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Old 05-24-2007, 02:08 AM   #1
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Headlight advice please!!

I have halogen headlamps, im into looks real big. Is it worth paying to get projectors? I mean i have good angel eyes on my halogens and when i drive in day/evening its just the angel eyes on so either headlight wouldnt be on wether ir was projector or not.. woudl it be worth spending $$ on projectors or keep halogen? Of course i got aftermarket bulbs, 8500K.
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Old 05-24-2007, 09:13 AM   #2
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I'm confused... So you're looking at getting xenon projector assemblies? Or do you just want to get a projector lense for your halogen? And how exactly did you get 8500Kelvin from a halogen bulb?
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I have halogen now.. looking to get any kind of projector MAYBE. im into looks.. eitehr way ill have angel eyes. i just dont know if its worth payign for projectors bc i dont know how halogens are viewed, are they still stylish? ill mainly drive with fogs/angel eyes only anyways... just looking for advice an what i should do, and idk about the 8500K it was jsut what the package said, from eurodezign... maybe its just a color.. dunno, waht do you think
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Old 05-24-2007, 04:15 PM   #4
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I'm not sure about "stylish" but I doubt it. I like xenon because it is insanely bright. I can see a lot better. I'll assume you don't drive at night since you only use fogs/halos... As for 8500K halogens... I don't think so. A halogen bulb can't burn that bright. I'm sure they put a coating on the bulb envelope that's supposed to mimic the color, but I assure you there is a big difference when you compare the two.
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It is worth it to get projectors to upgrade to xenons. With our HID based Projector46's, you get 3x as much light output and will really notice the difference over a set of halogens. Not to mention, since you are into looks, projectors look MUCH more slick than a set of halogens when the headlights are off. Our Projector46's also have built in bezels for the angel eyes which gives them a molded effect.
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It is worth it to get projectors to upgrade to xenons. With our HID based Projector46's, you get 3x as much light output and will really notice the difference over a set of halogens. Not to mention, since you are into looks, projectors look MUCH more slick than a set of halogens when the headlights are off. Our Projector46's also have built in bezels for the angel eyes which gives them a molded effect.
So what do you do if one of the rings burns up ? Can you just replace the ring or the entire assembly?
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Yep you can replace each ring individually, just have to pop open the headlight and take off the plastic molding cover.
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Old 05-24-2007, 06:23 PM   #8
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That's cool. almost makes me want some....'cept, i have oem ones.
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