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Old 06-27-2013, 02:00 PM   #15
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I was never a guy willing to take a risk at modding bulbs. I've installed HID kits in projector lamps. But never been willing to mess with the other stuff. I get the look I want without the risk. I don't have a problem seeing the road although these do not put out the same light as an HID. There is no comparison.
I agree with this statement. There is zero comparison even if you put it up against a H9 bulb.
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Old 12-04-2013, 10:36 PM   #16
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If it was me, I would get aftermarket bulbs in the stock halogen projector.....

2500k- 5000k H11, 55W


The cheapest and reliable way to go without worrying about burnt out wires or drawing more power.
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Old 12-05-2013, 12:49 AM   #17
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Aren't H9 going to put out more light than the H11? Go with the H9...

Also, getting a blue tinted bulb is going to harm light output. Think about the last time you sat in a car with window tint. It blocked light, right?

Correct. The halogen cycle doesn't but out a lot of blue wavelength. That's what the coating does, block everything that's not blue. They then run the bulbs hotter and harder leading to less life. There's more to it, but it's all BS marketing...


H9 is 2100 lumens vs H11 at 1250 (quality OEM HID is 2800 (D2R) to 3200 (D2S) with most aftermarket bulbs being lower)

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My only concern swapping H9 with H11 will create more problems down the road.

First off H9 draws more electricity than H11 which in the long run had chances to burn the wired and housing of our projectors which are difficult and expansive to replace.

Possibly. They're only 10 watts different which is minor in the scheme of things on the wiring. I'm betting the high beams use the same gauge wiring so it's likely fine. The housings, I'm unsure if the projector housings are metal. If they are, they're fine.

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Alternator issue- since the wattage are higher, the alternator works extremely harder to put out energy and heat to keep up with the higher wattage lamps. That will shortens the life of the alternator which costs at least $300 or so to replace.

Extremely doubtful. There's quite a large margin built into these things. Also, the headlights aren't near the drain of the electric fans on the radiator. Not going to have issues from 10 more watts, period.

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H9 is a high beam light bulbs. That means we are running a high beam at all time. The heat output and the life of the light bulbs will reflect on how long the bulbs will last.

The choice and decision we made is end up we suffers towards your pocket unless you lease your FRS, then do whatever. Here are my humble $.02

Andrew


H9 is not a high beam bulb. It's used all the time for low beam halogen projectors. Yes, they will burn out faster given their output (blue coated ones lasting even less time)
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Old 12-05-2013, 04:01 AM   #18
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First try uploading a pic from an iPhone, This is the sylvania zxe H11's..
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looks good.

Try shooting from a distance and from the side where it shoots a wall.
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Here, now that I'm on a PC this is a little easier...!!
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I went ahead a while ago and just got HID's from @Diode Dynamics. They're perfect and I'm glad I didn't just got with H9's or tinted H11's.

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Nice!

Those look awesome! Thanks for your order

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