HID kit + glare = find a solution

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:lol: SWEET!

Jokes aside it does look great, I am interested on how it will effect the bulb in the long run :dunno:
 

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That's why I'm being the guinea pig. From what I've heard glare shields do slightly reduce the life of the bulb, but nothing outrageous. I believe mine had the issue because the shield was not painted and was so close to the bulb. We will see. Replacement bulbs are very cheap, though.
 

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yeah that's something I would be a little concerned with as well... But maybe keeping the shield on the outside will help a lot

Did the company you purchased yours from offer any sort of warranty on the bulbs themselves?
 

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yeah that's something I would be a little concerned with as well... But maybe keeping the shield on the outside will help a lot

Did the company you purchased yours from offer any sort of warranty on the bulbs themselves?
Amazon has a 30-day warranty...after that I'm almost 100% sure JLM has a lifetime warranty.


Bulbs are only about $30-$50 anyways (pair)
Yep....DDM has our H13s at $15 for a pair.....$35 for Hi/Lo. I almost never use the high beams with HIDs, though, so if these get screwed up in testing I'll get a regular pair.
 

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yeah that's something I would be a little concerned with as well... But maybe keeping the shield on the outside will help a lot

Did the company you purchased yours from offer any sort of warranty on the bulbs themselves?
Amazon has a 30-day warranty...after that I'm almost 100% sure JLM has a lifetime warranty.


Bulbs are only about $30-$50 anyways (pair)
Yep....DDM has our H13s at $15 for a pair.....$35 for Hi/Lo. I almost never use the high beams with HIDs, though, so if these get screwed up in testing I'll get a regular pair.


How are HID's with brights.. I don't believe I've ever seen pictures...
 

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Not that great just a little bit higher up but not further down the road *at least mine do that*
 

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Most people that get HIDs that have the high-beam function get the Bi-Xenon kits. The Bi-Xenon has a small motor inside the bulb housing that moves the bulb up and down. Other regular Hi/Lo kits have two bulbs.....the HID for low and a second attached halogen bulb for high beams.

Like Jeff said, it only shifts the pattern upward, but it doesn't do a great job. It scatters it more, making it faint. In other words, it's crap. :p
 

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