October 4, 2011Ok before i start i know its advised not to put HID`s in stock housings according to some. And if this has already been talked about I apologize ahead. But im currently looking at getting a set of 55w 6000k lights from Retro Solutions and on their site they offer bulb capping service. Question is that really worth it or needed to get it done when buying the kits. As to I dont know much about HIDS Thanks in advance. Heres the link http://www.retrosolut...
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October 5, 2011razore4, first off, if you are going HIDs, you do NOT!!!! want to use the 55W HID bulbs. Those are like running 4 sets (8 bulbs) of high beams on your truck. So, if you think a single set of brights is hell on your eyes, imagine running 4 sets of them. Now you can imagine what the others are going to be seeing on the highway. The proper wattage HIDs are 35W. Those are still going to be way brighter than your factory bulbs (factory bulbs are 1300 lumen where the 35W HID bulbs are 3300 lumen).
As for capping them, it is a recommended thing. The reason why it is is so hat the light is emitted towards the reflector of the headlight housing and then is allowed to be focused where it should be. By not capping, some of the light is going to go out the very front of the bulb and go in directions that are not intended (ie, up into the air). This light will be effectively wasted as it won`t be shined onto the road, helping you see in front of you.
If you want to learn more about HIDs, just ask. I can tell you more about HIDs than you probably ever wanted to know about them.
Chris "Thermo" Coleman, Nukie the radioactive 97 Ford X, and K`Re Ann the 03 Jag X
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October 5, 2011Now as for capping is it needed in F150`s since on my truck its an 07 btw has the built in cap in the headlight, is it still recommended to get the bulb capped also?
October 9, 2011razore, if there is a cap in the headlight housing already, then no need to get the bulb capped too. You need one or the other. Having both isn`t bad, just may limit your overall light output a little bit.
Chris "Thermo" Coleman, Nukie the radioactive 97 Ford X, and K`RE Ann the 03 Jag X