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Thread: HIDs in the fogs need a special ballast?

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    OneFast V is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
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    Re: HIDs in the fogs need a special ballast?

    Quote Originally Posted by carlson_mn View Post
    Yeah, I reversed them like most kits require, but no love. They work.... just only sometimes, and with some flickering. The seller said its common with the kits he sells to Caddy and BMW owners and is offering me some different ballasts, but he is also offering a full refund without having to ship them back, which is pretty cool. I think I might do that and order a set from DDM.

    Do you guys use the slim digital ballasts or the full size sets for your fogs?
    I used the full size. Plenty of room there for mounting them.


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    Re: HIDs in the fogs need a special ballast?

    Which bulb type did you guys get, I am going to order the Raptor kit this weekend.

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    Re: HIDs in the fogs need a special ballast?

    9145 = h10 same thing. What color are you looking to get?

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    Re: HIDs in the fogs need a special ballast?

    Awesome thanks, I am looking to get the 4500K

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    Re: HIDs in the fogs need a special ballast?

    Regardless of application, I recommend German-manufactured 4300-4500K bulbs. Not only are they do they provide the best illumination (being closest to pure white), they look the best, with that nice little blue-purple flash as you pass through the transition band in a projection lens.

    People think that you'll get more of that flash and sparkle (color shift) by raising the color temperature, when it actually has the opposite effect. If you want to know more, pull up a Wikipedia page on optical refraction and Snell's Law. By producing only a part of the spectrum, you're effectively reducing one of the cosmetically desirable characteristics of your headlights.
    Last edited by FuzzyLogic; 09-20-12 at 11:53 AM.

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