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HID watts n ballast

So I have a 35w 6000K HID kit in my JDM fogs!!! I love them especially for the winter time bc the brightness shines on the snow!!!

But my girl bought me the Nokya 55w yellow bulbs!!! She didnt kno about the 35w and 55w part when she bought them for me.

So my question is...

Can I use my 55w yellow bulbs with my 35w ballast?!?!
Will the cause the bulb jus to glow lower bc of the low watt ballast or do I have to buy a 55w HID kit to jus have the 55w yellow bulbs to work?!?!

Thnx for the input!!!
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Re: HID watts n ballast

does the ballast have a label of input watt/volt and output watt/volt range?
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Re: HID watts n ballast

The ballast says 35w but I know the Nokya bulbs are 55w!!! I jus wondering if they will work but i decided to jus go with the 55w ballast and 55w bulbs!!!
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Re: HID watts n ballast

personally, i don't think it's gonna work. you might need to get new ballasts.

*i could be wrong on this so don't quote me*
HID's are like gas filled bulbs right? and what ballast do is convert the normal 12v from car to something WAY WAY higher, and shooting to the bulb. that excites the gas, and lights up..

so, i'd assume if voltage or watt does not match up, what you gonna get is "not DIM lights" but "FLICKERing headlights"..

i'm imagining that it'd be like those florescent lights with bad ballasts in the office that gives you migraines..

i hope someone jumps in and gives some better feedback...
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Re: HID watts n ballast

may be a dumb question, but the new bulbs are HID bulbs right? no just a regular 55w halogen bulb..
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may be a dumb question, but the new bulbs are HID bulbs right? no just a regular 55w halogen bulb..
never a dumb question!

i DID think about asking him, but he did mention ballasts.... so i assume he had the real HID's, not those fake "HID WANNA-BE's"
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never a dumb question!

i DID think about asking him, but he did mention ballasts.... so i assume he had the real HID's, not those fake "HID WANNA-BE's"
yes he did, but he said those are already on the car. and that his girl bought him the new bulbs.

basically as i read it, he already has hids installed and working on the car, and his girl bought a new set of yellow bulbs for it. now i dunno bout his girl but i know mine wouldnt know to buy or even what the difference is between a regular holagen bulb and a hid type bulb...

so ya still, un answered, and probably the most important one.. did she buy 55w hid bulbs? or just 55w yellow halogen bulbs?
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we hella confused. show the pic of that bulb! LOL!
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Re: HID watts n ballast

She got me these!!!

Amazon.com: Nokya H3 Hyper Yellow 2500k JDM Head/fog Light Bulbs: Automotive



I currently have 35w ballast on my 35w 6000K bulbs!!! I use those for the winter for snowboarding!!!

For the summer i wanna change. So she got me the 55w 2500K H3 HID bulbs. But I wasnt sure if i can use those bulbs on my 35w ballast. But I was told i cant and so I have a friend giving me 55w ballast to match the 55w 2500K HID yellow bulbs to have that nice yellow look for the summer!!!

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She got me these!!!

Amazon.com: Nokya H3 Hyper Yellow 2500k JDM Head/fog Light Bulbs: Automotive



I currently have 35w ballast on my 35w 6000K bulbs!!! I use those for the winter for snowboarding!!!

For the summer i wanna change. So she got me the 55w 2500K H3 HID bulbs. But I wasnt sure if i can use those bulbs on my 35w ballast. But I was told i cant and so I have a friend giving me 55w ballast to match the 55w 2500K HID yellow bulbs to have that nice yellow look for the summer!!!

Thnx guys for your info n help!!!
ahhh ok, ya those are just regular, halogen bulbs, dont use the ballast at all. you'll blow those bulbs as soon as you turn them on if you do.

curious, why not just buy some 3k hid bulbs then? it'd give you that yellow color, but still have the hid greatness
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Re: HID watts n ballast

no, they are not real HID's you shouldn't have any ballast. it's straight up halogen bulb w/tint...
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Re: HID watts n ballast

Yeah those are just regular bulbs, not HIDS. Id just keep the HID's you have on there all year round. Return the yellow ones.
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Re: HID watts n ballast

personally, i don't like those HID wanna be fake bulbs. they never last. they always burn out quick.

i had the real HID kit before. they last much much longer. however, Ballast failed eventually :( i threw the entire kit away.

i went back to OEM bulbs. (i know i know,..) they've been working for 3 years. STRONG :)
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