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Old 01-04-2005, 11:11 PM   #1
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please explain HID lighting to me!

ok so i was just informed that this is a kit that is added on to lights to make them... brighter? or just bluer?

what does this kit involve? how does it install? how much does it cost?

always wondered about HID, thought it was a great idea just never made it into the budget
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Old 01-04-2005, 11:13 PM   #2
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High Intensity Discharge.

don't know the exact details, but they are infact brighter. not just ricer bulbs.

you need the right HID bulbs, ballasts and some other things I think.

they usually cost upwards up $400cdn last time I checked.
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Old 01-04-2005, 11:15 PM   #3
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lol u own an e36 and u dont know wat H.I.D's Means? that will be 2nd on my budget if i ever got an e36. But then again I WILL NEVER BUY AN E36
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Old 01-04-2005, 11:20 PM   #4
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to be honest... 90% of the shit u guys are talking about on here i dont have a clue, i drove a 75 trans am and a 90' mustang before i had a bimmer, i was all about going fast and looks came second, never needed to know about special lighting or anything like that
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Old 01-04-2005, 11:58 PM   #5
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you need ZKW projectors, otherwise dont even consider HIDs.

oh ya and u can't forget the angel eyes
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Old 01-05-2005, 12:05 AM   #6
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i have depot projector head lights with angel eyes, would that work?
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Old 01-05-2005, 12:11 AM   #7
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light brightness measured in lumens. A standard halogen bulb (100W high beam) gives off 800-1100 lumens... comparible 4300K HID bulb (35W) produces 3200 lumens, about 3x more light.

Those lights you have work fine. I'm still selling kits if you're interested.
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i have depot projector head lights with angel eyes, would that work?
ya i suppose, as long as you have projectors.

what do you need to know? haven't you noticed the new high end cars like 3.2TLs, TLs, TSXs. almost all e46s (except the early ones).......they have hids stock, its a pretty big noticable difference.

get a kit thats plug and play, dont try to custom make a kit urself, u'll end up having to glue the bulbs to the housing and cut/join wires.
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Why would HID's not be a good idea in stock US headlights??? Sure... the reflective quality of the headlight is much poorer than the euro lights but HID's in fact make light output greater no matter how crappy the housing is. I have 4300K xenons on my stock US lights and light output is much better than when it was stock. There is alot of scatter but I still see a lot of the road and not too many people highbeam me. I get at least 3 x more lighting.

I just ordered ZKW and 8000K xenons and Id imagine the light output would be a little better than what I have now. I used to have ZKW a couple years back with 6000K xenons and those were pretty good in terms of lightning although I wasnt really partial to the purple hue that the xenons emitted in 6000K specs.

REVshot.... your depos will be fine for HIDS. Just get a plug and play kit (H1 bulb) and you could do the install in an hour not even. Kit will cost you 300 US from www.umnitza.com. Give him a call.
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Why would HID's not be a good idea in stock US headlights???
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There is alot of scatter ....
answered ur own question
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thanks for the info! not really looking to get them right now, i got a million other things on the go right now i was thinking a B day present or something!
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you gotta watch "how it's made" more often
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Old 01-05-2005, 02:31 AM   #13
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to be honest... 90% of the shit u guys are talking about on here i dont have a clue,

ahahha I read that as "90% of the shit u guys are talkinga bout on here dont' have a clue" meaning people dont' know wtf they're talking about and I was gonna flame you so bad....

then I stopped being a moron and read it right...lol


can any HID system go into any car? like so can I make my pop up lights HID? I always thought you couldn't.
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Why would HID's not be a good idea in stock US headlights??? Sure... the reflective quality of the headlight is much poorer than the euro lights but HID's in fact make light output greater no matter how crappy the housing is. I have 4300K xenons on my stock US lights and light output is much better than when it was stock. There is alot of scatter but I still see a lot of the road and not too many people highbeam me. I get at least 3 x more lighting.

I just ordered ZKW and 8000K xenons and Id imagine the light output would be a little better than what I have now. I used to have ZKW a couple years back with 6000K xenons and those were pretty good in terms of lightning although I wasnt really partial to the purple hue that the xenons emitted in 6000K specs.

REVshot.... your depos will be fine for HIDS. Just get a plug and play kit (H1 bulb) and you could do the install in an hour not even. Kit will cost you 300 US from www.umnitza.com. Give him a call.

WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT GAVIN??
First you say US Spec is ok, then you say too much scatter
Second you say 6000 was too much blue for you, and now you ordered 8000 kit.

you dont make any sense
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isn' 8000 more of a purple color?
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