Without going HID what bulbs put out the most brightness out of the PROJECTOR headlights. I am looking to change the factory bulbs and hopefully get a further distance pattern. Thanks in advance..
Don`t put HID bulbs in a projector headlight that was designed to use a halogen bulb. And whatever you do, DON`T put HID bulbs in your hi-beam halogen housings either. You`ll only end up with scattered lighting and glare, and blind on-coming traffic. Thats not good for other drivers on the road, and not safe for YOU either. These RAM trucks come with HIR halogen bulbs in the projectors. They`re as bright as they`re going to get. If you want better lighting, change the projectors out to a morimoto projector unit. Then you can run HID bulbs in it, as the moritmoto are designed around HID bulb use.
There is nothing more unsafe on the road when people MOD their freakin halogen headlight housings with HID bulbs... just pisses me off to no end getting blinded by some moron out there that wanted the brightest lights out on the highway. Selfish of people that do that, they dont care about the on-coming traffic so long as THEY can see good. Well, when someone hits you head on because you blinded them, i wish you well, IF, you live thru it.
NOPE not one bit... been there done that. My lighting ability actually went backwards for me. I ended up putting the OEM HIR bulbs back in. I would try re-aiming them first, before you do ANY bulb swaps. If you do bulb swapping, you`ll have to re-check your beam pattern each time because each brand of bulb will strike differently within the headlight housing. Just stay away from ANY bulb with ANY tinting, i guarantee you`ll regret it. And PLEASE, do NOT put HID bulbs in there, the life you save, may be your own.Thanks for the responses, so going with Sylvania's is not going to help any I assume..
All the surrounding towns have complained about this with people being blinded by stupid people putting HID and LED bulbs in their halogen equipped cars. So, with several letters going out to law enforcement, we are now seeing people having their cars impounded due to blinding others on the road causing accidents. Mostly seeing them go after the ricer punks that think its kool to blind people. So many of us just got tired of it. New laws are being written across the country just for these types of people. Illegal lighting CAN get people in an accident and even worse, sometimes killed. And for those that cant see that good at night to start with, its even worse for us/them. Some types of rare people will even turn around and go after these illegal bright light people... some have even got their headlights smashed out because they blinded the other person! I wouldn`t wanna be THAT person...lol... headlights can be pretty expensive to replace! But some of these kids out there, just dont care, no respect for others. Those are the ones i like seeing get their car impounded.THANK YOU
Its mesmerizing how many idiots are running around with based LEDs in housings that throw them into other drivers' eyes instead of at the road
Nobody said anything about projector headlights being a bad thing, its the things people do with them when they dont know what they`re doing with them. When modded with the correct components, HID is hard to beat. The thing that pisses me off, is the idiots tossing HID bulbs into halogen housings that are NOT designed for HID bulbs.Whats wrong hid on projector? These are mine and they are perfectly matched with Rebel OEM led
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Some install setup
Yep, your almost there with some knowledge, but theres ALOT more to it than you really think. Youtube is full of opinions. I dont put much faith or time into youtube videos.The stock projectors have a built in cutoff line and that line doesn't change whether you use halogen, LED or HID. The problem of blinding other drivers is from putting LED's or HID's in oem refector style headlights. Headlight revolution has a youtube video showing the difference between bulbs and the LUX the bulbs produce in different Projector housing like the Ram and Tundra.
Any USA OEM HID is DOT approved today. But ONLY of it came with the vehicle brand new from the factory with them.Are your HID's DOT approved? I haven't checked them in a few years but in my days on patrol, none of them were. We didn't routinely impound vehicles for having them but a lot of "faulty equipment" tickets were written.
On another note - have you noticed how bright the DRL's are on some newer vehicles? The Fed's have begun incentivizing automobile lights so some manufacturers are really upgrading their stock offerings.
Any USA OEM HID is DOT approved today. But ONLY of it came with the vehicle brand new from the factory with them.
Impounding in my area only happens to the ones that have dangerous lighting. It does happen, especially to the ricer punks that just keep doing it. People dont respect anything today, not even our law enforcement. So they get their balls busted until they learn to respect others on the highway. The trucks are worse at night because they sit alot higher than a car does.
They seem much better about it here, but when I was in North Carolina it seemed like nobody got stopped for anything lighting related. About 1/4 of people drove around with no lights on at night, another 1/4 with their parking lights only, another 1/4 used high beams exclusively, and the rest of us used low beams like normal people.There are some of those LED bars around here too. If they are smart they won't turn them on while driving. Because you can't tell if the car 2 miles away is a cop. I guarantee he will stop you. Those LED light bars are for off road only.
Yep, i see lots of them here where i live... dosen`t mean they are legal though.Mmmm, windshield mount LED bars. Seen a couple guys lately with those on on the highway