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Thoughts on Kensun HIDs

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by bsp_taco, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. Sep 21, 2017 at 2:35 PM
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    bsp_taco

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    Hey all,

    Planning upgrades on all of my lighting on my rig this coming year. For the heads & fogs I was looking to use the Kensun HIDS H4 and H10 (I am also planning to switch to DEPO black housing heads). I'm also doing ditch lights and a bumper bar (and maybe even flush mount backup lights) but my main question is does anyone know how the kensun output is compared to other HIDs? And how well this system would end up working? Lighting is not my strong suite (it took me a couple of days to install and wire my fogs :smack:) so any advice is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Sep 21, 2017 at 6:02 PM
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    I'm not familiar with those HIDs, but you are aware that HIDs are not compatible with reflector housings like the Depot lights you link? You need a full projector retrofit which will be more expensive.

    While this thread is written for LEDs the same principles and effect are applied to HIDs:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/why-leds-should-not-be-run-in-halogen-reflectors.454371/

    You also might check this out for 3x improvement in backup lights with no cutting or wiring required:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/gy6-35-hir-921-reverse-light-upgrade-vs-high-power-leds.474996/
     
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  3. Sep 21, 2017 at 7:01 PM
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    Would you recommend the 5800 lumens Osrams?
     
  4. Sep 21, 2017 at 9:46 PM
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    If you are looking for a significant lighting upgrade without switching to a full projector retrofit, definitely.
     
  5. Sep 21, 2017 at 10:31 PM
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    outxider Never stop exploring.

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    Either buy a pre built retrofitted set of headlamps or build your own. Best decision i ever did when it came to everyday lighting.
     

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