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Posted: Sun May 19, 2013 8:27 pm 
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Hi,
What HID kit can i put into my Ford EL?
Is it the H1 globe for the low beam and how many watts?
Would the 55w be too much and burn my lense or the 33w be ok?

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 Post subject: Re: HID Kit
Posted: Sun May 19, 2013 9:30 pm 
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they usually come in 35w and 55w. I've always used a 35w kit. And if I were you i'd buy a kit that is high/low switchable so they don't just cut out when you flick to high beam

 

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 Post subject: Re: HID Kit
Posted: Sun May 19, 2013 10:14 pm 
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So with the high/low beam HID, when i switch to high beam the low beam stays on? or just cuts out quickly?

So will these be ok?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/130872057111 ... 1438.l2649

Also what colour should i get? (k) as 6000k or 8000k?

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 Post subject: Re: HID Kit
Posted: Sun May 19, 2013 10:30 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: HID Kit
Posted: Sun May 19, 2013 10:37 pm 
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CrACk InjECtIoN wrote:
So with the high/low beam HID, when i switch to high beam the low beam stays on? or just cuts out quickly?

So will these be ok?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/130872057111 ... 1438.l2649

Also what colour should i get? (k) as 6000k or 8000k?

Thanks :D


no. on a Falcon the have a low beam, and high beam in a separate (inner) globe. on a low beam HID kit when you click to high beam, instead of have both globes on in the headlight, the low beam will cut out, making your light spread on high beams s**t

 

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 Post subject: Re: HID Kit
Posted: Sun May 19, 2013 10:54 pm 
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89.SVO wrote:

no. on a Falcon the have a low beam, and high beam in a separate (inner) globe. on a low beam HID kit when you click to high beam, instead of have both globes on in the headlight, the low beam will cut out, making your light spread on high beams s**t



funny??? in mine they have a H4 outer [low/high] with a H3 inner [or was it H1?? high] or have i mixed up me falcons??
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 Post subject: Re: HID Kit
Posted: Sun May 19, 2013 11:12 pm 
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Im am confused now :?

All i want is to have Low beam H1 on and when i turn on my High beam that my low beam turns off.

I have an Ford EL and i think H1 in low beam and H4 is high?
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Posted: Mon May 20, 2013 1:15 am 
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H4 is the main globe which does both low/high with the inner H1 turning on for high beam also
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Posted: Mon May 20, 2013 2:10 am 
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 Post subject: Re: HID Kit
Posted: Mon May 20, 2013 8:12 am 
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why would you want the low beam to turn of when the high beam is on? Would defeat the purpose of having high beams.

I have bought two H4 hi/lo switchable kits off eBay in the last 6 months. From an Australian supplier. So if you pay by paypal, they turn up in like 3 days

this one:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/251130406586 ... 1497.l2649

 

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89.SVO wrote:
why would you want the low beam to turn of when the high beam is on? Would defeat the purpose of having high beams.



lol ... no it doesn't ...... that why its called "low" beam :lol:



low beam was never meant to be on when your "high" is on however ford said hmmmm.......
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 Post subject: Re: HID Kit
Posted: Mon May 20, 2013 10:25 am 
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So with this kit it is high beam and low beam?
And it will fit into my ford EL futura?

Also how good is the high beam as i travel alot in the country and i want to see alot when i drive a night :o
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Posted: Mon May 20, 2013 11:54 am 
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I think a few of you are confused.
On EF and EL models, the globes used are as follows.

Falcon/Futura: H1 low beam, and H3 high beam
Fairmont/Fairlane: H4 low beam, and H3 high beam.

Fitting a Hi/lo kit to a Falcon will not be possible. You would only use a H1 kit.

On a Falcon the low beam stays on when you flick to high beam.
On a Fairmont the low beam filament of the H4 globe turns off when you flick to high and the high beam filament turns on.


But, and this is a big 'but'.... Please don't do it.
HID in EF/EL headlights has to be the worst possible combination for glare to other drivers on the road.

If you are dead set on it, then at least get new headlights, or get your lenses professionally restored. You will benefit from much more light on the road, and the glare put out from them will be more tolerable for other drivers.

Or better yet, just don't do it. :D

 

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 Post subject: Re: HID Kit
Posted: Mon May 20, 2013 1:05 pm 
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I just want to do it as my lights are so useless that i might as well duck tape a torch onto the front of my car lol.

Also thanks for clearing it up for me :D
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 Post subject: Re: HID Kit
Posted: Mon May 20, 2013 1:06 pm 
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How bad are we taking about the glare? As the other road users wont see you and crash head on into you?
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