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Old 11-09-2011, 11:41 AM   #1
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HID in ebay halogen projectors

Can anyone give me info on their experience using HID bulbs in ebay projectors?

Mine have halogen H3 bulbs. The seller told me they are HID compatible but being they use halogen H3's then the projector is probably shorter.

Being that the H3 HID bulb is longer it probably won't work right. I read you can buy H3c or H3 mini bulbs that should keep the filament close to where it sits currently.

Anyone have any success with HID into halogen ebay projectors.

No, I don't want to take them apart and retrofit, Or do I want to hear about which housings I should have bought instead! :)

Here is what I've got:







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Old 11-09-2011, 01:07 PM   #2
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I don't have experience with H3c or H3 mini bulbs, but that sounds neat.

I had HID's in ebay projectors and the light output was horrid, I could hardly see at night on the highway. Scary.
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Old 11-09-2011, 01:38 PM   #3
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I have those same lights.

They are crap in the first place but HIDs in them will improve output but thats about it. Horrible throw, cut off and hot spots.

Pics are with a little bit longer of a shutter time.



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" I have those same lights.

They are crap in the first place but HIDs in them will improve output but thats about it. Horrible throw, cut off and hot spots." Quote



That doesn't look too bad. Lots of hotspots but good output. Much better than with halogen. I would be fine with that provided it wasn't bothering other drivers.

I don't mind mine I think they put out more light than with the stock housings, mind you I upgraded the bulbs to Osram right away. I would just like them brighter yet.

What HID bulb are you using? I hear an H3 is too long with HID and makes it look worse.
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I have the DDM HID kit. They're an H3 in 6000k. The output is better with the HID kit in but it could still be a lot better with a proper retro fit but thats $400 I don't have right now.lol
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:00 PM   #6
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I have the DDM HID kit. They're an H3 in 6000k. The output is better with the HID kit in but it could still be a lot better with a proper retro fit but thats $400 I don't have right now.lol
You should try some H3C bulbs and see if its better and let me know lol.

Jk I will post back with results should I get a set of HIDs.
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:23 PM   #7
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Try swapping the projector in it. Try an fxr or a mini h1 or mini d2s from retrofit source.com. Itl be alot easier with those already having projectors and would just need to make a plate to bolt it up in the same location.
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problem with putting HIDs in those is you will burn out the projector. meaning that the reflective surface on the inside will go dull, and your output will be worse than when you just had the halogens.

Your best bet is to do what Sean05 said, and what i did myself, just swap in some decent projectors.
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holly crap that output with HID sucks REALLY bad lol. Thats worse than the anzo projectors for the 05-07! Are those projectors open or sealed? I had 55w HID in my anzo's for 2 years and have the projectors out now and there is no flaking of the chrome yet but i can see bubbles starting to form so it was about to start pealing.

Do some projectors, you will be a lot happier :)
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LOL why would they ruin the surface more than a halogen? They don't burn any hotter. That makes no sense.

Anyway I'm going to try HID with H3c bulbs and see how it is. I could care less if it's not as good as it could be. I'm sure it will be better than with halogen, plus I can do the retro fit later if I don't like it.

Like I said in my first post. Not interested in hearing about how I should retrofit but thanks anyways.
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