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Old 7th January 2010, 15:28   #3601
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Don't get it then. What you'll get for 5k is Chinese HID which are S***.

Increase your budget till 9-10k and get a Philips 4300k HID kit. Makes sense. For the time being, you can upgrade to 100/90w bulbs with a relay.
would this be anything better than what stock alto headlamps have?
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Old 7th January 2010, 16:41   #3602
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greetings to all,
i need help regarding HID for my alto. my budget is max 5k. pls help me.
Check out classifieds. One set is available for 3.8K bucks but the color is 10k!

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/classi...uct/5936/cat/9

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Old 7th January 2010, 18:14   #3603
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Hi, Is any one using HID in Swift with original reflectors? As per my findings, it works well with projector type reflectors. But when I met AK Traders (Dealer) he suggested to go for HID once for all, since I've been triying, +80%, 90/100 diff bulbs etc
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Old 7th January 2010, 18:32   #3604
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Hi Ricky, for any type of bulb upgrades to a higher wattage, you will need to install a relay and heavy duty wiring. If not, you risk draining your battery.

Let us know about the wattage and model of the bulb in your projector. We might be able to help you better.
Thanks for the prompt response. I think it is H1 55W, will confirm again from Maruti. I do appreciate, that there would need to be a relay, I have one on my Swift as well (90/100W) there is no problem so far.

Just wanted to be sure as projectors are a different ball game.

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Old 7th January 2010, 20:12   #3605
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would this be anything better than what stock alto headlamps have?
100% yes!

Roots relay + wiring and Philips Rally 100/90 bulbs is the most cost effective upgrade!
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Old 8th January 2010, 11:29   #3606
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100% yes!

Roots relay + wiring and Philips Rally 100/90 bulbs is the most cost effective upgrade!
Totally agree. In fact 130/100 do not cost much above 100/90. However, check with your mechanic if it may tend to burn your headlight assemble. I know of many persons who are successfully using it without any trouble though!
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Totally agree. In fact 130/100 do not cost much above 100/90. However, check with your mechanic if it may tend to burn your headlight assemble. I know of many persons who are successfully using it without any trouble though!
I have been using 130/100s in my Chevy since 2 years. Infact, I just completed a 9 hour night drive yesterday. These bulbs are brilliant. Go for it, if you are sure of your car's reflector's quality. Otherwise, stick to 100/90.
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I have been using 130/100s in my Chevy since 2 years. Infact, I just completed a 9 hour night drive yesterday. These bulbs are brilliant. Go for it, if you are sure of your car's reflector's quality. Otherwise, stick to 100/90.
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so 130/100 bulbs are supported by the same relay kit as 100/90 ?


Anyone using 130/100 in ANHC ?

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so 130/100 bulbs are supported by the same relay kit as 100/90 ?
Yes. All 12 volt bulbs, be it H1, H3, H4 or H7, needs the same amount of power. It doesn't matter if the bulb is 100W or 130W.

So the relay will also be 12V. But you can insist on heavy duty finolex wires. Roots relay is one of the best. It supports all four of my Hella projectors! They have 4 Phillips 100W H3 bulbs. I used them continuously for 9 hours yesterday!!! No problems whatsoever!
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Hi all..This is my 3rd post here...Hope some1 answers this time. Will I need to cut the existing wiring to install this on my SX4 Philips Xenon HID conversion kit [Conv. Bulb H4 H/L 4200K 85815 P43] Philips Lighting India - Xenon HID conversion kit
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Hello Guys,

I am planning to put White LED Strip on my Alto Headlights. The Cost of Laminated Water Proof Strip is 400 Rs. per Meter.

I had some Queries and hope to get them answered :

1) My Current Headlight Setup is the Stock 60/55W. I am planning to upgrade to 100/90.
Will these LED's melt or fuse if installed in a 100/90 Setup. Should i stick with 60/55W?

2) Is it possible to fit the LED Strip inside the Headlight Assembly. I mean inside the Headlight Glass Cover. Will that cause any Harm like melting due to high Power?
I do not want to stick them externally.

3) Do i need anything else to fit the LED's apart from the LED Strip like Wires, Capacitors, etc.

4) Is it legal to fit these? I do not want to pay regular Fines to Policewala's for this.

Thanks,
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Old 8th January 2010, 14:42   #3612
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I would like to know if I could replace my OE fitted bulbs in my Scorpio. I hear HIDs are the best, But I am concerned about the vehicles approaching from opposite side. I do not want to blind them and collide.
Is my worry making sense or any way I can just settle with simple bulb up-gradation?
The light what I get isn't enough - even with the fog lamps within the city.

Recommend me the right bulbs or HIDs. Thank you.
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Yes. All 12 volt bulbs, be it H1, H3, H4 or H7, needs the same amount of power. It doesn't matter if the bulb is 100W or 130W.
Higher the wattage, more the power. Voltage being the same, higher wattage means more current. (in amperes)
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... the same amount of power. It doesn't matter if the bulb is 100W or 130W.
The "W" after number (as in 100W) stands for Watt. And Watt is a measure of power : Watt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

How come then 100W is same as 130W? It is like saying 100 Kg same as 130 Kg .


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... you can insist on heavy duty finolex wires
If it was same power why ask for heavy duty wire? Don't contradict yourself.

You need heavy wire because 130W bulb will flow 30% more current than a 100W bulb, and 115% more current than a 60W bulb. hence, if 60W needed 5 amp to glow, it will need about 11 amp for 130W.
Please do not spread fundamentally wrong info so confidently .

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Old 8th January 2010, 18:19   #3615
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Hey hey! I put it wrong there. My error. What I meant is that no matter what the power of the bulb, a 12 Volt relay can effectively control the electricity from the battery. I am aware that 130W needs more power, coz I am using it. That is why I insisted on heavy duty wires. Sorry for putting it wrong.
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