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Old 02-24-2010, 11:57 PM   #101
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Old 02-25-2010, 12:05 AM   #102
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Looks like the LED's in the middle will blind the everliving crap out of oncoming traffic.
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Old 02-25-2010, 12:11 AM   #103
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Looks like the LED's in the middle will blind the everliving crap out of oncoming traffic.
Actually they will not, because they are LED light bulb, they just blur out in the pictures, if you see these headlights in person, you can clearly see the 3 LED clearly and it won't blind you off.
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Old 02-25-2010, 12:49 AM   #104
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Looks like the LED's in the middle will blind the everliving crap out of oncoming traffic.
on mine the 3 leds are not nearly bright enough to blind anyone, they are actually nice and bright when looking straight at them and they are very visible, but not bright enough to cause any problems for oncoming drivers
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Old 02-25-2010, 11:31 AM   #105
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+1 for a set of headlights that are functional....the pics dashz posted looked better than lastsnares'........

this may become another investment into the moneypit lol
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:10 PM   #106
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How do you adjust the projectors on these. I don't see any adjustment screws. My left one is pretty high. HELP!!!
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:32 PM   #107
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How do you adjust the projectors on these. I don't see any adjustment screws. My left one is pretty high. HELP!!!

look on the lower portion of the back side of the light, there are two phillips/hex headed screws, when you turn them clockwise it points them beam downward, it aims both high and low beams. if you hear a slight popping sound as you tighten those screws it is probably the high beam reflector binding slightly against the inside of the headlight as it is lowered, when i adjusted mine, i would tighten each screw about 4 rotations, and then tighten the other one, alternating until they were aimed where i liked them
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Old 02-27-2010, 02:52 PM   #108
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Thanks, your a life saver.
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Old 02-27-2010, 03:03 PM   #109
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Thanks, your a life saver.
how do you like yours so far Robert ? i think you are maybe the 2nd person in this thread that has a set besides myself
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Old 02-27-2010, 03:13 PM   #110
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just realized the bullbs in my car are H1's and these lamps require H3's....

is there some kind of harness or wiring difference? someone let me know....
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Old 02-27-2010, 03:27 PM   #111
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just realized the bullbs in my car are H1's and these lamps require H3's....

is there some kind of harness or wiring difference? someone let me know....
the high beams plug straight in with the factory harness (plugs mate up directly with no wiring changes requires), for the low beams (HID or halogen) there are two power wires that are are wired into these lights, I connected them to my factory low beam wires with crimp-type splicing things (not sure if they are called vampire taps also). i'm probably going to be switching headlights around a bit because i'm working on a retrofit project with my old lights, so if i did it again i'd probably put some kind of quick-disconnect connectors in there so I can easily switch between these and any other project lights that I have
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Old 02-28-2010, 01:09 PM   #112
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I'm sold on a set, starting to get water on the inside of my old ones. The lightwerkz ones are some beast headlights but there is not a chance I am paying that much for a retrofit. I think these look very nice in their own right, certainly worth the 300$
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Old 02-28-2010, 04:07 PM   #113
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I'm sold on a set, starting to get water on the inside of my old ones. The lightwerkz ones are some beast headlights but there is not a chance I am paying that much for a retrofit. I think these look very nice in their own right, certainly worth the 300$
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Old 03-05-2010, 09:25 PM   #114
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Old 03-06-2010, 12:18 AM   #115
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can anybody who actually has a set of these comment on how these lights compare to the halogen ones? are they an improvement on light output? i'm really tempted, and do a lot of driving at night so i need to make sure it'll be worth the money
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Old 03-06-2010, 12:40 AM   #116
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since i think i'm one of the only people on here with a set. i didn't have these on the car with the H3 halogens, just the HID's.
the HID's (low beams) are plenty bright though.
the high beams on mine aren't super bright, but it might be how mine are aimed.
i was careful not to aim them too high (aiming adjustment screws adjust the high and the low beam together, this is how they work on the OEM lights also, the high and low beam reflector is one piece of plastic).

the high beams on my OEM lights seem to be a fair bit brighter. with that said, my driving is mostly city and suburbs, i haven't done any night driving on rural roads, so it may be different. my opinion is that if you require bright high beams, you may need to supplement with some rally lights perhaps. other than that, i really like them a lot.

the beam pattern on OEM WRX lights is pretty diffuse, and the DashZ lights do have much more of a beam cutoff (even if they aren't as razor sharp as high end projectors like the TSX, S2000, etc...). i didn't take comparison photos on the car with halogen vs HID. But during my retrofit project (in progress), I did take at least one pic shining on my wall (indoors), comparing OEM WRX, OEM STi HID, TSX retrofit, and in separate pics, the Dashz hid and Dashz halogen.
the pics aren't anything special, but if it helps at all they are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/natemichals/


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can anybody who actually has a set of these comment on how these lights compare to the halogen ones? are they an improvement on light output? i'm really tempted, and do a lot of driving at night so i need to make sure it'll be worth the money

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Old 03-06-2010, 05:21 AM   #117
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Old 03-06-2010, 11:16 PM   #118
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thanks lastnare for the reply! did you go with the h3 hid kit they offer or did you go with another brand?

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since i think i'm one of the only people on here with a set. i didn't have these on the car with the H3 halogens, just the HID's.
the HID's (low beams) are plenty bright though.
the high beams on mine aren't super bright, but it might be how mine are aimed.
i was careful not to aim them too high (aiming adjustment screws adjust the high and the low beam together, this is how they work on the OEM lights also, the high and low beam reflector is one piece of plastic).

the high beams on my OEM lights seem to be a fair bit brighter. with that said, my driving is mostly city and suburbs, i haven't done any night driving on rural roads, so it may be different. my opinion is that if you require bright high beams, you may need to supplement with some rally lights perhaps. other than that, i really like them a lot.

the beam pattern on OEM WRX lights is pretty diffuse, and the DashZ lights do have much more of a beam cutoff (even if they aren't as razor sharp as high end projectors like the TSX, S2000, etc...). i didn't take comparison photos on the car with halogen vs HID. But during my retrofit project (in progress), I did take at least one pic shining on my wall (indoors), comparing OEM WRX, OEM STi HID, TSX retrofit, and in separate pics, the Dashz hid and Dashz halogen.
the pics aren't anything special, but if it helps at all they are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/natemichals/
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Old 03-06-2010, 11:34 PM   #119
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glad to help,
i ended up taking the 55W 6000K HID kit that they sell. I figured since they are not the D2S or whatever bulbs that are in lots of other cars with OEM HID's, rather than guess and assemble my own concoction, i bought the ones that they sell, and so far I haven't had any problems at all.

also in case anyone is wondering, I have no affiliation with the manufacturer, lol. i'm just excited that somebody is finally making aftermarket projector headlights for my 04 WRX (Morrette's were cool, but I really wanted projectors and didn't want to spend too too much money on them). I think i'm still going to do a retrofit with my old headlights, but i don't want to do them the same way a lot of others do by cutting a hole in the old reflectors and mounting the projector inside it. i really want to do something that hasn't been done, i'm just not sure what that is yet, lol. something really unique.

my WRX is black (JBP), so I had wondered if the black lights would be too much of the same color (I went that way with a set of wheels i painted black, then painted silver because the black on black was just too much for me). but i really like them. it's funny because when i look at photos of them on my car, sometimes they look better than others (maybe due to the wide angle distortion of some of my camera lenses), but standing in front of the car and looking or from the side, i think they look really sharp.
and at night with the halos and led's on it really looks sharp too.
I disabled my daytime running lights today so i didn't have to turn on the headlights before releasing the parking brake anymore (pulled the yellow plug under the glove box)

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Old 03-08-2010, 04:28 AM   #120
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did you disable the drls because it is bad for the hids or is it just your personal preference?

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glad to help,
i ended up taking the 55W 6000K HID kit that they sell. I figured since they are not the D2S or whatever bulbs that are in lots of other cars with OEM HID's, rather than guess and assemble my own concoction, i bought the ones that they sell, and so far I haven't had any problems at all.

also in case anyone is wondering, I have no affiliation with the manufacturer, lol. i'm just excited that somebody is finally making aftermarket projector headlights for my 04 WRX (Morrette's were cool, but I really wanted projectors and didn't want to spend too too much money on them). I think i'm still going to do a retrofit with my old headlights, but i don't want to do them the same way a lot of others do by cutting a hole in the old reflectors and mounting the projector inside it. i really want to do something that hasn't been done, i'm just not sure what that is yet, lol. something really unique.

my WRX is black (JBP), so I had wondered if the black lights would be too much of the same color (I went that way with a set of wheels i painted black, then painted silver because the black on black was just too much for me). but i really like them. it's funny because when i look at photos of them on my car, sometimes they look better than others (maybe due to the wide angle distortion of some of my camera lenses), but standing in front of the car and looking or from the side, i think they look really sharp.
and at night with the halos and led's on it really looks sharp too.
I disabled my daytime running lights today so i didn't have to turn on the headlights before releasing the parking brake anymore (pulled the yellow plug under the glove box)
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:27 AM   #121
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i just took them out for the sake of the HID's, because if i didn't remember to turn the lights on full before releasing the brake only one of the HID's would light up usually, and it's probably not something that would be good to do to them repeatedly (with the DRL's supplying partial voltage or whatever to the ballasts). my halos and led accent lights are feeding off of my power antenna lead from my radio, so when the radio comes on, those come on with my gauges as well, if i turn off the radio they all go out. even before with my OEM lights, i would always drive with my headlights on full anyway, so i almost never used the DRL's
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Old 03-14-2010, 05:10 PM   #122
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Has anyone tried stuffing the oem d2r hid's in these? I got into a collision and my left headlight housing was destroyed, but my ballast and everything is fine. Rather than spending the same amount on a single used headlight or single new housing, doesn't seem like a bad idea to get these instead.
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Old 03-14-2010, 06:26 PM   #123
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Has anyone tried stuffing the oem d2r hid's in these? I got into a collision and my left headlight housing was destroyed, but my ballast and everything is fine. Rather than spending the same amount on a single used headlight or single new housing, doesn't seem like a bad idea to get these instead.
That's A) the wrong bulb fitment B) the wrong type of bulb C) you cannot use HIDs in lights.
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let me rephrase the question, I don't think you understand what I was getting at. Has anyone tried retrofitting these headlight assemblies w/ the oem sti ballast, ignitor, d2r bulbs etc?
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Old 03-15-2010, 04:04 AM   #125
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I may have to be the guinea pig on this one... I'll be getting a set soon, I'll let you guys know how it goes. I'll be holding you guys to those free floor mats too, mine have oil stains.
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