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    2004 Deville aftermarket headlights

    What are your recommendations for bright headlights with a strong blue tint. Hopefully ones I can order overnight from Amazon.

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    Re: 2004 Deville aftermarket headlights

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackInjun View Post
    What are your recommendations for bright headlights with a strong blue tint. Hopefully ones I can order overnight from Amazon.
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    if you are just looking for "BLUE-BLING" headlights -
    a RICER thing by the way -

    any blue-dipped halogen bulb will do -

    if you want brighter - get 80 watt bulbs -

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    if you are talking about the ILLEGAL HID conversion kits -
    I have one word - DON'T -

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    Re: 2004 Deville aftermarket headlights

    I had to look that up but thanks for the laugh I went with GE Nighthawk Platinums and still may get something blue for the high beams The low beams seem hid - ish now My shop mentioned HID for 240.00 why not problems with the tech or law?


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    Re: 2004 Deville aftermarket headlights

    The HID thing - problem is, unless the car was originally equipped with HID lenses/reflectors, installing an HID bulb in a halogen socket places the bulb in the wrong focal plane - you get the bling color, but the actual lighting pattern is a scattered mess, thus the illegal aspect of the install. You wind up with less light on the road.

    That said, I have no idea of whether or not your model was offered with a HID option - if it was, then a headlamp assembly and maybe wiring harness change would work well.

    Take a look at some of the PIAA Intense White halogens - there are some with a blue tint. They're a 4100K color temperature - sparkly white.

    Original (stock) bulbs are 3100K.

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    Re: 2004 Deville aftermarket headlights

    My shop mentioned HID for 240.00 why not problems with the tech or law?
    here is a complete explanation I saved from a previous discussion -

    HID's are NOT designed to work in a reflector type headlight housing -
    they are designed to use a projector lens to focus the light -

    the very best way to describe how this stuff works with "focal plane"

    do you - or have you ever had/used a MAGLITE type flashlight -
    the kind you twist to adjust from a wide flood light - to a narrow beam?

    all you are doing by twisting it
    is changing the focal plane of the glowing element -
    compared to the reflector -

    your cars headlight reflector was made to perfectly match
    the focal plane of the 9006 halogen and 9005 halogen bulbs -
    and of course - neither are adjustable -

    the flashlight adjusted to a pinpoint beam
    represents the perfect match between the focal plane of the bulb -
    and the shape of the reflector - to concentrate the beam of light -

    the flashlight adjusted to a wide beam
    demonstrates what happens to the light beam pattern -
    when a different focal plane is used - all the light is scattered -

    YES - HID's are brighter -
    but because the focal plane is different than the halogen bulb -
    the light is scattered - rather than concentrated -

    and THAT is the reason you can't adjust the headlights
    to put the light on the road -

    and THAT is the reason oncoming traffic is flashing you -
    you are blinding them - and there is NO WAY to change that -
    except to put the halogen bulbs back in -

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    your understanding of RICER is spot-on -

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    IT'S OVERSIZE RIMS WITH RUBBERBAND TIRES -

    "performance intake" - THAT SUCKS IN HOT AIR -

    you forgot HOOD SCOOPS -
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