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sup guys? so i got a quick question i'm looking into getting halo projector headlights and know nothing about them. so the question is what am I gonna need to do/or get to install these bad boys? preciate time fella's any help at all is better than nothing.
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Re: halo projector headlight question

i would believe you would install them the same way you would normal ones. i think youll have to take the bumper off, i could be wrong but i think so. and if your using the same bulbs as you have then they should just go in like normal. i believe if you are going to put HID's in then you have to check what size goes in whether its a H1 or H4. please correct me if im wrong.
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Re: halo projector headlight question

I am going to advise you not to do Halos. they blow cock man. everybody i know that has had them, hate em. but you can do what you want but i wouldnt :S i would get some nice black housings and do some 8000k hids and youll be set right.
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Re: halo projector headlight question

so whats the difference between the halo's and the hids? less expensive? or jus look and serve a better purpose?
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Re: halo projector headlight question

If you do hid's you have to retrofit some projectors in. If you just throw some hid bulbs in you just blind people, and that ain't cool.
My retrofits are bright as heck and you get that sweet cut-off line.
As for Halo's i thought they were just for looks but i dont know.
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Re: halo projector headlight question

if you dont want to do halos by any chance you can look into Depo lights: http://dlab-inc.amazonwebstore.com/1...source=froogle, which Bill (98BB6SH) has for sale. or you could always find someone to retrofit your stock lights with S2k or BMW headlights which will give you great light output with a stockish look and you could even paint some of the instead black or whatever color to match your car.

HID lights are lights that put out a more light then a stock bulb, they cost more but are well worth it. you know those people who have the blue, purple, yellow (i think), and pure white light coming from their headlights? well those are HID bulbs. its worth the money if you have good headlights in to focus the light. correct me if im wrong with anything i said, i hate to give out the wrong info.
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Re: halo projector headlight question

thanx everybody for the help, i've done a little research of my own, and i want to go with the HIDs. from what everybody has said and what i've researched they are better, but unfortunately they are illegal in hawaii, so looks like i'm being forced into the next best alternative the halo's. well everybody thanx for the input, very much appreciated
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^^ seriously.. so there are no cadilacs in HI because pretty much all of them since 02 have hids, Bimmers, and benzs the same way.?????
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Re: halo projector headlight question

the only thing for HIDs that i would be able to do is the bulbs, and thats it bro, i talked to my buddy back there bout it, and he told me that s***.
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Re: halo projector headlight question

hey ludes, forgot to add this in there, the aftermarket HID headlights are illegal in hawaii. I believe what makes them illegal is putting the HID bulb in the projector headlight. that could be wrong so dont quote me on it bro
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Re: halo projector headlight question

no, but a HID in projector is legal for HID projectors, but honestly a cop wont know the difference between halogen or HID projectors.

putting HIDS in a reg headlight they'll def nab you a stupid fix it ticket
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Im so glab i live in TN.
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Re: halo projector headlight question

put the 8000 with the black tint and it will work
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Re: halo projector headlight question

i got 8K's and they are plenty. i got bright lighted for a few months untill people figured out that it was me and i only had that one beam. i was also thinkin about gettin mine tinted as well. like a really light tint maybe 40-50%.
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Re: halo projector headlight question

On the subject of how hard it is to replace the headlight housings. I spent the better half of a day last year on mine. Ended up with the facia, bumper, and half the radiator out before I could get the new ones in.
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Re: halo projector headlight question

i realize this is an old thread but since it was bumped by a newb i'm gonna shed some light on the subject so when someone searches and comes up with this thread they aren't misinformed. it seems like some people are really confused about the subject. so i'm gonna clear a few things up. namely for the OP.

HIDs and projectors are 2 different things.

HID's are NOT illegal. only in a halogen housing. some states however don't have that law. but regardless its stupid and shouldn't be done.

true hid's are D2S and D2R bulbs (i think there are a few other variants) and only go in and OEM projector housing. they do not go into ebay projector housings.

and halos do not take the place of projectors. halos are just a ring of light around the projectors. they are not bright enough to be used for night driving. they are basically parking lights.

oh and you only need to remove the bumper to remove the headlights. nothing else. if you have to go further you're doing something wrong.


what i refer to as halogen hid's are basically hid kits you can buy off ebay or where ever. they are HID bulbs that go in a halogen housing (projector or reflector housing) they have the same bases as a normal halogen bulb h1, h4, 9007, etc... when you buy cheep ebay projectors they are halogen projectors. designed to house a halogen based bulb h1, h4, 9007, etc... not designed to hold d2S or D2R.

if your so despirate to get halos, maybe you should really read this part. the halos on ebay projectors are crap. i've heard of a few stories of them burning out not to long after installing. and good luck replacing them. some however still have theirs working just fine. with ebay its hit or miss. you never know what you're gonna get. and knowing ebays cheep quality, chances are you can't replace the halo if it burns out. if you do the retrofit route, you can get a good set of OEM halos, say from BMW, retrofitted in there i bet. but that'll add a bit to the cost of the retrofit. but they're guaranteed to last. and also if they do burn out you can replace them.


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put the 8000 with the black tint and it will work
and what is this guy talking about??? it vaguely describes a very uncommon bulb that again, only works in a true HID base housing. it is a reflector housing but the reflector and the tint are designed in such a way so that you can have a true HID bulb in a reflector housing. this was the cheep way of making hids work before projector technology took off. the problem with this is like i said, the reflector has a specific design with the bulb so that you're not blinding people. so it won't work on the prelude reflector. not to mention, like i said its a true HID base.. so it won't fit in the housing. oh and if you're not sure what i'm talking about, look at the acura TL.. the generation before they put projectors. thats one example of a car that has this design.
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oh and you only need to remove the bumper to remove the headlights. nothing else. if you have to go further you're doing something wrong.
My bad for leaving the rest out...my wife ran up the back of an F-250 with hers and I had to remove everything off the front to replace the lights.
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