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Old 04-08-2005   #1
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Installed HID!

Finally one of the PIAA bulbs is burnt out and it's time to get HID!

I ordered the Prolumen 6000k H4 HID from Impulse (that's the only one he has in stock for anything less than 6000k) and just installed tonight.

While I was taking the pictures, I feel like it's kind of bright?? maybe i have been driving with the stock for awhile...

Please let me know if they are too bright or not. are they aiming too high? I was just driving 5 mins ago and at the intersection, there's an old lady going to make a left turn and covering her eyes while she's turning, i wondered if my HID is too bright??

(if you think the light is too blue, it's probably because i don't know how to take the picture.. the light is actually purplish + whitish...)
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its not that bright...4500k is brighter than that but its still brighter than anything u'll usually see on the road
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They don't look high, but maybe you should lower 'em to make sure.
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dude holy ****. you have massive glare.
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really? how do i fix it?
i thought i was seeing some glare too...
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JESUS glare batman! did you take off the glare sheild on the bulb! what kit is that!
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I think it's too high.

Your cut off line should be about half way up the little tree on the side.
That's what I'd estimate it as.
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hm.... gotta take a look tomorrow morning...
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are you on leveled ground? or does it go uphill?

if its leveled, drive your car up to the wall/garage put some marks where your headlights hit, then go straight back 25ft, and see if the beam goes above or below the marks.

If it goes above, then you need to aim the headlights down,

If it goes down, then you are fine
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i just tested it.. it goes down when I move away from the wall so i think it's fine

but it has a lot of glare.. how do i fix it? or there's no way to fix it since i'm using the oem housing?
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very nice, i have hardcore glare too, im usin the xtec 6000k kit from impulse they probably arent too bright as you were saying, its just that you are probably used to halogens. i thought my HIDs were really super insane bright when i got them, but they are normal to me now.
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I imagine you're using projectors or no? That is a lot of glare, you better hurry up and fix it, lest some cop see you in his rearview and ticket you.
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no i'm using the oem stock housing...
i'm afraid to drive at night now
should i still lower it just for the safe side?
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goddamn that glare is horrible..lol
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ok.. i know there's a massive glare
is there a way to fix it then? i have the shield guard there already
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I imagine you're using projectors or no? That is a lot of glare, you better hurry up and fix it, lest some cop see you in his rearview and ticket you.
projectors dont give glare...usually
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no, not really. just drive around and hope that no one notices
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lower that *****
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just lower it at least. You will still be able to see fine. My friend here has that kit and yes it has glare compared to mine, but it's not so bad that you have to look away. I've driven in front of him without being bothered. I think they're just too high on yours.
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alright.. i just found this thread of how to adjust the headlight properly...
http://www.7thgencivic.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=152358

so the prolumen kit is "known" to have more glare than the xtec?
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yeah only real way to reduce glare is to get projectors.
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haha, yeah they are pretty bright, i have the 5000k prolumen and they have alot of glare too. a cop flashed his brights at me but didnt pull me over.haha. i think you should be alright
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most aftermarket kits aren't made specifically for reflector headlights. That's why you get the glare.
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but the aftermarket projector is suck... unless i do a refrofit...
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well yea its even worse putting them in a projector. Unless it's retrofit. Did you try lowering it?
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yeah i kinda lower it without doing the proper way since i haven't found a good place to do it yet and i'm out of town in the whole week.. will try to adjust it next weekend
(i don't want to do it too publicly that the cops will ask me what the hell i'm doing with that bright headlight)

but it seems better after i lowered it now, i can see more clearly on the ground
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Over all how was the install for the Prolumen kit in ur OEM set up (that's what I will have once my kit gets here). Ne hikups during install...and how and where did you mount ur ballasts and ignitors...?
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looks good. ur not going to fix the glare unless you get projectors so deal with it.

and i have driven behind cops plenty of times and nothing has happened but then again my car looks like it could have stock HID's cause its clean i guess? lol. fo SHO!
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I've had no problems with my HIDs..Nobody has never flashed me espcially them 18 wheelers...Far away my looks like any other car that came with HIDs stock...all you gottah do is lower them
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