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Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006 Discussion, Phillips D1R hid bulbs for $56? Real or fake? in Cadillac Escalade Forums; Hi all. I'm in the market for some new hids for my 04 escalade. There are Phillips d1r bulbs on ...
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    Phillips D1R hid bulbs for $56? Real or fake?

    Hi all.
    I'm in the market for some new hids for my 04 escalade. There are Phillips d1r bulbs on Amazon sold by Amazon for $56 each. They have the same specs as oem (4300k, 2500-3000 hours). Seeing that acdelco are $200.00 each, could these Phillips bulbs be Chinese knock offs? Thoughts, comments?

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    The OEM bulbs are Phillips Xenostarts. This site sells genuine bulbs much cheaper than the dealer:
    http://www.highperformancebulbs.com/d1rhidbulbs.html

    You could also check www.theretrofitsource.com
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    Here is the site I got mine from

    www.kensun.com

    50 bucks for a set and two year warrenty

    4300K is the factory color

    I have replacement low beams and a kit in both the fog lights and high beams
    Had two ballasts give issues and they replaced them no questions asked nor did they ask for the old unit back
    When I first got my low beam replacements I had a issue(which cleared up not long after) I called the customer help number and they sent a new set free of charge

    So far no problems to date and they are nice and bright

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    Re: Phillips D1R hid bulbs for $56? Real or fake?

    Quote Originally Posted by the cadillac man View Post
    Here is the site I got mine from

    www.kensun.com

    50 bucks for a set and two year warrenty

    4300K is the factory color

    I have replacement low beams and a kit in both the fog lights and high beams
    Had two ballasts give issues and they replaced them no questions asked nor did they ask for the old unit back
    When I first got my low beam replacements I had a issue(which cleared up not long after) I called the customer help number and they sent a new set free of charge

    So far no problems to date and they are nice and bright

    Thanks for the info.

    What kind of quality are the products? How long did it take to receive the items once you made the order?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    The OEM bulbs are Phillips Xenostarts. This site sells genuine bulbs much cheaper than the dealer:
    http://www.highperformancebulbs.com/d1rhidbulbs.html

    You could also check www.theretrofitsource.com
    Thanks for the info.
    Do you trust those sites? How do we know those bulbs are genuine? If you get a chance, read this

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...e-Counterfeits

    The pdf file showing what to look for in a fake is very good. http://www.hidbulbsrus.com/identifying-counterfeits/

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    Quote Originally Posted by cashmereDTS
    Thanks for the info. What kind of quality are the products? How long did it take to receive the items once you made the order? ---------- Thanks for the info. Do you trust those sites? How do we know those bulbs are genuine? If you get a chance, read this http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...e-Counterfeits The pdf file showing what to look for in a fake is very good. http://www.hidbulbsrus.com/identifying-counterfeits/
    I did read the counterfeit info but I haven't had one go pop in neither housings(headlight and fog light) which I have seen from some other brand aftermarket hid kits)
    The shipping was quick(both after order and warranty replacement parts)

    The ballasts I recommend is the slim for the high beams as the regular ballasts are a tight fit and better suited for the fog lights

    If you want night shots of my fog lights on the road at night pm me and I will send you my email

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