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Old 10-20-2005, 06:02 AM   #1
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I have a 03 bugeye with EDM projector + 35W 6000K brightstar HID H1 kit, knowing for a fact that the projector itself isn't the greatest out of the others projector lights. but I do want better visibity espeically in the rain. what should I do? I do not want 3000K , i don't want to get another headlight housing.

here are the options in my mind


a) Get some 4300K bulbs .( should help but don't know how much better )
b) Try to look for a 45W-50W 4300K kit ( is there such thing ? )
c) switch out the projectors to better once. ( not sure if its possible )


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Old 10-20-2005, 09:58 AM   #2
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The option that would yield the best results would be to retrofit some better projector units into your EDM lights. There are numerous options as far as which projector units to use. Some will require more work than others depending on their size obviously. There's a great thread with pics and all from someone who retrofitted his STI JDM lights that should give you an idea on what work is involved and the results.

http://i-club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36831

The other option would be to go with bulbs that are 4300K as it will produce whiter light, but like you mentioned, due to the light output of EDM projectors, I really can't say how much of an improvement it'll make. There "should" be some improvement though.

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Old 10-20-2005, 10:43 AM   #3
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I had 5400k bulbs in my morettes which are Valeo projectors and the output is similar to the EDMs . i retro'd D2s 4100k bulbs in b/c they are H7 projectors and adapters are easy to come by.

The difference in rain visibility was tremendous. Even visibility on a newly paved road (very black) was improved.

Another issue is that many rebased bulbs have crappy alignments and don't put out as much usable light as a true D2S bulb+projector combo...
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Old 10-20-2005, 11:53 AM   #4
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I think 4300k would give you about 20% more usable light.

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Old 10-21-2005, 08:17 AM   #5
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I really do not wanna put my EDM light into the oven . i really don't trust myself espeically cooking .

maybe the 4300K bulb

and I also found some 45watt hid kit , but i am not sure will my car electrical system can handle it or not since those once are design for trucks .
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Old 10-21-2005, 08:42 AM   #6
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use an auxiliary foglight wiring harness, dont use your stock wires (just in case)

your car shuodl handle it as stock was what...55 watt?

its just the initial powerup of the ballasts that draws such a large amount of energy. but once its warmed up, it doesnt draw as much power as your normal halogens would...

should be fine
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Old 10-21-2005, 02:00 PM   #7
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I originally had 6000k bulbs in my old EDMs. I couldn't see in the rain, so I bought some Philips 4100k bulbs from Xenonfactory.com. There was a huge difference between the two, at least in my eyes. 4100k will produce the best light output. Function > Form.
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Old 10-21-2005, 02:13 PM   #8
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theres no reason to go past 4100-4300k


blue hurts your night vision
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