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Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:52 pm 
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Hi all what is the brightest globe I can put in the headlight of an ef without damaging the headlight

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:19 pm 
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Damaging headlight?
What do you mean?

Ive heard that HID conversions are illegal unless they auto level or are fitted in projectors.
They are pretty bright, ranging up to 10000K maybe even more.

I have 4000K Halogen lights in my car, the brightest legal headlight. They aren't that white or blue, but more of a cleaner looking yellow.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:23 pm 
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If u go too high in the wattage it melts the headlight its happened to many ef owners

 

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 Post subject: Re: brightest headlight globe for an ef
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:26 pm 
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You can do that with the LED H4 globes, sending too much power to the globe

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:37 pm 
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REW93N wrote:
Damaging headlight?
What do you mean?

Ive heard that HID conversions are illegal unless they auto level or are fitted in projectors.
They are pretty bright, ranging up to 10000K maybe even more.

I have 4000K Halogen lights in my car, the brightest legal headlight. They aren't that white or blue, but more of a cleaner looking yellow.


umm 10000k is the temperature of the globe the higher the temperature the closer the light comes to ultra-violet

4300k is the brightest it is a yellowish white light, 6000k is pure white which in my opinion is the best out of the lot

i have 55w 6000k HIDs in my ef and they are f**k amazing yes they are illegal but if you get the right type of hid globe with the right shroud over it, the glare is realy s**t all ive been past plenty of cops and at night and they havnt given a crap
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Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:44 pm 
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Justin-A wrote:
REW93N wrote:
Damaging headlight?
What do you mean?

Ive heard that HID conversions are illegal unless they auto level or are fitted in projectors.
They are pretty bright, ranging up to 10000K maybe even more.

I have 4000K Halogen lights in my car, the brightest legal headlight. They aren't that white or blue, but more of a cleaner looking yellow.


umm 10000k is the temperature of the globe the higher the temperature the closer the light comes to ultra-violet

4300k is the brightest it is a yellowish white light, 6000k is pure white which in my opinion is the best out of the lot

i have 55w 6000k HIDs in my ef and they are f**k amazing yes they are illegal but if you get the right type of hid globe with the right shroud over it, the glare is realy s**t all ive been past plenty of cops and at night and they havnt given a crap

Still illegal though, I'd rather do a retrofitting job like MAD.

 

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 Post subject: Re: brightest headlight globe for an ef
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:26 pm 
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fordnut1988 wrote:
Hi all what is the brightest globe I can put in the headlight of an ef without damaging the headlight


If using the stock H4 globe then you are really stuck with the 60/55 watt globe.

If you don't want to do a conversion, try the Narva 50% plus type globe. They were an improvement but ensure that your headlights are clean first.
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Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:40 pm 
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REW93N wrote:
Justin-A wrote:
REW93N wrote:
Damaging headlight?
What do you mean?

Ive heard that HID conversions are illegal unless they auto level or are fitted in projectors.
They are pretty bright, ranging up to 10000K maybe even more.

I have 4000K Halogen lights in my car, the brightest legal headlight. They aren't that white or blue, but more of a cleaner looking yellow.


umm 10000k is the temperature of the globe the higher the temperature the closer the light comes to ultra-violet

4300k is the brightest it is a yellowish white light, 6000k is pure white which in my opinion is the best out of the lot

i have 55w 6000k HIDs in my ef and they are f**k amazing yes they are illegal but if you get the right type of hid globe with the right shroud over it, the glare is realy s**t all ive been past plenty of cops and at night and they havnt given a crap

Still illegal though, I'd rather do a retrofitting job like MAD.


tell me more about this retrofitting?


REW93N wrote:
You can do that with the LED H4 globes, sending too much power to the globe


also tell me more about this led h4 any good?

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:51 pm 
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Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:00 pm 
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The LED headlights apparently don't put out enough light to be useful on the road.
So, other than looking cool, they serve absolutely no purpose.
Also, Ive heard they blow really easy as they send too much power to the unit and cause it to overload.

Check out MADs Profile for his retrofitting thread, or alternatively, use the search function! :D

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:22 pm 
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HID run at about 35w so should be pretty safe but balusters are known to go on them
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Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:45 pm 
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Retrofitting HID projectors is still illegal, but they are certainly better on the eyes of other road users, and they use the available light from a HID bulb more efficiently, rather than light scattering everywhere when used is a headlight designed for halogen globes.

My thread is here...
ford-bodykits-f15/el-fairmont-hid-retrofit-t79728.html

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:42 pm 
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ive got gas wrote:
HID run at about 35w so should be pretty safe but balusters are known to go on them

There are 35w up to 90w HIDs around nowadays I'm pretty sure
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Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:41 pm 
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Justin-A wrote:
REW93N wrote:
Damaging headlight?
What do you mean?

Ive heard that HID conversions are illegal unless they auto level or are fitted in projectors.
They are pretty bright, ranging up to 10000K maybe even more.

I have 4000K Halogen lights in my car, the brightest legal headlight. They aren't that white or blue, but more of a cleaner looking yellow.


umm 10000k is the temperature of the globe the higher the temperature the closer the light comes to ultra-violet

4300k is the brightest it is a yellowish white light, 6000k is pure white which in my opinion is the best out of the lot

i have 55w 6000k HIDs in my ef and they are f**k amazing yes they are illegal but if you get the right type of hid globe with the right shroud over it, the glare is realy s**t all ive been past plenty of cops and at night and they havnt given a crap

hey have you done high and low beam or just high beam cause im looking at puting the 6000k in my el

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:55 am 
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how would u go installing these in?

http://www.ktautopart.com/product/showp ... =en&id=214
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