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Old 02-21-2015, 09:51 AM   #1
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Raxiom dual LEDs worth it?

Are the Raxiom dual LED halo headlights worth it? And are the rings actually bright? I'm thinking of putting them on my 2002 gt


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IMO, nope. the smoked OEM headlights are some of the best looking headlights you can get.
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Old 02-21-2015, 07:46 PM   #3
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Thanks. I have some dual leds now but it's CCFL and they suck so I was debating between Raxiom or smoked oem lights and HIDs. I think smoked it is lol

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OEM lights and HIDs is a terrible idea. You should NEVER run HIDs in stock housings. Now if you are talking about a legit retrofit that is a totally different story. If not, there are plenty of real good quality halogen bulbs out there that are plenty bright and will not be a hazard to oncoming traffic.
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Ok gotcha what's a good bulb that's gonna actually shine white and not yellow?
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The raxiom halos are terrible. A guy at work has them on his 96 GT and he can barely see at night when driving. They look OK I guess but they don't function well at least in his case.

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OSRAM Night Breakers or Philips Xtremes are both good ones.
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Ok thanks!
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Also remember, white does not equal brighter and there is a reason that halogen bulbs (and OEM HIDs) are a yellow or slightly yellow color. Your eyes are attuned to yellow sunlight and work best in that color spectrum. Hyper white or blue/white (or the jackasses that run pink/purple HIDs) will drastically reduce your actual functionality and probably should be highly illegal (IIRC they are in many places).


Also be aware that many of the "white high power" halogens out there achieve this look by simply burning a regular halogen bulb hotter and putting a blue film on it (Sylvania Silverstars is a perfect example). This not only lowers overall lumen output, it decreases bulb life. The optical illusion of this is that they do look brighter to the average person because of the harsher white light but they are not.

With that said, the OSRAMS do have a blue film on parts of the bulb but not all of it. They are probably going to be the brightest out there besides Philips HIR bulbs (which won't fit in your housings) but they will burn out relatively quickly. I'd take a good hard look at the Philips Xtreme bulbs which are a very good soft white bulb if you want a real high quality bulb that will last awhile and has a very good lumen output.
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I have the smoked Raxiom headlights. Halos look great... Bright enough. The headlights...horrible!! Its like driving at night with no headlights at all. I sold them to someone else. If you get them...get HIDs and you should be good to go. 6000k HIDs. Give you the brightest output.

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Old 02-22-2015, 09:19 AM   #12
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I have some spec-d smoked dual halos and the rings are good but I can't see anything with the headlights so I need to do something else
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Well being smoked does not help... I've said it before and I'll say it x1000 times, there is literally no reason to have HIDs and I'm not quite sure why they have become this... thing...


A properly aimed/installed halogen setup is going to be PLENTY bright. The problem most of the time is the lights are not aimed right, fogged, smoked or junk bulbs are being used. I know for a fact from multiple cars that a good halogen can be ridiculously bright and I lived on a house on backroads with zero streetlights for a long time. Never had any problems with my 95 Cobra with OEM headlights and Philips bulbs. My 98... that thing's HIR hi-beams were scary bright.
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HID.......HIDs are the best lights for driving at night. Smoked lenses look awesome on a car, but suck for driving at night...just my opinion.
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If you are going to pay $350, just get OEM. LRS sells them and they will give a 6% discount to some forums (they are not a sponsor here tho).

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This is what I would buy if I had any NE and needed new headlights. I would not waste my time with aftmarket or "oe style" replacements. Ford OEM is going to be WAY superior to all of them.

Toss a Night Breaker or a Philips Xtreme Vision/Power in there and G2G.
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Are the Raxiom dual LED halo headlights worth it? And are the rings actually bright? I'm thinking of putting them on my 2002 gt


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Hey K_B,

In my opinion, when paired with a quality bulb, these headlights are great and will get you the output that you're after. In regards to the rings being bright, they are definitely bright and look great although they are not what is actually lighting up the road. That comes from the bulb!

I have heard that the bulbs that come with the Raxiom units are not the best around, but that is something that can be fixed simply by upgrading the bulb.

The Raxiom Black Projector Headlights are pretty new to the market and have been welcomed with open arms! They no longer use a smoked lens (which is known to block light output) and instead use a completely black housing with a clear lens!

These paired with a Sylvania Silverstar Ultra will be an awesome setup and you will not be disappointed.

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The raxiom halos are terrible. A guy at work has them on his 96 GT and he can barely see at night when driving. They look OK I guess but they don't function well at least in his case.
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Do those new Raxioms take 9005/9006 bulbs or is it something else? You also might want to look into doing a non-halo version of these new ones if its not already out AND make sure it can use the 9005/9006 bulbs. Not everyone likes the halos and I personally think they are ricey but a projector like the 94-98 DEPO projectors for the 99-04 cars would be cool.

I say 9005/9006 bulbs because:

1 - That bulb type is just a very bright bulb anyway

2 - That socket allows the 9011/9012 HIR halogen to be used which is a bulb that I can say from personal experience is brighter than most aftermarket HIDs.
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If you want a high quality set up get an HID retrofit.

I'm going to be getting a set just like these shortly.
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If you want a high quality set up get an HID retrofit.

I'm going to be getting a set just like these shortly.
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This, and note the yellow HALOGENS in the fogs. There is a reason even high end luxury cars come with yellow halogen fogs and not HIDs in the fogs and this example mirrors that. Yellow cuts through fog the best and having too bright of a light in fog will reflect off the water droplets and reduce visability. This is why they say to not use high beams in the fog and if anyone has ever tried, you know what I'm talking about. Anyone with HID fogs... put them in the same boat as the coffee cans and stick on wings.

In the end... if you want a HID and your car didn't come with it you need to get a retrofit. HIDGuy does them as do others.

$500 for a fully retrofitted set might sound like a lot of money but that's for the HID kit, the lights, a cleanup, everything.
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Raxiom dual LEDs worth it?

The kit im going to get will be around $580ish total. Which is actually cheap for what it is. Similar set ups you can find at $800+

That's for the complete retrofitted housings, HIDs and some red Demon eyes I can turn on and off (they are only $40 more for the demon eyes so why not lol).


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