Very nice writeup. I am close to buying HIDs myself, and this is a good help. I'll definately be consulting this when it comes time to purchase. :thumbup:
SUV's flash you!? they have nerve. when suv's pull up behind me and they are lined up with my mirror, it shines right on my face. what i like to do is aim the mirror back at them (if its a long traffic light) and blind them :thumbup: they hate that. but thats what they get for having lights that line up with every single mirror in my car!jlee1469 said:yea my glare is that bad unfortunately... but hey 1/2 a year and no problem with cops is fine by me.
only problem i get is SUV drivers flashing me on those sideway streets when nobody else is around.
you are correct on that statement.. the BEST optimal usage is the 4300 K , but if you like color with some usage 6000 K is plenty... anything up that you will just be seeing color and less OPTIMAL useage.. not saying that you wont see better than your halogens but the color can fatigue the eyes after long amounts of time viewing it such as long trips etc.2slowpro said:Any thing HID light is brighter than what car manufactures put out. I am currently running 12,000 K HID and they are bright, but i prefer the coloring. Now to go optimal with HID 5400-5800K is the best for viewing and driving. Halogen bulbs are just not bright enough but i've found that any HID set up is better and brighter. I've had several HID systems. I've had 6,000K, 8,000K, 10,000K and now 12,000K. Honestly i'd say the 6,000K is the whitest and the best overall but i like the purpleish look i currently have.