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    Thread: DIY | Morimoto H1 Mini 35 Watts Bi-Xenon retrofit on my Verna Headlights

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      Quote Originally Posted by Dinesh Sachdev View Post
      isn't the color too warm for a 5000k hid or is the projection surface that way ?


      night shots on an empty stretch of road is must here (with both low and high beam).
      Wall is not real white. Not been pained for many years now
      The snaps of lights are all taken on same manual settings.

      Will get the highbeam running soon. As of today, I am limited to lowbeams on this !
      Will try to get the pics after that.

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      Got a 6 amp diode from SP Road (almost all shops those sell components have it. Costs Rs 2.5 only.
      Connected it so that it allows current from High beam wire to low beam (blocks current from low beam to high beam wire). Doing this keeps low beam relay actuated and keeps HID Ballast/bulb on when i slot the switch to high beam position. High beam is connected to solenoid which pulls the cut-off shield down to give highbeam pattern. With out diode, only cutoff shield solenoid works but HID Ballast loses power and results in light-off. In H4 wiring, only one filament gets power at a time, you see.

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      The beam was a bit low and today I did adjust that also. Have to check in the night.

      One thing I noticed is that these testing of beams on wall and comparison pictures on net are completely different thing than actual light you get on a real road driving.

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      Quote Originally Posted by shyamhegde View Post
      One thing I noticed is that these testing of beams on wall and comparison pictures on net are completely different thing than actual light you get on a real road driving.
      Thank You!! I have been saying this ALL OVER THE PLACE - all the time!!
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      brilliant idea with the diode by the way shyamhegde.

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      Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
      brilliant idea with the diode by the way shyamhegde .
      That is how it is done everywhere - using diodes. not my original idea
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      Thank You!! I have been saying this ALL OVER THE PLACE - all the time!!
      Thanks bro, again for reinforcing what i felt. I probably had ignored it, when you wrote it somewhere else...

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      Got my car serviced last week. No water seeped in to HL assembly. Looks like the sealing of lights and waterproofing in the back I tried did work well !

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      So how is it on the highway?

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      Quote Originally Posted by XenonPro View Post
      So how is it on the highway?
      Have not got an opportunity yet to do a real highway night drive. In Bangalore, with sodium lamps around ring roads, just can not make out the effectiveness. Yellow sodium light overpowers the 5000K HID and also since there no hotspot like Halogen-reflector combination.

      After reading many places about it, I am keeping my expectations not too high

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      Quote Originally Posted by XenonPro View Post
      So how is it on the highway?
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      Did some highway ride in night. Could feel it is not enough for doing speed exceeding 80kmph. Drive was on Bangalore Puna Highway. Not sure if it is only due to bright foreground or due to 5000K or something to do with my aiming as well. Could have been better, though I do not do much speed (3digits) in night and avoid complete long drive overnight. It was excellent in country roads in hilly and forest areas, as it made me to see a whole lot around curvy roads. I did not have to use my highbeams much. Lowbeams did well in those roads.

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      Quote Originally Posted by shyamhegde View Post
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      Did some highway ride in night. Could feel it is not enough for doing speed exceeding 80kmph. Drive was on Bangalore Puna Highway. Not sure if it is only due to bright foreground or due to 5000K or something to do with my aiming as well. Could have been better, though I do not do much speed (3digits) in night and avoid complete long drive overnight. It was excellent in country roads in hilly and forest areas, as it made me to see a whole lot around curvy roads. I did not have to use my highbeams much, lowbeams did well in those roads.
      Agree.. It wont improve much even if you use the 4300K. But this will serve you the best as you dont have much night drives and you
      dont do three digit speeds.... I think you will suffer the oncoming traffic's high beam because MH1s high beam intensity is quite low.


      BTW is it an LED strip I see on the fog lamps? Looks cool..

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