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Old 07-15-2010, 09:13 AM   #1
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HID OWNERS - post up pics

Alright, so I've been reading a bunch of you guys' comments about HID's in IPF housings.

So Lets see some night shots.

I'm a firm believer that reflector housings and HID's do not get along, and I'm wanting someone to prove me wrong. (basically I have HID's on my other two cars, and I hate the OEM TJ lights....and HID's would be nice, but I can't be that irresponsible w/o knowing first that I won't blind everyone on the road.)

So seriously, I do want you to prove me wrong on this. (I'll even admit I was wrong if you can help me here...)

Thank in advance

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Old 07-16-2010, 08:51 AM   #2
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seriously? nobody up to the challenge?

I guess I'll have to track people down to get my answer.

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Old 07-17-2010, 10:00 PM   #3
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I'm in the same boat as you, I hate HID's when they aren't in projector housings but I absolutely hate the stock headlights on my TJ so I've been tempted to do something like the IPF housings with HID's. I'm not sure I want to be 'that guy' though...
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Old 07-20-2010, 10:32 AM   #5
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My IPF housings will be here thursday. For now I'm just going to put in some regular halogen H4 bulbs. I figure it will be enough of an improvement to keep me happy for now.
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Old 07-20-2010, 10:41 AM   #6
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Don't like HID's in any form !!




KC/Navigator/stock and Luminix

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Old 07-20-2010, 03:48 PM   #7
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I do when they are in the proper housing (ie my Lotus, and my wife's BMW)

However, please tell me more about this Luminix you speak of. You have the most cryptic posts of anyone here. I feel like I need a decoder ring to get to the point.
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Old 07-20-2010, 04:02 PM   #8
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These are H13 JDM yellow 60/55 Watt High/low beam replacements for the stock headlights


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I do when they are in the proper housing (ie my Lotus, and my wife's BMW)

However, please tell me more about this Luminix you speak of. You have the most cryptic posts of anyone here. I feel like I need a decoder ring to get to the point.
They may or may not be legal in your state/county, but in Nevada --it's OK and they provide a gentle non-blinding yellish headlight that doesn't concentrate, it just provides and overall light

Where I have my house and keep my jeep thete is always heavy fog and these headlights help quite a bit, but

They're strictly indivdual preference !!

They're from luminicsbulbs@gmail.com they're about $55 bucks for the pair

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Old 07-21-2010, 09:54 AM   #9
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Thank you. I'll see what I can find out about those.
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:50 PM   #10
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I have HIDs on my Mustang GT and they suck in a reflective housing. Im about to sell it, and Ill probably pop the stock bulbs back in before I do and just sell the HID kit.
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Old 07-25-2010, 08:04 PM   #11
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I have been looking at HID's also. Here is a website I just found. Look at the projector lamp's

Wrangler HID Kit
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Old 08-01-2010, 06:14 AM   #13
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I hated the stock tj headlights as well so I picked up a set of delta headlights a few years ago and were fine until i saw the hid kit. So I picked up the kit and swapped out the bulb only. What a difference. I got the 8000k brightness rating so they still look white on the verge of turning blue. Not a fan of the blue lights for headlights. They work great. Only drawback is that the high beam is disabled. They included a harness to make it work by just plugging it to the jeep headlight harness and batt terminal but I just didn't do it. But I will so I can let you guys know if it really does work. The lights are so bright that I really don't need to use high beams. But they aren't blinding either. Just clear and precise. The delta headlight housings are cool because the glass is set up to concentrate light straight ahead and to the right so it doesn't bother oncoming traffic. Hope that helps. I'll take pics later so you can see it installed.
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Old 08-01-2010, 06:27 AM   #14
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These are the housings I have.
http://www.quadratec.com/products/97009_110.htm
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Old 08-01-2010, 06:37 AM   #15
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When I installed the HIDs I took a short video clip of how they looked when they turn on. If you want an idea of how they look I can send u the vid if you pm me ur email address.
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Old 08-01-2010, 10:33 AM   #16
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I've got the IPF housings with HID plasma super white bulbs, The bulbs are DOT rated but the IPF housings are not. So they are probably illegal anywhere, lol. I would not change them for the world. They are much brighter than any stock headlamp but they don't burn a hole through the heads of oncoming drivers like I find the HID's on a Mercedes do. Unless of course you leave them on highbeam where they actually light up at least a mile down the road.If I'm wheeling at night I find the IPF housings flood the low beam light perfect to compliment my 200w of Halogen spots which if used on the road (illegal) can easily throw light 2.5 miles ahead of my jeep.
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Old 08-01-2010, 11:29 AM   #17
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Ok. Some pics. The housings I'm using
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Old 08-01-2010, 11:30 AM   #18
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On. Duh.
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Old 08-01-2010, 11:30 AM   #19
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The ballast for the lights. One per light.
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Old 08-01-2010, 11:31 AM   #20
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It just plugs into your headlight harness. Very simple. No mods whatsoever.
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Status light. Hope this helps. And I paid $88 on eBay.
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Old 08-02-2010, 11:09 AM   #22
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I do alot of desert running at night so i have everything HID. without it even with aftermarket lights the beam output just doesnt cut it.
I have the dual bulb setup in my headlights from galmax
HID head light

with the dual 35k bulb (doesnt blind as bad)




all lights on hid


heres them running at night in the woops in pismo
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Old 08-02-2010, 11:48 AM   #23
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all lights on hid
I will need a set like this for those a-holes who is to lazy to dim their lights.
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rawkon - which housings are you using?
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delta, i would recomend the hella E codes if you dont wanna blind people.
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Old 08-03-2010, 01:44 PM   #26
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thats what i was wondering. yours definitely give you a lot of light, but in all directions. Perfect for what you need but maybe a little mean to oncoming traffic
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yea i rarely drive the jeep during the week and when i do drive at night ive yet to get flashed or anything. I have the dual bulb that goes to a softer 35k color beam.
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Old 08-18-2010, 11:44 PM   #28
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Are the HID kits expensive? Really an improvement?

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