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HIDprojectors 07-14-2012 10:16 AM

HIDprojectors XTRA-LIGHT DIY Bi-Xenon kit - starting at $255
 
Announcing a new product from HIDprojectors! HIDprojectors XTRA-LIGHT Bi-Xenon Housings for your JK!

Available as fully built units (starting at $355) or in a kit form for you DIYers (starting at $255).
Add other options/upgrades to make these truly unique and one-of-a-kind!

A true retrofit for your JK - no cutting, no hacking involoved!

INFORMATION ON THE DIY KIT **see below for info on the fully built sets**

The kit includes everything you'll need to retrofit your own lights without hacking up the stock housings.

Includes the following:

2 Bi-Xenon XTRA-LIGHT H1 Projectors (high and low beam functionality is retained)
2 H1 bulbs with your choice of 4300k or 6000k temp
2 35W DC Xentec ballasts (same low budget ballasts as before, see below for ballast upgrade options).
1 H13 Harness to allow for an easy plug and play installation
2 Can bus cancellers to avoid any flickering issues
2 New housings
Various installation hardware, sealant, etc

The kit requires that you take apart your current lights and reuse the stock lens which is sealed to the housing supplied in the kit. The marriage of these two components will allow for enough room to mount the projector without having to cut.

These projectors are widely regarded as some of the best retrofit projectors on the market.

Price: $255, shipping included via Priority Mail.

Output with the 35W DC ballasts, 4300k bulbs:

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2...5WDCoutput.jpg

* Very important disclaimer. If you choose the DIY kit please understand that this is a "kit". It has been engineered to work together however you will be required to assemble this and install it yourself. Be prepared to do a little work here, you must bake and remove the lenses from your stock housings and reinstall them onto the housings that come with the kit. Lots of patience and some work will be required to dial in the alignment perfectly. If you can change your oil, you should be able to retrofit your lights. Please note that you take full responsibility for the success or failure of this installation. I will guarantee against DOA, however there is no warranty.

The kit can take anywhere from two hours to a few hours to complete, from start to finish. You'll need access to an oven and a set of basic hand tools, electrical tape, gloves and rubbing alcohol to complete the installation. If this intimidates you, I also offer fully assembled units - see below.

Recommended Ballast upgrade:
You can upgrade to 35W AC XTRA-LIGHT ballasts for $65. These are some of the best ballasts I've found for these projectors. They reach full strength in less than one second and are very high quality units. Money well spent.
This is a picture of the 35W AC XTRA-LIGHT ballasts, 4300k bulbs:

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2...5WACoutput.jpg

INFORMATION ON THE FULLY BUILT SETS:
If you're interested in a completed set, the following options are also available.

**We begin with the same kit as above ($255) with the following options:**
1) Mail your lights to me and I do the installation: add labor assembly charge of $100
2) I purchase brand new lenses and do the installation: add labor assembly charge of $100 and new lens charge of $100

If interested in placing an order please email me at HIDprojectors@gmail.com
Here's an ordering guide to help when requesting pricing or placing an order:

Step 1) Decide if you want to build these lights yourself or if you want me to build them for you.
IF YOU WANT THE DIY KIT ($255), send me the following information:
a) Bulb color (4300k or 6000k)
b) Ballast choice (standard 35W Xentec DC ballast or the upgraded 35W AC XTRA-LIGHT ballasts, a $65 upgrade)
c) Shroud choice (if different than the stock Mini Gatling Gun Shroud). Shroud options can be viewed here.

*****Thats it for the DIY guys*****

If you'd rather I build these for you, move to step 2...

Step 2) Decide whether or not you want new lenses or if you'd like to reuse your current stock lenses.
- Either option requires a labor assembly charge of $100
- New lenses are a $100 charge
- Reusing your stock lenses requires that you mail me your lenses

Step 3) Choose your options:
a) Bulb color (4300k or 6000k)
b) Ballast choice (standard 35W Xentec DC ballast or the upgraded 35W AC XTRA-LIGHT ballasts, a $65 upgrade)
c) Shroud choice (if different than the stock Mini Gatling Gun Shroud). Shroud options can be viewed here.
d) Paint choice ($50 option). You can paint the housing and or the shrouds - contact me for other custom requests.

Thats it! Email me your choices to HIDprojectors@gmail.com and I'll help you through the rest of the process.

Payment Options: I accept the following:
- PayPal (I'll send you an invoice)
- Check or Money order (must wait for it to clear)
- Credit Card or Debit Card over the phone (I'll email you a receipt)
- Cash in person.


Video added of driving at night:

Here are a few pics of a standard chrome set with the standar Mini Gatling Gun shrouds installed:

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2...3d8799e6_b.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2...920b8483_b.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2...07a95bf3_b.jpg

HIDprojectors 07-14-2012 10:18 AM

Frequently Asked Questions
 
I'll keep a running list of FAQs here to help answer commonly asked questions.

What do I need to do to install these?
Complete step by step instructions are included in the kit (with pictures). The basic process is as follows: Bake your stock headlights and the headlights that I provide in the kit. Remove the lenses on both. Assemble and install the projector into the new housing that comes with the kit, place your current lens on top of the new housing and seal it with the supplied sealant.

What is the difference between these projectors and the other kit you sell?
A larger projector can more easily distribute light. Larger projectors = more useable light. These projectors are widely regarded as some of the best projectors in the aftermarket. They have both high and low beam, a fantastic cutoff, a very wide beam pattern and have a lot of aftermarket support.

Why can't we use our stock housings for this kit?
The length of these projectors is too long to fit into stock JK housings. My solution combines a new, deeper housing with your stock lens to allow enough room to mount these safely and securely.

Will there be any fitment issues?
I have installed these into a set of stock buckets, it takes a little finesse but it can be done. One of my testers said that their JK's plastic bucked needed to be filed down a bit to fit flush, but another said he installed without issue. So please understand that you 'may' have to massage the bucket a bit to get them to fit - your experience may be vary.

Will I still have high beams?
Yes, fully functioning high beams, just like before.

Will my lights flicker?
No - Can bus cancellers are included in this kit to prevent flickering. Keep in mind though, if you purchase the DC ballasts they have been known to flicker a bit from time to time.

What is the difference between DC and AC ballasts?
The DC ballasts that I sell are less-expensive entry-level ballasts. They use DC current and typically do not have a consistent wattage output.
The AC XTRA-LIGHT ballasts that I sell are some of the best aftermarket ballasts available. They light up quickly, have consistent output, flicker less and should last for years. This is a great upgrade for the money.

Can I get 55W AC XTRA-LIGHT ballasts with this kit?
Sure, but its not necessary. The 35W AC XTRA-LIGHT kits perform nearly as well and generate less heat than the 55W ballasts. I personally run the 35W AC XTRA-LIGHT ballasts and have no need to run the 55W AC XTRA-LIGHT units.
If you'd like 55W AC XTRA-LIGHT units just let me know, the price is the same.

For comparison - 35W AC XTRA-LIGHT vs 55W AC XTRA-LIGHT

35W AC XTRA-LIGHT:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2...5WACoutput.jpg

55W AC XTRA-LIGHT:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2...5WACoutput.jpg

I already have an HID kit, what else do I need from you?
Depends. I highly recommend buying a complete kit. Your ballasts will carry over but your bulbs will not. Your wiring harness 'may' work, or it may not. Can bus cancellers will also carry over. So minimally you'd need just the headlights and the bulbs, but I also recommend the wiring harness as well, just to ensure everything goes together as designed.

What kind of bulbs do you use?
H1 Bulbs - readily available online everywhere. Pretty standard bulb, lots of availability and cheap to replace.

Can I order other colors bulbs?
I only stock 4300k and 6000k. If you want something else I suggest you purchase the color of your choice online from another vendor.

What brand of ballasts do you use?
The 35W DC ballasts are Xentec branded
The 35W AC and 55W AC ballasts are my XTRA-LIGHT brand - a joint collaboration between myself and my supplier. They are fantastic ballasts - cant say enough about these!

Does painting the housing have any effect on the light output?
No. The light output comes from the projector only. The housing now serves as a home for the light and has no influence on the light output.

Will you send me a copy of the installation instructions before I buy?
Sorry, but no. The instructions are proprietary and are this kit is the result of more than 2 years of R&D. You will receive support when you purchase if needed. If you are unsure on whether or not you can do this yourself, you might want to purchase the completed kit.

Will I be able to put my lights back to stock if I choose?
Yes, as long as you dont damage your stock housings, you'll be able to put your stock lenses back on your stock housings.

Can I get angel eyes with this kit?
Yes you can. $50 upgrade - contact me for colors and other options.

Can I get LED rings with this kit?
Yes you can. $50 upgrade - contact me for colors and other options.

What can be customized/painted with this kit?
Everything! The housings, the shrouds, the cutoff shield, the lens retaining ring, etc. You can really create some great looking lights with some imagination and patience!

Can I order different shrouds?
Probably. Currently I am stocking just the Mini Gatling Gun shroud but may offer other options in the future.

How are the new lights sealed?
They are sealed with a butyl sealant, the same stuff that is used in many OEM headlights.

Why do I need electrical tape and rubbing alcohol?
The electrical tape is used to cover any exposed butyl that sticks out of the light making it easier to handle. The rubbing alcohol is used to wipe down the projector before final installation, this ensures that everything is clean.

Will I have any fogging issues?
If everything is installed correctly, no you wont have any fogging issues. Please keep in mind though, with a DIY kit the quality of the results are up to you.

HIDprojectors 07-14-2012 10:23 AM

Customer Photos
 
In addition to the Mini Gatling Gun shroud which is the standard shroud offering, I'm pleased to announce the following optional shrouds:

These are UPGRADE prices and replace the Mini Gatling Gun shroud that comes with your projector order.

The ANGEL EYE SHROUD: $75 with white angel eyes.
This great looking shroud comes with an aperture cover and can house one angel eye.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2...3/DSC_0154.jpg

The MONSTER GATLING GUN SHROUD: $100 with 1 set of angel eyes or $150 with 2 sets of white angel eyes.
This shroud can hold two angel eyes (if desired).
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2...3/DSC_0191.jpg

Customer pics (with red painted rings in the spot where the 2nd angel eye would normally go).
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2...3/DSC_0164.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2...3/DSC_0169.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2...3/DSC_0171.jpg

The SMOKE SHROUD: $75 with white angel eyes.
This is a translucent shroud with a slight bluish tint that can hold an angel eye. The entire shroud glows when lit.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2...3/DSC_0174.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2...3/DSC_0176.jpg

The CLUBMAN SHROUD: $75 with white angel eyes.
Shown with a yellow angel eye, this one was inspired by the Mini Clubman. I think these would look great with angel eyes or with the light holes painted for a custom look.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2...3/DSC_0180.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2...3/DSC_0181.jpg

BadTrainDriver 07-14-2012 11:23 AM

I'll be the first to admit that I DESPISE HID lights in non-HID headlights, I commend you on doing a proper "retro-fit".

They look VERY NICE!!

Bravo sir.
Bravo.

Spagary 07-15-2012 01:03 AM

this retrofit looks amazing. Phenomenal job man!

HIDprojectors 07-15-2012 06:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spagary (Post 13868856)
this retrofit looks amazing. Phenomenal job man!

Thanks - I've been doing this as a hobby for a few years and have been working on fine tuning this particular product for quite awhile. I'm just an enthusiast doing this on the side - trying to fill a void in sub-par lighting. I enjoy building these, especially the custom one-off designs that some of you guys come up with! :thumbsup:

Tom

jeeptrix 07-15-2012 07:15 AM

Is there any kind of warranty? Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't anything over 4300k technically illegal?

HIDprojectors 07-15-2012 10:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeeptrix
Is there any kind of warranty? Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't anything over 4300k technically illegal?

I guarantee against DOA but there is no other warranty. Most of the parts that can go bad are relatively inexpensive and it's usually bulbs or ballasts. I use high quality bulbs and the XTRA-LIGHT ballasts are really nice units, I haven't had one go bad on a customer yet.

As for legality, you should check your local laws, these are not DOT approved and are thereby sold as off road use only.

GeckoFun 07-15-2012 11:49 AM

How much for a satin black set with green LED Halos? Are you selling these fully assembled with a simple plug and play installation?

HIDprojectors 07-15-2012 12:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GeckoFun (Post 13870112)
How much for a satin black set with green LED Halos? Are you selling these fully assembled with a simple plug and play installation?

I dont stock green LED rings, but could get green CCFL angel eyes.

Here's what you're pricing would look like if you wanted a fully assembled set with new lenses:

1) XTRA-LIGHT projector kit: $255
2 Bi-Xenon XTRA-LIGHT H1 Projectors
2 H1 bulbs in either 4300k or 6000k
2 35W DC Xentec Ballasts (or upgrade to 35W AC XTRA-LIGHT ballasts for $65)
1 H13 Harness to allow for an easy plug and play installation
2 Can bus cancellers
2 New housings

2) New lenses: $100

3) Labor for assembly: $100

4) Green angel eyes (CCFL): $50 - These would be installed on top of the shroud (see pic below for example).

5) Paint: $50 - Satin black housings. You could also have the shrouds painted for no extra cost.

Total: $255 (for the kit) + $100 (for lenses) + $100 (for assembly) + $50 (for angel eyes) + $50 (for paint) = $505 Shipping included.

If you chose to do this using your stock lights and did the assembly yourself, you could save $250 (give or take a few $$ for paint).

HIDprojectors 07-15-2012 12:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hidprojectors

i dont stock green led rings, but could get green ccfl angel eyes.

Here's what you're pricing would look like if you wanted a fully assembled set with new lenses:

1) xtra-light projector kit: $255
2 bi-xenon xtra-light h1 projectors
2 h1 bulbs in either 4300k or 6000k
2 35w dc xentec ballasts (or upgrade to 35w ac xtra-light ballasts for $65)
1 h13 harness to allow for an easy plug and play installation
2 can bus cancellers
2 new housings

2) new lenses: $100

3) labor for assembly: $100

4) green angel eyes (ccfl): $50 - these would be installed on top of the shroud (see pic for example).

5) paint: $50 - satin black housings. You could also have the shrouds painted for no extra cost.

Total: $255 (for the kit) + $100 (for lenses) + $100 (for assembly) + $50 (for angel eyes) + $50 (for paint) = $505 shipping included.

If you chose to do this using your stock lights and did the assembly yourself, you could save $250 (give or take a few $$ for paint).

This is just a mock up but this is what the CCFL angel eyes could look like. This is a chrome housing with a satin black shroud. Holes would need to be drilled to install the angel eye and the wires run but this should give you an idea.

GeckoFun 07-15-2012 01:48 PM

question, how do you control the LED Halos from going on and off if this is a plug and play install? Would these be wired into the existing light and always be on?

HIDprojectors 07-15-2012 02:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GeckoFun (Post 13870600)
question, how do you control the LED Halos from going on and off if this is a plug and play install? Would these be wired into the existing light and always be on?

Both the LED Rings and the CCFL Angel Eyes can be wired any way you choose. These two options are not necessarily 'plug and play' meaning that they'll need to be wired into a 12v source in your JK. Usually the parking lights work the best here or you could run them to a direct 12v source and operate them from a switch if you chose.

The rest of the light installation is generally plug and play. Here's what you'll need to do (condensed version).

Remove stock lights
Install new wiring harness (connects to battery and needs two grounds)
Route the wiring harness out of harms way
Install and mount the ballasts
Install and mount the headlights
Plug everything in (all use weatherpack plugs and can only by plugged in one way - pretty self explanatory).
Aim headlights.

Finally be able to see at night! :cheers2:

blue-coupe 07-16-2012 12:57 PM

This is pretty cool.

Spagary 07-21-2012 02:08 PM

What if I ordered the whole setup from you, and once installed, would you "buy back" my stock lenses or have any use for them or no?


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