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Old 03-10-2014, 12:52 AM   #1
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HID question for current users

Quick question for any of you guys that have already installed H13 HID kits in your cars.

A H13 headlamp bulb, naturally is a dual beam bulb, for the high and low beams. It has a reflector incorporated into the tip of the bulb, which in turn makes the headlamp function as it was designed to.

There's a TON of kits out there, from near and far, who are claiming to sell H13 HID kits, and undoubtedly, some are in fact good kits, as they are selling them in high volumes. However, many of the kits seen on the infamous auction site have generic photos and you really can't tell what you are buying as far as the bulbs go, until they arrive. I have seen many photos of their version of an H13 bulb, and they do not have the reflector built onto the end of the bulb. I actually own a kit currently and the bulb does not have the reflector built onto it. The end result of installing this inferior bulb is scattered light and selecting high beam only scatters the light in another useless manner. The ultimate goal of this post is to learn one thing:

Who sells a kit that does have the reflector made onto the bulb, so that the bulb performs at its proper efficiency?
Though many kits are cheap, the fact remains that if the system isn't built to proper standards, the money is simply wasted. I really could care less about the cost of the kit. The proper function is what I'm looking for. If you have the reflectorless style in your Mustang and are delighted with it's performance, I'm happy for you. However, I do not care for it, and want some input on this from anyone who has actually ordered a set, and it's the right setup.

The headlights in these cars are far less than outstanding, and my goal is to make them everything they can be. Also, I'll cut this idea off right quick. Yes, I have my headlights properly adjusted, as they were too low from the factory.

I've attached some images below to try to explain where I'm going with this. 1st image is what the HID bulb should look like. 2nd image is a stock halogen bulb. Notice reflector on both bulbs. 3rd image is what is being pushed online. Complete ****. The headlamp as a system cannot work at proper efficiency in this manner.

I appreciate the input that you may have in advance.

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I have a dual beam H-13 HiD kit in 8000k. Mine has worked fine. no problems so far. It's a Chinese kit. When these bulbs burn out, I'm gonna go 6000k. The 8000k are a little too blue for my taste

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DDM Tuning is the go-to place for many who want HID's.

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