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Old 01-04-2011, 01:57 PM
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If the headlights are aimed properly and have the proper coatings then highbeam them back.

when I first got my 08 with OEM HID's I would ocassionaly get highbeamed. Haven't for the last year or so, so maybe people realize that regular beams are just that bright now.
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Old 01-04-2011, 03:18 PM
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I have factory HIDS in my wifes Acura, I think they are like 5300s, I get flashed every once in a while. I think some people just don't like HIDs lol.
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Old 01-04-2011, 03:25 PM
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Peoples eyes will naturally gravitate to lights that are above the typical older 3500K lamps. Lamps above 5000K can easily be perceived (especially in older people) as high beams since the brain initially perceives the color of the hotter temperature as more intense.

Not that those of you running 6000K and over bother me in particular but my idea of getting a grip on those lamps being an annoyance means a tighter grip on that 18" breaker bar under the seat.
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Old 01-04-2011, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by 2007bluestang View Post
i hate those dang slightly lifted truks with like 10k HIDs they blind you
yeah I hate that too
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Old 01-04-2011, 03:49 PM
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I only changed the bulbs, I didn't mess with the headlight housing. So they should be aligned in the factory default location.

My HIDs are 55W 4300K. Purchased from retro-solutions. And yes Todd is very helpful.
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Old 01-04-2011, 04:09 PM
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It's possibly the wattage. From what I understand, the light output of 35 Watt HIDs are equivalent to 55 Watt halogens.
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Old 01-04-2011, 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Nuke View Post
It's possibly the wattage. From what I understand, the light output of 35 Watt HIDs are equivalent to 55 Watt halogens.
Hey Nuke, I am not sure what you are trying to say. Do you think the wattage is an issue or are you stating that they are not much different?

Also, my headlights have caps in front of them. At least that is what I think they are. They are the factory headlamps.
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Old 01-04-2011, 05:05 PM
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It's hard to say. But your 55 watt HID's are brighter than your OE 55 watt halogens, not even taking the change in temperature into consideration. I don't know enough about HID's to say that a 55 watt HID is equivalent to the 65 watt OE high beams.

I believe the '05s and some of the '06s have the OE caps over the lamps. That should help oncoming drivers.

If you're not being stopped by the cops, then don't sweat it until some guy that looks like me jumps out of an alloy '07 with an 18" breaker bar! LOL!
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Old 01-04-2011, 05:21 PM
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If you're not being stopped by the cops, then don't sweat it until some guy that looks like me jumps out of an alloy '07 with an 18" breaker bar! LOL!
Alright, I will keep an eye out for him. lol
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Old 01-04-2011, 05:39 PM
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My 05 GT is stock and I still get flashed at constantly and mine are factory set correctly. I think it is the full size fog lamps in the grill. People see 4 lights and assume they are high beams.
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