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Old 01-26-2005, 01:22 AM   #1
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Default which hid kit to use for jdm projectors ?

i did alot of searching but i coldnt find a direct answer . i want to get h.i.ds in the jdm projectors . but wat number bulb type do i need ? is it H1 ? and also , is it plug&play ? and what is a good brand to get ? Hella ? Philips ? McCulloh ? thanks
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Old 01-26-2005, 01:29 AM   #2
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mattjk got his bulbs from here
http://hid-lights.com/

i got these before on my edms
SuperVision 6000K HID Conversion Kits Blue-White H1
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Old 01-26-2005, 02:19 AM   #3
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bump, im also interested
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Old 01-26-2005, 03:00 AM   #4
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Xenonfactory.com. 4100k H1 bulbs for more efficient light output.









Although, putting HIDs in the JDM STI lights will blind oncoming traffic even more than regular halogens, which a lot of other members on this forum will tell you isn't very wise.
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Old 01-26-2005, 03:59 AM   #5
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I always recommend getting the jdm hids. They wil provide better light than the regular jdms w/ aftermarket hids. Mostly because the housing of the regular jdms aren't suited for hid use. Lots of my friends with the jdm w/ hids have very poor visibility. Even worse than the stock headlights with halogens imho. If you want to get them for looks, they look like hids, but from the inside, they seem very weak
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Old 01-26-2005, 05:45 AM   #6
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I always recommend getting the jdm hids. They wil provide better light than the regular jdms w/ aftermarket hids. Mostly because the housing of the regular jdms aren't suited for hid use. Lots of my friends with the jdm w/ hids have very poor visibility. Even worse than the stock headlights with halogens imho. If you want to get them for looks, they look like hids, but from the inside, they seem very weak
i know the jdm hids are diff from the jdm halogen lights...but do you know what exactly is the difference b/w them that makes the jdm w/ aftermarket hids have poor visibility? difference in housing? projector lens?

im currently looking to add hid to my halogen jdm projectors....i also plan to open up the lights to fix the beam pattern too.
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Old 01-26-2005, 07:01 AM   #7
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This doesn't apply only to the JDMs, but to any OEM halogen lights both projector and reflector. The housings and optics are designed for one type of bulb, and retrofitting another type (HIDs into halogen housings) does not produce the same results as OEM HIDs. The effect is worst with reflector housings but occurs with projectors as well, there may not be as much glare due to the sharp cutoff but the light dispersion won't be optimal.
With JDM's, both the HID and non-HID versions, there is also the problem of the beam pattern being RHD and pointing up into oncoming traffic. HIDs will make this much worse. Before using JDMs on US roads they should be opened up and the beam pattern modified to eliminate the rise to the left.
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is the H1 kit direct plug&play ?
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Old 01-26-2005, 02:28 PM   #9
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from what I've heard, its the type of lens/projector.They have halogen and hid-type housings. What you can do is just use s2000 or x5 projector lens and retrofit them into the jdm projecto housings. That way as well, you'll be using factory d2r or d2s bulbs, i forgot
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from what I've heard, its the type of lens/projector.They have halogen and hid-type housings. What you can do is just use s2000 or x5 projector lens and retrofit them into the jdm projecto housings. That way as well, you'll be using factory d2r or d2s bulbs, i forgot
thanks i'll look into that. using factory d2s bulbs would be nice....
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i have an after market projector that can be put into any headlight housing
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