Originally Posted by willncandace
yeah, im not too happy after about 2 nights of them. Orange Juice....is it because i do not have the magnifier or some other reaso to why they do not project as far. the brightness is decent, but not as far. any thoughts?????? i think i can retract my previous statement. i should have gone with springs!
The reason why they suck is because your headlights were engineered for halogen bulb use, not HID. HID works completely different than halogen. It emits and creates light completely different. The focal points are different. That is why 9 times out of 10 the results are less than acceptable when people throw HID into halogen designed housings.
that is why people like me utilize OEM HID components such as true HID proejctors out of OE HID cars such as lexus, acura, bmw, etc etc. These projectors are designed specifically for HID use and control the beam properly and even;y distributed. You can't get that with a aftermarket HID "kit" such as the one you have. Yes you would of been better off going with a set of springs for your car than throwing that crap in there. I hate to come off like that but it's the truth. I've been in the lighting game for many many years. I've seen the horror shots of peoples cars with "kits" in them.
Doing it right will get you this performance... (Acura TL projectors + ZKW lens swap for more performance, 4300k OE capsules, OE ballasts )
No my bulbs aren't some constant hideous ricer blue or nasty ass purple. what your seeing here is I placed my camera within my projectors "colorband". This is a section just above the cutoff of the beam that has colors in it from the HID spectrum coming off the shield. This is what you typically see lickering behind you when you see some Audi, BMW, Acura, etc bouncing its light behind you.....
Check out the width and distance I get from these hybrids! Those real small white "blocks" in the distance that my beam is on, those are utility full size vans all the way on the other side of that parking lot that is at least 100+ yards away....
so as you can see, there is a right way and a wrong way to introduce HID lighting into your car. A HID "kit" is NOT want you want as you now are aware.