Actually I provided real world experience when it comes to using hid in a patriot and all you have said is. Waaaaahhh, don't do it the world will cataclismically end in a ball of hellfire. When actually they worked fine in that application. What I have against D.S. is he tries to peddle lighting solutions that are no better than cheaper alternatives like he's lighting god.
I had hid in my wrangler as well, but they never worked correct in that application so I took them out again.
The person with their fingers in their ears is IRsmart. Funny thing is his name consider he r not.
really? cause all you've said is "i've used them, they worked fine! everyone else is wrong, don't listen to this guy," whereas i provided links, metaphoric examples, and test data that proves otherwise. oh i forgot, you "met" daniel stern, and with that "meeting" you have the right to judge the legitimacy of his scientific argument. fine, don't like his statements? how about those of the united states department of transportation?
spoiler alert: they all FAILED
, even after
they were aimed the best they could be.
or maybe letters from the national highway traffic safety administration?
but you're right, i'm the one who is being closed minded.
you can do whatever you want. keep your HIDs in your car, blind every driver in Newfoundland for all i care. i'm not telling you to take them out, it's your car to do whatever you want to it. but you will not tell me that i am wrong, because the points in my argument are not opinionated, they are based on factual
tests done on these garbage kits by several branches of multiple first world governments, and every single kit has failed every test it has been put through, regardless
of the application, because the problem with these kits is conceptual, so every hallogen housing you put a retrofitted HID bulb into has the same problems. so your "real world "argument that you "had them and they worked fine" further cements that one of us has a very good idea of what they're talking about, while the other does not.
HID's DO work with the correct reflectors. They have been used in Europe for quit awhile now with the proper reflectors designed for them. One of the problems on the MK's has been the electrical system but it appears that with relays that issue has been solved. IMHO they are just not worth the effort or expense to change them out when the Sylvania SilverStars, and others, are an easy and direct replacement for the stock lights.
that's the key. yes, HIDs are brighter, but you need to be able to USE that light effectively. and if you're not replacing the housing, you're doing half the job. everyone here can do whatever they want, my only goal is to prevent the spread of misinformation.
or you can slam your eyes shut, ignore the tests that multiple governments have done, and say everyone else is wrong because they're hella cool
I have drove my Expedition for a long time with HIDS with no problems at all. The way i think of it, if HIDS were illegal or dangerous to have then new vehicle wouldnt be coming out with them. New cars are being made with HIDS and Projector headlights. Every single thing in this world could be argued about but i dont want this post to turn into an argument. I was looking for unsight on how to properly get my hids running (which i will) not to have an argument go on. So please put an end to the argument. Everyone is opionated and have "facts" but fact is some people like hids and some dont.
but the argument is not about the safety of HIDs, it is about the safety of putting them into a vehicle after
they've been manufactured with a different setup. the legality comes into play when you put HIDs into a hallogen headlight housing. that's the entire argument here, not the safety of the HID themselves. in fact, when used properly
, it is my opinion (note: for the first time i am making an opinionated
statement, and labeling it as such) that HIDs are in fact superior
to hallogen headlights.