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Old 09-07-2008, 07:37 AM   #1
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Quite a few folks had problems after installing HID Kits. What's the Huge Difference installing just the Bulb vs the Kit. All I want is the BLUE effect that I see with the Lexus and BMW's. So Tell me if having blue is the overall attempt.

1. Will i see a difference? using just bulbs

2. Will it burn out the stock lighting connections using just bulbs?

3. Lastly can you recommend a bulb company? I see PIA at $49.00+ each and I see others range from 12.99 to 24.99.

4. For / Suzuki Katana 600cc 2006 Dual lighting

5. What are you using? and any problems? Just gotten feedback that HID's are cool to have. But a mechanic has seen problems as far as them disconnecting or shorting out during time due to riding style. Wheelie stunt rider and just from plain old pot holes.
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Old 09-07-2008, 07:43 AM   #2
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Ive been wondering the same thing so any info is apprecitated by more than one!!!!
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Old 09-07-2008, 10:29 AM   #3
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True HID or Xenon require an ignitor assembly, not just a colored bulb. It is a burning glass within the bulb that creates the 'white' or 'natural' light. the higher the Kv count, the bluer the effect will be, however the blue haze will not shine as much on the road as the lighter colors(offset color spectrum.)

Sylvannia makes a nighttime HID bulb (colored lense) that is the brightest I have come across without converting to HID; however the bulbs lasted 2 months a piece and made great light(real improvement over standard halogen.)

As for voltages, a standard car will have a 30amp fuse for both halogen headlights, low beam. A xenon module creates around 300v to spark the ignitor and get it to lite. After which, it normally takes about 6amps to keep it going. So the xenon assembly uses less amperage then a standard halogen bulb.
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