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Question 35W or 55W HIDs

Just a simple poll to see whether the majority use 35W HIDs or 55W HIDs :)
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I've run both. Personally I like the 55watt but with my rr I'm currently running 35watt.
6k lo 3k hi.

Also with the 55watt you'll have slight color difference than the 35watt of the same kelvin rating.
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Yea I read about that somewhere regarding the color difference.

Just wondering, why do you run 6k lo and 3k hi?
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55w here as well, but you can def get the 35w though, i just decided to go 55 8K and love it
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If you're closer to 4300k 35. If you are further away from it I would say a 55w would be a better choice.

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Get the 35W here is why just ask Xenon expert

55W means your bulbs will also run hotter in a small housing which is not recommend and since a 55W kit is a 55W ballasts overdriving 35W HID bulbs you can expect a shorter lifespan on the bulbs as well.



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i personally run 55W ddm, and again its fine!!! your getting this form an actually rider who had experience with it not no lab person trying to sell their products. but then again u cant go wrong with either, hands down its better than stock lighting anyways.




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I run 35w in my bike, and 55w in my car.

Ive heard of some issues with 55w burning in our little housings, so there is that to keep in mind.

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I have the 55W HID's. I have not had any issues yet. Personally I like them because I am easier to be seen with them. You will have to switch to low beam when cars are passing by at night though.
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I have the 55W HID's. I have not had any issues yet. Personally I like them because I am easier to be seen with them. You will have to switch to low beam when cars are passing by at night though.
Re align the beam and the high beam and u ca ride with both on at all times



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I have the 55W HID's. I have not had any issues yet. Personally I like them because I am easier to be seen with them. You will have to switch to low beam when cars are passing by at night though.

OR just let both them be on. HAHA naw that'll be a d!ick move.. ahem but who am i to say when i do that .lol




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I run 35w in my bike, and 55w in my car.

Ive heard of some issues with 55w burning in our little housings, so there is that to keep in mind.
There was a post or two about that being a possibility but I've never heard of it happening to anyone yet. Thoughts?
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There was a post or two about that being a possibility but I've never heard of it happening to anyone yet. Thoughts?
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I've bought more than 4 kits and all have been 35W. There's no need to waste energy and blind people with 55W. If I want anything brighter, I would rather buy OEM kit from the cars.



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If you're getting aftermarket bulbs PERIOD, you need to adjust the beams downward. I have 55W DDM's and I immediately noticed people flashing their lights at me when I had my high beams on. You don't want to piss off cagers/distract them with a blinding light. Plus cops love writing tickets so don't give them another reason to.

Regarding the burning of the bulbs, no. HID bulbs run cooler than typical bulbs. However, they are typically not UV cut, which causes this: https://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.p...ID+kit+melting

55W will wash out color instead of adjusting the scale. You'll have to go higher in Kelvins to get the same color you'd get at 35W, but even then it won't be the same.


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Regarding the burning of the bulbs, no. HID bulbs run cooler than typical bulbs. However, they are typically not UV cut, which causes this: https://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.p...ID+kit+melting

55W will wash out color instead of adjusting the scale. You'll have to go higher in Kelvins to get the same color you'd get at 35W, but even then it won't be the same.
i have 55w 8K which looks sim to 35w 6K. Re the "cloudy" lense, you will get this w 35 or 55 doesnt matter, i just wish i knew about the uv cut bulbs when i bought my kit 2yrs ago. For now ill have to simply live w it, only options are A replace lense, or B attempt to "clean" it which isnt easy from what ive read.
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55w for me to... The best I can tell very noticeable

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I like the 35 watt systems. More than enough power and I was paranoid about melting my headlight housing lol.
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If you're getting aftermarket bulbs PERIOD, you need to adjust the beams downward. I have 55W DDM's and I immediately noticed people flashing their lights at me when I had my high beams on. You don't want to piss off cagers/distract them with a blinding light. Plus cops love writing tickets so don't give them another reason to.

Regarding the burning of the bulbs, no. HID bulbs run cooler than typical bulbs. However, they are typically not UV cut, which causes this: https://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.p...ID+kit+melting

55W will wash out color instead of adjusting the scale. You'll have to go higher in Kelvins to get the same color you'd get at 35W, but even then it won't be the same.
thanks man. that's exactly what i've been looking for, a 1st person perspective on just how clouded the lenses get.

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i have 55w 8K which looks sim to 35w 6K. Re the "cloudy" lense, you will get this w 35 or 55 doesnt matter, i just wish i knew about the uv cut bulbs when i bought my kit 2yrs ago. For now ill have to simply live w it, only options are A replace lense, or B attempt to "clean" it which isnt easy from what ive read.
for real. thanks to .net comm. this info saved my behind. my DDMs should be here soon but i'm going to switch to the uv bulbs asap

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Do all new DDM kits come withe the uv cut bulbs or do you have to purchase a new set after getting the kit?
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DDMs come with a standard hid bulb that isn't UV quartz glass. you might have some leeway time before any damage sets in but it would be best bet to pick up some of the UV bulbs asap. I think i'll wait about a month or so max, if that

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Do all new DDM kits come withe the uv cut bulbs or do you have to purchase a new set after getting the kit?
There is 2 different kits that come with UV Quartz Glass and they are the Volt and the Xtreme if you buy the DDM kit then turn around and buy UV Quarts Glass bulbs you will probably spend the same amount of money or slightly more than the price of the Volt kit which is 130.00 so might as well buy the volt kit
and have a peace of mind http://www.xenonexpert.com/volt_hid.html . The Xtreme is higher price wise http://www.xenonexpert.com/xtreme_moto_hid.html
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i actually found these after a little ebay hunt..
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-HID-Xenon-...ht_1717wt_1050

they're uv quartz glass but are 10K, SHAME or else i'd buy them

EDIT: he has them in from 3K -12K. awesome, and with 99% positive feedback and for about 10bucks. why not.


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i went with 35, due to the fact that the 55w get to hot for my liking.
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