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Old 03-18-2016, 06:59 AM   #1
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Do we have a sponsor that sells them and can anyone recommend a brand? I bought some off eBay but they're garbage and keep draining the battery. Would be high and low beam h4
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I've always had good luck with DDM tuning HID kits. They ship direct from china, so they take a bit longer to get. but the price is right and the quality seems solid, so it's worth the wait
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Go LED. So much more reliable and around $100 for the kit.
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They have LED hid kits?
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Two different bulb styles. High intensity discharge and light emitting diode.
They have led headlight kits.
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Are the light outputs on led really comparable to HID at this point??
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No flicker, instant on and more light output.

I tried to use them but not enough room between my headlights and the brackets. The 6k lights seemed like a true white light too.
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Are the light outputs on led really comparable to HID at this point??

Yes, they have external drivers that are about the size of a ballast and can emit up to 2800 lumens which is right on par with an HID. They cost about $100 for the set and don't have the issues associated with HID's and can run with less wattage with out an issue on DRL applications. The only down side, as stated by ilikebmx is that they are longer. I hope they will fit in my hideaway headlights. There is a heat sink or fan on the back of them.
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So how would the LED work with these headlights? these are the reflective ones for HID kits Or would I have to go back to the oem headlights?
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It's the wifes toy car, she hates the oem headlights says she cant see at night.
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So how would the LED work with these headlights? these are the reflective ones for HID kits Or would I have to go back to the oem headlights?
Same thing as HID.

These are the housings I'm using.

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Go with LEDs!!! After having HIDs in 3 vehicles and finally switching to LEDs I'll never go back.
LEDs; less power drain, no power spike on startup, no dimming, no electrical interference humming thru speakers, no flicker, instant on, no chasing down multiple things that might be wrong when they don't work, no need for a relay harness (lower voltage).

Check out OPT7 LED bulbs.
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I may want to try these led ones now. Do the colors still follow HID colors? The best Seth hid I had was 55watt and 5000k. White with a hint of color and most importantly able to see in the rain. All other 6000k or 35watt hid kits I couldn't see shit in the rain


Also I regards to the spike in amperage with hid. It actually melted my wire harness. Took about 30 wires and melted them all together. Never once blew a fuse. It took me forever to cut and solder it all back togheter so I will never do HID again
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Like I said above, the 6k kit I had for a brief moment was very pure white. I can't attest to rain performance because they didn't actually fit on my truck, I put them in my projector housings and the light did seem insanely bright.


Nothing is really going to be amazing in a regular old halogen housing though
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Go with LEDs!!! After having HIDs in 3 vehicles and finally switching to LEDs I'll never go back.
LEDs; less power drain, no power spike on startup, no dimming, no electrical interference humming thru speakers, no flicker, instant on, no chasing down multiple things that might be wrong when they don't work, no need for a relay harness (lower voltage).

Check out OPT7 LED bulbs.
I just purchased the OPT7 HID kits for the Focus. I like them, and were plug and play.
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I just purchased the OPT7 HID kits for the Focus. I like them, and were plug and play.
This is good to here. I may do this. Hate the light output in my focus. Big improvement?
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This is good to here. I may do this. Hate the light output in my focus. Big improvement?
They aren't bad, better than Halogens. I picked up Spyder projector headlight assemblies from a buddy for cheap (I have an ST1). I was told not to bother upgrading bulbs in it because the projectors aren't great, but fuck it. Standard bulb is an H11 and they require H7, which suck. I went with these and the fit fine. I bought H7 kit for the headlights and H11 or the fogs ($40 ea).

OPT7 Blitz Bullet HID Kit • Powerful "Mount-Less" Ballasts - All Colors and Sizes • Simple DIY Install - 2 Yr Warranty [H11 H8 H9 - 5K Pure White Xenon Light] https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018A1VECI..._vVv7wbYR705JK

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Wait so you can or shouldnt, use it with factory housings?
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My understanding you can be ticketed using hid's without the correct housings.
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Wait so you can or shouldnt, use it with factory housings?
Unless your factory housings are projectors, no.
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I just purchased the OPT7 HID kits for the Focus. I like them, and were plug and play.
I also purchased a set for my wife's 03 Acura mdx. The lightning is GREAT and it's a 35 watt kit.

I only bought them because of the 2 year warranty. Can't beat $30 and some change

However, my housings aren't HID so I feel like I'm blinding someone. We'll see. Just put then on 2 days ago and don't really drive the truck unless we all go out

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My understanding you can be ticketed using hid's without the correct housings.
HID are meant to be used with projector headlights. Without them you are just an asshole who will blind other drivers
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I don't know what's worse, HIDs not even bothered to be aimed in a non projector headlight or the people cluelessly driving with their brights on
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I don't know what's worse, HIDs not even bothered to be aimed in a non projector headlight or the people cluelessly driving with their brights on
While both are annoying, the hid is worst because it's so much brighter then the normal high beam. Plus the clueless driver at one point might realize they have their high beams on and shut them off. Hid guy is just gonna blind away.
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Im asking is it the same case with LEDS, do LEDs need the projector housing too, or can be factory.
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