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post #1 of 8 Old 01-13-2018, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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HID / LED options

I have been reading the HID retrofit threads, but all of them seem a bit older.

Is there a better/cheaper option than retrofitting headlights with projectors? any recommended preinstalled projector headlamps?

Please share. My old headlights have moisture, so instead of getting regular replacements, will it be worth to get ones with projectors and install HIDs?

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Cheaper? Any junk replacememt assemblies you find for sale that are made in china.

Better? Absolutely not.

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I Was hoping that there may be quality assemblies with projectors already installed available by now.

I guess, retrofitting is still the preferred way.
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A lot of those aftermarket assemblies tend to fail quickly, and they also look ricey...

There is the option of getting the 4th Gen Inspire(a fancier North American 7th Gen Accord sold in other markets) headlights with HID, but since Inspires are RHD, the cutoff will still not be quite right in an LHD country.

Or you will have to bake open the headlights and fit HID projectors in there.

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I guess i will go with some aftermarket halogen assemblies and retrofit.
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Morimoto just released the MLED, all-in-one, retrofit kit.

You have to pay for good quality. Unfortunately, headlight OEM assemblies are very costly to make due to the different manufactures involved with the units. I'm sure one company makes the headlight, another company is involved with projector headlight, ballast, igniter, and bulbs; then another company may be involved with LED components. However, there are some retrofit projectors that are a lot easier to install but may not have the most optimal output and light pattern, but are still light years ahead of filament based OEM lighting system.



Mini H1 projectors are suppose to be one of the easiest retrofits to do.


Either way, you want quality components because the last thing you want to do is go back into the headlight assembly.
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Thank You for the recommendation. Will order the MORIMOTO MINI H1 STAGE III kit you linked and the following headlights.



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Thank You for the recommendation. Will order the MORIMOTO MINI H1 STAGE III kit you linked and the following headlights.



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I've seen plenty of retrofits. I've never done one personally. However, the one factor that is universal with seeing retrofits is that it's best to stay with OEM headlights. If you want the fancier looks, like angel eyes, yes, you're still better off retrofitting them with an OEM headlight. I've seen too many times, cheap headlights being taken off of cars because they're cheap and have abysmal quality issues within a couple of months.

If you're going to retrofit, you're going to have to reseal the headlight. Resealing headlights will take care of your condensation problem. Personally, I'm doing quad projectors (4G TL-R & Mini H-1 projectors) with angel eyes that have external drivers with some minor cosmetics.

In the end, I've been burned too many times by cheap parts. There's a reason why quality costs. Furthermore, it doesn't have to cost that much.

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