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« Reply #6880 on: June 18, 2018, 05:27:51 PM »

LED's and HID's on both reflector and halogen projectors simply doesn't throw light properly and produces an insane amount of glare for incoming traffic. I would say it would be irresponsible to put aftermarket lights without proper projector/housing. The best solution is simply to have shops properly retrofit an HID projector. Stock LED projectors on newer cars still fall short versus an HID projector especially in terms of throw distance. A disadvantage of HID projectors is if the stock headlight is a single bulb setup, which means that you lose the ability of a full "flash" of your headlights from an off state.


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« Reply #6881 on: June 18, 2018, 11:23:03 PM »
wow thanks for the informative video. i will probably stay with my stock headlights for now.
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« Reply #6882 on: June 19, 2018, 02:55:05 AM »
I like how 'smart' new gen headlights are... they move around, turn on or off automatically, detects incoming headlights and adjust accordingly... and best of all, they turn off when you turn off the engine.
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« Reply #6883 on: June 19, 2018, 10:52:06 AM »
hmm...guess i'm sticking to halogens then.  i originally thought there were LEDs that could work well with reflectors.  guess i'll just get them for park lights.
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« Reply #6884 on: June 19, 2018, 11:35:40 AM »
I like how 'smart' new gen headlights are... they move around, turn on or off automatically, detects incoming headlights and adjust accordingly... and best of all, they turn off when you turn off the engine.

Nakakatuwa yung sa Mazda HID, kapag nasa incline, makikita yung cut-off unit-unti bumababa.

hmm...guess i'm sticking to halogens then.  i originally thought there were LEDs that could work well with reflectors.  guess i'll just get them for park lights.

I think for foglights, LEDs are ok. Nakatutok naman sa baba eh.

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« Reply #6885 on: June 19, 2018, 06:06:04 PM »
hmm...guess i'm sticking to halogens then.  i originally thought there were LEDs that could work well with reflectors.  guess i'll just get them for park lights.

or you could get projectors retrofitted.  hehehe
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« Reply #6886 on: June 19, 2018, 07:34:08 PM »
^that's in the pipeline...i can get yellow HIDs naman, right?
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« Reply #6887 on: June 19, 2018, 10:39:57 PM »
hmm...guess i'm sticking to halogens then.  i originally thought there were LEDs that could work well with reflectors.  guess i'll just get them for park lights.

I think for foglights, LEDs are ok. Nakatutok naman sa baba eh.
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Not exactly true. Reflector headlights are designed to have a beam pattern based on the filament of the bulb which produces a "cutoff" in a way. For foglights the same holds true. If the light source position of the reflector the fog light housing is not intended for the bulb (even just by a few mm), there will be more glare and less throw

What I usually do is retrofit the fog lights with HIDs as well but with a straight line cutoff.

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« Reply #6888 on: June 19, 2018, 11:43:25 PM »
^that's in the pipeline...i can get yellow HIDs naman, right?

i got yellow low beams before and was never flagged down on the street.  the problem would be in the annual registration.  may mga iba na ayaw.  baka kailangan mo pa kausapin yung head nila pag ganun.  other than that i never had problems when using it on the road
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« Reply #6889 on: June 20, 2018, 05:56:14 AM »
^that's in the pipeline...i can get yellow HIDs naman, right?

I've never seen yellow HIDs. Kind of defeats the purpose of HIDs IMO or what most people love about HID, i.e. to get the brightest and whitest light possible.

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« Reply #6890 on: June 20, 2018, 06:08:56 AM »
i had neutral white HID's before. They were good, now looking at full retrofit for HID.

using LED's right now, maganda lang tignan, not really that helpful kapag nasa ulan. Going back to halogens din kasi maulan na lately.

sa fogs ako naka LED. projector type. binubuksan ko lang kapag walang kasalubong o madilim. ayos siya sa visibility sa daanan.
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« Reply #6891 on: June 20, 2018, 07:42:37 AM »
4300k is good. No problems even in the rain for me, then again my car has no tint.
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« Reply #6892 on: June 20, 2018, 08:07:13 AM »
^that's in the pipeline...i can get yellow HIDs naman, right?

I've never seen yellow HIDs. Kind of defeats the purpose of HIDs IMO or what most people love about HID, i.e. to get the brightest and whitest light possible.

yellow hids are 3000k

4300k is good. No problems even in the rain for me, then again my car has no tint.

according to the one that installed my hid projectors, 4300k is the brightest hid color temp.  he says its even brighter than 3000k yellow hids since its the purest form of hid.  he said that the other color temp hids are only tinted so that they would show a different color.  unlike 4300k which is not modified.
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« Reply #6893 on: June 20, 2018, 10:10:15 AM »
^that's in the pipeline...i can get yellow HIDs naman, right?

I've never seen yellow HIDs. Kind of defeats the purpose of HIDs IMO or what most people love about HID, i.e. to get the brightest and whitest light possible.

yellow hids are 3000k

4300k is good. No problems even in the rain for me, then again my car has no tint.

according to the one that installed my hid projectors, 4300k is the brightest hid color temp.  he says its even brighter than 3000k yellow hids since its the purest form of hid.  he said that the other color temp hids are only tinted so that they would show a different color.  unlike 4300k which is not modified.

Yes I know they sell them, but I've never seen yellow HIDs on the road. Halos same na lang temp nila ng halogens eh.

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« Reply #6894 on: June 20, 2018, 10:43:55 AM »
^that's in the pipeline...i can get yellow HIDs naman, right?

I've never seen yellow HIDs. Kind of defeats the purpose of HIDs IMO or what most people love about HID, i.e. to get the brightest and whitest light possible.

yellow hids are 3000k

4300k is good. No problems even in the rain for me, then again my car has no tint.

according to the one that installed my hid projectors, 4300k is the brightest hid color temp.  he says its even brighter than 3000k yellow hids since its the purest form of hid.  he said that the other color temp hids are only tinted so that they would show a different color.  unlike 4300k which is not modified.

Yes I know they sell them, but I've never seen yellow HIDs on the road. Halos same na lang temp nila ng halogens eh.

saw some yellow headlights before.  im just not sure if theyre yellow hid or yellow halogens.  but i can still see a difference from regular halogens from the yellow halogens though.  iba ang pagka yellow ng sinadya na yellow halogens compared to the regular bulbs included with a brand new car.  and it seems mas konti pa nga siguro talaga ang naka yellow hids compared to the white hids.  ang pinaka common ay puti pag naka hid na talaga.  kaya siguro wala ka nga nakikita
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« Reply #6895 on: June 20, 2018, 04:05:27 PM »
Most likely halogens yun. Used some before, Osram All Seasons and some cheapo Euro-something brand that I bought in an emergency.

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« Reply #6896 on: June 20, 2018, 04:18:31 PM »
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Interestingly, there’s word Suzuki is planning to offer the Swift Sport powered by a 1.4-liter turbo gasoline mill in the near future—assuming they can price it competitively. This one packs 138hp and 230Nm, figures that should endear the little hatchback to sporty drivers.

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« Reply #6897 on: June 21, 2018, 03:22:50 AM »
You can also wrap your headlights in Yellow Lexan, if you guys like.
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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #6898 on: June 21, 2018, 09:45:47 AM »
osram has yellow halogens now...and so does PIAA.  currently running osram all-season bulbs (low) and old euroline yellows (high) on the focus.
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