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Old 03-01-2010, 10:23 PM   #1
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HID light output

I don't frequent this section of the forum so please bear with me...

I have a TSX and I recently replaced the stock bulbs with 8000K bulbs. I understand that there should be an obvious drop in light output (I understand the correlation between temp. and output, and tsx's have great projectors from what I gather).

My questions is why do other cars with bulbs at the same kelvin have much great output than mine? I can barely see with mine that I put the stock ones back in! I have seen WRX, escalades, bmw's with purple and even green bulbs that are much brighter than mine. Bad quality bulbs? Bad oem ballasts to begin with (though they were fine with stock bulbs)?

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Old 03-01-2010, 10:34 PM   #2
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You prolly got shitty bulbs
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What brand bulbs did you get?
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8000k in projector is horrible

what you normally see is the 8000k in reflector where all you see is colour

in a tsx because it's a projector using 4300k-5000k will give you white and at the cut-off is where you see colour


if you mod your projector with stock bulbs you can get that... but it's plain stupid, google "washer projector mod"
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im not sure why you would want to change such nice stock lights!
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this is what a slight colour modded tsx projector should look like
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