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Old 05-21-2007, 12:10 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by BreakMyWallet View Post
hm.. well anyone whos seen them doesnt think theyre bad either.. so do you just read posts on the internet and evaluate situations? or have you actually seen HID's in bmw halogen housings?
Your halogen housings are designed for a halogen based bulb. They are not designed for the 3x light output of a xenon bulb. The issue is not so much light dispersion, although the beam pattern is not as crisp as a projector setup, but glare caused towards oncoming traffic. Projectors have a specific cutoff that prevents the glare from being an issue. Halogen reflectors simply reflect the light everywhere with no specific cutoff which can lead to serious blinding issues for drivers coming towards you.

If aimed correctly, you can make it work in your halogen housings. However, it is certainly not the most optimal setup and you would be better served with a set of projectors.
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