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    OEM HID head light bulb ?

    Anyonw know where and which K are the factory hid bulb for the 03 escalade. My L side went out and I'm shopping on amazon but dont know the color is. I guessing its a 6k or so but still unsure, dont wanna buy one and the other be a different color. Any know this info or has an extra one laying around let me know. Thanks Cadillacforums

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    The OEM bulbs are 4,300K, Phillips XenStarts. Replace them both at the same time. Here's 2 genuine, OEM bulbs, for less than the inferior parts store brand:
    http://www.highperformancebulbs.com/phxed1rxehid1.html

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    www.kensun.com is where I got
    Mine cheap and fast shipping plus two year warranty

    50 bucks a set I have a set in my truck and so far no problems

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    Re: OEM HID head light bulb ?

    I just ordered a pair on Amazon. Hope there the same in color.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00480..._26725410_item

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    Like I always say if something is to good to believe chances are.... I always tell people to GOOGLE "FAKE HID's"! Found this on the internet for you.....

    Fake Philips HID bulbs very common now, in fact on the internet most are Counterfeits
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    80% of "Philips" bulbs in the aftermarket are counterfeits / fakes
    Buyer beware.With rare exception, 80% or more of the "Philips" bulbs listings for new bulbs on eBay, Amazon and other locations are fake, Counterfeit look alike bulbs made in China. The Chinese have done a very "good" job to closely duplicate the labeling and the construction of the real Philips HID bulbs when making the fakes. 99.9% of people cannot tell the difference, in terms of appearance. We have purchased some of the fakes and will soon add some photos (High Resolution), comparing real with fakes. We will show you what to look for. This will help you determine that you are buying the real thing. This comparison will help all buyers and sellers to know what is a real Philips bulb. If we did not know what to look for we could be fooled too, the fakes are that "good" in appearance. HID bulbs claiming to be Philips and they come from China or some broker in USA (marked made in Germany), they are fakes. Likely some do not know that they are really selling fakes.
    There are at least 2 companies in China making these fakes. We have been approached by them to switch over and greatly change our profit levels. The Chinese copied Philips can be purchased labeled as D2S 85122, 85122+, 85122 CM and 85122 WX, also D2R 85126, 85126+, 85126 CM and 85126 WX, All of these fake bulbs can be purchased from China for about $8.00 each (in quantity) with a very good (tempting) profit margin. They are also making fake D1S, D1R, D3S, D3R, D4S and D4R bulbs as well and offering them for less than $10 each.

    So far we have not seen any copies of the Philips DL50/740 The market for them is so small I doubt the Chinese would bother to even copy the labeling for this model.


    A true 6000K Ultinon bulb from Philips will always have red colored salts in the arc chamber not yellow colored salts. Wholesale (not retail) from Philips the Ultinon is about $80.00 for 1 bulb. If you are paying less than $90.00 plus shipping for 1 Philips 6000K bulb it is most likely fake or used. Also, the ceramic tube will be blueish purple colored not brown or other colors. We do not sell any of the higher color temperature bulbs including 6000K Philips Ultinon (they are not DOT legal to use in USA) so you will need to look for another seller for those.

    We only offer the standard Philips 85122 and 85126 4200/4300K color (yellow colored salts), These are the standard bulbs the car typically comes with from the car factories.
    We purchase our bulbs directly from Philips USA. In the last 6 months we have seen a significant increase of the fake Philips copies coming from China, land of the fakes. Fair competition is fine, but this is not ok. We and the customer are the losers in this. The fakes are being sold in many cases for more than the real bulbs. In most cases the prices are about the same, real or fake. The fake bulbs will not have the same life (2000 - 3000 hours+) as real Philips bulbs. Chinese HID bulbs typically last 500-1000 hours and frequently much less. This is NOT a good deal for the buyer. They will damage your plastic headlight lenses and reflectors inside. UV light will yellow clear lenses over time. The fake bulbs do not have good UV (ultraviolet) light filtration by the outer glass tube on the bulb. Philips uses high quality UV stop quartz glass. You the customers should be upset about this and make sure you are getting what you were promised and paid for.
    In many or even most of the fakes, the arc chamber (where the light comes from) is off position front to back on the bulb length axis. This means the light beam from your headlight will not be accurate compared to an OEM authentic bulb. From the many samples of fakes we got recently, some of them were off by as much as 2 or more millimeters. 1/2 were off by at least 1 mm. Even 1 mm is a lot in this technology. For this reason alone, all of these bulbs would be considered rejects by Philips and destroyed. Philips bulbs are made with very tight computer controlled tolerances (precision). Each one is optically tested at the factory to be within very tight optical specs and others.

    We know the origins of our bulbs so we know 100% they are real there are no 3rd party brokers involved in our Philips bulb purchases. We also have ethics and would never knowingly sell fakes as real. We get our invoices from Philips USA. Because we buy bulk in trays we do not have Philips individual bulb boxes, we do our own single packaging.

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    That's odd how it lists yellow salt in the Phillips bulbs as the ones I replaced in my truck had red salt and so did the ones I put in

    Odd

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    Re: OEM HID head light bulb ?

    I need HID bulb replacement and was looking at the ones on amazon as well.

    How are we suppose to know if it's a real Philips bulb or not?

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    Post #2 - They're genuine, they're cheaper than the crap at AutoZone.

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    Re: OEM HID head light bulb ?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    Post #2 - They're genuine, they're cheaper than the crap at AutoZone.

    I saw that and still question those since, 1. Haven't looked into site & 2. anyone can have fake ones.

    I don't mind spending the extra money for the ones you posted but I have more piece of mind ordering from amazon. I just want to know how exactly you can tell that the ones from amazon will be real, as well as from the site you posted.

    Thanks

    Edit: you guys are horrible, in a good way, I'm suppose to be asleep to wake up early for finals and instead I'm reading more than I should about fake hid lol

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    I've ordered 2 sets from highperformancebulbs (D1S for my car, D1R for a friends), the bulbs are identical in every way, down to color and texture of materials. They've been on my car for 2 years now (and my friends for ~6 months), the color is still perfect, there is no discoloration or UV crazing occurring with my lenses... I assure you, they're real.

    www.theretrofitsource.com is a reputable company, not sure what their prices are in these though. Check out their site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 05ladi
    I saw that and still question those since, 1. Haven't looked into site & 2. anyone can have fake ones. I don't mind spending the extra money for the ones you posted but I have more piece of mind ordering from amazon. I just want to know how exactly you can tell that the ones from amazon will be real, as well as from the site you posted. Thanks Edit: you guys are horrible, in a good way, I'm suppose to be asleep to wake up early for finals and instead I'm reading more than I should about fake hid lol
    I so you think you have me beat try getting no sleep at all before taking a finals exam and to beat it all I was in the hospital during the same week

    Try your best at final exams

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    Re: OEM HID head light bulb ?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    I've ordered 2 sets from highperformancebulbs (D1S for my car, D1R for a friends), the bulbs are identical in every way, down to color and texture of materials. They've been on my car for 2 years now (and my friends for ~6 months), the color is still perfect, there is no discoloration or UV crazing occurring with my lenses... I assure you, they're real.

    www.theretrofitsource.com is a reputable company, not sure what their prices are in these though. Check out their site.
    OMG!!!! I completely forgot about TRS. I was contemplating purchasing LS430 projectors to retrofit in my Lexus. Never pulled the trigger and said I would purchase the projectors for the esv later. Completely forgot and am now contemplating buying their entire RX-ASF stage IV kit instead of the bulbs i need lmao.

    Quote Originally Posted by the cadillac man View Post
    I so you think you have me beat try getting no sleep at all before taking a finals exam and to beat it all I was in the hospital during the same week

    Try your best at final exams
    damn, that's pretty hard to beat. well, I have 3 kids, have only had few hours of sleep in weeks, and have 5 classes. I did try my best and so far I have 3 A's, a possible 4th, but maybe a C for the last class


    Also, I'm new to the cadillac family as I've only had my ESV for about a year now. First domestic vehicle and will catch up on reading everything about the esv now that school is over. Quick question though, I tried a quick search but couldn't find anyone that has retrofitted projectors into the HID headlights. Is there anything to look out for?

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    If you want projector style haed lights here is a site

    www.carid.com

    I got a set of led tail lights from them

    Hacking up the housing is not needed really as the factory hid system is pretty good when aimed right

    I out hids in my high beams and fog lights and when I have the highs on its like turning night into day(I can see signs over a mile away on a clear night)
    I was in really heavy rain one time and all I could see by was my fog lights thanks to the hid kit(headlights and wipers was one also)

    If you want a affordable hid kit here is a site
    www.kensun.com
    Great prices and awesome customer service

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    Re: OEM HID head light bulb ?

    Quote Originally Posted by the cadillac man View Post
    If you want projector style haed lights here is a site

    www.carid.com

    I got a set of led tail lights from them

    Hacking up the housing is not needed really as the factory hid system is pretty good when aimed right

    I out hids in my high beams and fog lights and when I have the highs on its like turning night into day(I can see signs over a mile away on a clear night)
    I was in really heavy rain one time and all I could see by was my fog lights thanks to the hid kit(headlights and wipers was one also)

    If you want a affordable hid kit here is a site
    www.kensun.com
    Great prices and awesome customer service
    Did you retrofit them or just install a kit? I'm talking about putting an RX projector into the oem housing.
    Another question, do the headlights have auto leveling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 05ladi
    Did you retrofit them or just install a kit? I'm talking about putting an RX projector into the oem housing. Another question, do the headlights have auto leveling?
    It was a kit but it looks great and the cut off is still good compared to halogen

    The rear shocks do auto level the truck if they are still installed the headlights don't have it built into them(they are already 700+ a housing)

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