Join Date: May 2004
Location: Toronto, Canada
Xenon HID bulbs ... those can be a ticket-generator in some areas. If it's OK in your area, they are supposed to put out more light.
The seller is wrong about the amperage draw with both low and high bulbs on with the *stock* set-up. When you switch to high beam with the *stock* setup, that is exactly what happens. Both low and high come on. The circuit is rated for that load. He's probably talking about what would happen if someone installed dual-element bulbs in both sides and then wired it the same way as stock; the stock switching setup would result in all FOUR filaments on at the same time, and that would definitely cause a problem.
I doubt if the reflector is actually changed. The design and tooling to make properly-engineered reflectors of a different shape would be insanely expensive. Probably he just re-aims the low-beam reflector higher and then installs dual-element bulbs. If that's the case, it's not a perfect solution, but it will sorta work ...
This would appear to solve the headaches of finding a place to install the ballast and extraneous components that HID bulbs normally require, by giving you a pre-engineered solution.
Can't comment on the results or on the vendor, but it looks promising.
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