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      Best performance HID available in Indian Market

      I am currently using Morimoto HID (5500K) and not satisfied with the performance output as projected by the company. Also did a comparison with my friend's vehicle running on OSRAM (4300K) and could not find any reasonable difference between the two, though the kelvin rating is different

      I had plans to upgrade to LEDs but dropped the plan as i read that its not as as bright as HID

      My Current HID Setup:

      a. MORIMOTO, 5500 K, 55W
      b. Bulb Type - H7
      c. Projector setup (Low Beam)
      d. Vehicle - Skoda Rapid Elegance 2014


      1. Can anyone suggest a performance brand ?
      2. Read that OSRAM has come up with a brighter HID (Nightbreaker Unlimited) but its not available on H7 platform. Is it possible to use D2S on H& platform ?

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      D2S bulb doesn't fit into any of the H type projectors.

      How old are your morimoto bulbs and how many hours did they run?

      I'm running a twin projector setup using morimoto D2S and H1 projectors with 5500K morimoto bulbs and 55W ballasts. The performance is much better than the OE projectors.

      You may need to check if your projector bowls are good or slightly burnt after each years of use.

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      yes d2s wont fit in h series, both have different designs , look for osram kit or phillips hid kit

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      Quote Originally Posted by bakumar View Post
      How old are your morimoto bulbs and how many hours did they run?
      Its almost 6 months used

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      I'm running a twin projector setup using morimoto D2S and H1 projectors with 5500K morimoto bulbs and 55W ballasts
      Which vehicles ? Have you done any retrofit for twin projector ?

      What is the colour of the light output ? Does it have a light yellowish mix ?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Indian007 View Post
      Its almost 6 months used



      Which vehicles ? Have you done any retrofit for twin projector ?

      What is the colour of the light output ? Does it have a light yellowish mix ?
      I did a DIY twin projector setup in my Honda Civic. Even though the bulbs are 5500K they are not pure white as I'm running them on 55W ballasts.

      5500K would be pure white if you run them at 35W. But at 55W, the colour washes of slightly and would more or less settle between 4500 - 4800K. And this will be warm white. So there will be a small tinge of yellow to it but it will be whiter than 4300K at 35W.

      More over, any new bulb needs time between 25 - 35 hours of break-in time to settle at its true colour. So the colour will turn a little more white over a period of time.

      The same was the case with my lights too. They had a yellow tinge when I fired them up initially and now after about 20 hours of usage they've started turning whiter closer to their true colour temperature. But when you look at the headlights standing in front of them, they look very white.

      More over, Rapid has a halogen projector (as far as I know) and if you start using HID in them, there is every possibility of burning the projector bowl quickly especially in your case since you are using 55W.

      Good quality HID projectors are known to have a ceramic coating on their reflector bowls to protect them from burning off their mirror finish due to the high heat especially from using 55W ballasts.

      Halogen projectors lack this ceramic coating and will lose their shine quickly resulting in low brightness.

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      Quote Originally Posted by bakumar View Post
      I did a DIY twin projector setup in my Honda Civic
      Could you share some pics please ? I have plans to make it a dual projector setup. Can you provide more details ?

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      More over, Rapid has a halogen projector (as far as I know) and if you start using HID in them, there is every possibility of burning the projector bowl quickly
      Should i go for an aftermarket ?

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      Should i go for an aftermarket ?[/QUOTE]

      Yes. A good aftermarket bixenon projector is the best solution. Since the OEM is a H7 type, a good H1 bixenon projector should fit without any problems.

      Since D2S bixenon projectors are bigger in size (usually in 3 inches lens size and H1 or H7 are 2.5 inches in size) we need to really check if they go into the original projector mountings and which I doubt.

      I fit the D2S (3 inch) into the low beam reflector and Mini H1(2.5 inch) projector into the high beam reflector as the space is less. Projectors, bulbs and ballasts are all morimoto.

      Adding some snaps for you.







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      Quote Originally Posted by Indian007 View Post
      Should i go for an aftermarket
      yes you can go for oem but they arent available here. so go for the d2s 4.0 or the fxr 3.0. kunwar.g has some stuff ,contact him

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      Quote Originally Posted by swiftndrift View Post
      yes you can go for oem but they arent available here. so go for the d2s 4.0 or the fxr 3.0. kunwar.g has some stuff ,contact him
      Both D2S 4.0 and FXR are 3 inch projectors and may not fit into the OEM H7 projector space. In fact FXR is bigger than D2S 4.0.

      Mini H1 7.0 should be able to fit into the H7 projector slot without issues.

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      For H7 only Mini H1 will work and do have the same in stock. PM me if need more info

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