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Old 7th April 2010, 09:55   #76
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hi guys, i have heard that HID's are not successful on highways, is that true ?? if some one who is a frequent traveler on highways, and has HID's, please clarify.
I am a frequent highway traveller. I find the HID lights better than stock halogens.
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Let me contribute my bit:

1. Unless you have projectors HIDs are permitted only on low beam. See the Corolla Altis with HID on low beam and Halogen on high beam.

2. If you retrofit having HIDs on low beam only is not possible. You have two options

Single discharge with an electromechanical device for moving between low and high beam.
Bi_Xenon with two discharge zones.

In the former the contraption for moving the lamp is known to fail quite often. In the latter when you switch beams for a fraction of a second the intensity drops until the discharge stabilizes.

Really a Hobson's choice. I think I will favour the latter.

I think HIDs may become fully legal some time in the not too distant future.
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Hey folks, I got some update on Philips HID from the distributor in JC Road, Bangalore.The landline number from the website is not working.The contact number is 09844166794 and I believe his name is Sunil.As per him, the HID costs 8350/- for Swift! And fitting would cost another 300 - 400 and could be done in JC road from some shops.It comes with a 3 month replacement warranty and you could buy single bulbs if one of them conks off for half the price!Also this is a Bi-Xenon HID as per him -- so this is a better option.I am anyway checking with some contacts in Muscat for finding the prices.
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Guys,

Anyone could give more info on P4 HIDs? Are those available in Bangalore?

Also is the price of Philips HID @ 9.5K still or some reduction is there?

I am looking to have a light upgrade for my swift. Its either going to be a pair of Hella Rallye Series or a HID kit.

Your thoughts please?
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I am using the P4 HID 50W 6000K kit in my Swift. They are good and seem to do their job. However, I would still recommend Philips and I myself would be changing to them as for some reason I find that the light and colour temperature of the Philips 6000K kit much better than the P4 kit.
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I am using the P4 HID 50W 6000K kit in my Swift. They are good and seem to do their job. However, I would still recommend Philips and I myself would be changing to them as for some reason I find that the light and colour temperature of the Philips 6000K kit much better than the P4 kit.
if you want better visibility forget 6000k. i have philips 6000k on my innova autogauge 4300k on my accord. the 4300k is much, much better. and it irritates other drivers on the road less, but still looks very good.
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if you want better visibility forget 6000k. i have philips 6000k on my innova autogauge 4300k on my accord. the 4300k is much, much better. and it irritates other drivers on the road less, but still looks very good.
I like shades closer to stock halogens as they provide better vision and are comfortable for oncoming traffic. Philips 6000k has a better shade compared to unbranded 6000k shades.

For comparison we have 8000k fake Siemens HID kit installed in our Maruti 800, Compared to the Philips 6000k in the Punto they are all show no go and the light scatters too much to blind oncoming traffic.
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Hi,

I am using the P4 HID 50W 6000K kit in my Swift. They are good and seem to do their job. However, I would still recommend Philips and I myself would be changing to them as for some reason I find that the light and colour temperature of the Philips 6000K kit much better than the P4 kit.
What was the price of P4 HID?
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Let me contribute my bit:
I think HIDs may become fully legal some time in the not too distant future.
I was very much interested in installing HIDs for my Manza. After reading this article, I just dropped the idea.
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My cousin has HID's in his fogs(swift) I'm not sure which HID's they are and how many K, but just a query,Since he's moving and wont need them anymore, Can I replace the fogs lamps of my Hyundai Getz(type 1, 2004) with them?
thanks in advance
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I have been searching the net for HID. See following link. Price is as little as 3200/-

'HID' < All - Shop in the US from India @ 20North=

Will these be any good?? Reviews on website are good though.
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I have been searching the net for HID. See following link. Price is as little as 3200/-

'HID' < All - Shop in the US from India @ 20North=

Will these be any good?? Reviews on website are good though.
Have read this line 'The reviews given here are aggregated from shopping websites across the internet.'
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My cousin has HID's in his fogs(swift) I'm not sure which HID's they are and how many K, but just a query,Since he's moving and wont need them anymore, Can I replace the fogs lamps of my Hyundai Getz(type 1, 2004) with them?
thanks in advance
you'll need those HID Bulbs (if they are same) + ballast from his car to be able to install them on your car.
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if you want better visibility forget 6000k. i have philips 6000k on my innova autogauge 4300k on my accord. the 4300k is much, much better. and it irritates other drivers on the road less, but still looks very good.
Yes I am planning to change first to a projector setup and then to 4300K Phillips HIDs in headlights & fogs

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What was the price of P4 HID?
I paid around 12k about a year and a half back when Philips were selling their kits for 20k!!

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I was very much interested in installing HIDs for my Manza. After reading this article, I just dropped the idea.
Agreed. But then why does a reputed company like Philips make aftermarket HID kits for all cars?

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My cousin has HID's in his fogs(swift) I'm not sure which HID's they are and how many K, but just a query,Since he's moving and wont need them anymore, Can I replace the fogs lamps of my Hyundai Getz(type 1, 2004) with them?
thanks in advance
It is possible if the bulbs are of size H8.
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i have philips 6000k on my innova autogauge 4300k on my accord. the 4300k is much, much better
Akshay, I agree with you. I heard this from my other friends too, who used higher K than 4300 in their HID kits. Yellowish white light is always better than blueish or crystal whites.

BTW, Do you get 4.3K Autogauge for Innova too? I'd like to use these for short beam (H1) and fog lights (HB4). I have got projector set-up installed already that separated low and high beam bulbs with H1 set each. Appreciate, if you could share the source and price for this Autogauage kit. TIA!

Safe and Happy Driving,
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Akshay, I agree with you. I heard this from my other friends too, who used higher K than 4300 in their HID kits. Yellowish white light is always better than blueish or crystal whites.

BTW, Do you get 4.3K Autogauge for Innova too? I'd like to use these for short beam (H1) and fog lights (HB4). I have got projector set-up installed already that separated low and high beam bulbs with H1 set each. Appreciate, if you could share the source and price for this Autogauage kit. TIA!

Safe and Happy Driving,
KK
I use Autogauge 4300k in my projectors(Single bulbs). I got it for around 7.5k
You can check my thread which has a demo video showing it's output.
4300k is the best HIDs with max output when compared to the others.
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