 PM
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    YotePower

    YotePower [OP] Active Member

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    I would like to order a set of HID headlights. I drive a lot and it seems like my headlights have a lot of room for improvement. I would like to get the brightest headlights I can for a decent price. I know nothing about HID systems so any words of wisdom yall can throw my way would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Mar 18, 2013 at 12:31 PM
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    Sandman614

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    1st and foremost do a lot of research on the topic. I was in the same situation and drove a lot at night, 3rd shift. HID's helped me a lot.

    The higher the K rating the bluer/greener/pink the color gets, that doesn't refer to brightness. Lookup a Kelvin scale.

    You have 35watt, 55watt, etc bulbs similar to normal halogen headlights, this is brightness. These wattage ratings are not the same between HID and Halogen, a 55w halogen is about as bright as a 35watt HID.

    Check out Slim cubby for a plug and play kit. The proper way to put in HID's is with Projector housings and not the reflector housings that are stock.
     
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  3. Mar 18, 2013 at 6:22 PM
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    YotePower

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    Thanks man ill check it out for sure
     
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