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Opinion on green HIDs?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by tjwomble93, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. Oct 4, 2012 at 8:27 AM
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    I guess I expected mature opinions.. But I appreciate the info and that's why I'm not going green. I haven't heard of retrofit housing, I'll have to look deeper. The kit I'm looking at says it comes with digitally regulated ballasts? I'm in no way trying to blind others, I've seen that douchebag. And as for the yellow goes, I called my local DMV and that's what I was told. The info I posted is what I learned through years of bio, so unless my professors have been incorrect...
     
  2. Oct 4, 2012 at 8:30 AM
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    Sorry man, you can't always expect a lot of maturity here. But you can get GREAT information. Check out theretrofitsource.com the TRS guys are awesome with customer service and have a quality product in many options for some custom headlights with amazing output.
     
  3. Oct 4, 2012 at 9:10 AM
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    Since you mentioned what your professors taught you, surely you remember ROYGBIV. Red, orange and yellow are easier on the eyes or more noticable to the eyes. Blue, indigo and violets become harder to see and will strain your eyes.

    You also have to look at the bulbs themselves. They'll put out the most usable light in the 4300K range. Once you start climbing up the temperature scale, you start to lose usable light.

    Lastly, just because HID's create a huge ball of light directly in front of the truck, don't mistake that for usable light. If you stand in front of someone with HID's in a reflector housing, they do seem 'brighter' but it's only because the light is scattered all over the place. If you're ever on a dark highway and come across a high end Lexus, Mercedes or Acura (specifically the LS460, TL, or even the Honda S2000 as all are known to have pretty nice projectors), take notice of the beam pattern they put out. It's very wide, projects out a long ways but has a crisp cut off so as not to blind oncoming traffic. Bulb for bulb, HID's are brighter than halogens but if the light isn't focused where you want it, it will have no benefit and can actually make your lighting situation worse than stock.
     
  4. Oct 4, 2012 at 10:37 AM
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    go for functionality over looks. you don't want to be that douche guy that blinds everyone with bright a** HID's. do it right the first time and you'll never look back.

    light out put on my D2S retro.
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  5. Oct 4, 2012 at 10:40 AM
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    Go for functionality AND looks. Retrofits are sexy lookin :thumbsup:
     
  6. Oct 4, 2012 at 10:49 AM
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    haha yes, and that ^^^
     
  7. Oct 4, 2012 at 10:55 AM
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    Angle has nothing to do with plug and play HID's. Using them in stock reflectors is wrong. HID bulbs are not meant to go in stock reflectors because they don't work together. That's why they're so bright and obnoxious to other drivers because the light doesn't vary by height like they do in stock halogens, it is the same light intensity throughout.

    If you do HID's, do it right. It's expensive but that's the only way you should go.

    Matt
     
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    Green hid's :laugh::bananadead::facepalm::crazy:
     
  9. Oct 4, 2012 at 1:12 PM
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    Pugga- roygbiv is the visible light spectrum with "white light" being a mixture of all.. Green and yellow are the most similar to white because of contrast. "Technically."
    However, if I do choose to get a green light it'd probably just be an LED strip under a 6000k hid. Legal and safe. Whatever I do I'll post pics.
     
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    What about projectors with green demon eyes? It's been done in red several times, haven't seen green done yet.

    Also, you were awake for the first half of the class but missed the part about which wavelengths of light travel further...
     
  12. Oct 4, 2012 at 2:14 PM
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    Longer wavelength=less energy(luminous)? I'll admit that class didn't keep my attention :p but I'll definitely have to check those out!
     
  13. Oct 4, 2012 at 2:24 PM
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    I'm just giving you a hard time... Check out TheRetrofitSource.com. They're actually running a group buy on their retrofit kits until tomorrow (it's the 10th round so there will be another one in the fairly near future). Search the site for retrofit or retro and you'll find lots of threads on the subject. If you're going to go with HID's, I'd highly recommend going that route. The light pattern you get from their projectors is awesome and they look great as well. Form and Function win-win!
     
  14. Oct 4, 2012 at 4:15 PM
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    Refer to adio's signature above. Involves taking your lights a part and installing a proper HID projector. More expensive and more work, but it's the only way to do it and get something that's both the most functional and the least annoying for everyone else on the road.
     
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    Just remember.. next time you have a wine or beer with some dinner and drive home the cops are probably going to have a second look at your with your green HID's.
     
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    Hey guys, lights were put on hold due to lift/tires but I've been looking around and think I'm going to go with the Oracle Colorshift 2.0 clear white light on the road but able to change colors.. Still deciding though :rolleyes: Heres a the lights on a Tundra yall should check em out!

    tundra oracle colorshift.jpg
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