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Old 03-07-2011, 07:24 PM
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Re: Got my HIR headlight bulbs today! -- 07 WK 5.7L

Paul, where did you order yours?
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Re: Got my HIR headlight bulbs today! -- 07 WK 5.7L

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HIRs are used primarily in the high beam headlight for most people here since they don't want to convert the high beam to HID due to the lag time of the HID heating up. As well as the HID flickering from low beam to high beam is an issue for a lot of us. Thats why people put halogens or HIRs into their high beams.

However, your best bet is to contact robpp, he has used both HIRs and HIDs
I'm only asking to be sure that I ordered the right thing. I ordered a set of 6000K HID's from Xenon Depot and didn't know if the HIR's are better or have better advantages. So I should switch these out in my high beams is what you are saying?
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Re: Got my HIR headlight bulbs today! -- 07 WK 5.7L

HIDs I believe are brighter from what Ive seen on this forum, however, I have no experience with them....

Ive heard of a few people putting HIRs into their high beams.

I plan on putting HIRs into my high beams this summer.
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Re: Got my HIR headlight bulbs today! -- 07 WK 5.7L

Awesome thanks all! Sorry, didn't mean to hijack the thread!
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Re: Got my HIR headlight bulbs today! -- 07 WK 5.7L

HIR is just a halogen bulb...HID is a whole different animal (HID = High Intensity Discharge, HIR = Halogen Infrared Reflecting). I am not too familiar with HIR, but it is basically a bulb with an infrared reflecting coating that increases its temperature. At the end of the day it is still a halogen bulb with a filament. HID bulbs do not use a filament; they utilize an electric arc between electrodes in an enclosed housing filled with gas and salts. These two differences totally change the optics of each bulb which is why they are not interchangeable in reflectors or projectors which are optimized for either halogen or HID bulbs.

Apples to oranges...
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