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volvo940tuner
02-07-2008, 07:48 PM
took this from my other thread, but i wanted to make a showroom thread for it too.
sorry for the camera glare, the pictures dont really show how crisp, clear, and bright the lights really are.
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F1reBird
02-07-2008, 07:53 PM
awesome.. where did you get them?

I've always wanted HID's but..sealed beams FTL:-(

HonestJhon
02-07-2008, 08:04 PM
sealed beam headlights work pretty good as is...i miss them from my 740.

volvo940tuner
02-07-2008, 08:09 PM
awesome.. where did you get them?

I've always wanted HID's but..sealed beams FTL:-(

got 'em from a friend who had a leftover set, but i struck a deal with the overseas supplier to get these in bulk. see my for sale thread! :oogle:

Homer
02-07-2008, 11:37 PM
Hm. Thats some horrible glare sir.
http://homer.turbomorley.net/gallery/d/2536-2/HID+032.jpg

CountOfNowhere
02-07-2008, 11:56 PM
Hm. Thats some horrible glare sir.

:nods:

those are the USDM housings? iiick...

ShadowofBob
02-08-2008, 01:44 AM
How long until the plastic lens' melts?:-P

YURPLES
02-08-2008, 01:49 AM
Don't hid's run cooler?

suterman
02-08-2008, 10:26 AM
muh, They are frowned upon in the Uk and Strictly speaking, to convert to them is illegal (MOT fail). Something to do with the beams being scattered by conventional lenses.

YURPLES
02-08-2008, 12:53 PM
Yea it's illegal to make any modifications to your headlights here also.

volvo940tuner
02-08-2008, 01:33 PM
the law in MA here is lights are not supposed to be modified, but i passed inspection with the HIDs when i told them they came with the car. :)

760T man
02-08-2008, 06:15 PM
the law in MA here is lights are not supposed to be modified, but i passed inspection with the HIDs when i told them they came with the car. :)

You'll have some explaining to do when you get pulled over by a cop who knows Volvos. ;-)

Bigscreen Bob
02-08-2008, 06:26 PM
Volvo940tuner --

Does your 944 in the photos above have glass-lensed E-code headlights, or US plastic lenses?

Is it correct to assume that glass lenses would create far less GLARE than plastic lenses???

psy
02-08-2008, 06:39 PM
You'll have some explaining to do when you get pulled over by a cop who knows Volvos. ;-)

I think the cop would say those look nice if he knows volvo's :cool:

volvo940tuner
02-08-2008, 07:16 PM
Volvo940tuner --

Does your 944 in the photos above have glass-lensed E-code headlights, or US plastic lenses?

Is it correct to assume that glass lenses would create far less GLARE than plastic lenses???

oh yeah , less glare with e-codes. i dont really have glare though in person, it just looks like teh pictars

volvo940tuner
02-08-2008, 07:16 PM
I think the cop would say those look nice if he knows volvo's :cool:

+1 :-D
i hooked up my ZKW rally lights today in place of those crappy blue pilot ones you see in those pictures, i will add some photos of that later. they look great, and blend well with my HIDs.

gambym
02-08-2008, 09:16 PM
You'll have some explaining to do when you get pulled over by a cop who knows Volvos. ;-)

Oh no.... Wheydey is a NY cop.


****.

Don't pull a shiny red wagon with hids over..... PLEASE?

volvo940tuner
02-08-2008, 09:21 PM
Oh no.... Wheydey is a NY cop.


****.

Don't pull a shiny red wagon with hids over..... PLEASE?

:-P

andrewlcraft
02-08-2008, 10:30 PM
4300k=way more light than 8000k

After almost a years use in our Pontiac, my 6000k's have color shifted, and I'm looking to get a set of 4300K bulbs. The output truly suffers at the higher color temps.

I'm sure you're putting out more glare than you want to think. Post up a wall shot of the beam pattern
This is the Pontiac:
http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h263/necalae/andrew/IMG_1133.jpg
Not bad at all for a reflector housing with an HID kit. But it has hot spots and a soft, fuzzy cut off.

This is a Subaru halogen H7 projector that I've retro'd into my Escort. (single projector in this shot)
http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h263/necalae/andrew/IMG_0764-1.jpg
The Lexus RX330 uses this same projector with a different bowl for HID, lens and cutoff the same. The HID bowl gives a wider, smoother beam pattern. But these will suit just fine using an oem D2S bulb with an H7 adapter.

You can see a hint of light just above the step in the cutoff of the projector, which is from the "squirrel finder" common in halogen projectors, it's since been closed off.


Doh, just took a look at your pictures again. In the second one, you can see the bulk of the light is just below the door knob, but there is stray light 3/4 of the way up the door! That is glare and is what blinds other drivers.

bag3lbit3s
02-08-2008, 10:40 PM
Pisses me off when I get blinded by people from oncoming traffic or behind me with headlights they shouldn't have. And you definitely have quite a bit of glare going on there. E-codes would be better, the US lenses scatter the light everywhere and you'll probably blind/irritate other drivers. Not safe and illegal. I say remove it and go back to 9004 bulbs, or get e-codes.

buzz
02-09-2008, 01:48 AM
4300k=way more light than 8000k

After almost a years use in our Pontiac, my 6000k's have color shifted, and I'm looking to get a set of 4300K bulbs. The output truly suffers at the higher color temps.

I'm sure you're putting out more glare than you want to think. Post up a wall shot of the beam pattern
This is the Pontiac:

Not bad at all for a reflector housing with an HID kit. But it has hot spots and a soft, fuzzy cut off.

This is a Subaru halogen H7 projector that I've retro'd into my Escort. (single projector in this shot)

The Lexus RX330 uses this same projector with a different bowl for HID, lens and cutoff the same. The HID bowl gives a wider, smoother beam pattern. But these will suit just fine using an oem D2S bulb with an H7 adapter.

You can see a hint of light just above the step in the cutoff of the projector, which is from the "squirrel finder" common in halogen projectors, it's since been closed off.


Doh, just took a look at your pictures again. In the second one, you can see the bulk of the light is just below the door knob, but there is stray light 3/4 of the way up the door! That is glare and is what blinds other drivers.

Thank you for mentioning the colour shift. I mentioned it last night here

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=126033&page=2

and got a few PMs in the past 24 hours saying I didn't know what the hell I was talking about. Also one guy claimed his 12,000 HIDs put out just as much light as 4300k HIDs. I've been dinking with HID lighting since the late '80's and have learned a few things about it. :grrr:

If you don't see glare from the driver's seat then you don't have a glare problem. :roll:

andrewlcraft
02-14-2008, 06:00 PM
Thank you for mentioning the colour shift. I mentioned it last night here

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=126033&page=2

and got a few PMs in the past 24 hours saying I didn't know what the hell I was talking about. Also one guy claimed his 12,000 HIDs put out just as much light as 4300k HIDs. I've been dinking with HID lighting since the late '80's and have learned a few things about it. :grrr:

If you don't see glare from the driver's seat then you don't have a glare problem. :roll:


Sorry to drag this back up, but I just remembered to check back here.

That's funny that people don't believe you about the color shift. There's a lot of misconception and misinformation about HID's. For the newbs, spend some (a lot!) time on hidplanet.com/forum to learn up. I'm not as hard-core HID nazi as most of the guys there, but I do believe a conversion should be done as properly as possible!

DaButcher
02-15-2008, 10:56 AM
here we are not allowed to fit hid, unless:
* The lights adjust in height automatically (to not blend oncoming traffic )
* The glass must have "spray" function for cleaning
* They must be marked with E or TV

WheyDey
02-23-2008, 07:04 AM
Oh no.... Wheydey is a NY cop.


****.

Don't pull a shiny red wagon with hids over..... PLEASE?

not for having HIDs, promise. :cool: