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Old 05-14-2015, 06:27 PM   #1
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HID's in the high beams help

Just wondering if anyone has done HID's in the high beams. I went to do it today but because of the style of plug that holds the OEM H1 bulb, the HID bulb won't work. I found some adapters for the h1 bulbs for the 09-11 focus but not sure if it will work. Anyone have any experience


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Just wondering if anyone has done HID's in the high beams. I went to do it today but because of the style of plug that holds the OEM H1 bulb, the HID bulb won't work. I found some adapters for the h1 bulbs for the 09-11 focus but not sure if it will work. Anyone have any experience
Nope... four ballasts in a car is kind of extreme

The high beam area is very tight to fit any morimoto h1 in there...

EDIT: I see that you don't use a projector... remember high beams are only on to flash/light up the country road

I wonder how you will do that now? HID takes years to start-up! (remember that each time you see a car , we toggle them a lot!)

Also glare from the high beam reflector would be so annoying... please don't do that!


EDIT2:

Why not do a real retrofit...

If I can do it.. so do you!




EDIT3:

Heat generated by the HID bulb would also be an issue in the high beam area...
It's too close from the reflector and since HID bulb are hotter (halogen create more radiant heat to dissipate while HID are just a hotspot!!)
it would burn the reflector in long term!


EDIT4:

That's the closest thing I could find running dual projector on a MK3

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Old 05-14-2015, 08:43 PM   #3
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Thanks for all your opinions I really appreciate them a lot.... As for extreme, I dunno I had 6 ballasts in my Yukon with no problems. 2 of them for the small fog light housings and did not have any problem with heat. I don't care do to the retrofit, I want HID's for night driving on the country roads and the highway. I do a lot if night driving and there isn't a lot if traffic here at night but there is a lot of deer and moose and I'm sure that they won't mind how annoying the glare from the HID's in my hi beams are. I know i won't and yes I know they take 10 secs to warm up and I fine with that. The only question I asked was if anyone has done it and what adapter or holder they used, but thanks again much appreciated
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You can google search h1 adapter. eBay sometimes has them. You'll probably need to make it work though.
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Old 05-14-2015, 10:08 PM   #5
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Thanks. Yeah I found some h1 adapter but all list as 09-11 focus. Mines a 2014. Just wondering if anyone has done it
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Old 05-14-2015, 10:27 PM   #6
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Just get bi-xenons for lows and highs and then you only need 1 set.
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Old 05-14-2015, 10:37 PM   #7
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They don't make a bixenon in an h11. And I'd really like to have HID's in my high beam housing as well as in my low beam housing for the extra light output. Bixenon would mean I'd only have two bulbs lit up where doing it how I want I'll have double that
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just sayin you'd need projectors. I've been in cars that have both HID's in highs and lows (separate 4 ballast setup) with just reflectors and those with proper bi-xenon projector setups (2 ballasts). really the light output sucks in comparison to those that have projectors with HID's, you can see farther and have a wider light throw. So if it is output you want go with a projector setup. I know that's not what you want to hear though ;)

If you want to go your way, you'll most likely be the guinea pig because I don't think very many people fit HID bulbs into there high-beams, in any case you should post up your results to help everyone else out!

EDIT: to add though any H1 plug will fit yours, you'll just have to see if the bulb fits in the housing, if not return them
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Dont the low beam bulbs cut off when the high beams are on?
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Old 05-15-2015, 11:17 AM   #10
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Dont the low beam bulbs cut off when the high beams are on?
I'm sure you could wire it up so they are both on simultaneously.
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