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 Post subject: HIDs Behind XR Projectors
Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 11:42 am 
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gday i remember somewhere in the big HID thread there was some people asking what HIDs looked like behind the XR projectors. I took some pics of the beam spread the other night so here u go.
i have 8000K Low beam HIDs and 6000K Low Beam HIDs so the bluer beam is the Low Beam.

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High Beam and Low Beam

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Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 2:48 pm 
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Hmmm, not really a good location for demonstrating the power of HID lights, lol.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 5:38 pm 
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Till_Lind wrote:
Hmmm, not really a good location for demonstrating the power of HID lights, lol.


Totally (or even more = 150%) agree with you .
Not only is it not a good location but also the camera is over exposing. :lol:

Let's see the beam pattern on a flat, wide and long stretch of road.
Then maybe we can start commenting on if it looks to be or not to be.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 6:57 pm 
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Freaking hell, mavs is into his HID stuff, very negative feedback.
But i do agree a long stretch of road would be good regie. I'm really considering HID lights for my XR front, seeing as the lights npow arent aimed correctly and suck really bad in wetish weather.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:48 pm 
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is there anywhere that installs HID's or you have to do it urself?

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 Post subject: Re: HIDs Behind XR Projectors
Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:11 am 
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ReGiE wrote:
i have 8000K Low beam HIDs and 6000K Low Beam HIDs


in english :lol:

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:09 am 
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The beam pattern looks high.
Might be a problem with on coming traffic?
What type of xr?
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Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 3:16 am 
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its the ED XR front. yeah i will find a nice straight bit of road. i wasn just f**k around with them the other night. i will get better piccys

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 9:45 pm 
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I reckon it was a fine area to show how well they work.
Cause anyone with the ED to AU XR headlights will know that looks 300% brighter than they normnally do...
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Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 12:18 am 
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I took my car out to the industrial area, and took a couple of shots. This was the last opportunity that I had to take pics of the HID/XR Front combo.

The GLi front goes on tomorrow, hopefully with the HID's

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:44 pm 
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Just a quick question...
Do any of you guys with the HID's, especially with the projectors Lenses, have any problems with people flashing you, cause your lights are too bright, etc?
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Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:47 pm 
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I feel sorry for the car that gets parked in that shed that was in the photo!
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Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 7:45 pm 
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Ok, My GLi front is on. There is no probs with any stray light. Will take pics of the HID's with the standard GLi front tonight :)

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 7:50 pm 
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EL XR8 wrote:
Just a quick question...
Do any of you guys with the HID's, especially with the projectors Lenses, have any problems with people flashing you, cause your lights are too bright, etc?


No. Although my headlights are aimed lowered than norm (due to having superlows all round, and the resulting 'drag stance').

I've got regular GLi/Futura headlights. The beam isn't as sharply defined as those from proper HID projectors, but it's more well defined than the halogen bulbs before, and they never come up higher than anyones rear bar, or say the concrete dividers on highways.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 11:29 pm 
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EL XR8 wrote:
Just a quick question...
Do any of you guys with the HID's, especially with the projectors Lenses, have any problems with people flashing you, cause your lights are too bright, etc?


After numerous hours spent on testing, calculating, building and rebuilding Halogen reflectors, HID kits in Halogen reflectors, retrofitting projectors in halogen headlights, etc. etc. I can categorically tell you that there is NO CHANCE on earth that anyone installing a HID kit in a Halogen reflector CAN EVER get a PERFECT beam pattern.

The closest you can come to an acceptable beam pattern, installing a HID kin in a Halogen Reflector, is if you spend several hours or better said days, fiddling with making a shield in order to harness and redirect any light emitted from a Xenon bulb to the correct areas of a Halogen reflector.
Even then you will always have both hot and cold spots and some glare.

It would be like trying to run your Ford Falcon on Diesel.

On the other hand IF (and that is a BIG IF) you have been able to correctly retrofit a projector in your headlights and managed to block ALL stray light that is emitted from the sides of the reflector (between the lens of the projector and it's reflector and the original reflector) and have been able to properly fit and adjust the projector in right place in your headlight etc. etc.
You will have a perfect beam pattern that will NEVER be blinding oncoming traffic.
Therefore there is absolutely NO risk for anyone to flash their headlights at you telling you that your headlights are blinding them and that you are about to cause an accident.

Sorry, but if anyone can prove me wrong, please send me PROPER pictures of your beam pattern.
I am yet to see one.

 

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