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Posted: Thu May 21, 2009 8:22 pm 
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Just for those with XR's. I went with a 6000k kit on my EF, and basically it looks s**t with the high beams and HID's. The Highs are very yellow when used with this colour, I totally regret going white and would recommend anyone getting HID's to go with 4300k for consistancy.

Nothing worse than different colours in your beam pattern after driving for 6 hours through the night!

so buy matching ones for high beams also - easy fixed

I'll be getting set for Lane - just need to pull lights out to see what bulbs it has

 

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Posted: Fri May 22, 2009 12:09 pm 
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hey,

anyone bought a set yet?

i want to know if there is a big difference on a EF\El headlights as we all know they have crap lighting from factory.

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Posted: Fri May 22, 2009 5:26 pm 
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i'll jump in!

55w 4300k H3

i can send payment ASAP!!

 

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Posted: Sat May 23, 2009 3:52 pm 
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i want to know if there is a big difference on a EF\El headlights as we all know they have crap lighting from factory.


I have a set of straight H4 HID's in my car, it makes a massive difference, but be prepared to get flashed by other cars at night...ALOT! This is why i'm going to get myself a set of Bi-Xenon globes so on low beam it's a little less bright.
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Posted: Sat May 23, 2009 3:55 pm 
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Thats the reason I'm a bit undecided about the HIDs in normal lights..
Do you have 35 or 55 watters?
I think 6000k 35 watt low beams would be fine though...

 

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Posted: Sat May 23, 2009 5:34 pm 
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Unless you have projector lights (like the ED-EL XR's) and light washers these are a defect waiting to happen :!:

 

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Posted: Sat May 23, 2009 6:29 pm 
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Unless you have projector lights (like the ED-EL XR's) and light washers these are a defect waiting to happen :!:


the ones im after are not for normal low beam but to upgrade some driving lights, so mr police officer wont be turning around to book me :P

 

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Posted: Sat May 23, 2009 9:06 pm 
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As a long time HID user, some tips.

- Don't go higher than 6000K, anything higher will be a cop magnet, and is actually less bright.
- Angle your headlights down a bit from normal, will stop people thinking you're high beaming them.

And finally as AXR88U mentioned, they are technically illegal on any car that doesn't come with them factory (thus includes the required projector* style lenses, and washer jets)

*the projectors used by E series XR's aren't quite the same as real HID capable projectors.

 

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Posted: Sun May 24, 2009 3:13 pm 
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data_mine wrote:
As a long time HID user, some tips.

- Don't go higher than 6000K, anything higher will be a cop magnet, and is actually less bright.
- Angle your headlights down a bit from normal, will stop people thinking you're high beaming them.

And finally as AXR88U mentioned, they are technically illegal on any car that doesn't come with them factory (thus includes the required projector* style lenses, and washer jets)

*the projectors used by E series XR's aren't quite the same as real HID capable projectors.


washer jets?

 

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Posted: Sun May 24, 2009 6:23 pm 
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ECE Reg. 48 "Paragraph 6.2.9., amend to read
"6.2.9. Other requirements
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Dipped-beam headlamps with a light source or LED module(s) producing the
principal dipped beam and having a total objective luminous flux which
exceeds 2,000 lumen shall only be installed in conjunction with the installation of
headlamp cleaning device(s) according to Regulation No. 45. 8/
With respect to vertical inclination the provisions of paragraph 6.2.6.2.2. above shall
not be applied for dipped-beam headlamps:
(a) with LED module(s) producing the principal dipped beam, or
(b) with a light source producing the principal dipped beam and having an
objective luminous flux which exceeds 2,000 lumen.
Only dipped-beam headlamps according to .… "

 

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Posted: Mon May 25, 2009 12:27 am 
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you'll have to forgive my "not speaking the legal speak" but i interpret that as blah blah blah blah too bright must have a self cleaning mechanism blah blah blah.

is that right?

 

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you'll have to forgive my "not speaking the legal speak" but i interpret that as blah blah blah blah too bright must have a self cleaning mechanism blah blah blah.

is that right?


close enough.

And they need self-levelling too. (not in that quote from the ADR however).

 

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Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 1:38 pm 
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What is the difference with the 2 brands?

 

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Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 10:24 am 
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GTFORDMAN wrote:
i'll jump in!

55w 4300k H3

i can send payment ASAP!!

Only 35w are available sorry.
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Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 10:25 am 
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YBHVE4 wrote:
i want to know if there is a big difference on a EF\El headlights as we all know they have crap lighting from factory.


I have a set of straight H4 HID's in my car, it makes a massive difference, but be prepared to get flashed by other cars at night...ALOT! This is why i'm going to get myself a set of Bi-Xenon globes so on low beam it's a little less bright.

You need to adjust your headlights mate. That is the first thing you should do after installing HIDs.
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