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post #1 of 17 Old 12-20-2011, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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hella HIDs

So I have a pair of Hella 500's that I want to convert to HID, I would like to do 55 watts but I'm wondering if they will be to hot for the housing, Ive heard of a lot of 35 watt conversions. Any one here have 55 in there hellas

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post #2 of 17 Old 12-20-2011, 07:36 PM
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my concern would be the depth of the housing. HID's are longer than halogens. if people do the 35w bulbs in them tho, the 55w will also work, as they are similar, if not the same.

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you have to mod the bulb and the housing to get them to fit, i run hids in my 500's Any reason why you prefer 55 watt over 35 watt?
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Actually my only concern was whether out not the 55 watts were to hot
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you have to mod the bulb and the housing to get them to fit, i run hids in my 500's Any reason why you prefer 55 watt over 35 watt?
I've heard that the 55 watts are about 40 % brighter
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but they also have a tendency to wash things out. from what i have heard a 8k 35 watt is blue, while a 8k 55 watt is more like a 6k 35 watt and so on
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So I have a pair of Hella 500's that I want to convert to HID, I would like to do 55 watts but I'm wondering if they will be to hot for the housing, Ive heard of a lot of 35 watt conversions. Any one here have 55 in there hellas
I have 100 watt halogens without an issue, and I assume those are hotter than your 55 watt HID

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but they also have a tendency to wash things out. from what i have heard a 8k 35 watt is blue, while a 8k 55 watt is more like a 6k 35 watt and so on
I don't understand what you mean by wash things out
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i have kc lights with 55 watt HIDS the light gets hot but no were near as hot *** 100 watt normal bulbs and there like 100% brighter haha i was amazed by how bright they were and how far they travled

Its a redneck thing...you wouldn't understand
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55w HIDs will run cooler than 55w halogens, so yeah should be ok. Also why would you really care that the color temp is washed out? If you are putting HIDs in offroad lights, its to see better, not have ricer blue lights. I have 55w 5000k HIDs in my projectors and they are perfectly white light.

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but they also have a tendency to wash things out. from what i have heard a 8k 35 watt is blue, while a 8k 55 watt is more like a 6k 35 watt and so on
that is stictly color you are talking about. essentially the 55w bulbs have a broader zone where they are neutral in color temperature. which is actually good for people that dont want it to look ricey.

to the OP. i would say not to worry about the heat from what others have said here. you dont have to worry about the "wash out" factor, as that just deals with the color of the light.

this website explains it....

http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/DD...ast-35W-or-55W

go there and click on bulb color.

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Also why would you really care that the color temp is washed out?
not to speak for the OP, but i believe that was someone else's concern.

i agree with you though, otherwise.

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not to speak for the OP, but i believe that was someone else's concern.

i agree with you though, otherwise.
Wasnt aimed at him, just in general.

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So I have a pair of Hella 500's that I want to convert to HID, I would like to do 55 watts but I'm wondering if they will be to hot for the housing, Ive heard of a lot of 35 watt conversions. Any one here have 55 in there hellas
I have 55 watts
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I don't understand what you mean by wash things out
makes things blurry. that's all.
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