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HID FAQ

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

  1. Mar 27, 2014 at 7:57 AM
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    smmarine

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    Ok. Sounds like something I can do
     
  2. Nov 5, 2014 at 5:05 PM
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    So I purchased a set of HID lights from DDM tuning. My original intent in purchasing the kit was to decrease current draw from the headlights and to achieve a nice light blue color. After reading through everything in this thread it's clear that it's not a very good idea to put HID kits in stock housings. I'm looking for the light blue HiD look. What is a good alternative to HIDs if you're keeping the halogen housing?
     
  3. Nov 5, 2014 at 5:28 PM
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    GOOD? Nada

    Blue irritates the eye and sucks in rain, snow, or dust
     
  4. Nov 5, 2014 at 5:56 PM
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    Not looking for blue. Looking for the equivalent of 6000 temperature. Pro dominantly white but slightly blue.
     
  5. Nov 5, 2014 at 6:11 PM
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    Silver stars or zxe
     
  6. Nov 5, 2014 at 6:15 PM
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    Silverstars are great but won't last a year. I've been through so many sets over the years. I ended up switching to Sylvania, I think. They are not as good but I've yet to replace them in 18 months so far.
     
  7. Nov 5, 2014 at 6:18 PM
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  8. Nov 6, 2014 at 4:53 AM
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    I drive 40K miles per year which may explain the difference.

    Silverstars are great!
     
  9. Feb 14, 2015 at 12:04 PM
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    I've been learning alot about HID lately thanks to you guys and so many great links. I'm also trolling the latest group buy for an HID retrofit.

    I must say though that after reading page after page of ranting and nattering against putting HIDs in stock housings, I'm bewildered that the number one sticky under the 'Lighting' forum is an HID conversion kit for stock housings :crazy:
     
  10. Feb 18, 2015 at 11:16 PM
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    Not sure this has been asked yet, but quite a few pages to read through. I just installed Kensun 8000k HID's on my 2012 tacoma and I am getting a flicker from the passenger side light. It seems as if it's only when I decelerate, and when I start to accelerate it goes back solid. Doesn't do it all the time, but enough to annoy the hell out of me.. Anyone have any ideas on why this is happening?
     
  11. Apr 10, 2015 at 12:42 PM
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    If you had read even the OP, you will understand that everyone here will tell you to get those bulbs out and put the stock ones back in.

    And then do a proper retrofit with 4300k or 5000k bulbs. Or if you really want that blue, 6000k, max.
     
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