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absolutely DO NOT replace a BALLAST with a RELAY. They perform different functions completely and are in no way related. Relay = Switch Ballast = Current Regulation A solid state relay may have some voltage limitation attributes but you need to be sure that it matches the ballast that will be provided with your HID kit. I HIGHLY recommend you use those. ...


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Part of the projector design requires a specific bulb shape and type to work effectively (and legally - most countries require the beam pattern to meet regulations!) Using a D4S in an adapter would not give you the correct pattern, so I would definitely not recommend doing it! I did look online to see if I could find adapters, just in case someone was ...


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No - with HIDs, the colour temperature is very well defined (after the breaking in, as Petro mentioned) so if you have 10k's, replacing one with another 10k will very rapidly be the same tone as its pair. (I looked into this when I had one die, as the cost for a new one on my car was £600 - the answer was quite important :-) )


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From Wikipedia: High-intensity discharge (HID) lamps make more visible light per unit of electric power consumed than fluorescent and incandescent lamps since a greater proportion of their radiation is visible light in contrast to heat.


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No, assuming they are the same as xenon lights bulbs, you don't have to. The only thing you will notice is a difference in color while the bulb breaks in, again assuming they are the same as xenon. We only changed them when they were out on BMWs.


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HID bulbs don't dim over time like halogen bulbs simply because they don't have a filament. HID bulbs produce an arc. As a filament deteriorates, it deposits a metallic film inside the bulb. That's what reduces light output. That doesn't happen with HID. HID systems have an ignitor, ballast and bulb. The ignitor generates very high voltage to start the arc....


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The ballasts come with plastic molded connectors so you can’t get a shock, unless you shove a screwdriver into the connector or cut ghe wires with cutters. I would get a new set and fit new bulbs and ballasts as a set. The issue of finding the matching ballast to what you have may be challenging. I had to replace just one, so I did just one and regret it ...


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LED bulbs will not give the light output (lumens) needed for good vision at night. The "ordinary" halogen bulbs you replaced are better than LED for lighting up the road at distance at the moment, however this could, and probably will, change in the not too distant future. Stick to replacing the HID with another HID or go back to halogen.


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I would be concerned with your stator and your battery Both your stator and your battery will have additional load on them. If your stator can feed your batter under these circumstances then the batter may have a bit of a reduced life but can more than likely handle the extra 25 - 30 watts. My primary concern would be the extra heat generated by the ...


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Possibly YES you can do it. But beware you will definitely reduce the life of your battery since it will be difficult for it to handle Bi xenon low at 60w. Upgrade your battery(Possibly higher AMP rating) also make sure while initial installation all the wiring is properly done since a short circuit on a 60w projector will burn through your reflector.


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You have received some good answers here, but none appear to be specific to the Wrangler. The Wrangler uses a standard 7" round headlight housing with H13 bulbs, and there are several HID kits that will work very well in these housings that will plug right into your stock wiring harness. The HID bulbs will fit right into the housing the same way as the ...


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My H.I.D. plug and play light upgrade cost me $350 (easy install) and is superior in every way compared to usual factory fit.They don't run hot and as every car I have owned has adjusting screws on headlight surround meeting legal requirements should not be a problem. Makers of these kits usually advise starting engine before turning the headlights on.


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