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Old 07-20-2006, 06:56 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried these replacement bulbs? I just ordered some in white. Hope I'm not disappointed.
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do you have a link to which ones you ordered?

I hope it isn't an HID drop in kit....they are illegal...
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I tried to send a link but, it didn't happen. They are white and I don't want to blind on coming traffic. The cops here in South Carolina are strange about lights! No neon or lights on wiper,valve stems. I hope I'm okay . I din't spend much money but, don't need a ticket. I'm not sure what you mean by " Drop in'*"
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Illegal (unless you install projectors)
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Maybe legal. It depends on what color illumination the light gives off. If it'* not white, or that halogen yellow, it'* illegal.
My guess is that they are probably just Xenon filled 9006 bulbs. HID capsules would be lot more expensive than any filament powered bulb.
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Maybe legal. It depends on what color illumination the light gives off. If it'* not white, or that halogen yellow, it'* illegal.
My guess is that they are probably just Xenon filled 9006 bulbs. HID capsules would be lot more expensive than any filament powered bulb.
those would give off a white light. Normally the blue is there to act as a filter so that only white light goes through. And I am pretty sure I remember them being advertised as white.
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Illegal (unless you install projectors)
soo... this is a HID "drop in" kit?
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basicly, yes.

A drop in kit would be a HID bulb that is designed for a projector but the bulb is rebased onto a 9005/9006 base so that it is plug and "play" in stock HL. (obviously you still have to wire the ballasts and other stuff up)

The problem with those are that halogen HL housings are not designed for HID bulbs. The HID bulb puts out light at a focus point where a regular halogen bulb does not. This creates a LOT of glare which is blinding to on comming drivers and it also results in a shitty pattern on the ground, and really doesn't help you see anything because there is no focus to the light.

ask away, I have done tons of research about HID'* and projectors
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basicly, yes.

A drop in kit would be a HID bulb that is designed for a projector but the bulb is rebased onto a 9005/9006 base so that it is plug and "play" in stock HL. (obviously you still have to wire the ballasts and other stuff up)

The problem with those are that halogen HL housings are not designed for HID bulbs. The HID bulb puts out light at a focus point where a regular halogen bulb does not. This creates a LOT of glare which is blinding to on comming drivers and it also results in a crappy pattern on the ground, and really doesn't help you see anything because there is no focus to the light.

ask away, I have done tons of research about HID'* and projectors
well do they make HID housings for bonnies?
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basicly, yes.

A drop in kit would be a HID bulb that is designed for a projector but the bulb is rebased onto a 9005/9006 base so that it is plug and "play" in stock HL. (obviously you still have to wire the ballasts and other stuff up)

The problem with those are that halogen HL housings are not designed for HID bulbs. The HID bulb puts out light at a focus point where a regular halogen bulb does not. This creates a LOT of glare which is blinding to on comming drivers and it also results in a crappy pattern on the ground, and really doesn't help you see anything because there is no focus to the light.

ask away, I have done tons of research about HID'* and projectors
well do they make HID housings for bonnies?
no. Anything you do, it would be completely custom.
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