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Default HIDS vs Halos???

i noticed while driving this morning my low beams weren't so bright.

so im thinkin this is the time to change them out.


so which is good?
i got my HIDs picked out already, but i'd like some insight on Halos
i like the look of them, but not familiar with them.

can they be bright like HIDs or are they like a show thing?
can you replace the bulb so a HID light can be in there with a halo?

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Dude, are you serious?
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halos are usually for shows, they won't be as bright as HID's or even regular halogen bulbs sometimes. You can mod them so you have halo's with HID's, but can be a pita and expensive if you have it done
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halos are usually for shows, they won't be as bright as HID's or even regular halogen bulbs sometimes. You can mod them so you have halo's with HID's, but can be a pita and expensive if you have it done
^^^x2.

Halos are like underglow neon lightz. Just for looks. They do not emit much light. Look at the BMW's that the whole design concept sprouted from. They do not emit much light at all. More so a slight glow.
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Halos are like underglow neon lightz. Just for looks. They do not emit much light. Look at the BMW's that the whole design concept sprouted from. They do not emit much light at all. More so a slight glow.
yup on bmw's you won't see the halo unless you are VERY close to the car, that's why they have xenon bulbs in the middle of 1 of the halos
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just get angel eyes if you want high output and looks
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yes im serious, never really looked into headlights that much, only HIDs.
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This is for the Expedition, right?

The exterior of the lenses of the headlights themselves may be dull or yellowish. AutoZone, or any parts store, sells kits that you can polish the dullness out. This would probably help greatly. Also, try a higher power halogen bulb rather than HID.

If you do decide to go HID, don't go much higher than 5000K. I currently have 8000K bulbs and they're way too blue. I can't see very well at night when it's raining or snowing, thus making their usefulness null.
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yes im serious, never really looked into headlights that much, only HIDs.
Ask 92K1500... I'm a lighting nerd.

If it were me and I wanted HID, I'd get some Acura TL projectors and retrofit them into some OEM Ford Lightning housings. The Lightning housings are crystal clear and high OEM quality, unlike the crystal clear housings on the eBay. Also, the TL projectors have a solenoid for high beam.
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yea you can get halogen lamps with higher output and any color you want if you don't wanna do a whole HID conversion
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