Projector headlight upgrade options - Drive Accord Honda Forums | radio-pro.ru
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Rating: Thread Rating: 8 votes, 5.00 average. Display Modes
post #1 of 12 Old 10-12-2012, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
2nd Gear

Join Date: Oct 2012
location: Walnut, CA
Posts: 84
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Projector headlight upgrade options

What is everyone doing to their headlights? Silverstar Ultra bulbs or HID kits? I'm so used to the xenon lights of my BMW, I feel like the amber light output is just not enough for me when I drive at night.

Can anyone recommend a good HID kit?

Leonardo629 is offline
Advertisement

post #2 of 12 Old 10-12-2012, 11:10 AM
banned

Join Date: Sep 2012
location: The United State of Steaxas
Posts: 233
Thanks: 12
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
no PnP HID kit will match real HID output and cut off.
there is only one way to go- retrofit.
it's sure cost more and takes some skills, use good projectors and clear lenses combo and you'ill be impressed with results.

back to PnP kit: I've been using xenonhidworlds.com ballasts for 4 years and referred 4-5 people to them. nobody had any issues.
they also got 5 years warranty and free relay harness.
Morimoto makes some good HID light bulbs and ballast to, but itcost more than most aftermarket kits.

molson.david is offline
post #3 of 12 Old 10-12-2012, 01:00 PM
2nd Gear

Losiracer2's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2012
location: Chandler, AZ
Posts: 52
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I actually did an HID retrofit into my 93 Accord back in 2008 using TSX projectors and the output is amazing.

They have websites such as that have different types of projectors to choose from. Now with some that screw in place of the bulb so you won't have to cut up your housings whatsoever.

I paid 95 for my 04-06 non fresnal TSX headlights on Ebay which I think were dealer overstock, since they didn't have any dust or scuff marks on them. Sold the housings locally for 65. So my projectors only ended up costing me $30. Then bought an hid kit back then for 110 and spent maybe 10-20 on spacers, screws and makeshift shrouds. So not bad for a 150 dollar investment. I can see 4 lanes of highway at night. Best thing I've done on my car for safety.

_______________________________________________
Past:
1991 Accord LX Coupe Auto - Sold 8/10-5/11

Current:
1992 Accord LX Sedan Auto w/ 180k Granada Black Metallic (new headgasket and valve job) new DD
1990 Accord EX Sedan 5spd w/297k Seattle Silver (Selling Soon) 6/14/11-Present 37mpg hwy!
1993 Accord EX Coupe H22a w/ M2B4 5spd LSD Seattle Silver Metallic 191whp Dyno (Fun/Weekend Car) 10/3/03-Present

Future:
2013+ Accord V6 6 Speed Coupe or 15+ Mustang GT 6 Speed
Losiracer2 is offline

post #4 of 12 Old 10-12-2012, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
2nd Gear

Join Date: Oct 2012
location: Walnut, CA
Posts: 84
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
All 2013 Accords come with projector, don't know if it will suffice
Leonardo629 is offline
post #5 of 12 Old 10-12-2012, 04:41 PM
Corvalis TTX

Markus's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2008
location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 5,254
Thanks: 121
Thanked 331 Times in 234 Posts
There is no such thing as a good HID kit. to learn why.

I would also avoid Silverstar and Silverstar Ultra. They're garbage and they don't last long.

If your car has H11 low beams than H9 is a good upgrade. If your car has 9006 low beams than 9012 is a good upgrade. There are also options between OEM and the suggestions I made. What bulb does your low beam use?

Mark - Retired automotive lighting engineer
14 Accord Touring V6 Sedan

2014 Audi S4 | 2016 Porsche GT3-RS | 08 Accord Sedan EX-L V6 | 2012 Cessna 400 Corvalis TTX

Gone but not forgotten :97 Jaguar XJ6 | 95 Ford Taurus SHO | 77 MGB
Markus is offline
post #6 of 12 Old 10-13-2012, 05:09 AM
6th Gear

Husker's Avatar

Join Date: May 2012
location: Lincoln, Ne.
Posts: 1,201
Thanks: 39
Thanked 34 Times in 25 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Markus View Post
There is no such thing as a good HID kit. to learn why.

I would also avoid Silverstar and Silverstar Ultra. They're garbage and they don't last long.

If your car has H11 low beams than H9 is a good upgrade. If your car has 9006 low beams than 9012 is a good upgrade. There are also options between OEM and the suggestions I made. What bulb does your low beam use?
That was a very good read, I really liked the video. I see those blue lights alot, you can tell when it's a mod, Blinding and very Dangerous, I don't know why the cops don't enforce.
Husker is offline
post #7 of 12 Old 10-21-2012, 01:09 PM
5th Gear

soulja4187's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2010
location: Pembroke Pines, FL
Posts: 832
Thanks: 33
Thanked 18 Times in 15 Posts
Anyone know what I will need to make the H9 fit? and where can I buy them?

2013 Honda Accord EX-L V6 Nav
Crystal Black Pearl/Black Interior
Splash Guards - Wheel Locks - HID's in Lows (6K) and fogs (3k) - Weather Tech Digital FLoor Mats - ExLed Custom Interior Lights.


Previous 2010 Honda Accord EX-L V6 Nav, Crystal Black Pearll/Black Interior

Previous 2008 Honda Accord EX-L I4 Nav, Nighthawk Black/Black Interior
soulja4187 is offline
post #8 of 12 Old 10-21-2012, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
2nd Gear

Join Date: Oct 2012
location: Walnut, CA
Posts: 84
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I will receive my Morimoto 5000k kit this coming Thursday, will post pics after install.
Leonardo629 is offline
post #9 of 12 Old 06-14-2014, 09:17 PM
1st Gear

Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
6000K TRS Kit!!!
My_MOEment is offline
post #10 of 12 Old 06-15-2014, 02:52 AM
2nd Gear

Join Date: Mar 2014
location: Central Texas
Posts: 68
Thanks: 1
Thanked 21 Times in 11 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Markus View Post
There is no such thing as a good HID kit. to learn why.

I would also avoid Silverstar and Silverstar Ultra. They're garbage and they don't last long.

If your car has H11 low beams than H9 is a good upgrade. If your car has 9006 low beams than 9012 is a good upgrade. There are also options between OEM and the suggestions I made. What bulb does your low beam use?
So the problem with lighting is its very subjective/perceptive. So take any recommendation with a grain of salt (including mine).

Silverstars look cool and at least there's not a noticeable loss in lumens. But they burn out so fast...and to pay more for that is ridiculous.

The H9 upgrade is a step up...in that you get a brighter bulb, but it has half the life of the h11. At least it's reasonably priced.

HIDs...the TRS XB35 bulb in the Accord projector housing is a decent solution. Stern is a bright guy but he's also a bit of lighting snob. If he doesn't carry it, he looks down his nose at it. And some of his recommended products don't actually perform as well as his science says they should.

Read the HID a la carte thread. I prefer the Morimoto XB35 bulbs from TRS. And check out ExLEDusa for the best LED solutions...their dome and map lights are just damn impressive.
davens is offline
post #11 of 12 Old 06-15-2014, 04:13 PM
on2
banned

Join Date: Nov 2012
location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 6,569
Thanks: 921
Thanked 888 Times in 611 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leonardo629 View Post
What is everyone doing to their headlights? Silverstar Ultra bulbs or HID kits? I'm so used to the xenon lights of my BMW, I feel like the amber light output is just not enough for me when I drive at night.

Can anyone recommend a good HID kit?
Amber light output?

Do you even know what amber color looks like?

Your turn signals are amber.
on2 is offline
post #12 of 12 Old 06-15-2014, 07:03 PM
2nd Gear

Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 57
Thanks: 30
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
^^ Do you realize that you are replying to a two year old post?
Dead-Fox is offline
Advertisement

Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Drive Accord Honda Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
The answer to the random question may be found under the Off Topic section of the forums and in the "Drive Accord Forums" category.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Linear Mode Linear Mode
Rate This Thread:



Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to


Related pages


2007 honda accord projector headlightstyres for honda accordhonda pilot wheel locksmaxx-78nhow to fix electric power steeringsteering wobble when brakings2000 oem wheelsgood brake pad brands2000 honda civic projector headlightsprimacy mxm4 costcosilver 2002 honda accordh22 power steering bracket2007 honda accord goldgs430 wheelswheel spacers torontotrailer hitch honda civichonda accord p0420honda pilot oem wheelshonda accord timing5 lug diamond steeliesrsx check engine light9011 hir bulbs2009 honda odyssey spare tire locationrsx type s flywheelhonda accord distributor cap2001 honda odyssey mpgmid city motorworldbrake caliper bracket boltacura tl accelerationsonax pnshonda civic brake caliperh11b bulbshocker bumper sticker2001 honda accord coupe fog lights97 honda civic overheating99 accord v6 specs2001 honda crv fuel economyadvance auto parts battery warrantystraight pipe with catalytic converters91 honda civic batteryp0705 transmission range sensor3000k hid fog lights1997 honda civic alternator2007 honda civic ex specshow to lube brake calipershonda accord bike rack2004 honda civic side mirrorhonda sway bartensioner pulley noisekicker ampmobil rebatehow often flush coolantsubwoofer installation diagram1998 isuzu rodeo transmission problemsvossen cv5 weightacura tsx sport mode1997 honda accord custom parts5-20w oil1997 honda accord lx mpgclazzio quilted seat coversk24 engine horsepowerautogeek forumsmag wheel offset explained91 honda accord starterhomelink not workingpac isimple2006 honda civic headlight lensgentex rear view mirrorstarter for honda civic65 rpm to mphhonda civic replacement key costtire rotation walmart2003 honda accord reviewtpms directradio code 2006 honda accordcost for replacing timing beltrain x latitude vs bosch icon