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Old 12-24-2006, 11:44 PM   #1
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Well my dad agreed to allow me to swap out my headlights. I'm 19, I really don't need his permission, but his name is second under my car so I figured I'd listen to him! I'm getting HID lights but I don't know a good website. I'm probably going to get 12000K with a hint of purple but I was wondering if any of you guys had some good websites to buy from (besides Ebay). I need some information thanks guys and Merry Christmas to all!

Edit: Also looking at foglights. Probably going to get Angel Eyes but I can't seem to find any. At least not any that will match the headlights.
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If you really want to get a kit, 12000k is sooooo purple that your light output will be really low and it will make driving in wet conditions hell. 4100k-4300k are factory HID systems and anything greather than 6000k would reduce light output too much.
I know a few people are planning to retrofit HID projectors into their headlights and since you're a 2000+ model it would be pretty easy to do and I think you'd really be a lot happier with the results. Check out www.hidplanet.com to get some ideas.

Check this thread out too. It'* halogen projectors, but HID projectors should be the same process.
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=68293
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Actually, I'm looking for something purplish. However I didn't know it reduced the output that much. Would it be so bad that it'* worse than the stock lights I already have?
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Actually, I'm looking for something purplish. However I didn't know it reduced the output that much. Would it be so bad that it'* worse than the stock lights I already have?
12K ones you wont be able to see in the rain at all!

At most you will wont is 6K anymore it will Really hurt the light out put, Just check out the info on HID Planet and you will be all set
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Although I have no personal experience with 12000k lights in person, I've heard people complain that silverstars (halogens) are worse than stock halogens in wet weather. I would tend to agree with that statement too and since 12k is skewed way further in that direction in the color spectrum, I think it would be a lot worse. Are you going for looks or light output and performance?
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Definitely keep it under 6-7000. Purple looks nice, but the light output is very much hindered in purple.

I am planning on doing a HID swap in the spring, on all my lights.. highs, lows and fogs (might end up with hella'* as the stock fog housings may not like the temps from HID'*).

I treated my sisters Midnight Blue 99 SSEi to clear corners (thanks Cody), as well as Extreme White (blue bulb that lights up white) 3057 turn signal bulbs, and Silvania Silverstar Fogs..... they so made the front of that car look so much better.
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Actually, I'm looking for something purplish. However I didn't know it reduced the output that much. Would it be so bad that it'* worse than the stock lights I already have?
yes, its not that it will reduce light output, but it will reduce USEFULL light output, and make the lights appear to be dimmer in wet and foggy conditions because the higher temp lights dont reflect as well in adverse driving conditions



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(might end up with hella'* as the stock fog housings may not like the temps from HID'*).
HIDs actually burn cooler than halogens
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So I should get 6000K? Is 6000K still white because if I don't get purple, I really don't want blue.
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Marty, I don't know how your high beams would like that since they'd have to be flashed on and off a lot. HID'* don't like to do that. That'* why bi-xenon projector systems flip up the cutoff shield when you select the highs. It'* the same bulb on all the time.
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So I should get 6000K? Is 6000K still white because if I don't get purple, I really don't want blue.
6k WILL be blue. Almost no purple, but again, if all you want is the look and don't care about the output, especially in the rain, go with the 12k. It'* really a compromise you'd have to make though :(
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