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    putting hid kit into agel eyes?

    im looking to put a hid kit into my angel eye headlights on my corsa b and im looking for any feedback that you may have on doing so pics fitted etc would also be helpful

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    putting hid kit into agel eyes?

    Are you aware they're illegal?
    Don't mean to sound like a dick, but a lot of people aren't.
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    yes im well aware of regulations thanks have oe xenons retro fitted to my Vectra and want a decent light output from the corsa cant be any worse than the "A bomb" style glare you get off audis range rovers and such like

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    They're not illegal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave View Post
    They're not illegal.
    I'm afraid they are.

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    I'm always getting blinded on the road. Does my tits in, it's stock lighting on some more expensive cars.. probably the ones you mentioned.

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    Aren't they illegal unless you have auto-adjusting projector lamps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Aren't they illegal unless you have auto-adjusting projector lamps?
    Auto leveling.
    HID specific headlights.
    Headlight washers.
    E-marked bulbs.
    No more than 6000k

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave View Post
    They're not illegal.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hardcore View Post
    I'm afraid they are.
    I think Dave was on about the OEM light when he said this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardcore View Post
    Auto leveling.
    HID specific headlights.
    Headlight washers.
    E-marked bulbs.
    No more than 6000k
    Incorrect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave View Post
    Incorrect.
    Government website disagrees.

    In the Department for Transport's (DfT) view it is not legal to sell or use after
    market HID lighting kits, for converting conventional Halogen headlamps to HID
    Xenon. If a customer wants to convert his vehicle to Xenon HID he must
    purchase completely new Xenon HID headlamps. The reason for this is that
    the existing lens and reflector are designed around a Halogen filament bulb,
    working to very precise tolerances. If one places a HID "burner" (bulb) in the
    headlamp, the beam pattern will not be correct, there will be glare in some
    places and not enough light in other places within the beam pattern.

    Once fitted to the vehicle it must have headlamp cleaning and selflevelling (which can be for the headlamp or can be in the vehicle
    suspension - some expensive estate cars have "self-levelling
    suspension" and that is adequate). Also the dipped beam must stay on
    with the main beam.



    http://webarchive.nationalarchives.g...-headlamps.pdf

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    Shove some 55w 6000k hids in enjoy the brightness

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    Aftermarket HID's look tacky to me but if you must fit them go for 35w
    55w is for bell ends. There's not a lot of glare from 35w but 55w aftermarket is worse than Range Rover HIDs

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    I have 55 w never had a complaint

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    A lot are shot and blinding.

    I can 100% says Dave's are not, and actually look really decent

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyboy View Post
    I have 55 w never had a complaint
    If you've blinded anyone i imagine they'll have other things to do than follow you until you stop or track you down to tell you.

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    To be honest my issue isn't with brightness its alignment these pricks that come up behind you at night 1 headlamp you cant see and the other pointing directly into your rear view mirror
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardcore View Post
    If you've blinded anyone i imagine they'll have other things to do than follow you until you stop or track you down to tell you.
    Driven past friends also never been flashed, I think the only hids that are bad are h7r or badly alligned ones

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    I'm always getting blinded so never thought about joining the dick parade and adding to the problem. I know jack about the lights though but if done properly and legal and they don't blind Ild think they were great.

    Your right about the one side bouncing up and down in your mirror lol. Or high ass 4x4 up your arse blinding you.

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