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Old 24 Oct 2008, 03:16 am
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Default What should i consider before buying HID lights for my 2003 Honda Accord?

What color is best (my car is silver)? How long do the bulbs last? and what kind should i get that will fit to my accord? thank you!
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Old 24 Oct 2008, 03:31 am
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Generally, HID lights have an expected lifespan of around 3,000 hours or 90,000 miles (most people consider them a lifetime bulb)...The color of the HID bulb is related to its Kelvin rating...for example, the purple HIDs are 14000K and the white bulbs are 4300K...I do not think that the Kelvin rating affects the longevity of the bulb, but I do know that the higher the Kelvin rating, the less bright the projection will be...For example, the 4300K bulbs are much brighter and give you better visibility, where as the 14000K bulbs are very blue/purple but they are not as bright as the 4300KI personally love the higher Kelvin bulbs as far as looks are concerned...I have a silver Audi and and right now the stock HIDs are a medium blue color that really looks clean
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i have a silver car as well, i ran the 6000, but changed it to 4300 and i think it look cleaner. Hopefully you have projectors.. SAFETY.. w/o it will blind other drivers.....
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Old 24 Oct 2008, 04:01 am
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JDM Spec Helo projectors they look like the ones on the 09 lexus these are standard equipment on the Japanese spec Tuner cars. Remember that the Real HID from Japan are not USA DOT approved and you can get a fix it ticket if the cops pull an inspection on your car.
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the biggest consideration for you should be the safety of other drivers. 4300K is the optimum kelvin rating for illumination of the street ahead of you. any brighter and they just start blinding oncoming traffic (especially 12000K and 14000K bulbs). 6000K is still not bad, but 4300K is the best.
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Old 24 Oct 2008, 04:31 am
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You should consider how many people you're going to blind. I do a lot of late night driving and HATE HID lights. You motherfirkers are so inconsiderate
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IF you care at all about being a considerate driver, then you should consider how much people coming the other way are going to HATE looking into your headlights. They may even give you their high beams. ;-|I agree with Edanro's sentiments.
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