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Old 8th November 2015, 00:20   #9391
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Hi experts. Want your advice. I have igen i20 with low beam projectors. A close friend of mine installed those. They have a nice cutoff and the spread is good. I was thinking of changing the bulbs and hid. Hid kit is some Chinese one. Should I change both bulbs and ballast? Or only bulbs? Thinking of osram CBI bulbs. The quote I have is 14000 just for bulbs? Or should I consider Philips 85122+ fir around 6500?
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HID will not work without the ballast. hence you will need to change both. If you have got a kit, then the kit would include bulb & ballast.
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Hi experts. Want your advice. I have igen i20 with low beam projectors. A close friend of mine installed those. They have a nice cutoff and the spread is good. I was thinking of changing the bulbs and hid. Hid kit is some Chinese one. Should I change both bulbs and ballast? Or only bulbs? Thinking of osram CBI bulbs. The quote I have is 14000 just for bulbs? Or should I consider Philips 85122+ fir around 6500?
Changing the bulbs and retaining the ballast might not do the trick. A good ballast is also required (ie, if the chinese ballast isnt good). Also, the kit comes with HID bulbs, ballast and wiring else you may opt for replacement hid bulbs that you can use with the existing ballast. I would recommend you to change the entire kit. Either to Osram Xenarc or P8.
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Or should I consider Philips 85122+ fir around 6500?
If you do consider Philips 85122, you can check out Amazon. Some bulbs are available for approximately 4500 a pair. Much better deal, I think. And yes, ballasts should also be changed to better quality ones as cheap Chinese ones do not have proper output. Philips ballasts were available for 4570 some time ago on Amazon but not sure now. Of course, Osram also makes good quality stuff so you can look for their kits. I remember seeing their complete kits on either Snapdeal or eBay or both for around 10.5k to 11.5k. Make sure you get the correct bulbs and proper ballasts.

I am using a Morimoto Matchbox projector in my Duke with a Morimoto H1 3Five bulb and a ballast made by Hylux. Good output but the projector is too small so might consider other options. This was a DIY retrofit.
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If you do consider Philips 85122, you can check out Amazon. Some bulbs are available for approximately 4500 a pair. Much better deal, I think. And yes, ballasts should also be changed to better quality ones as cheap Chinese ones do not have proper output. Philips ballasts were available for 4570 some time ago on Amazon but not sure now. Of course, Osram also makes good quality stuff so you can look for their kits. I remember seeing their complete kits on either Snapdeal or eBay or both for around 10.5k to 11.5k. Make sure you get the correct bulbs and proper ballasts.

I am using a Morimoto Matchbox projector in my Duke with a Morimoto H1 3Five bulb and a ballast made by Hylux. Good output but the projector is too small so might consider other options. This was a DIY retrofit.
Hey thanks for the reply. Will actually look at amazon for the kit. But not eBay. A lot of fake kits are up for sale on eBay.

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Changing the bulbs and retaining the ballast might not do the trick. A good ballast is also required (ie, if the chinese ballast isnt good). Also, the kit comes with HID bulbs, ballast and wiring else you may opt for replacement hid bulbs that you can use with the existing ballast. I would recommend you to change the entire kit. Either to Osram Xenarc or P8.
The ballasts are good full brightness within 8-10 secs. How much does the osram xenarc kit cost? Anywhere in delhi that I can procure from? Osram CBI bulbs are available with Retro Rides in delhi. And morimoto 55 full kit around 12k. I am not gonna change the projector for now. They have nice cutoffs and spread. will try and post pics today.

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Hey guys. Another issue. My high beam headlights have recently gone somewhat disoriented. The right lamp is very close to the car and the left one points at the sky. I even tried to adjust the hex nuts but doesn't make the difference. Any suggestion.
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This is the output of my projectors in low beam. Couldn't take a high beam PIC. I always drive on low beam. These are with Chinese HID.
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HID will not work without the ballast. hence you will need to change both. If you have got a kit, then the kit would include bulb & ballast.
Yes, HID must have a ballast, but if you have a good one of sufficient wattage then it will not need to be replaced. Remember Hyalutek is as good as any, so it may be Chinese, so what.
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Hi, I am planning to change the stock 25W projector bulbs to 37.5W bulbs. Will this damage anything? Please help
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Yes, HID must have a ballast, but if you have a good one of sufficient wattage then it will not need to be replaced. Remember Hyalutek is as good as any, so it may be Chinese, so what.
Ya I get you. I already have a HID kit. I am not aware what brand it is. As you can see the output. And it also achieves full brightness in less than 10 secs. That's d reason I wanted this advice as to changing the bulbs either to morimoto or osram CBI.
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Yes, HID must have a ballast, but if you have a good one of sufficient wattage then it will not need to be replaced..
Btw, what happens if I use a 35w bulb with a 55w ballast ?
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Hi ,
Is it a good idea to replace the Halogen head lamp of my Honda City 2010 with LED Head Lamp ?
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Btw, what happens if I use a 35w bulb with a 55w ballast ?
The bulbs will emit a brighter light, will run hotter, the bulbs' life goes down and the chrome inside the reflectors may peel off in the long run.
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Hi, I am planning to change the stock 25W projector bulbs to 37.5W bulbs. Will this damage anything? Please help
I have already bought philips crystal vision 37.5W bulbs. Will it run smooth on the stock wiring? My car is an elite i20
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That's a double barrel setup, meaning you will need two pairs. Just check with the local accessories shop and they will help you out.

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Hey Naveen,

Just thought ill update you. So after a lot of thought and deliberation, i ended up at a recommended accessory showroom in Gurgaon. Told The owner what i need the upgrade for and from the start he recommended HID's. Also told me he will fit it for me, i can check the performance and if it isn't upto my expectations, he can bring it back to stock or choose another alternative. Saw a scorpio being tested post HID fitment and it looked pretty neat. Also since mine is a double barrel set up, that means 2 pairs of HID's. So we got it fitted, 4 H7 bulbs - 35W, 6000k- Pure white light. Made in Taiwan and comes with a 1 year replacement warranty.

Review : Yellow light obviously is more 'visible' than white light. However these babies are pretty bright. The beam is strong and quite wide as well. Takes a few seconds to brighten up fully since the bulbs need to heat up . Still in the testing phase, i suppose ill update with a more detailed pictorial review once i've used it a fair bit. Some pics of the Bulbs and the packaging attached.
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