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Old 13 Oct 2007, 03:57 pm
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Default What kind of headlight bulbs should I buy?

I have a 2000 Honda Civic. Im looking to buy the best headlight bulbs to make them look like xenon lights. I know I can convert the whole headlight system, but its only a civic so I dont wanna spend that kind of money. Just a good set of imposter bulbs will do.Im looking for the best xenon imposter headlight bulbs, I do not care about how much visibilty I will lose. Im just looking for a nice sporty look.
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Old 13 Oct 2007, 04:00 pm
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Blue bulbs aren't HID headlights. They actually produce less usable light than regular halogen bulbs, and are illegal in most jurisdictions.

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Old 13 Oct 2007, 04:04 pm
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Well, first off you need to be careful. Most of those of blue or violet lights they sell at the stores are crap!!!! The manufacturers of those lights and the stores want to make you believe that they are xenon lights when in reality they are not!! Those particular lights are just plain ol' halogen lights coated in blue or violet. Futhermore such lights deplete visibility. Sure those lights will look sporty and sytlish, but at your own cost since you will end up having much less visibility than with regular halogens. There are however true xenon lights which fit complex headlight systems (Complex headlight systems are the ones that most cars have). The older Infiniti G35 used to have a complex headlight system in which they did not use the projector beam headlight system which the new G35 uses. Anyways I would suggest that you buy true xenons (shouldn't be that expensive, since you are buying just the bulbs, not the entire headlight system) intented for complex headlight systems. For one you should make sure that they are not color coated (that should be a red flag). A xenon bulb will pretty much look the same as a halogen one (it is clear in color). My suggestion is to shop around until you find REAL xenon bulbs, you are bound to find them. Good Luck
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Old 13 Oct 2007, 04:09 pm
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OK you can buy the bulbs for $50 or get a TRUE HID kit for $135. I got one for my wifes 2001 jetta and my 1999 Civic. I got them from EBAY from a company called flashplus. They take about 30 minutes to install, and you can choose from 5 different color outputs. If you drive at night the visibility WILL be a factor. Its well worth the extra money.
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