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Projector Retro output photos/videos?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by memario1214, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. Sep 14, 2010 at 11:16 AM
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    memario1214

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    I know a lot of people are curious to do the retro, as am I. What I am looking for is some output shots or videos comparing the light output to say, even standard pnp HIDs... Anyone have what I am looking for?
     
  2. Sep 14, 2010 at 12:34 PM
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    Are you trying to see if the projecor output is justified for the greater price? l wil try to find some shots but remember that a PnP H1, H3, etc Xenon bulb is less powerful bulb right off the bat. A D2S bulb used in a projector has 50% greater lumen output before you even get to what is lost by putting a Xenon bulb in a Halogen reflector housing.
     
  3. Sep 14, 2010 at 12:57 PM
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  4. Sep 14, 2010 at 1:17 PM
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    these 4 projectors are all mod free. no cutting of the reflector bowl is needed. im running the mini d2s, although i may upgrade to the mini h1's in the future. still undecided on that one, i like the idea of running oem style bulbs. the quality of the oem bulb WILL always be better than the rebased types

    mini d2s
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    mini h1
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    g1
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    g3
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    all photos came from hidplanet.com and were taken by JVX
     
  5. Sep 14, 2010 at 1:25 PM
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    [​IMG]

    2005 Tacoma with PnP HID

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    2001-4 Tacoma With Cadillac CTS projector retro

    [​IMG]
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    2009 Tacoma w/ FX-R conversion
     
  6. Sep 14, 2010 at 1:27 PM
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    here is my mini d2s retro
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Sep 14, 2010 at 1:30 PM
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    And just so the post above mine is clear... OEM = D2S, the H1 Xenon bulbs are not street legal in an application.
     
  8. Sep 14, 2010 at 1:32 PM
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    umm, right. the bulb type doesn't make a kit legit by the way. putting a d2r in a reflector housing doesn't make it legal either
     
  9. Sep 14, 2010 at 5:37 PM
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    Sweet... That is kind of the shot I needed. High beam?
     
  10. Sep 14, 2010 at 6:19 PM
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    my tl retro
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Sep 14, 2010 at 6:21 PM
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    yes, and it will look exactly the same...just with light above the cutoff! those FX-Rs simply have a sheild that lowers to allow light above the cutoff for the highs.
     
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    [​IMG]

    low beam

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    high beam
     
  13. Sep 15, 2010 at 8:48 AM
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    Holy hell! Okay Yosh, now a question... What is the difference between like the FX-R and the D2S or the H1 minis as far as light output goes? I like the seemingly easy installation of the minis... Wondering if I am sacrificing anything?
     
  14. Sep 15, 2010 at 9:09 AM
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    the fx-r's have a wider beam with a slightly sharper cutoff. cutting is required for installation. mini h1 are completely drop in's

    mini h1
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    The TL is even wider than the FX-R. The H1 has 1/3 less lumens to work with than the D2S bulb used in the TL and FX OEM units.
     
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    how do you fig?

    tl
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    where did you here that about the h1? the mini h1 uses a 4300k bulb with the exact same lumen output as an oem 4300k. was talking to matt @ theretrofitsource.com and he stated the same thing. the only thing the tl has over the fx-r is intensity
     
  18. Sep 15, 2010 at 12:24 PM
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    So then... Is the added benefit worth it to getting FX-R or TL over the mini H1? I am about 2 weeks out from a retro of some kind, and I just want to make sure I have all my ducks in a row.
     
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    bulb choice first of all. h1 is a based oem bulb. the fx-r and tl are just huge in comparrison. what it comes down too, if you don't feel like you can pull off cutting and aiming, then go with the mini h1.
     
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    Just got off the phone with Matt at TRS... Think I am actually gonna go with the D2S. He figured that would be my best option when we ran through everything.
     
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