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HID Help

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by garrettski, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. Feb 22, 2009 at 8:49 AM
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    garrettski

    garrettski [OP] Well-Known Member

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    hey everyone!
    im new to the HID lighting thing and want to buy some during this group buy.
    I would like to do the high and low beams...but there are so many choices! How do i choose the right one?
    Thanx
     
  2. Feb 22, 2009 at 9:57 AM
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    apkarian100

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    Well, here are some questions you must ask yourself:

    Do you want the most color in your lighting?

    Do you want the setup with the most light output?

    Do you want high beams and low beams or do you just want one beam?

    Once you answer those questions, we can help you out.

     
  3. Feb 22, 2009 at 10:04 AM
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    garrettski

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    i want the most light output and i want both high and low beams
     
  4. Feb 22, 2009 at 10:09 AM
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    TacoCo

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    If you want hi/lows, get the bixenon H3 bulbs. Color is up to you. I got 6300k, but would probably go with the 4k if I did it again.
     
  5. Feb 22, 2009 at 10:12 AM
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    Okay. so, for the most light output, make sure the HID bulbs you get are 4300k bulb temperature. If you want them the brightest, you could get the 50W ballast, but I know that usually the regular ballasts last longer than the 50W ballasts. Secondly, make sure you get the Telescopic (hi/low beam) Bixenon. What year is your truck? I know the 01-04 Tacomas use the H4 bulbs, not sure about the other models.
     
  6. Feb 22, 2009 at 10:13 AM
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    ofrd4fun

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    I thought it was the H4 bulb for our trucks???
     
  7. Feb 22, 2009 at 10:32 AM
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    i have a 2007
     
  8. Feb 22, 2009 at 12:19 PM
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    jdkeller

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    h4 is for the headlights 05+ and h10 is for the foglights 05+

    just go read all the pages of the group buy and u will get a lot of info. If you still have a question just ask in that thread.

    I put my order in yesterday. I bought the hi/low bixenon 50w 6000k headlights and the bixenon 6000k fogs as well. Seems to be a great setup. the 6000k is mostly white with only a slight hint of blue and thats exactly what i want. hope this helps.
     
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