First a confession...then a question at the bottom.
Im man-enough to admit when Im wrong.
Many moons ago, I jumped on here and posted a diatribe about how silly some folks were to be chasing the bling of HID lights for $400-$500 per conversion when I was able to upgrade my bulb and reflector on ebay for about $50 and get just as good a result.
I was wrong....about MANY aspects.
I apologize to all the bling-chasers I offended. some
of my opinion remains valid. Brighter still doesn't mean better. spectrum is still EXTREMELY important. Distribution is vital. all that stuff.
But the HID power is a clear winner....again just my opinion....always subject to being proven wrong...again. Life is about learning.
'nuf said. Mea culpa.
k so here's my new dealio...
I want HID.
I want 4300k spectrum.
I know I don't
Im still guilty of thinking that more power
is better...so I think
I want 100watt
I know I want the light to stay on the road and ditches and out of the trees and sky...so I THINK
I want projector beam lenses to keep the light where I want it.
I don't give a squat what it looks like. Anybody whose ever met me knows Im not about aesthetics. I work in the boonies and I wanna to see those kamikaze white-tails before they test my ranch-hand deflector shield (bumper) on my way home after a long day.
"Cap'n our shields are hold'n but we can'a take anotha hit like that one..."
A great many of you have already gone down this trail, and I'm finally catching on that yall might be onto something...(especially since I like the HID's on my wifes car and the HIDs on the planes that I fly). So I figure that rather than trying to re-invent the wheel and spend unnecessary cashola experimenting with various options trying to find what works well...
I'd just ask :
Thanks, all...for your patience...tolerance...forgiveness...and guidance.