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...)
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...
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.
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.
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