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Which HID do I need with this headlight?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by GoDeacsWFU23, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. Nov 24, 2011 at 5:59 PM
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    GoDeacsWFU23

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    Do I need an H1 with this light or something else?


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  2. Nov 24, 2011 at 6:00 PM
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    None. You put HID's in HID projectors so that you dont have glare and blind other people on the road
     
  3. Nov 24, 2011 at 6:01 PM
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  5. Dec 8, 2011 at 3:11 PM
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    So, since these are not HID projectors, can I put HID projectors in here and then add the HID light?
     
  6. Dec 8, 2011 at 3:12 PM
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    Yes. The beam pattern is usually crap though.
     
  7. Dec 8, 2011 at 3:12 PM
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    You can put HID's in there they just won't work as well as real HID projectors. As well everyone on this site will jump down your throat for not using real HID projectors.
     
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    yet i see a lot of these guys with HIDs in their stock headlights lol makes no sense
     
  9. Dec 8, 2011 at 3:20 PM
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    i am looking at the fx-r stage 4 retrofit kit, can i not use this or my stock headlight?
     
  10. Dec 8, 2011 at 3:21 PM
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    I run HID's in my stock lights. Better than non HID bulbs in the stock lights, don't care about anyone else on the road at all anymore. I can't stand the look of those ebay projectors.

    I know, let the bashing begin about how bad it is and all that other bullshit. :D
     
  11. Dec 8, 2011 at 3:22 PM
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    you'll have to retrofit the projectors into your stock headlight if thats what your wondering?

     
  12. Dec 8, 2011 at 3:24 PM
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    ok, so i would not be able to take out the projectors in this aftermarket light and add the fx-r?
     
  13. Dec 8, 2011 at 3:25 PM
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    Too bad HID in reflective housings do nothing. They look brighter because they glare. So you say ok I'll aim them down so they don't glare. By doing that you lose lighting distance. In the end it is just another fad. I had HIDs in my quad headlight but I only got them to improve my vision when riding at night. Come to find out they made vision worse. I pulled them out last weekend and they will be for sale soon. An actual housing designed for HIDs is much more useful.
     
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    i wouldnt try it.. fx-r looks like it would be too big for those ebay projectors...

    if you're planning on retrofitting, why dont you retrofit your stock set?

     
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    I like the LED lights on the side/bottom of this light, something different, but then again I want to do an HID light the CORRECT way. I also HATE the chrome housing in my stock light. I also like the angel eye in this light.
     
  16. Dec 8, 2011 at 3:32 PM
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    you can add your own LED strip.. your own angel eyes.... and paint the housing and the reflector bowl while your retrofitting your headlight
     
  17. Dec 8, 2011 at 3:34 PM
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    I fully understand how projectors work and how HID's work etc.

    Either way, the light output is brighter than a stock bulb in a stock head lamp. Not sure how anyone can argue with this.. Pull out to the middle of nowhere, put in stock bulbs vs hid's and its much different. When we first got HID's in my 1996 acura RL the light output was amazing vs stock bulbs. My buddy's chevy truck - same way.

    And I agree the housing is more useful, more legal, and much safer. If someone wants to build a set for me to put in my truck for free, sure i'll run them. But no way in hell am i paying 750$ to put something in my truck which I think makes it looks worse than stock, for other people's sake that I don't know or give a shit about.

    As for pointing them down, I did just a little bit and I still see plenty of the road at night when I was out in the middle of nowhere.

    Someone can figure out how to do retro-fits for under 100$, I'd think about it. I've seen the light output and its nice.. But to me, its still ugly looking..

    Call me an asshole, I really don't give a shit about other people on the road. Odds are someone on here was the asshole who ran me over in their tacoma 3 years ago and drove off leaving me in the middle of the road.
     
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  19. Dec 8, 2011 at 3:38 PM
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    It sounds like you don't know what you are talking about. HIDs only look brighter because they are lighting up everything up close that normally isn't lit up with normal lights. So that dog you are about is brighter when it is 2 feet in front but it wasn't any brighter when it was 20 feet away.

    And you will run into yourself on the road one day. It will be epic and we will all laugh.
     
  20. Dec 8, 2011 at 3:40 PM
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    Sure thing, whatever you say. I know nothing oh wise master of HID's, you are god. :D

    And been running HID's in all my bikes/cars/trucks since 2006, haven't 'ran myself off the road' I pay attention when I drive.

    Sorry to the OP for thread jacking here.
     
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