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HID - projector/sealed beam solution?

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    Hey guys,

    I have been throwing up and down the idea of pursuing HID headlights. From my research, I can see that the quick and easy route would be to replace the stock headlights with a sealed beam conversion kit (eurolamps.com) and then simply get an HID bulb/ballast kid (HIDKING on ebay) for a total cost of ~$200 and a few mins of your own time.

    Pros:
    - Moderate Install (worst case scenarios)
    - Low cost
    - Bright Lights and improved visibility

    Cons:
    - Illegal (in some states/provinces)
    - Blinding on-coming drivers
    - No-cut off

    The alternative, obviously is to pursue the projector retro-fit style HID's. This requires significantly more work but the end result is much more rewarding and professional looking.

    Pros:
    - Professional
    - Bright lights and improved visibility
    - True cut off

    Cons:
    - Significant work required
    - High Cost

    What about meeting in the middle with a projector sealed beam conversion headlight such as this: http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/6/8/5...10313146_o.jpg

    Would this be a viable solution to be 'in the middle' of both worlds, having HID's and yet also having projector style headlights?

    Thoughts?

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    I would love to find a nice affordable option like those projectors, I wonder if they would fit right in our cars

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    I would just go with the Eurolamps & eBay HID kit. Also, you could always adjust the headlight so it won't blind people.

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    you have to be careful with HID... the reflector/projector needs to be made to handle it because the light isnt emitted from a point source as it is in conventional headlights... more of the bulb lights up and if the reflector isnt designed to handle that it will scatter light everywhere.

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