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Old 02-26-2007, 04:21 PM   #1
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Exclamation ftermarket xenons on non-projector headlight housings

I have a question regarding putting in aftermarket xenons on non-projector headlight housings. For those experts in this area, can i just get some H7 xenon bulbs with ballasts and plug and play for a xenon affect? The lighted area should be the same on non-xenons vs. xenons correct? Or do I need a projector lense and all that jazz? Thanks guys!
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Old 02-28-2007, 09:13 AM   #2
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the beam pattern is all over the place, i currently have 6000k xenons in my halogen housing, its nice and bright, no complaints from people saying there is a huge glare, however the beam pattern on the road is all over the place, no big deal if you dont mind that aspect. You need the h7 size bulbs I had to cut and mod the bulb holder to hold the bulb in place, it is not plug and play
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You can do this but the reflector based housing is not designed for an HID output. As a result, you will get scattered light output and cause glare which is dangerous to oncoming traffic. This is why we recommend people install HIDs in conjunction with projectors which have a cutoff and are designed to house the 3x light output of HIDs.
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