I actually like the look of those really bright, white (or blue) headlights some Wingers have. What are they, how much do they cost, and do any of you think they are a good or bad idea?
Deputy,HIDs or maybe Projector Beam.
HIDs are not legal when used in the OEM headlamp. Don't know about projector beam units
But, then when have you heard of anyone stopped specifically for having either instead of OEM or equivalent headlamp bulbs.
Maybe for not dimming for on-coming traffic.
All headlamps have the optics designed to work w/a specific light source.Deputy,
I'm curious what is illegal about the HID's. Is this a federal statute, or state to state? I figured as long as they were aimed correctly, and perhaps not exceeding a certain # of lumen's, or wattage, but never knew it was illegal to modify the OEM headlights. I don't doubt it's the case, and I'm guessing chances of being pulled over and cited for it would be minimal if you followed common sense. Do you know if this applies to LED conversions of tail-lights?
Since many newer cars have HID's I doubt it would be an issue(though illegal perhaps).
Most of us are getting the HID like kits from DDM Tuning. There is another source that charges about 4 times as much, but they're not any better. Some will say they are, but trust me, they're all made in China, probably by the same manufacturer.I actually like the look of those really bright, white (or blue) headlights some Wingers have. What are they, how much do they cost, and do any of you think they are a good or bad idea?
dstevens, where did you get your xenon bulbs at, and what part number?I went with xenon bulbs. 4300k 55w bulb with output of a 100w bulb. price range from $36 to $70 dollars depending on what quality you get. I have these in both my low beam and fog lights and they have been working fine for 2 years. They are brighter and whiter than stock but not blinding like some HID can be
I've done some research on this, and actually the State codes concerning vehicle headlights need to adhere to Federal guidlines of FMVSS No. 108 -- which state (paraphrased):Dang I hate to jump in but i just had to.. What the deputy says I do not deny in his state. It could be a state to state statue much like mufflers are. . .
That's why the other place that sells "Stuff" for "Wings" was told to cease and desist selling their very popular HID conversions for the GL1800 by certain government officials... :lol:I've done some research on this, and actually the State codes concerning vehicle headlights need to adhere to Federal guidlines of FMVSS No. 108 -- which state (paraphrased):
FMVSS No. 108 requires headlamps manufactured to replace original equipment headlamps to comply with all applicable photometry requirements using the replaceable light sources intended for use in the headlighting system on the vehicle for which the replacement headlamp is intended. Unlike other lamps, FMVSS No. 108 specifically regulates headlighting systems, including their light sources (see S7.1, S7.5, and S7.7). Because replaceable light sources are, by regulation, designed to be non-interchangeable, it would not be possible for an HID headlamp conversion set (even a good one) to meet the standard’s photometry requirements for an original equipment headlamp system using a halogen light source, so the replacement lamps could not be sold for this purpose. Furthermore, a headlamp dealer or motor vehicle repair business could not remove the original halogen headlamps and install HID replacement headlamps without violating 49 U.S.C. 30122. That section prohibits manufacturers, distributors, dealers, and motor vehicle repair businesses from making inoperative equipment installed in accordance with a Federal motor vehicle safety standard.
I got them from a local car speed shop. They are Polarg #P0879 H7 12V55W specify 4300K that is the bright white light equivelent to 100W. They can be found on the internet for around 70 to 80 bucks. The ones I put in my fog lights are made by Falcon and are only 85W output and were around 36 bucks do not have a part number for those. You might check around your area for a car performance shop that may carry themdstevens, where did you get your xenon bulbs at, and what part number?