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Discussion: Projector Headlight Lighting- Xenon(HID) vs. Halogen

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by Xx Ares xX, Sep 16, 2010.

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Which do you prefer Overall: Xenon(HID) vs. Halogen

Poll closed Jan 29, 2012.
  1. Xenon: Best overall

    15 vote(s)
    31.9%
  2. Halogen: Best overall

    3 vote(s)
    6.4%
  3. Not sure

    11 vote(s)
    23.4%
  4. Xenon upgrade: Do it yourself

    20 vote(s)
    42.6%
  5. Xenon upgrade: Professional installation

    6 vote(s)
    12.8%
  1. Sep 16, 2010 at 7:28 AM
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    Xx Ares xX

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    Which is better OVERALL Xenon or Halogen?

    Things to concider:

    1. Safety
    2. Cost of upgrading and maintining
    3. bulb life
    4. color and clearity
    5. Vanity

    If you are considering Xenon, will you install yourself or have a professinal install?
     
  2. Sep 16, 2010 at 7:40 AM
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    8th sin

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    Even though I have a PnP xenon kit, I would say to stick with halogen, unless you are willing to retrofit HID projectors.

    Alot of work goes into designing proper optics for HID's, simply dropping in a rebased xenon bulb and wiring up ballasts doesn't get you there.
     
  3. Oct 10, 2010 at 6:27 PM
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    Snowman

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    As far as the actual lights go, xenon lights are better. They are brighter, last longer and use less power than halogen.
    As stated though, a correct projector is needed to make the brighter light really effective. Without a projector the xenon glares and reflects light all over the place and blinds on-comming traffic.
     
  4. Oct 22, 2010 at 3:24 PM
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    IamTacO

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    maybe you should redo the poll. not xenon vs halogen, you should hid projectors vs hid drop in kits. you are only really comparing bulb types
     
  5. Jan 11, 2011 at 2:59 PM
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    jtav2002

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    Yea, if you're talking cheap ebay projectors lights halogen bulbs are better since they're not designed for HID. Doing a proper HID projector retrofit would be the best option.
     
  6. Sep 12, 2011 at 12:03 PM
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    Yota Toy

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    I have FX bi-xenon retro's with Philips 4300K bulbs. They are way way brighter and fuller than the stock halogen/reflector, just no comparison.
     
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