Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Objects in mirror will soon disappear!
TS is correct again! NO ONE makes a HID bulb replacement kit that will work correctly in our headlights without modification to the headlight assembly, TS did it, it not an easy task. To simplify things look at an HID bulb, it is very long much longer than a standard bulb, this places the filament in the wrong place in the reflector it is way to far forward, that's why it is so blinding, it is not in the "focal point" of the reflector. I you have ever used a Mag Lite and turned the head to see the shape of the beam change what you are doing is moving the bulb in relation to the focal point of the reflector, pretty easy to see how the shape of the beam changes. You don't want to do this with your headlights. The Hi/Lo HID kits actually move the bulb to change from hi to lo.
I have the Sylvania Silverstar Ultras and have tried lots of others, I can actually see improvement in visibility with these new bulbs as opposed to even the regular Silverstars. By the way there is a difference between a fog light bulb and a driving light bulb, they have different focal points, fog lights light more to the side (they have a short fat pattern) than driving lights which emit a longer narrower beam.
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RMR Style Bar.
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DDM Works PINK Breastplate, PRO Beam
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