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Mark500
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:46 am    Post subject: HID Kits Reply with quote

Hi

I recently replaced the headlamps on my Daihatsu Fourtrak Independent with the Crystal Halogen upgrade kit to try. I'm now considering the HID kits but am confused by all the different kits available and the variation in prices. I have checked about MOT/legality issues when I got the new headlamps re-aligned (friend of a friend at MOT station) and was told they don't concern themselves with them when testing. Has anyone done this, got any advice etc.
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rob546454
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are fine, easy to install. get 35w, 6000k and make sure they are aligned properly and you won't blind anyone.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This are some of the kits I've been looking at

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Generic-Xenon-Headlight-Conversion-Halogen/dp/B00DQO8OH8/ref=sr_1_17?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1408012578&sr=1-17&keywords=hid+conversion+kits

http://www.amazon.co.uk/HI-LOW-Xenon-Headlamp-Conversion-Advanced/dp/B002RLGY7S/ref=pd_cp_auto_1#productDetails

http://www.amazon.co.uk/QUALITY-6000K-MONTH-WARRANTY-SELLER/dp/B00DP8XDEY/ref=sr_1_5?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1408012578&sr=1-5&keywords=hid+conversion+kits

http://www.amazon.co.uk/NuoYa005-Bright-Lights-Conversion-Headlight/dp/B00K5MZD78/ref=sr_1_40?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1408013988&sr=1-40&keywords=hid+conversion+kits

From what I understand 4300K would give me more light to see by which is what I'm after rather than the look. By the way they are all Amazon links because I've a load of gift vouchers to use Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeh 4300 is best output. I have some 100w ones in my britax spot lamps which are like daylight.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remember the k value refers to the temperature or colour of the light. There is a huge difference in the visibility with different temperatures.

I had HID's on my BMW GS motorbike and they were great but IIRC you need to have headlight washers on cars fitted with HIDs. This may not be an MOT failure but you could still be booked for it, in theory.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

theres a good kelvin table on the right of this page

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_temperature
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