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Old 26th October 2016, 12:05   #361
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Unless the headlight reflector is designed for a HID, directly fixing a HID in place of a halogen is not recommended. This will result in very high light scatter and will not give any improvement on lighting, but will only severely glare oncoming traffic. So, if you want to improve the performance of the headlights either go for the 100W halogen conversion or go for a projector setup for HID.
Remember the source point is somewhat different in an HID as compared with Incandescent. However, though not optimal using an HID in any projector is preferable to using a regular lamp housing. So yes, while ideally you need an HID projector housing, it is not too bad to use an HID in a Incandescent/Halogen projector housing

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They even had a solenoid for High-Low.
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Unless the headlight reflector is designed for a HID, directly fixing a HID in place of a halogen is not recommended. This will result in very high light scatter and will not give any improvement on lighting, but will only severely glare oncoming traffic. So, if you want to improve the performance of the headlights either go for the 100W halogen conversion or go for a projector setup for HID.
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Remember the source point is somewhat different in an HID as compared with Incandescent. However, though not optimal using an HID in any projector is preferable to using a regular lamp housing. So yes, while ideally you need an HID projector housing, it is not too bad to use an HID in a Incandescent/Halogen projector housing
I was using HID's on reflectors and as graaja said, the light was not focused and would just emit a haze that was not useful for either me or oncoming traffic. Would not advice it. I am running projectors now and its a world apart.

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For good quality conversion kits you guys can explore HID systems from here

https://www.facebook.com/GM-Works-Pa...3415987003166/

I have seen their install on fellow Fiat forum members rides and the end results are brilliant and reliable. What I like about them is that the guys running the show here are working professionals and do this over the weekends/holidays etc. and take up very selective projects. The products they install/ship out are well researched and the price points are reasonable given that this is more of a passion/hobby for them rather than a full blown commercial enterprise.
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For good quality conversion kits you guys can explore HID systems from here

https://www.facebook.com/GM-Works-Pa...3415987003166/

I have seen their install on fellow Fiat forum members rides and the end results are brilliant and reliable. What I like about them is that the guys running the show here are working professionals and do this over the weekends/holidays etc. and take up very selective projects. The products they install/ship out are well researched and the price points are reasonable given that this is more of a passion/hobby for them rather than a full blown commercial enterprise.
+1.

I bought my ballasts, bulbs and headlight butyl sealant from them. They guided me with the whole process of installing projectors and were a MASSIVE help since I had never done anything of this sort before.

My projector conversion is covered here :

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...ml#post4091602 (Auto Lighting thread : Post all queries about automobile lighting here)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...ml#post4095165 (Auto Lighting thread : Post all queries about automobile lighting here)
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I have recently intalled osram hid kit 4200k in Ciaz. Do I need to use relay or just plug & play would be fine?
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I have recently intalled osram hid kit 4200k in Ciaz. Do I need to use relay or just plug & play would be fine?
I replaced the 35W fogs in my Civic with 55W HIDs. It was plug 'n play. I got the loom kit but have not used it.
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I have recently intalled osram hid kit 4200k in Ciaz. Do I need to use relay or just plug & play would be fine?
It is always better to have a relay kit installed for HID.

I was also running HID in my i20 fogs by tapping directly from the fog lamp end point. Initially it worked well, started facing some flickering issue randomly after a few months. Got a relay kit installed and things have been smooth since then. Its been nearly 4 years using the HID in fogs and they are working well
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I have a 2007 Skoda Octavia 1.9 TDi Rider classic version. The OEM headlights are quite poor in sufficiently lightning up the roads. So, I have been thinking of upgrading the headlamps to either a better halogen bulb or a HID kit. Also, I don't want to spoil the headlamp reflectors. Please suggest me a suitable option as I have no idea in choosing one. Thanks
I'm assuming your car came with a halogen reflector setup. There are a couple of options when it comes to improving the lighting efficiency:

1. Change the existing bulbs to either Philips Xtremevision or Osram Nightbreakers - this will give you better and brighter light compared to the OEM halogen. However, the lifespan is about a year or so. This is a reasonable compromise given the light output compared to OEM.

2. Retrofit a HID projector setup - this will be a fairly involved job as there are a number of steps here. And this option will also be expensive compared to the one above.
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Since the low beams of the XUV are quite pathetic to say the least in the stock guise, i was planning to get a set of HIDs for the low beam projectors on the car and had a few queries around it

A known installer (recommended strongly by a friend) in Mumbai is giving me a good deal on a pair of H7 type HID Kit. It is branded as RSR and comes with a 4300K rating and 55w ballasts.

Is it safe to use 55w setup if one was to expect no damage to the lens due to heat or the bulb to last atleast a couple of years of usage? I am aware that a 35W setup will last longer number of usage hours but will also have a lower beam output.

I honestly havent heard of the RSR brand before this but i guess it comes with a Canbus type Ballast. Is it ok to go for the same considering it costs less than half the cost of a Philips or an Osram kit?

Philips apparently doesnt come under 6000K rating in India as per their website.

LEDs are an alternative but I have no clue about them and I guess they are considerably more expensive than HIDs.
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Since the low beams of the XUV are quite pathetic to say the least in the stock guise, i was planning to get a set of HIDs for the low beam projectors on the car and had a few queries around it

A known installer (recommended strongly by a friend) in Mumbai is giving me a good deal on a pair of H7 type HID Kit. It is branded as RSR and comes with a 4300K rating and 55w ballasts.

Is it safe to use 55w setup if one was to expect no damage to the lens due to heat or the bulb to last atleast a couple of years of usage? I am aware that a 35W setup will last longer number of usage hours but will also have a lower beam output.

I honestly havent heard of the RSR brand before this but i guess it comes with a Canbus type Ballast. Is it ok to go for the same considering it costs less than half the cost of a Philips or an Osram kit?

Philips apparently doesnt come under 6000K rating in India as per their website.

LEDs are an alternative but I have no clue about them and I guess they are considerably more expensive than HIDs.
I have 35w 5000k HIDs in my XUV. You will have black shadows using these. I personally feel it is okay and the light is better than halogen. Please make sure you make a deal with the installer that if there are issues, he will take the kit back. Mahindra has accepted that the projectors are 'not suitable' for HIDs.
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