Just bought the HID Kits for my Lightforce 170's on eBay and noticed that they do a HID upgrade for the head lights as well. Has anyone done this and how well do they work?
Dont you mean fog lights??? Driving lights (which are spottys) will not turn on when the headlights are on low beam or parkers if they're wired correctly.And if you are operating driving lights (according to a Police source in WA), your headlights are to be switched to parking lights and NOT low beam.
... HID in dust or fog = cr*p .. normal headlights in foggy conditions aint too good but with HID you'll get no penetration at all.
They work well but I would strongly discourage anyone from fitting HID into their OEM headlights. Even a 35 hid "low beam" is FARKIN bright. Just stick to upgrading your spotties. I mean hell, how much light do you want???
I recommend PM Jet-6 about any questions you have. He will put you on the straight and narrow for sure
Edit: Although on a personal note Matt (jet-6) did tell me that my 100W HID retrofits for the hella 4000's were gunna be insanely bright and I should probably stick with 70W. A tad bit of an understatement. In hindsight I would have gone for the 70 W retros instead of the 100W ... they are just ... too ... bright. Kinda distracts you after a while of night driving.
Too right, which is why retrofitting HID's to standard headlights is illegal.Doesn't upset oncoming vehicles, doesn't upset the Feds and lights up the side of the tracks and the path ahead like daylight when the HID's are on
which includes lens washers and auto levelingThe Australian Design Rules require full testing of these systems; this includes the light source being tested with the reflector as a unit.
Fitting of a light source (HID globe) into a lens that has been fitted and tested with a halogen globe cannot be approved unless it can be demonstrated the headlamp unit has been tested and complies with all of the relevant Australian Design Rules for Gas discharge light sources.
Thats what Ive done... if I need more than low beam flick the headslights to high and then turn on my twin 55w 'foglights'. If need more than the 55w HID XGTs come on, and then if that aint enough 4 100w Hella Comets blaze into action
And peoples eyes burn