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Old 29 Oct 2010, 09:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I know alot of people have done these and are very happy with the results. I intend to go this route myself as I'm sick being unable to see past cars with hids coming the other way. My question is, what brand eg virtual daylight and who supplies them as I'm reluctant to buy from fleabay
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Old 29 Oct 2010, 05:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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used these chaps recently :- Xenon HID Conversion Kits

from what i hear,this chap is pretty good too :- Dashimoto Services
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Old 29 Oct 2010, 09:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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got these in mine, good bit of kit i think

Ultra Virtual Daylight HID Xenon Conversion Kit | HID Conversion Kits | Lighting & Accessories | Motorsport Shop | Demon Tweeks
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Old 29 Oct 2010, 09:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: HID conversions

Is the 8000k light output sufficient ? I was thinking a higher kelvin level but if the output is good, I'll abandon the rangerover 12000k look
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tends to send the light blue rather than white after a certain level, can;t remember what tat is htough
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you've got the single beam ones then John?,had them in mine,thought they were bollox


colour chart :- http://www.delonixradar.com.au/hid-x...lour-chart.php
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Old 29 Oct 2010, 09:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
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tends to send the light blue rather than white after a certain level, can;t remember what tat is htough
Not to worry, as long as the output is greatly increased than the naff standard bulbs/ aftermarket halogens
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um, prob put link to wrong version up lol
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Old 30 Oct 2010, 08:58 AM   #9 (permalink)
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i'd go 6000k as i like the whiter look
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Old 30 Oct 2010, 09:26 PM   #10 (permalink)
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tends to send the light blue rather than white after a certain level, can;t remember what tat is htough
Sunlight is about 5500k - higher than that will go progressively blue and in fact will cause you to see less well; human eyes see yellow and green best of all.
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Old 31 Oct 2010, 10:00 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Sunlight is about 5500k - higher than that will go progressively blue and in fact will cause you to see less well; human eyes see yellow and green best of all.
Ok thanks, I'll stay between 6000k and 8000k. How is it that rangerover have 12000k lights? Surely a blind 2.5 ton 4 wheel brick is a scarely idea lol
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Old 31 Oct 2010, 01:26 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Re: HID conversions

I may be completely wrong, but I think factory fits Range Rovers from 2008 on (when HID became available as a factory fit option) are 4300K, like the majority of all other factory fits. It's the most efficient lighting possible, but it doesn't look particularly cool, just yellowish-white.

A Range Rover is a scary idea in most places, to be honest, whether they are blind or not
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I may be completely wrong, but I think factory fits Range Rovers from 2008 on (when HID became available as a factory fit option) are 4300K, like the majority of all other factory fits. It's the most efficient lighting possible, but it doesn't look particularly cool, just yellowish-white.

A Range Rover is a scary idea in most places, to be honest, whether they are blind or not
Interesting, the rangerover sport that followed me into the petrol station had very pinky/ purple lights which is certainly 12000k in aftermarket conversions
more scary was the 110 fill up cost with standard unleaded fuel
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Old 31 Oct 2010, 09:24 PM   #14 (permalink)
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You can get D1S/D3S bulbs in 10-12000K too. Whether they are a smart fit depends on what you want to use them for. Seeing well at night - not really. Looking cool - maybe.
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