Honda Prelude Forum
 
Go Back   Honda Prelude Forum > Tech-Talk > 5th Gen Honda Prelude

Thread Title
hid projectors questions

 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 11-30-2010, 12:38 AM
illluder's Avatar
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 210
iTrader: (0)
illluder is on a distinguished road
Icon5 hid projectors questions

ok so as of now i have stock headlight housings with hids in them and love them but the housings are getting old , and its time for a change to make them look new again


so what i want to know is, can you still use hid with projectors ? do i need cretin projector housings to use hids ?

i just like the look of projectors but im not wanting to compromise my lighting and visibility


Thanks in advance for the help !
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 11-30-2010, 12:49 AM
andrewcjduong's Avatar
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 888
iTrader: (0)
andrewcjduong has a reputation beyond reputeandrewcjduong has a reputation beyond reputeandrewcjduong has a reputation beyond reputeandrewcjduong has a reputation beyond reputeandrewcjduong has a reputation beyond reputeandrewcjduong has a reputation beyond reputeandrewcjduong has a reputation beyond reputeandrewcjduong has a reputation beyond reputeandrewcjduong has a reputation beyond reputeandrewcjduong has a reputation beyond reputeandrewcjduong has a reputation beyond repute
Re: hid projectors questions

You can retrofit projectors into your stock lamps but it takes a long time and its costs quite a bit to get someone to do it. If you don't want, you can get those angeleye projector's headlamp on eBay or something.
__________________
2004 Acura TSX - Current
1999 Honda Prelude Type-SH - SOLD

Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 11-30-2010, 05:02 PM
dtt02278's Avatar
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: San Fernando Valley
Posts: 133
iTrader: (1)
dtt02278 is on a distinguished road
Re: hid projectors questions

my guys my hid bulbs burnt out... question is .. is all HID bulbs have the same wiring harness... will it connect to my ballasts? or are the wiring different upon different brands?
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 11-30-2010, 05:15 PM
Vanz__'s Avatar
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 396
iTrader: (0)
Vanz__ has a reputation beyond reputeVanz__ has a reputation beyond reputeVanz__ has a reputation beyond reputeVanz__ has a reputation beyond reputeVanz__ has a reputation beyond reputeVanz__ has a reputation beyond reputeVanz__ has a reputation beyond reputeVanz__ has a reputation beyond reputeVanz__ has a reputation beyond reputeVanz__ has a reputation beyond reputeVanz__ has a reputation beyond repute
Re: hid projectors questions

Quote:
Originally Posted by dtt02278 View Post
my guys my hid bulbs burnt out... question is .. is all HID bulbs have the same wiring harness... will it connect to my ballasts? or are the wiring different upon different brands?
Get the same bulbs you had previously...If you had 6000K 55W, then get the same.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 11-30-2010, 08:10 PM
keeganhmorgan's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Cda Idaho
Posts: 1,174
iTrader: (0)
keeganhmorgan has a reputation beyond reputekeeganhmorgan has a reputation beyond reputekeeganhmorgan has a reputation beyond reputekeeganhmorgan has a reputation beyond reputekeeganhmorgan has a reputation beyond reputekeeganhmorgan has a reputation beyond reputekeeganhmorgan has a reputation beyond reputekeeganhmorgan has a reputation beyond reputekeeganhmorgan has a reputation beyond reputekeeganhmorgan has a reputation beyond reputekeeganhmorgan has a reputation beyond repute
Re: hid projectors questions

Quote:
Originally Posted by dtt02278 View Post
my guys my hid bulbs burnt out... question is .. is all HID bulbs have the same wiring harness... will it connect to my ballasts? or are the wiring different upon different brands?
id get them through the same company that you did before but you can change up the color if you want
__________________
Check out my build thread, thanks!
Quote:
Originally Posted by havikprelude View Post
Idaho
where "driving" is synonomous with "rally"



Seriously...wtf is up with your roads?
Quote:
Originally Posted by kidinplay93 View Post
From to
Buy my stuff and help me finish my rebuild 5th Gen Parts
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 11-30-2010, 08:25 PM
Phantom240's Avatar
Platinum Member

 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Slidell, LA
Posts: 2,388
iTrader: (3)
Phantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: hid projectors questions

Quote:
Originally Posted by illluder View Post
ok so as of now i have stock headlight housings with hids in them and love them but the housings are getting old , and its time for a change to make them look new again


so what i want to know is, can you still use hid with projectors ? do i need cretin projector housings to use hids ?

i just like the look of projectors but im not wanting to compromise my lighting and visibility


Thanks in advance for the help !
Projectors are ALWAYS superior to reflectors. And HID projectors are ALWAYS superior to Halogen projectors.


Like such:

HID projectors > Halogen projectors > HID in Halogen reflector or projector > Halogen reflector (stock) > Aftermarket Halogen reflector.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dtt02278 View Post
my guys my hid bulbs burnt out... question is .. is all HID bulbs have the same wiring harness... will it connect to my ballasts? or are the wiring different upon different brands?

Somebody seems to have a problem with simple Singular vs. Plural rules.

Here's how it should have read:

Quote:
Originally Posted by dtt02278 View Post
Hi guys, my hid bulbs burnt out. My question is, do all HID bulbs have the same wiring harness? Will they connect to my ballasts, or is the wiring different between brands?
The answer is: Not even close.

OEM HIDs come in quite a variety of different configurations such as D1S, D1R, D2S, and a few others. They won't even come close to working for you. Aftermarket HIDs however, generally use the same AMP style connectors. As long as you get the correct bulbs (Don't go buy an H4 based bulb if you have a 9006 housing, etc.), you'll be fine.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by bykfixer View Post
it'll sound like an ultralight airplane or a moped exhaust funneled through a kazoo.

Last edited by Phantom240; 11-30-2010 at 08:37 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 11-30-2010, 08:52 PM
illluder's Avatar
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 210
iTrader: (0)
illluder is on a distinguished road
Re: hid projectors questions

yeah i was looking at projectos on ebay, so some projectors are hid and some are just halogen or are they all halogen and you can upgrade to hids just like i did with my stock headlights ?

- the hijack thanks to every one else for the help !!
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 11-30-2010, 08:58 PM
Phantom240's Avatar
Platinum Member

 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Slidell, LA
Posts: 2,388
iTrader: (3)
Phantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: hid projectors questions

All the aftermarket projectors for cars that weren't available from the factory with HID projectors are Halogen projectors. HID projectors are factory equipment. You can put HIDs in Halogen projectors, and I've seen it done plenty of times with varying levels of success. Some cars look and work great with them. Some, not so much.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by bykfixer View Post
it'll sound like an ultralight airplane or a moped exhaust funneled through a kazoo.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 11-30-2010, 09:07 PM
illluder's Avatar
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 210
iTrader: (0)
illluder is on a distinguished road
Re: hid projectors questions

ok perfect thats what i was not sure of was if my hids ( aftermarket) would go into projectors and fit and work,

and phantom you said some time the work some times not, how good are just halogen projectors ? say stock head lights being a 1 and hid up grade being a 10 where would projectors fall ?
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 11-30-2010, 09:11 PM
Phantom240's Avatar
Platinum Member

 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Slidell, LA
Posts: 2,388
iTrader: (3)
Phantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: hid projectors questions

Again, that's a real hit or miss subject as well. It usually comes down to getting what you paid for. $50 headlights probably didn't have much R&D put into them, and might have terrible output.

I've never driven a 5th gen at night, so I don't know how good their headlights are, but A good Halogen projector is superior to a Halogen reflector setup.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by bykfixer View Post
it'll sound like an ultralight airplane or a moped exhaust funneled through a kazoo.
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 11-30-2010, 09:20 PM
illluder's Avatar
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 210
iTrader: (0)
illluder is on a distinguished road
Re: hid projectors questions

ok thanks


any one on here running halogen projectors ??
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 12-01-2010, 06:37 AM
dtt02278's Avatar
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: San Fernando Valley
Posts: 133
iTrader: (1)
dtt02278 is on a distinguished road
Re: hid projectors questions

Somebody seems to have a problem with simple Singular vs. Plural rules.

Here's how it should have read:


The answer is: Not even close.

OEM HIDs come in quite a variety of different configurations such as D1S, D1R, D2S, and a few others. They won't even come close to working for you. Aftermarket HIDs however, generally use the same AMP style connectors. As long as you get the correct bulbs (Don't go buy an H4 based bulb if you have a 9006 housing, etc.), you'll be fine.[/QUOTE]


not what i meant nazi.... i bought aftermarket HIDs from a warehouse... i been getting HIDs from him.. and since i dont buy HID bulbs every year, i went back and he's gone out of business... i needed to know if i could use other aftermarket bulbs out there of another brand... preludes dont come with oem HID... you should know that
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 12-01-2010, 09:29 AM
Phantom240's Avatar
Platinum Member

 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Slidell, LA
Posts: 2,388
iTrader: (3)
Phantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: hid projectors questions

Quote:
Originally Posted by dtt02278 View Post

not what i meant nazi.... i bought aftermarket HIDs from a warehouse... i been getting HIDs from him.. and since i dont buy HID bulbs every year, i went back and he's gone out of business... i needed to know if i could use other aftermarket bulbs out there of another brand... preludes dont come with oem HID... you should know that
What's with all the ellipses in your posts? Of course I know that Preludes never came with HID from the factory, but if you were to retrofit some OEM HID projectors like, say, TSX or TL projectors, then you would need a factory style bulb.

In any case, nobody can understand a thing you say with that broken ass English that you try posting with.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by bykfixer View Post
it'll sound like an ultralight airplane or a moped exhaust funneled through a kazoo.
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 12-01-2010, 11:45 PM
Prelude1897's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: TX
Posts: 2,149
iTrader: (45)
Prelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to Prelude1897
Re: hid projectors questions

to the OP, if you're wanting to keep your HID setup that you have now, but yet get projectors, then you should get some Morimoto Mini's. These you'll be able to use your H1 bulb setup and not have the hideous glare going all over the place. If anything, just do it right the first time and don't waste your money on egay's aftermarket projector headlights.

As for Phantom's comment about how some halogen projectors work with HIDs, this is actually true with the older Valeo projectors. There were some that could be use for either HIDs or Halogen, but most halogen projectors now days don't look as good when putting HIDs into them. Yea the light is focused better onto the street, but still not as good as true HID projectors.
__________________
97 Prelude-wrecked
00 Prelude-daily driver
99 Prelude-RHD Prelude
98 Prelude-Parts Car-SOLD
97 Prelude-RHD project#2
99 Prelude-Parts car-SOLD
99 Prelude-Parts car-SOLD
01 Prelude-Parts car-SOLD
94 Prelude-VTEC status-Traded for 98 Prelude
98 Prelude-traded for 94 prelude
97 Prelude-Parts car-SOLD
97 Prelude-Parts car-SOLD

44 preludes so far

Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 12-02-2010, 12:09 AM
CTLude's Avatar
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 734
iTrader: (0)
CTLude has a reputation beyond reputeCTLude has a reputation beyond reputeCTLude has a reputation beyond reputeCTLude has a reputation beyond reputeCTLude has a reputation beyond reputeCTLude has a reputation beyond reputeCTLude has a reputation beyond reputeCTLude has a reputation beyond reputeCTLude has a reputation beyond reputeCTLude has a reputation beyond reputeCTLude has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to CTLude
Re: hid projectors questions

Quote:
Originally Posted by Phantom240 View Post
Projectors are ALWAYS superior to reflectors. And HID projectors are ALWAYS superior to Halogen projectors.


Like such:

HID projectors > Halogen projectors > HID in Halogen reflector or projector > Halogen reflector (stock) > Aftermarket Halogen reflector.

Your trying to say Halogen projectors are better or "superior" to aftermarket HID's in projectors or HID's in stock reflectors???

I have to strongly disagree with that statement!!

I have halogen projectors in my Accord and they Fu*kin BLOW!! I have 8k HID's in my Lude and they are brighter and nicer looking than any projectors I have ever seen!!
__________________
~92 Accord EX 5 speed.
~98 Base Prelude. Auto, very soon to be 5 speed.
...................5 Speed Swap Complete!!..................

http://www.preludezone.com/5th-gen-h...-complete.html



~98 Base Prelude- Now 5 Speed swapped and very soon JDM H22A swap

**JDM H22A with only 42k miles swap complete!!
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 12-02-2010, 09:23 AM
Phantom240's Avatar
Platinum Member

 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Slidell, LA
Posts: 2,388
iTrader: (3)
Phantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: hid projectors questions

1998 model Accords didn't come factory with any type of projector headlamp assembly. Therefore, we must conclude that the projectors in your Accord are aftermarket and probably of shoddy quality, and therefore don't apply to the topic at hand. Aftermarket is at the very bottom of the scale. They suck.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by bykfixer View Post
it'll sound like an ultralight airplane or a moped exhaust funneled through a kazoo.
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 12-04-2010, 12:25 AM
illluder's Avatar
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 210
iTrader: (0)
illluder is on a distinguished road
Re: hid projectors questions

no no go for after market projectos ? get a set of oem and then cut and fit them into my housing ?
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 12-04-2010, 12:49 AM
Prelude1897's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: TX
Posts: 2,149
iTrader: (45)
Prelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to Prelude1897
Re: hid projectors questions

Quote:
Originally Posted by illluder View Post
no no go for after market projectos ? get a set of oem and then cut and fit them into my housing ?
Correct. Get a set of true OEM HID projectors and retrofit them into your housings. If you're a little worried about cutting up your lights, then I can help out, cause I've been doing retrofits for about 6 years now
__________________
97 Prelude-wrecked
00 Prelude-daily driver
99 Prelude-RHD Prelude
98 Prelude-Parts Car-SOLD
97 Prelude-RHD project#2
99 Prelude-Parts car-SOLD
99 Prelude-Parts car-SOLD
01 Prelude-Parts car-SOLD
94 Prelude-VTEC status-Traded for 98 Prelude
98 Prelude-traded for 94 prelude
97 Prelude-Parts car-SOLD
97 Prelude-Parts car-SOLD

44 preludes so far

Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old 12-06-2010, 10:57 AM
Preludesauceda's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: San Ysidro
Posts: 85
iTrader: (1)
Preludesauceda is on a distinguished road
Re: hid projectors questions

this is a very good info, am sorry to say that iam lost, but what i do understand is that in order for the hid kits to workproperly on projectors headlights i would need to retro fit my headlight housing, which i believe might be alittle expensive, is thier an alternative to this,?
__________________
I will be the red blur
Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old 12-06-2010, 01:51 PM
Vanz__'s Avatar
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 396
iTrader: (0)
Vanz__ has a reputation beyond reputeVanz__ has a reputation beyond reputeVanz__ has a reputation beyond reputeVanz__ has a reputation beyond reputeVanz__ has a reputation beyond reputeVanz__ has a reputation beyond reputeVanz__ has a reputation beyond reputeVanz__ has a reputation beyond reputeVanz__ has a reputation beyond reputeVanz__ has a reputation beyond reputeVanz__ has a reputation beyond repute
Re: hid projectors questions

This has probably already been covered; but TSX retrofits with Philips/Digital/McCollogh D2S HID kits are the way to go. Philips is OEM, and Digital and McCollogh are OEM quality. I'm rocking the eBay HIDs and OEM reflectors at the moment too, but I'm getting myself a TSX retrofit done for Christmas...If your weary about doing this yourself, then check out lightwerkz.net. I hear nothing but good from them, and they're the ones that'll be doing my retrofit.

Oh, and it doesn't matter if your bulbs/ballasts aren't the same brand. You can have Philips bulbs and Digital ballasts, vice versa, or any other combination with other brands. Just make sure your bulbs and ballasts are the same wattage (35W/55W).

Last edited by Vanz__; 12-06-2010 at 01:53 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #21 (permalink)  
Old 12-06-2010, 05:55 PM
Prelude1897's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: TX
Posts: 2,149
iTrader: (45)
Prelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to Prelude1897
Re: hid projectors questions

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vanz__ View Post
This has probably already been covered; but TSX retrofits with Philips/Digital/McCollogh D2S HID kits are the way to go. Philips is OEM, and Digital and McCollogh are OEM quality. I'm rocking the eBay HIDs and OEM reflectors at the moment too, but I'm getting myself a TSX retrofit done for Christmas...If your weary about doing this yourself, then check out lightwerkz.net. I hear nothing but good from them, and they're the ones that'll be doing my retrofit.

Oh, and it doesn't matter if your bulbs/ballasts aren't the same brand. You can have Philips bulbs and Digital ballasts, vice versa, or any other combination with other brands. Just make sure your bulbs and ballasts are the same wattage (35W/55W).
Also check out BCEretrofits, cause he specializes with Prelude lights and has been doing them for about 6 years. Plenty of good feedback on this forum, prelude power.com, and prelude online.com He's actually running a special this month by knocking $75 off any setup
__________________
97 Prelude-wrecked
00 Prelude-daily driver
99 Prelude-RHD Prelude
98 Prelude-Parts Car-SOLD
97 Prelude-RHD project#2
99 Prelude-Parts car-SOLD
99 Prelude-Parts car-SOLD
01 Prelude-Parts car-SOLD
94 Prelude-VTEC status-Traded for 98 Prelude
98 Prelude-traded for 94 prelude
97 Prelude-Parts car-SOLD
97 Prelude-Parts car-SOLD

44 preludes so far

Reply With Quote
  #22 (permalink)  
Old 12-14-2010, 09:52 PM
illluder's Avatar
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 210
iTrader: (0)
illluder is on a distinguished road
Re: hid projectors questions

ok so i was looking at these head lights

97-01 Honda Prelude Dual Halo Projector Headlights BLK - eBay (item 330508387893 end time Dec-17-10 07:06:55 PST)


now its says they take and h1 bulb right ? right ... so could they take and H1 hid bulb ??
Reply With Quote
  #23 (permalink)  
Old 12-14-2010, 10:02 PM
illluder's Avatar
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 210
iTrader: (0)
illluder is on a distinguished road
Re: hid projectors questions

also how do i contact BCE retrofits ? when to the site and didnt see an email or any thing
Reply With Quote
  #24 (permalink)  
Old 12-15-2010, 12:36 AM
andrewcjduong's Avatar
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 888
iTrader: (0)
andrewcjduong has a reputation beyond reputeandrewcjduong has a reputation beyond reputeandrewcjduong has a reputation beyond reputeandrewcjduong has a reputation beyond reputeandrewcjduong has a reputation beyond reputeandrewcjduong has a reputation beyond reputeandrewcjduong has a reputation beyond reputeandrewcjduong has a reputation beyond reputeandrewcjduong has a reputation beyond reputeandrewcjduong has a reputation beyond reputeandrewcjduong has a reputation beyond repute
Re: hid projectors questions

Quote:
Originally Posted by illluder View Post
ok so i was looking at these head lights

97-01 Honda Prelude Dual Halo Projector Headlights BLK - eBay (item 330508387893 end time Dec-17-10 07:06:55 PST)


now its says they take and h1 bulb right ? right ... so could they take and H1 hid bulb ??
HID's will fit fine in there, but they'll still look ugly and there's a chance it'll leak. If your stock lamps are working properly, then get them retrofitted with TSX or BMW projectors. Don't go aftermarket for headlamps unless you want glare, leaks, and bad build quality.

Here's BCE's website... http://bceretrofits.shutterfly.com/
__________________
2004 Acura TSX - Current
1999 Honda Prelude Type-SH - SOLD

Reply With Quote
  #25 (permalink)  
Old 12-15-2010, 12:43 AM
illluder's Avatar
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 210
iTrader: (0)
illluder is on a distinguished road
Re: hid projectors questions

i like the covers there so clear and no lines in them , no mine are toast and need replacing

why will they glare ? i though the whole point of projectors what to reduce the glare ?

i know i could do the retro fit and get them in and every thing looking nice but i dont think i would have them straight/ aligned right
Reply With Quote
  #26 (permalink)  
Old 12-15-2010, 01:00 AM
Phantom240's Avatar
Platinum Member

 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Slidell, LA
Posts: 2,388
iTrader: (3)
Phantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: hid projectors questions

The cheap plastic turns yellow and hazy pretty quick.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by bykfixer View Post
it'll sound like an ultralight airplane or a moped exhaust funneled through a kazoo.
Reply With Quote
  #27 (permalink)  
Old 12-15-2010, 01:04 AM
andrewcjduong's Avatar
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 888
iTrader: (0)
andrewcjduong has a reputation beyond reputeandrewcjduong has a reputation beyond reputeandrewcjduong has a reputation beyond reputeandrewcjduong has a reputation beyond reputeandrewcjduong has a reputation beyond reputeandrewcjduong has a reputation beyond reputeandrewcjduong has a reputation beyond reputeandrewcjduong has a reputation beyond reputeandrewcjduong has a reputation beyond reputeandrewcjduong has a reputation beyond reputeandrewcjduong has a reputation beyond repute
Re: hid projectors questions

Quote:
Originally Posted by illluder View Post
i like the covers there so clear and no lines in them , no mine are toast and need replacing

why will they glare ? i though the whole point of projectors what to reduce the glare ?

i know i could do the retro fit and get them in and every thing looking nice but i dont think i would have them straight/ aligned right
Cuz those halo projectors are made for Halogen bulbs. It'll reduce the glare, it won't get rid of it.

If your headlamps are toast then I'd say go head. Or you could try and find OEM prelude headlamps that already have retrofitted HID projectors in them for sale. Not sure where you can find them as Prelude alone are rare enough.
__________________
2004 Acura TSX - Current
1999 Honda Prelude Type-SH - SOLD

Reply With Quote
  #28 (permalink)  
Old 12-15-2010, 07:03 PM
Prelude1897's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: TX
Posts: 2,149
iTrader: (45)
Prelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to Prelude1897
Re: hid projectors questions

Quote:
Originally Posted by illluder View Post
also how do i contact BCE retrofits ? when to the site and didnt see an email or any thing
Just sent you a PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewcjduong View Post
HID's will fit fine in there, but they'll still look ugly and there's a chance it'll leak. If your stock lamps are working properly, then get them retrofitted with TSX or BMW projectors. Don't go aftermarket for headlamps unless you want glare, leaks, and bad build quality.

Here's BCE's website... http://bceretrofits.shutterfly.com/
That's just the link for my RHD conversion. I'm glad people still reconize that build. I've actually just started another RHD build. Just waiting for the front clip to come in so that I can continue with it
__________________
97 Prelude-wrecked
00 Prelude-daily driver
99 Prelude-RHD Prelude
98 Prelude-Parts Car-SOLD
97 Prelude-RHD project#2
99 Prelude-Parts car-SOLD
99 Prelude-Parts car-SOLD
01 Prelude-Parts car-SOLD
94 Prelude-VTEC status-Traded for 98 Prelude
98 Prelude-traded for 94 prelude
97 Prelude-Parts car-SOLD
97 Prelude-Parts car-SOLD

44 preludes so far

Reply With Quote
  #29 (permalink)  
Old 12-15-2010, 08:23 PM
Phantom240's Avatar
Platinum Member

 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Slidell, LA
Posts: 2,388
iTrader: (3)
Phantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond reputePhantom240 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: hid projectors questions

I gotta get with you once I do my bodywork and get some new headlights... These TSX projectors are lookin' mighty lonely lol.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by bykfixer View Post
it'll sound like an ultralight airplane or a moped exhaust funneled through a kazoo.
Reply With Quote
  #30 (permalink)  
Old 12-16-2010, 12:11 PM
Prelude1897's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: TX
Posts: 2,149
iTrader: (45)
Prelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond reputePrelude1897 has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to Prelude1897
Re: hid projectors questions

Quote:
Originally Posted by Phantom240 View Post
I gotta get with you once I do my bodywork and get some new headlights... These TSX projectors are lookin' mighty lonely lol.
Just hit me up when you're ready and we can set up time
__________________
97 Prelude-wrecked
00 Prelude-daily driver
99 Prelude-RHD Prelude
98 Prelude-Parts Car-SOLD
97 Prelude-RHD project#2
99 Prelude-Parts car-SOLD
99 Prelude-Parts car-SOLD
01 Prelude-Parts car-SOLD
94 Prelude-VTEC status-Traded for 98 Prelude
98 Prelude-traded for 94 prelude
97 Prelude-Parts car-SOLD
97 Prelude-Parts car-SOLD

44 preludes so far

Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
sonar projectors spaz666lude Car Exterior 1 04-10-2010 08:43 AM
Pic of these projectors on a lude BlazeYDH 4th Gen Honda Prelude 6 10-06-2009 02:26 AM
Has anyone tried these projectors? marco712 5th Gen Honda Prelude 4 05-14-2009 10:32 AM
projectors crazydave00 5th Gen Honda Prelude 1 04-03-2008 10:41 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:26 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


Copyright © 2006-2009 PreludeZone.com All Rights Reserved.