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Old 09-26-2008, 01:07 AM   #1
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Alright, going to buy a set and contemplating on whether or not I should get 6000k or 8000k. I've seen cars driving down the road with and obvious after market hid setup, and thought it was a tad bit ricer when they get that really blue shat going on. I duno, whats everyone's opinion???
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Old 09-26-2008, 01:20 AM   #2
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I had 8ks on my GTI.. loved em. and plan on puttin a set on my f4i. They really did help alot at night.
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Old 09-26-2008, 01:23 AM   #3
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I have either 5500 or 6k on my bike and love them. I personally wouldn't go over 6k. They start getting really blue and kill actual light output. Kinda defeats the purpose of getting them in the first place.
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Old 09-26-2008, 09:14 AM   #4
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anything over 6K and you state to lose usable light. Yeah 8K are still bright, but you can't see as much. Make sure you get a real HID, not the bulbs that claim to be.
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Old 09-26-2008, 09:31 AM   #5
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anything over 6K and you state to lose usable light. Yeah 8K are still bright, but you can't see as much. Make sure you get a real HID, not the bulbs that claim to be.


the bulbs are realy just for looks, not real HID, but they look cool and cheap!

i put them in my bikes befor and i have them in my charger r/t, but just for looks!
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Old 09-26-2008, 09:39 AM   #7
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probably a dumb question, but are they legal while riding?
GOVERNMENT CLAMPS DOWN ON HID CONVERSION KITS
NHTSA Does Not Recognize “For Off-Road Use Only” Disclaimer

As SEMA has reported in the past, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is targeting high-intensity discharge (HID) conversion kits for enforcement actions.

The NHTSA has concluded that it is impossible to produce HID conversion kits (converting a halogen system to HID) that would be compliant with the federal lighting standard, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108. The noncompliant kits frequently include a HID bulb, a ballast, an igniter, a relay and wiring harness adapters. The NHTSA believes this equipment presents a safety risk to the public since the kits can be expected to produce excessive glare to oncoming motorists. In one investigation, the NHTSA found that an HID conversion headlamp exceeded the maximum allowable candlepower by over 800%.

Halogen equipment uses an electrical current to heat a metal wire coil filament to incandescence, while the HID conversion kit’s light source incorporates a discharge arc to produce light. HIDs require a ballast for operation. Under FMVSS No. 108’s Section S7.7 (replaceable light sources), each replaceable light source for headlamps must be designed to conform to the dimensions and electrical specifications for the headlamp source it is intended to replace. For example, if an HID kit is marketed as replacing an H1 light source, then it must match the H1’s wire coil filament size and location, the electrical connector size and location and the ballast design for use with an H1 light source (which is impossible since there is no ballast). Consequently, companies that are manufacturing HID light sources (e.g., D1S, D1R, D2S, D2R, 9500, etc…) with incandescent light source bases (e.g., H1, H3, H7, H8, H9, H11, H13, HB1, HB2, HB3, HB4, HB5, etc…) should be aware that this light source design would not be one that conforms to FMVSS No. 108, and could not be imported and sold in the United States without violating Federal law. (The importer is treated as the manufacturer and subject to the same fines and penalties that apply to a domestic manufacturer.)

The NHTSA has also determined that a commonly used disclaimer “for off-road use only” has no legal meaning and is not recognized by the agency as the manufacturer, importer and retailer are not in a position to control use once a product has been sold. Any equipment offered for sale which is covered by FMVSS No. 108 (headlamps, taillamps, side markers, etc.) must comply with the standard.

On a related topic, the NHTSA has also stepped up enforcement against restyled combination lamps that are missing required functions existing on the original-equipment lamps. This would include replacement front- or rear-combination lighting equipment that do not have a required reflector, amber or red light, “DOT” marking or mismarked wattage. The issue is the same: any equipment offered for sale which is covered by FMVSS No. 108 must comply with the standard.

SEMA published an article in the October 2006 edition of SEMA News which provides more information on how lighting equipment is regulated by both the federal and state government: http://sema.org/main/semaorghome.aspx?id=55913. SEMA is working with the NHTSA to ensure that the aftermarket lighting industry’s perspective is heard and, simultaneously, to remind its members to obey the current rules of the road. In this fashion, our SEMA members can offer a full range of cutting-edge, compliant motor-vehicle lighting products. For more information, contact Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.
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Old 09-26-2008, 09:42 AM   #8
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Hope that answers the question...

I have them in my car, brothers car and gave my mom a set for her BDAY and sell them for over 2yrs. Ive never been pulled over nor have they.
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Old 09-27-2008, 10:25 AM   #9
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i bought 8000k but i got the cheap ones off of ebay so they really more like 6000k (just a little blue) if goin with an ebay kit go one up of what you thought you would want, just make sure to buy the car kit so you get to ballasts/ignitors/bulbs
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Old 09-27-2008, 11:03 AM   #10
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I took kits out of bimmers w the ballasts/modules and all(for the car.)

Phillips 35w; kV output not on the bulb socket.
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I took kits out of bimmers w the ballasts/modules and all(for the car.)

Phillips 35w; kV output not on the bulb socket.
most cars with stock hid are 4300k in the bimmers it was the projectors that gave them the pretty flicker
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Old 09-27-2008, 03:17 PM   #12
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if u want hids check out my myspace. My number is on there call me.
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Old 09-27-2008, 03:36 PM   #13
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I have a 10k kit. I just want to stand out so the cagers will maybe see me. I don't care about light output after a certain k, If I need more light, I flip on the brights.
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