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Old 01-27-2010, 10:55 PM
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Re: I like your hids i want them same ones

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I had the Xentecs on my Jeep for maybe 2-3 months. I was moving things around to get a better ground connection and while moving the ballasts water came out of a couple of the ballasts where the wires went into it. Not wanting to take any chances of electrical problems or worse yet a fire I took them out immediately!

One thing I noticed too about the bulbs, I had all 5k bulbs yet they all seemed to have a slightly different color to them. They didn't match as well as I expected they should. Not sure if it's quality of bulb or what, just something I noticed.

FYI - Scott the prices for the Xtreme kits start at 159. Unfortunately our kits (9005, 9006 and H10) are 199. Using the code they are 174.

Also, to elaborate on Tony's service, when I first got my kits like I mentioned I ordered all 5k kits. Somehow though I ended up with not all 5k bulbs. Tony was great about this and exchanged my bulbs with 5k bulbs. However, like I said above they still didn't match completely.

Tman, sorry to hear you are switching out the Xentecs. I would be happy to work out a partial refund on the kits for you.
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Old 01-27-2010, 11:02 PM
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Re: I like your hids i want them same ones

So can one of you well informed HID peeps elaborate on what a 'digital' ballast is and what a non-digital ballast is??

I can see a difference between a digital and analog television, but we aren't discussing TV's, and I cannot tell the difference between a digital and non-digital HID light ballast. What exactly does it mean to the customer??

I'm starting to think that this may be a case of a company just using fancy words to vividly describe a product and attract the less informed, but I withhold judgment until I get some sort of clarification.
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I found this on a quick Bing search


A digital HID (DHID) lamp ballast is an electronic ballast that uses a microprocessor to control and regulate a High-Intensity Discharge (HID) lamp. The firmware can provide control algorithms to supply varying lamp currents during start-up and during lamp operation. The firmware controls the initial voltage strike to the bulb to start it and then controls current in the bulb for the most efficient burning of the lamp.[citation needed]

The main benfits of the Digital HID ballast are: saving of electrical energy and maintenance costs over magnetic ballast HID lamps; automatic loss-of-lumen compensation as the lamp ages; produces up to 40% more lumens per watt than magnetic ballasts; increased life expectancy of the lamp compared to magnetic ballast; DHID ballast generates less heat, reducing air conditioning energy cost; 50% dimming of incoming power produces additional cost savings, with automatically controlled lamp dimming in unoccupied areas.[citation needed]

DHID ballasts can be used to upgrade existing lamp installations. In a retrofit, the DHID ballast can replace the existing magnetic ballast. The rest of the fixture is reused, and the magnetic ballast can be recycled.[citation needed]
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Old 01-28-2010, 07:16 AM
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Old 01-28-2010, 08:36 AM
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Xenondepot

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Re: I like your hids i want them same ones

I personally prefer Xenon Depot (Volt 6000K kit), but I have nothing bad to say about Baja HID since I never used them. You can get the projector housings on ebay. Go to ebay motors, then click parts & accessories. Put your make, model, yeat and then click search. From there click on lighting, lamps & accessories on the left and then click headlights. From there you will have a whole bunch of headlights to chose from.
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I've heard most of the aftermarket projectors on ebay are kind of low quality, but I don't have any experience with them
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I've heard most of the aftermarket projectors on ebay are kind of low quality, but I don't have any experience with them
They are, the lows have very good light output, the highs are okay. The housing themselves look great (I could personally do without the LEDs). Now I don't know If I was too rough with them but my projectors have small hairline cracks where it joins to the housing and it pisses me off (they fog up). The quality of the lenses itself it crap. It noticeably thinner than the OEMs, which pretty much means they are fragile. I put some silicone on mine but I guess I missed a spot and there another hairline crack there. Personally if I bought then again I'd put a layer of clear silicone around the seams.
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They are, the lows have very good light output, the highs are okay. The housing themselves look great (I could personally do without the LEDs). Now I don't know If I was too rough with them but my projectors have small hairline cracks where it joins to the housing and it pisses me off (they fog up). The quality of the lenses itself it crap. It noticeably thinner than the OEMs, which pretty much means they are fragile. I put some silicone on mine but I guess I missed a spot and there another hairline crack there. Personally if I bought then again I'd put a layer of clear silicone around the seams.
Chuck do you like the hids with the stock housings?
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Chuck do you like the hids with the stock housings?
Yes I do, its extremely bright
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Yes I do, its extremely bright
X2, but I wouldn't mind picking up a set of projectors.
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I love my XenonDepot volt kit (6K)...slim ballasts, rubber-injected, low amp draw on turn-on among the others listed above!! Going on a couple months without any issues. And Steve from XD has been super helpful! Just my 0.02
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