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i have an 07 optima ex i am wanting to put hids on it does anyone know if i will need an error eliminator or any sort of really or something? i will be installing them on lo beam and fog lights. Thanks for the help
and do not forget to put HID into urn signals, too.
Seriously, give up on fogs. Low beams with projectors - good idea as long as done right.
Cancelers? I doubt that model needs such things. 07 Rondo did not...
There is way to test if you will need them - disconnect one light bulb and turn on the lights - any errors? Or connect lower wattage, like stop light bulb to low beam. Errors?
If none - then it may be as simple as direct plug and play as long as yo uare talking about OEM like HID (4300-5000K, 35W).
And again - do a favor to yourself and the world - do not put hid to fogs... you will regret it in really foggy/rainy day
Don't see where you will need to do anything special. I have 8000k in my 04 and also did a co-workers 06 with no problems, just plug and play.
I too wanted to get the HID Kits (8000K) for both high and low beam. But I'm new to the do-it yourself auto stuff... The seller of these kits asked to specify H1, H7 ... and I'm not certain what they are. A called to the dealer, the person say low beam is H11 based on the last 8 digits of my VIN (75128247) but no information for high beam, only KIA part #18647-55007L. Do you happen to know what's for high beam? Thanks in advance.
Guys, what is wrong with you?
8000K? Its blue like hell. On the top of that instead of increasing light output, you keep it almost same. While 4300K will get 3200 lm, 5000K about 2800-3000, 6000 drops to 2700-2500 and 8000K will get from 2000-2300.
Halogen, completely street legal can make up to 1500 lm (regular size). So it would be better if you put either 4300-5000K (HID by default appears more blueish than halogen) or put bluish halogen.
the best for you is to pull out a light bulb and read from it.
I would highly discourage you on high beam HID.
HID takes time to warm up (up to one minute). For the first 10 seconds light output is minimal. Moreover, often on/off cycles will kill both - ballast and HID lamp.
humm, thanks for the information. I didn't know that higher the number in K is actually lower amount of light and then turn color? My goal was not to get much color as to get higher intensity in the light. I'm consider 8000K based on some of the sample pictures on the web, and it seems like it's still white up to 8000K. So based on your info here, 4300K would be the optimal lm output one can get from HID?
4300K is so called OEM HID. Initially HID was designed with 4300K and it has its peak performance at this color temp.
I would not really trust pictures on the net. It would be better for you to look for a light color diagram (look for color temperature on wikipedia) and you will find what temp makes what color.
For some reason - I never searched why it happens - the higher you go with temp/color, the lower the light output.
One thing I know for sure - the color depends on composition of metals in the HID lamp capsule. The metals evaporate and cause the light to have some color. That is why you see some deposits when the lamp is cold.
From my experience - bluish light causes discoloration of everything what you are looking at - yellow becomes greenish, white becomes bluish... and so on.
Besides, if you travel at night very often, you will find that the blue tint will cause your eyes to get tired much faster than the old yellowish halogen.
I put 4300K and it is much better than I had 6000K. But this is my personal opinion.
I would recommend 4300, maybe 5000K. Anything more - depending on the setup and manufacturer (KEEP in mind the temp is given at least +/-500K!! what may mean one lamp is -500K other is +500K, meaning stated 5000K will make one 4500K and other 5500K). Most of the time they are manually paired...
The 8000k I have aren't blue at all. I have noticed that they don't seem as bright as they should be. But they aren't blue. I'll try and grab a picture of them and post it on here.
According to your vin# you should have H-7 (low) H-1 (high). But I have seen some of these with H-11 in the low beam.
I'm new to self-install on automotive products. As I looked at my current 2007 Optima LX, the high and low beam light bulbs has a metal strap which holds the light bulb in place, then everything is contain (the electrical connection) within the housing and a cap to close (with seal).
When looking at some of the parts for available HID kits, looks like in order to add to the existing system, I have to either not closing the housing (leave out the cap) or have to maybe modify the cap by drilling a hole so the new electrical connection can pas through.
I wanted to get feedback from any existing user whom may have installed HID on 2007 model on what you did or have to do?
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