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Are HID lights worth getting ????

Discussion in 'VT - VX Holden Commodore (1997 - 2002)' started by Bushy, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. Bushy

    Bushy Project ~ VX II ~

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    sorry if this has been already asked... but

    as title says are HID hi/lo lights worth it in the stock ( tear drop head lights)..

    as after a while i will go the after market projector lens with black background ( eBay ones ) or are there a better set to get

    or the after market projector lens with black background and halo rings ( angel lights )

    but really wanna know what to get first the HID Hi/Lo or the after market projector lens as i do a lot driving at night on high way/goat trials ( out bush ) and a lot of it is out where i need bright and clear lighting

    what are you opinions about this :)
     
  2. wraith

    wraith Hand over the dog bikkies

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    If you want to stay legal and not annoy people get better globes. If you want to go illegal and potentially dazzle oncoming motorists then by all means go HID.
     
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    so Hid are not legal ??
     
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    wraith Hand over the dog bikkies

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    Definitely not. Unless they came out with them from factory then it's a pretty exhaustive process to get them approved.
     
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    hmm ok then as i was under the impression if its a clear/white light its legal.. ( as i was pulled over by cops for blue parkers and he told me it had to be clear or white lol and gave me $100 fine :( and left )
     
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    Nope HID's are illegal. Far too much chance to dazzle oncoming road users.
     
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    all right then.. what about the projector lenses and also the ones that have halo rings round the projector lens.. are they also illegal
     
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    Most are as there not ADR approved but it's not something that often gets picked up on.
     
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    alright.. thanx for the advice.. might just forget about the HID and go the after market lenses with the brights globes i can find :)
     
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    i was thinking getting one of those hid lights too, now I can just totally forget it if it is illegal
     
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    I also believe that the pure white lights i.e. HID's arent that great in the wet + night, a good well sorted phillips bulb is the best for all conditions. Plus HID's are the most annoying lights when the person coming towards you has them, please don't turn into a honda / BMW / Merc driver...
     
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    I was also thinking about this, in the end for $80 i got the narva brighter/clearer vision globes. They are much better, also got the headlight aimed at a panel shop (used the bosch machine) and every now people flash me LOL, that wasn't my highbeam HERES MY HIGH BEAM MOFO!
     
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    Depends what colour you get... If you get 4300K then it's white with a hint of yellow and they are better than halogen in all conditions. It's when you start moving up to 6000K plus and it starts changing to blue-purple range that they're not very effective.

    The HID projectors in high end cars are not like HID aftermarket kits... The bright flickering and blue/purple colour with OEM projectors is you seeing the projector cutoff as the car goes over bumps. Aftermarket kits that replace H4/H1/etc in standard reflectors will just be MUCH brighter headlights and sometimes glare if the globe arc isn't in the same position as the filament of the halogen globe that is meant to be there.
     

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