There are a few post's about HID's. I'd like to start one and have everyone give there .02 cents on whats ACTUALLY working for them. Let have good clear before and after pics of lighting shots.
Fully explain Bi-Xenon Bulb's, True HID set ups.
This is the set up I'm going with. With a few added features...
-The blue bezel will just show up in the daylight.. ( it add's a color effect that goes with my color scheme)
-I'm using this forward firing white LED's for running lights instead of the white halo that BMW's have.
-These are rearward facing AMBER LED lights and it cancels out the blue color of the lens. I'm using this for my turn signal's.
Call Brian Tremblay (530)205-9163 or email him at [email protected]
Guy builds True HID's and has a couple other features...I'll be sending him my housing soon enough to do a full custom set up. Its a plug and play set up. Really nice guy. He hand builds everything and you get a good warranty on all the part's.
- 50 Watt HIDs (bulbs & ballasts
- Bi-Xenon Projectors (installed)
- Pair CCFL Angel Eyes (if you choose)
- All "plug & play" install
- Lifetime warranty on all HID, Projector & CCFL components
- Colored Bezels are $25/pr
- SMT LED Rings (installed) are $75/pr
(as signals, running lights, accent lights, etc)
1 > The price of a retro-fit/custom build will NOT change with different HID color temperatures (available temps: 4300k, 5000k, 6000k, 8000k, 10,000k)
2 > In general, at 50 Watts HID, the light will always appear to be more WHITE than 35 Watt HID (more commonly recognized & referred to in most "color" discussions)
3 > Because he uses all "REAL Bi-Xenon" Projectors (Hi/Lo Projectors with active "Lo Beam glare cut-off" shields) with all his builds, they are all equipped with "High Output" 50 Watt HIDs to provide the brightest & most "effective" light possible out of your headlights, while not creating a hazardous situation for other drivers/traffic. The only way to run HIDs "safely", "effectively" & "legally" (without pissing people off, without causing an accident or distraction, and without drawing the "wrong" attention to your vehicle > police) is with "REAL" Projectors.
General output info (55w Halogen vs. 35w HID vs. 50w HID) in "lumen" (measurement of actual light ouput) ......
> 55w Halogen = approx 900 lumen @ 3800k
> 35w HID = approx 3000 lumen @ 5000k (light loss between "Kelvin Temp" (+/-) 1000k = approx 100-150 lumen)
> 50w HID = approx 4800 lumen @ 5000k (light loss between "Kelvin Temp" (+/-) 1000k = approx 60-80 lumen)
Samples that I'll be using with my Silver Jeep and Blue Accents: