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For those of us who choose not to downplay the drastic differences in beam patterns:

HID in HID Projector.

Note the consistent bright white light under the sharp cutoff.

HID in HID Reflector.

Again, note that the cutoff and consistency of the light is still pretty good, though not optimal.

HID in Halogen Projector.

Note the glare above the cutoff and the inconsistent light quality below.

HID in Halogen Reflector.

'nuff said.
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The sad thing is how loaded those photos are.

Test all methods at the same distances in the same car. Then we can say.

For example, 2012+ Focus models have reflectors that deliver such a sharp cutoff when using HIDs many of us never bothered to go retrofit. We never expected it to work so well.

People like fear mongering like this. No, definitely not all assemblies work with HIDs. Some work very well. Some require extra work. It isn't always out of the question.


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Is there any way to modify the halogen reflectors to work effectively with hid bulbs? Everyone just says they will never work but there is a lot of DIY people on this forum and was hoping someone had come up with a way to do it.


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as i understand the hid conversion bulb's center of light is further away from the reflector and that is why the light goes all over the place. it causes a miss adjustment which makes the light unsafe
 

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If you have a dual clutch Veloster, you really have to pay attention to the power system, because your transmission works electrically, and if something causes the clutch motors to work improperly, you're looking at an expensive repair.
 

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as i understand the hid conversion bulb's center of light is further away from the reflector and that is why the light goes all over the place. it causes a miss adjustment which makes the light unsafe
Philips has been putting a lot of R&D into retrofit LED bulbs that are SAE certified. They have succeeded with the brake lights and interior lights and even a specific set of foglights, but have not yet been able to nail the headlight certification. Part of the problem is FMVSS 103 (?) is worded to assume all lights use filament type light producers, which makes LED not posble by legalese. The point is, Philips is working backwards and designing the LED lights to work with existing OEM lamps, which is technically possible if done right.
 
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