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HID quality lights

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by LBFD2005, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. LBFD2005

    LBFD2005 [OP] Its tha Southern Way

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    Where is the best place for HID's? I bought some ebay ones and i know its a matter of time before they fail they just came included with some lights i got so i wanna make sure i have xtra's when they go out
     
  2. TRD Toy85

    TRD Toy85 Well-Known Member

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    I purchased DDM and wasnt much more impressed then the ebay ones, 2 issues with ballasts within a year, yes the sent me replacements free of charge but it was still a hastle and a headache.

    Next time around Im going to spend the $ on a quality set.
     
  3. LBFD2005

    LBFD2005 [OP] Its tha Southern Way

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    Where you buying from next?
     
  4. TRD Toy85

    TRD Toy85 Well-Known Member

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    Everyone seems happy with the products from theretrofitsource.com
    , everything seems like top quality .
     
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    GotLift37 Bangers Runner

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    Phillips bulbs is what I use. all my hid parts are oem acura tsx. ballasts, bulbs and projectors
     
  7. fallon

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    +1 for TRS. If you are going to put in HIDs dull a full retrofit and put in a projector don't just put in Plug 'n Play HIDs. The PnP kits glare horribly and blind people.
     
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    TRSAndrew I don't check PMs! :( Vendor

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    TRS. Oh wait...
     
  9. TRD Toy85

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    Speaking of retrofit , anyone do a set of 2012 or 2013 fogs yet ?
     
  10. LBFD2005

    LBFD2005 [OP] Its tha Southern Way

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    so looked on TRS and they only come up to 6000k in a dual beam anyone now anywhere else to get the duals beam from??
     
  11. Sandman614

    Sandman614 LRGRNR

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    TW member SlimCubby! 2 years and just had a slight issue with a connector corroding, replaced the $2 connector and is all good.
     
  12. fallon

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    There is a reason for that... Anything over 6,000k (actually even 5,000k) begins putting out significantly less visible light. The higher the number the more blue the light (or purple at really high kelvin), but the less people can see that light. Higher kelvin temps also create more glare than in the proper range, so not only are they providing less usable light, they actively make things harder for everybody on the road to see.

    Stay under 5,000k if if you actually want your lights to light up the road.
     
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    AsianAnts just an AnT

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    +1 TRS. outstanding customer service as well
     
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    x2.couldnt have said it better myself
     
  15. Tacomanator

    Tacomanator Boiling denim and bangin whores

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    TRS for the win! Anything over 6000k is gay.
     
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    ...make sure it's in a projector and not in the stock housings :)
     
  17. fallon

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    I second that. One of my ballasts stopped working after a month. I swapped ballasts & the problem followed the ballast. Called em up & they would have just had me do the troubleshooting I'd already done had I not already done it. Cut off the wires on the defective ballast & send a photo of the destroyed defective showing the destruction & serial number. The replacement ballast showed up a few days later.

    I must say that driving with 1 FX-R for a while was as good as or better than the light from 2 normal halogen bulbs.
     
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