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This is a discussion on 2016 headlights within the Veloster Appearance forums, part of the Veloster Turbo Garage category; You can only do so much with the factory halogen projector. It'll always leave something to be desired no matter what you drop in. An ...

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    You can only do so much with the factory halogen projector. It'll always leave something to be desired no matter what you drop in. An H9 bulb would be your best bet with up to a 60% increase in light output. The reflector bowl was designed for a halogen bulb and dropping in an HID kit will lead to a burnt bowl and worse output caused by the UV lighting put off by the HID bulbs. Stick with halogen.

    Without opening your headlights, an H9 bulb swap is the best thing you can do to improve your output.

    Now if you're up for opening, there are a couple options. I was messing with a clear lens swap and some fine tuning on a factory KDM projector (hence the step). Here's what I was able to achieve with the factory halogen bulb. Nice sharp cutoff with blues and purple as well as a more intense hotspot. Swapping to an H9 bulb would yield better results.

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    I also have brackets that make any mini H1 projector a direct bolt in to the factory assembly. No modification necessary. This allows you to PROPERLY run an HID setup without the fear of damaging the bowl. The new projectors are also bi-xenon which means it will also function as your high beam. With your factory halogen high beams and these projectors, you will have 4 high beams lighting your way. This is the best possible modification (currently ) you can do to your headlights to improve your night vision. Example of Mini H1 projectors installed in a Veloster headlight below.

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    -Swap to an H9. Don't run HIDs. Potential to ruin your headlights.
    -Clear lens swap can lead to better output with the factory projector.
    -Brackets available to swap out the projector for a proper bi-xenon setup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dare View Post
    You can only do so much with the factory halogen projector. It'll always leave something to be desired no matter what you drop in. An H9 bulb would be your best bet with up to a 90% increase in light output. The reflector bowl was designed for a halogen bulb and dropping in an HID kit will lead to a burnt bowl and worse output caused by the UV lighting put off by the HID bulbs. Stick with halogen.

    Without opening your headlights, an H9 bulb swap is the best thing you can do to improve your output.

    Now if you're up for opening, there are a couple options. I was messing with a clear lens swap and some fine tuning on a factory KDM projector (hence the step). Here's what I was able to achieve with the factory halogen bulb. Nice sharp cutoff with blues and purple as well as a more intense hotspot. Swapping to an H9 bulb would yield better results.

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    I also have brackets that make any mini H1 projector a direct bolt in to the factory assembly. No modification necessary. This allows you to PROPERLY run an HID setup without the fear of damaging the bowl. The new projectors are also bi-xenon which means it will also function as your high beam. With your factory halogen high beams and these projectors, you will have 4 high beams lighting your way. This is the best possible modification (currently ) you can do to your headlights to improve your night vision. Example of Mini H1 projectors installed in a Veloster headlight below.

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    Cliffs-

    -Swap to an H9. Don't run HIDs. Potential to ruin your headlights.
    -Clear lens swap can lead to better output with the factory projector.
    -Brackets available to swap out the projector for a proper bi-xenon setup.
    2016 doesn't use H9. It uses H11b for lows and H7 for high's. The lows are also projectors so no problem with HID's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leesrt View Post
    2016 doesn't use H9. It uses H11b for lows and H7 for high's. The lows are also projectors so no problem with HID's.
    I know that. I have been in and out of countless Veloster headlights (getting close to 50 sets now?). H9 will fit with the slightest modification and will result in up to a 60% increase in output (numbers directly from the bulb manufacturers.)

    Just because they are projectors doesn't mean they are suitable for HIDs. They are HALOGEN projectors hence why they come with a halogen bulb. The UV lighting released by the hid bulbs can lead to a burnt bowl. The reflective coating will no longer reflect leading to diminished light output. The projectors are not designed for hid bulbs.

    Edit- and this is not something that will be extremely obvious to the unknowing. It doesn't happen overnight. The reflective coating will slowly diminish and light output will slowly suffer. Your eyes will adapt to the loss of output and all is the same in your mind.
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    Dare any bulb recommendation? I have a 2014...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rspec2014 View Post
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    Any standard H9
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    Source? I do a lot of these things :P and have tried it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dare View Post
    Philips X-Treme Vision or Osram Nightbreaker Unlimited will be your best bet. Any standard H9 will be better than the factory H11 though.
    Thanks and these are just plug and play?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rspec2014 View Post
    Thanks and these are just plug and play?
    A tab on the H9 bulb will need to be trimmed and you will need a male 9006 plug to plug into the bulb on one end and the stock wiring with the other.

    https://www.hidplanet.com/forums/for...-halogen-bulbs

    Here is a thread about the increase in output and trimming the tab.

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    For the KDM projector low beam, NAV low beam, and ALL high beams, the Osram H7 Rally is the best choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dare View Post
    A tab on the H9 bulb will need to be trimmed and you will need a male 9006 plug to plug into the bulb on one end and the stock wiring with the other.

    https://www.hidplanet.com/forums/for...-halogen-bulbs

    Here is a thread about the increase in output and trimming the tab.
    Is this the adapter? Sorry i am lighting stupid...

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