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Unread 01-15-2012, 10:35 AM   #16
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Truth. Search amazon for hir 9012. Yes, hiR. 1750 lumens from 50 watts, exact same filament location, 1800 hr life, $20 apiece, minor trimming to fit, perfect focus. It's a 600+ lumen increase without all the rice.
its not rice if there not blue.... or purple or pink...
a ****ty 35watt 6000k hid will produce in excess of 3000 lumen, and that will very on color temp and manufacturer and wattage there running at . 35,55,70,100watt the 100watters i heard are close to 20,000 lumens per bulb.

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Unread 04-16-2013, 10:00 PM   #17
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this comes up often. the hids do not retain nearly the focus or best light distribution unless they are in projector housings.

try this. search for HIR2, i think it's # 9012. these are 55 watt halogen bulbs, so they draw the SAME current, but the IR coating reflects more heat back in... so it's like an 1800 lumen bulb, for the same 55 watts. The filament location is IDENTICAL to the 9006, so the focus and aim is perfectly stock.

unlike "boosted" high watt bulbs, these will not burn out at 200-300 hours. They were originally developed for john deere tractors, and certain auto projectors (viper?) use them. $20 each at amazon. You have to trim one of the three mounting tabs, the electrical plug is identical.

I just did this to my mom's civic, with new housings as well. FAR better light control than HIDs (tried those too).

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Truth. Search amazon for hir 9012. Yes, hiR. 1750 lumens from 50 watts, exact same filament location, 1800 hr life, $20 apiece, minor trimming to fit, perfect focus. It's a 600+ lumen increase without all the rice.
What is required to make them fit?
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Unread 04-17-2013, 08:52 AM   #18
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What is required to make them fit?
search, my friend
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/b.../#post15024263
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Unread 02-20-2015, 07:46 PM   #19
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Need help, I have HIDS in my 07 wk. Hids work but while it's running if I turn them off and try to turn then back on they won't come on? I have swapped out ballast but still nothing. Any ideas?
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Unread 02-24-2015, 10:24 AM   #20
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Need help, I have HIDS in my 07 wk. Hids work but while it's running if I turn them off and try to turn then back on they won't come on? I have swapped out ballast but still nothing. Any ideas?
I would assume this is being caused by the electrical system of the Jeep.

When your Jeep is off and you manually turn the headlights on do they stay on?What does it do when they are on and you manually flip on/off/on
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Unread 02-24-2015, 01:37 PM   #21
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Truth. Search amazon for hir 9012. Yes, hiR. 1750 lumens from 50 watts, exact same filament location, 1800 hr life, $20 apiece, minor trimming to fit, perfect focus. It's a 600+ lumen increase without all the rice.
Best lighting upgrade for these vehicles you can do short of a full HID retrofit, which would likely be in excess of $300 (unless you shop some deals @ TRS)

Cheapo chinese HID kits blind everyone, and actually ruin your nighttime vision/ability to see distance. Plus they arent terribly reliable.

Power is nothing without control

9011 (2350lm) HIR's can be found @ rockauto for $8/bulb plus shipping. They are rebranded as "wagner", but philips is the only current manufacturer. These are technically high beam bulbs and an easy replacement for your 9005's, but you can make them work in the lows as well.

Mine came in a wagner box with philips & made in germany printed on the bulb.
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Unread 02-24-2015, 06:59 PM   #22
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I just bought a HID conversion kit from Xenon depot and a set of black oem replica HID's off eBay (crossing fingers they fit well). Are you running a ballast for each light? I've heard it takes a lot of power to get HID's going and it's worth the money to get a high quality conversion kit.
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Unread 02-24-2015, 07:22 PM   #23
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Need help, I have HIDS in my 07 wk. Hids work but while it's running if I turn them off and try to turn then back on they won't come on? I have swapped out ballast but still nothing. Any ideas?
did you use a wire harness ? if not thats why
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Unread 02-24-2015, 07:23 PM   #24
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hidny.com sells good ones I've never had issues
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