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    Just to add to the wattage debate..... I had 2 55 watt HIDs installed and one failed at xmas so i fitted an old 35 watt HID bulb and balast as a temp measure and to be honest i can't tell the difference between the 2 .... they look identical... to the point i can't be bothered looking for a new 55 watt setup
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    Quote Originally Posted by 666markyboy View Post
    Just to add to the wattage debate..... I had 2 55 watt HIDs installed and one failed at xmas so i fitted an old 35 watt HID bulb and balast as a temp measure and to be honest i can't tell the difference between the 2 .... they look identical... to the point i can't be bothered looking for a new 55 watt setup
    Yes, all this 55w HID kits are identical to 35w kits (99% of them at least)

    They are simply 35w can bus ready.
    They call them 55w for 2 reasons:
    - The ballast equals consumption to the 55w halogen bulbs to avoid the bulb error. (just as 35w canbus does)
    - 55w seems better than 35w HID, even is not, so they can sell more to people who is not well informed.

    Is just a trick to make people believe they are buying more & better, when actually this 55w HID kits use the same 35w bulbs as other kits.

    If you want brigther HID you should look for the output power of the ballast.
    There are Real 50W HID kits that produce more lumens than the regular ones.

    Example:

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    Interesting! I may look for that kit as I'm pretty disappointed with the output of my hids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_TDi View Post
    It's a shame the real deal or good copies are so expensive, those welloem HID kits that were mentioned were nearly 300 dollars.

    Now I'd rather invest a few quid in foil to resolve the issues of a 60 quid kit.

    So how comes OEM ballasts don't cause ABS issues? afterall there mounted in the same place that most of us are putting them.
    You can get interference free HID kits for 100 quid. No need to spend 200 or 300...

    Not everybody is so lucky & can use the Aluminum foil trick.
    In some cases it doesn't solve the problem completely (depending of the HID you have, some give stronger interferences)

    In other cases like the Audi A3, the Aluminum foil trick is not safe.
    for the A4 we are just trying to avoid a light in the dashboard.
    for the A3, only with 1 time exposure to the interference the wiper motor will blow away.
    It can take 1 day or 1 year, but eventually it will happen & the cost of the repair is quite high.

    OEM Ballast can cause interference too.
    It all depends on quality & technology they use.
    The most modern ballast the most advanced technology & the lower the interference.
    Older HID ballast may produce also interference. (saw it by myself)

 

 
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