While it is obvious that an HID or LED equivalent kit added as an aftermarket accessory to a halogen car is not a good idea (for those of you who don't know what I am talking about see below), I am interested in changing my stock lighting to something else. I was considering buying a second set of headlights and cutting out the housings to mount sealed beams or beams from another vehicle which I have done before on other cars. I was also considering buying the SRT headlights and putting them in. I have a 2012 and was wondering if any of you have done something similar. I did this before with X5 headlights mounted (Sealed Beam Projectors removed from X5 and mounted into Acura housing) into an Acura I had years ago and while it took some time it was awesome. Best display and light quality I have ever seen and when combined with trust HID fogs instead of crap aftermarket, it was insane. I also find it odd that the factory headlights don't have a true aiming system on them.
Explanation of First Line:
The distance, clarity and beam pattern of a headlight is determined by the housing and lens not the bulb and harness. The housing and lens are also designed with the bulb in mind. Altering the bulb to HID or LED equivalent from halogen etc. while making it brighter, scatters the light produced by the bulb in a non HID etch housing. Even an HID kit which produces more light with less heat and wattage usage than halogen causes flaking of non HID housings over time and must constantly be adjusted. There is a lot more to this but I have no interest in discussing it. It is an easily researched fact if you look it up using credible sources and know how light works, meaning don't just type it in the internet and assume it is correct.