[V8] [v8] XENON - Zenon Lights, Any Ideas for Retrofits
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Wed Nov 11 17:39:47 PST 2009
Yes, if you haven't already, go to Stern's lighting page. It has everything
you'll ever need to know about automotive lights.
On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 5:30 PM, <Etdmail at cs.com> wrote:
> Hi All...
> I have a few ideas here .. Most would be cautionary about installing Xenon
> It is illegal:
> 1.) To install them in any non DOT Approved Xenon headlight reflector (even
> 2.) To install them in a car that was not shipped from the factor with the
> correct VIN code
> 3.) To upgrade an OEM Xenon equipped cars without auto head light levelers.
> Your state may catch them if installed and reject your car for inspection.
> You may get a fine from the local law enforcement - some are cracking down
> due to many complaints of people being blinded - by the too bright kit
> DOT has been shutting down Internet sites that sell the kits. (I guess not
> to well.)
> Read through all of Dan Stern's very good pages - He is considered one of
> foremost automotive lighting experts ...
> He also has a site where yo can by the better bulbs directly:
> He also sells relay kits .. Somewhere on his site..
> The "Silverstars" that are sold at the local FLAPS are among the worst
> rated in
> terms of actual lumens and some of the shortest lived in terms of runtimes.
> The Osram Silverstars (Not Sylvania's) are much preferable ...
> Amazon could also be another good place to check
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