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HID imitation lights #387391 Jan 29, 9:22pm Jan 29, 9:22pm
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HID imitation lights
I'm going to get mtech 9005 high beams in the mail soon, is it true they'll melt the connector housing. I never use my high beams, I just want it for the look when on DRL (my dad won't let me disable them). Also, will the new Nokya low beams melt the housing and burn out quick?

Re: HID imitation lights [Re: vcel523] #387392 Jan 29, 10:31pm Jan 29, 10:31pm
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Had my Mtecs(hi & low) for bout 5 months and no probs... thumbsup Never tried the Nokyas though...


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Re: HID imitation lights [Re: Live42day] #387393 Jan 29, 10:34pm Jan 29, 10:34pm
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i like my MTEC's. They aren't that crazy HID blue but they are a nice hyperwhite color or w/e you wanna call it...and they're much cheaper than you may pay for others like PIAA...

Re: HID imitation lights [Re: sbocaj55] #387394 Jan 29, 10:39pm Jan 29, 10:39pm
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Haven't heard of them melting the housing if properly installed. But, some people have problems with them burning out. Some caused by faulty installs and some by just bad bulbs. I believe isaac has started selling the Nokya's as well in the store.

Re: HID imitation lights [Re: Jaques] #387395 Jan 30, 3:27am Jan 30, 3:27am
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Stock wattage bulbs won't burn wiring or melt housings. In fact, those tinted bulbs can actually produce a little less heat in the housing because of the blue filter.

You'd have to worry if the bulbs are meant for higher wattage than the standard 65W. This does not apply to bulbs with the idiotic claim such as "55W of power, 90W of light." That's just a reference to color, a 90W bulb producing a bluer light spectrum than a 55W. You'd still be using the stock 55W, but producing a bluer light (albeit with less overall light output because of the blue filter).

Put it another way -- if they're legal for on-road use, they won't melt the housings or overload the wiring.


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Re: HID imitation lights [Re: Galcobar] #387396 Jan 30, 3:44am Jan 30, 3:44am
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save up for HIDs...trust me MTECHs and PIAAs are not worth it...

Re: HID imitation lights [Re: cycocelica] #387397 Jan 30, 5:35am Jan 30, 5:35am
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Originally Posted by cycocelica
save up for HIDs...trust me MTECHs and PIAAs are not worth it...


agree thumbsup thumbsup

Re: HID imitation lights [Re: Marlyman] #387398 Jan 30, 12:40pm Jan 30, 12:40pm
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yea i say save for hid. But if you are impaitent liek myslef, get mtechs, you wont be upset. If you have the cash get piaa spark blue,. Closest to hid but wont get great visiblity out of them

Re: HID imitation lights [Re: hombredelassrtas] #387399 Jan 30, 12:43pm Jan 30, 12:43pm
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will the hids work on the drl's? cause the lower voltage i just ordered a 8000k hid setup for lows and was debating on highs but now thinking aobut it willt hey work ?


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Re: HID imitation lights [Re: drkramm] #387400 Jan 30, 1:32pm Jan 30, 1:32pm
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when the drls are one any hid's look yellow anyways because of the lack of power

Re: HID imitation lights [Re: sickcelica696] #387401 Jan 30, 1:36pm Jan 30, 1:36pm
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DRL color never changes. I went beyond blue and have PURPLE tint bulbs in for my highs... and they still look yellow as DRLs. Just too low of output.


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Re: HID imitation lights [Re: RevMonster] #387402 Jan 30, 2:34pm Jan 30, 2:34pm
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ah you got the 12000k ?


hey thats a 20 minute phone call
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Re: HID imitation lights [Re: drkramm] #387403 Jan 30, 5:38pm Jan 30, 5:38pm
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MTEC's arent bad. One of mine burned out after a year b/c my glass housing is cracked (on 5th gen).

But im saving up for HIDs. Can get pair of bulbs on eBay for $70 shipped - Philips.

The ballasts are the expensive part. Usually around $100 for each side.

Re: HID imitation lights [Re: vcel523] #387404 Jan 30, 6:02pm Jan 30, 6:02pm
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well, sucks for me. I guess I'll just have rediculously bright high beams in the off chance I ever actually use them.

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