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HID brightness
« on: July 04, 2013, 02:34:41 pm »
Anyone on here knowledgeable on OE HIDs?

Why do some up market German cars have OE HIDs much brighter and clearer than A500C HIDs? ???

I thought they were all the same spec from Valeo, Hella etc

The latest MBs seem to be brighter of all

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    Offline Richierich

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    Re: HID brightness
    « Reply #1 on: July 04, 2013, 02:38:33 pm »
    The hid's come in different numbers eg. 6000k
    The different numbers change the colours that's why some look pure white while others can be blue to purple when looking out of your rear view mirror

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    Re: HID brightness
    « Reply #2 on: July 04, 2013, 02:43:38 pm »
    I would have a guess that the design of the headlight and its height from the ground would also have an effect on how others perceive its intensity ???

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    Re: HID brightness
    « Reply #3 on: July 04, 2013, 03:03:44 pm »
    As far as I can tell the Abarth hids are rated at 35Watts. I have had aftermarket hids, and they were rated 50 Watts.

    Perhaps the German brands have these higher wattages fitted.

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    Re: HID brightness
    « Reply #4 on: July 06, 2013, 10:21:11 am »
    I have, and have had, several cars with xenon/hid headlamps....the Abarths are probably the best I have ever driven behind ...........super bright with great spread,an option I didn`t really want on our Abarth,but when i turn them  on i still go WOW  :D

    over 3 years later ;)
    Funk White,Red leather,S/Roof,Xenons,10 Spoke alloys,Scorpians,Stripes ....BLOOMIN NEEDS 6 GEARS THO! :(

     

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