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Join Date: May 2003
Location: Jacksonville, AL
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Yea the HID is supposed to simulate daylight, therefore they are way brighter than the regular halogen or the xenon blue bulbs. Right now the aftermarket sale of HID is banned and is under investigation. I talked to my rep from CATZ and he told me that since 1998 or something there has been like 35,000 complaints on HID as far as the brightness etc. He said that when the car manufacturers would go through the DOT test, they would deflect the light on the test cars so they would pass the test.
I have PIAA bulbs in my low beam and high beams...I love them, they give a pure white, no blue, no yellowish like factory bulbs..Just installed the high beams yesterday! Another cheaper alternative that looks really good are the Sylvania Silverstars that were mentioned earlier, put some in my dads GMC truck and he liked them alot.
-1998 BMW 540i6(Axis Penta 20's,M5 shadow grilles,trunk lip,led tails,oem front lip,PIAA lighting)
-2002 Cadillac Escalade(Zinik Luina 22's,OEM HID upgrade)