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“Drop In” HID Conversions are Dangerous? Illegal?

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Why Aftermarket HIDs May Not Be a Good Idea

aftermarket hid - "Drop In" HID Conversions are Dangerous? Illegal?

He was giving you a hard time because you were blinding him with your illegally modified lamps. There may be ways to somewhat reduce the glare, but drop-in HID’s are illegal because they are dangerous to other drivers on the road, because it is impossible to control glare by dropping an HID bulb into a Halogen housing; they use entirely different light source designs.

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1 Comment

mickdonalds64 says:

There are kits available in which you replace the halogen bulb with a gas discharge bulb. The gas discharge light source is 2.5 times as bright as the halogen bulb and does not focus correctly within the headlamp, as the headlamp was not designed for this bulb.

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