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post #1 of 17 Old 01-09-2013, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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HID in Halogen projectors

I know you guys won't open up your headlights and check. but I am considering putting morimoto 35w or 55w 5000k in my coupe. This is what I am worry about.
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The problem is on top of the pic. the reflector bowl is damage from the HID bulb.

Morimoto is a brand TheRetroFitSource use. So I am sure the quality is not POS. What do you guys think? will this happen if i put HID in?

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From what I read, this shouldn't be a problem if you stick with the 35w bulb.

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From what I read, this shouldn't be a problem if you stick with the 35w bulb.
So that problem only happens if I put in 50w?

I think I should contact TRS themselves...
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I wanna know too if we have to stick with 35w hid orbif going with 55w won't hurt anything. Planning on also buying a Morimoto Hid kit 35w 5000k hope it's not too blue

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I wanna know too if we have to stick with 35w hid orbif going with 55w won't hurt anything. Planning on also buying a Morimoto Hid kit 35w 5000k hope it's not too blue
The 5000k is white even on camera pics
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Just ordered a complete 55w HID kit from Absolute HID in Canada in 4300k tint. Spoke with the rep and he told me not to worry about the 55w hids. They run cooler than any 55w halogen out there.

Was told that the spark from the HID emit less heat than a burning filament on the halogen.

Time will tell....
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Just ordered a complete 55w HID kit from Absolute HID in Canada in 4300k tint. Spoke with the rep and he told me not to worry about the 55w hids. They run cooler than any 55w halogen out there.

Was told that the spark from the HID emit less heat than a burning filament on the halogen.

Time will tell....
I hope you got a relay otherwise within time you will hate yourself. There are a couple of issues with 55W HIDS, one is that after a while it will eat the chrome thats inside the housing and two is that when you first start them is when they draw more power than a 55W Halogen, which will damage your wire harness

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I hope you got a relay otherwise within time you will hate yourself. There are a couple of issues with 55W HIDS, one is that after a while it will eat the chrome thats inside the housing and two is that when you first start them is when they draw more power than a 55W Halogen, which will damage your wire harness
So you recommend staying with 35w? and I just contacted TRS... should have an answer tomorrow..
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So you recommend staying with 35w? and I just contacted TRS... should have an answer tomorrow..
I do, my friend has been running them for 5 years with no issue, he runs a relay for the sake of the wires. Dont trust these companies they just want to sell you the product,

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^^^ I'll second the 35w recommendation for low beams.
I'm not sayin' but I'm just sayn', 55w low beams are very unfriendly to oncoming drivers on a two lane road.

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^^^ I'll second the 35w recommendation for low beams.
I'm not sayin' but I'm just sayn', 55w low beams are very unfriendly to oncoming drivers on a two lane road.
How much brighter with HID 35w than 55w Halogen?
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How much brighter with HID 35w than 55w Halogen?
Like a 20 to 30%

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This is why I am saving my pennies to do a projector retrofit. Might as well do it right....yes, it will be more expensive but way better light output too.

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you're most likely better off with a 35w HID kit instead of a 55w Kit. Two reasons that i know of.
1. The higher the wattage the more glare it will create especially in a halogen projector compared to a actual HID projector.
2. You run the risk of melting/damaging your projectors because of the heat that most 55w HID kits give off, and if you try to claim warranty on your headlight, its most likely Honda will deny you of that warranty if you ever do claim it for damage from the HID kit.
If you put out the cash, try to get a proper retrofit or do the headlight upgrade to the LED headlights from honda

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How much brighter with HID 35w than 55w Halogen?
30% is a good guess but 55W is just 5W short of our 60W highbeams.

A better question is how much dimmer than the high beam and it will be very close to the highbeam. Add in glare and it could be a problem.

I spoke with Retrofit Source about the Morimotos and they recommended 35W and confirmed that HID shining through halogen projectors is not as ideal as an HID projector because of glare but the MM works well-many people use MMs and don't seem to have major issues (with 35w).


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