when i looked at my highs, the lows look dim too. though, i think it is simply placebo. the highs are sooo bright that it makes the lows look dim like that. i may be wrong though. tonight i will have to have someone flip the highs on while i stand in front of the car.
p.s. i am glad to hear that this walkthrough has helped so many of you and has answered so many questions before that have been asked.
also, again, if you arent looking to spend hundreds on the HID retro-kits. sulverstar Ultra H1's debut on the market this coming fall. i have seen this line of silverstars in other bulb styles and i am thoroughly impressed. and since the H1's are the second brightest bulbs style Sylvania carries, i can imagine they will be a common replacement for the non-HID guys.