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Old 06-26-2005, 10:11 PM   #1
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::.. KS Projectors (eBay) : Horrible Light Throw : READ THIS BEFORE BUYING !!



My lady was so happy that I got the projectors done yesterday, but said to me there's something strange with the light. Sure enough, I check it tonight and BLAM! That's sick :( I've adjusted the throw up and down till my arms are sore but something JUST isn't right.

The picture against the garage door is overexposed (too bright) but it's the best I can do with my phone at the moment :) Contrary to what it looks like, there IS light in the foreground to that last pic.

I AM using the projectors as the low beams. I have that wired correctly.

The high beam is the center light, and is already aimed in the 'high beam throw' position

Right now I have an H3 HID kit coming. I hope that will fill in the foreground area more? Even with the fog lights, these hotspots are extremely visible.

As it is, the cutoff shines JUST above the bumper of the car ahead.


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Old 06-26-2005, 10:35 PM   #2
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doh man, I bet that those must piss off the drivers in front of you...

Btw, before this thread get's really long and I forget to ask you... Did you wire the projectors in reverse...


because you are supposed to... (for most version's I've Seen)
Go out to your car, and throw on the highbeams... is the light projected much lower?
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doh man, I bet that those must piss off the drivers in front of you...

Btw, before this thread get's really long and I forget to ask you... Did you wire the projectors in reverse...

because you are supposed to... (for most version's I've Seen)
Go out to your car, and throw on the highbeams... is the light projected much lower?
Trust me, I've searched these forums up and down hundreds of times. I did all my research :) I also noted (per one of the threads) to reverse the wiring by simply swiching the end connector, instead of cutting.

I mean, everything is all good... I even cancelled the center parking ambers (now wired to halos), and did the Daytime Running Fog Light mod among other things.

My question is... do the KS Projectors hotspot?

I'm spoiled by the HID retrofit on my bimmer for a while (wonderful uniform light) so I don't remember what regular bulbs in projectors throw like.

NB: ... please don't tell me the centers are the low beams. Not only would that not make sense, but that would really... erm... suck :(

NB: On a side note, I'm going to try to re-aim one last time tomorrow. (RE: http://www.mvlc.info/glossary.html). It just seems no matter how I try, there are distinct gaps/hotspots.
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Old 06-27-2005, 12:25 AM   #4
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I purchased the same ones off ebay (except black) and i don't have any problem like that.
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Old 06-27-2005, 10:03 AM   #5
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Well it works for you... good to know :)

In such case, can someone post a picture of their KS projector light throw? Please turn off any auxiliary lights (eg. Fogs).
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Old 06-27-2005, 10:21 AM   #6
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I'll take some pictures tonight.
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Old 06-27-2005, 12:35 PM   #7
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i've got the same problem, even with the HID kit it's still there. My guess is that's it's the poor quality lense. A true projector lense would have zero to no bubbles in em, and have a perfect shape to em, i.e. no deformities. Mine's chock full of em. sel a vi, these projectors are hit and miss i take it.
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I had the same problem with mine
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Old 06-27-2005, 03:02 PM   #9
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Oh no... the case is building against them.

Have you folks kept them regardless, or given up?
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Did you touch any of the lensing/bulbs with your bare fingers? maybe its oils on the surface causing that
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