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HID FAQ

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Kurdain, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. 07TacoRidah

    07TacoRidah SHHHH, this is interesting

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    my friend that has the Mazda I mentioned. I think his are 5k, I know they are fairly white (his HL housings are freaking fogged up BADDD, but the HID light still gets through) but I mean it's BRIGHT! I'm def. going to be getting something that isn't THAT bright cause as I said, even being IN the vehicle and looking my head started to hurt like I was getting a migraine. Was NOT a fun drive down the block or two for me. :(
     
  2. Corndawg

    Corndawg Well-Known Member

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    6 K for sure, then, i need to figure out what housing i want now.
     
  3. KWMF

    KWMF B.S. Goodwrench

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    The human eye was designed to see best in sunlight, and that happens to be 4,300K also. The closer to 4,300K your HID bulbs are in the correct housing you'll be amazed how much your eyes will "relax" at night because they aren't straining to see things.

    I wonder how many years until the Fed gov't says HID are now standard in all cars,

    Once you have a set it's very hard to not want them again.
     
  4. Aw9d

    Aw9d That one guy

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    When I had HID's I ran 4300k and the output was amazing, even in stock head light assemblies.
     
  5. KWMF

    KWMF B.S. Goodwrench

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    I put a set of 4300K in an old RSX I had and I LOVED the output, however I probably ticked off a lot of people as they weren't in projector lenses but I miss the light output!

    Hey made my high beams look yellow!
     
  6. Jbob72

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    I apologize if this is a stupid question but if I were to buy a projector headlight housing and and HID conversion kit would this be both low beam and high beam? Or would I have to purchase two HID conversion kits if I wanted my high beams to be HID as well?
     
  7. Rich91710

    Rich91710 Well-Known Member

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    Primarily to bump the thread since we seem to have a new crop of people wanting to P&P, but to answer the question....

    Yes and no.

    Yes, HID and Xenon are the same thing.

    No, much of what you see on eBay tagged as "Xenon" are simply halogen bulbs with a blue tint added to the envelope.
    They burn whiter, but put out less light than stock.

    Xenon is a halogen gas, but HID lights are "High Intensity Discharge"... Two electrodes run a spark through Xenon gas, much like a florescent or neon light.
    Xenon gas surrounding a filament is not HID.

    So... HID is Xenon.
    Xenon is not always HID.

    And to add an image for the thread listing...

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  8. 2013NauticalTaco

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    Where did you find your HID's with projectors at? They look pretty sick
     
  9. Rich91710

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    The Retrofit Source.
    Those are the D2S projectors with Philips 4300k lamps.
    The D2S projectors replace the 9003 lamp, but of course the housing must be split so it's a weekend project.

    The Retrofit Source is a supporting vendor, and they frequently have group buys going, 25% off.

    Ambiguous is currently running a group buy.
     
  10. 1YOTA6

    1YOTA6 1YOTA6

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    how does the TRS system that a lot of members are talking about recently on here compared to, better or worse, then say customlightz.com or other sites ive read about in posts on TW

    just looking for the best input, thanks
    I looking to get into doing a retrofit kit for the first time and wondering the best places to get the right quality parts and any how-to's step by step

    thanks for any help
     
  11. forsythfd922

    forsythfd922 Seriously?!!

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    @Rich, who is this "Ambiguous" that you speak of? Have a URL or a place I could find them? Interested in doing some HID stuff on my Taco
     
  12. Kavik

    Kavik Kavik

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    Kavik Kavik

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    I would go with TRS, great customer service and a very high quality product, plus you can find a lot of information on how to do the retrofit using their product.
     
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    forsythfd922 Seriously?!!

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    Good write up.:thumbsup: Sub'd.
     
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    I bought the second set...the projectors in them sucked...the cut-off line wasnt straight and had bleed through...light output was worse than stock. I'm sure the first set would be about the same...I ended up retrofitting the ebay ones i bought with projectors from www.theretrofitsource.com
     
  18. Justus

    Justus resident Apple Pie Monster

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    bahahaha, thank u for being honest.

    those things are quite terrible arent they?

    so u did what Moose did too?
    thats a lot of work, congrats
     
  19. Rascal737

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    yeah...along the same line as moose...it wasn't too bad of a retrofit...I'm glad i did it thou!
     
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    so do you think ebay projectors are worth it?
     
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