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Old 05-11-2012, 11:41 PM   #1
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Lets talk headlights

Alright, I want my HIDs back but we need to discuss a few things


I am looking at these

http://www.ebay.com/itm/8000K-HID-08...item3375bb3ecb


How are these head lights? Are they direct fit? Any water leakage or wiring issues? Are they quality? How is the light output? Compared to stock?

Does this headlight eliminate my high beam? How hard is it to make everything work properly? (turn signals, high/low, halo etc?)


I am trying to gauge my interest on them, I really don't want to spend over $300 but I also don't want to blind the shit out of people with HIDs in stock housing like I used to

Not really, I almost never got flashed in my grand am and I loved the output, stock was basically useless.....



halogen low


hid low





Anyways....

If you have these lights please post pictures of the output :)


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Old 05-12-2012, 06:04 AM   #2
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Google, my friend, is your best friend. There is numerous threads about the eagle eyes projectors. I'll answer your question now but next time search it up.

As far as quality, film tends to peel.
Light output, amazing for aftermarket eBay
Water leakage, very few had issues. Return is your friend here.
High beams, the projectors are bi-xeneon.
Installing is quite easy. There IS a how to on this. Once again, Google, is your best friend.
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Google, my friend, is your best friend. There is numerous threads about the eagle eyes projectors. I'll answer your question now but next time search it up.

As far as quality, film tends to peel.
Light output, amazing for aftermarket eBay
Water leakage, very few had issues. Return is your friend here.
High beams, the projectors are bi-xeneon.
Installing is quite easy. There IS a how to on this. Once again, Google, is your best friend.
So can peeling film be avoided by a lamin-x?

Is the picture not correct because I only see one projector in the headlight and nowhere for a high beam bulb but it says it uses h11 HID bulbs which are single filament.

The reason I am not googling it though is I want direct feedback from people with these headlights, with this car. I see like 2 focus pages on these, both for replacing the inverter
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I personally dont use them cause they're halogen projector which cause a narrow light beam compared to a HID projector which is very wide. The projector utilize a single bulb but has something called a high beam solenoid which drops the cut off shield to allow a broad beam of light to go through the projector.

About the film, many users state after few months of use the original film will peel. They usually take off the film and wet sand to clear the lens and reapply lamin-x.

I have projectors but I retrofitted my projectors into factory headlights
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I personally dont use them cause they're halogen projector which cause a narrow light beam compared to a HID projector which is very wide. The projector utilize a single bulb but has something called a high beam solenoid which drops the cut off shield to allow a broad beam of light to go through the projector.

About the film, many users state after few months of use the original film will peel. They usually take off the film and wet sand to clear the lens and reapply lamin-x.

I have projectors but I retrofitted my projectors into factory headlights
I am not sure if I am ready to plunge into that yet, though I'm sure I could handle it
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It's easy to retrofit
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I'm so tempted to Retro fit mine. I'd want to start with new headlights tho
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Also retrofitted.

Go with 4300-5000k bulbs though.
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^^ How come no body goes with 6k? aren't they supposed to be the whitest you can go before it starts going blue?
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5000k is pure white. I have them in my truck and car.

4300 is the brightest but has a hint of yellow.
5000 is pure white
6000k is a hint of blue

The higher in Kelvin you go the less light output.
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