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35 watt or 55 watt HID headlights?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by bmo05, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. Nov 23, 2010 at 3:52 PM
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    bmo05

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    What would you recommend
     
  2. Nov 23, 2010 at 3:57 PM
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    I have 55W HID's and I really like them! Never had any 35W ones before so I wouldnt be able to give you a comparison.
     
  3. Nov 23, 2010 at 3:59 PM
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    i got 55w and love them to,


    if you're in a city is guess 35 is better and for farms and shit lol 55w
     
  4. Nov 23, 2010 at 3:59 PM
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    i have a 35w set and i like it..if i were to get a deeper blue like 10k,then id want a 55w set..i made one mistake,i dont have the bixenons,so that means i dont have my high beams anymore..but HIDs are stronger than my HBs anyway
     
  5. Nov 23, 2010 at 4:01 PM
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    Yeah I read that if you live in the city 35 is fine so you dont piss people off but i dont care lol i want them to be bright
     
  6. Nov 23, 2010 at 4:12 PM
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    Look into doing a projector retro. They are expensive but they will be much brighter than any other pnp HID kit and they will not blind on coming traffic. You dont want to piss people off. Plus, most likely sooner or later one of those people will end up being an officer in a bad mood and then your screwed. lol Definitely look into a projector retro though if you want bright lights.
     
  7. Nov 23, 2010 at 4:19 PM
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    I looked into doing that but I dont know if I can trust myself to do a projector retro though
     
  8. Nov 23, 2010 at 4:25 PM
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    I just happen to know a guy who does this service for TW members. lol Check out my build page. (link is in my sig)
     
  9. Nov 23, 2010 at 4:45 PM
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    Really that's awesome ill check that out when I get home
     
  10. Nov 23, 2010 at 4:47 PM
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    35 is already brighter than stock halogen. 55 will wash the color out and the beam scatter will be worse.
     
  11. Nov 23, 2010 at 7:23 PM
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    lol thats what i said to my friends too! fuck it,as long as i can see its cool,i dont care for others...my windows are tinted,so beams wont do anything to me haha
     
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    Yeah, haha, til you blind the oncoming traffic and they slam into you. Smooth move.

    Plus in most places it's illegal. Have fun explaining that to your insurance company.
     
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    35W is 3 times brighter than stock. 50+ watts is illegal in all 50 states. Then again, Xenons in a halogen housing is illegal anyway and it does not sound like you care about being legal or not blinding people so why run 35s in a propper projector?

    Remember this... if you double power of a light you only increase range 50%. Do you really need the additional 25% range 50-55W ballasts would give?

    If you need more range offroad consider some offroad lights to supplement your headlights. You will get more range that way.
     
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    35 watters are fine.
     
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    whats the difference between bixenons and normal ones
     
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    It says its a private video so I cant watch it
     
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    Oops ill change right now
     
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    My 35's are plenty bright, and I never get flashed by other drivers.
     
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