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OEM Bulb vs. PnP HID vs. Retrofit HID

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  1. Raptor Retrofit

    Raptor Retrofit HID Specialist Supporting Vendor Supporting Member

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    I put together a little comparison in the last few days. Its not the best spot for pics and I am no where close to a pro photographer but the difference from oem to a proper HID upgrade really is crazy. I actually drove out here with the oem in, never again will I hook up the halogens, hahaha.

    - 1st pic in each series is brand new headlights with OEM Sylvania bulbs

    - 2nd pic is 55w H13 bulb(all I had - 5000K) but driven by a 35w Ballast

    - 3rd pic is Morimoto Mini H1(without shrouds on) XB35 bulb (5000K), 35w ballast

    - 4th pic is Lexus LS460, Osram CBI bulb (5000K) 35w ballast


    1st set - lows from behind - you can use the ski jumps in the back left as a reference to how wide each one is.

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    2nd set - lows from side


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    3rd set - High beam


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    ---------- Post added at 11:00 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:59 PM ----------

    oooops, maybe to many pics ? give me a minute to fix.
     
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    wow great comparison. thank you!
     
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    Very Nice!
     
  4. Raptor Retrofit

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    OK I was only getting red X, Ill reload them.

    No 55w because I have no 55w ballast. Plus brightness would be irrelevant here between the HID pics because they are all a bit overexposed. More or less its just showing the different beam patterns.
     
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    Dang, those Lexus bulbs even light up the sky.:shocked:

    Seriously,big difference in those!
     
  6. Raptor Retrofit

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    I took the LS460 last night and it must have been a little earlier. The other shots were all taken tonight in full darkness.
     
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    Great job Duc!!!

    Clearly the photos show what great cutoff lines the HID retrofirts have not to mention the light they throw out!!!

    Can't wait for my set!!!! WOOOT!!!
     
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    looks great man.

    i used some of the pics on another site to show people the difference.
    let me know if you aren't ok with it, and i'll remove them.
     
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    Great comparison. PM sent for a specific question.

    Thanks,
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    Not a problem bud, spread the love ! :waytogo:
     
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