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#1 (permalink) Old 08-05-2004, 06:40 PM
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I am just wondering, I just purchased the ZKW ellipsoids and it says it comes with H1 bulbs. What is the difference between the H1 bulbs and the regular silverstar 9006 bulbs in terms of LOOK/COLOR/BRIGHTNESS?

I am also wondering how the zkw ellipsoids beams look? My brother has projectors on his car and if u look at the car driving toward you, the beam shooting out is much more "smaller" and "distinct" (like a little circle) rather than how my stock ones are now. Anyone know if this effect is reached with the ZKW Ellipsoids?

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Didn't you IM me this afternoon about this? If not, someone else did. Im posting the pics I said I'd take in there though. The H1 and 9006 Silverstars will be the same brightness. They are a different size bulb though. That is all.

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The cutoff line. When anyone is driving towards my car, anything above this line looks like a glow to them. Anything below will blind the shit out of you, as you can see by the video I'm going to post in a sec.
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The lights don't actually look this blurry above the line, but my camera is a POS.
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Projectors are better because they 'project' the light onto the road as opposed to 'reflecting' it...Projected light is focused more on the road as opposed to the spray of light coming from stock headlights...I hope that made sense...I'm tired...regardless, Ellipsoid projectors are definitely better...

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mine? The look a lot bluer in the pic than they are. They're at something like 5500-6000K. White with a slight tinge of purple. My camera played with the Hues bad. My fogs are standard halogen. The HIDs really look like the fogs in that clip.

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