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

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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 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.
    Do you have a link to the plug that is needed to adapt the H9 idea?
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    I went with the piaa extreme white bulbs i got them off ebay for around 50.00 they help a little better than stock. i have a friend who tied the hid swap but his results were marginally batter than my piaa's . i believe its in the quality of the projector , they need to get a better projector of go full hid which would better

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    Quote Originally Posted by didisinned View Post
    If you're going to be installing the HID's, be prepared to do quite a bit of work on them.

    such as:

    - taking off the bumper
    - dremeling holes into the headlight cap (that keep the dust out I suppose)

    The results are very rewarding, but it's not a simple 10-15 min process like it was on my other cars.

    I went with Morimoto's but had some issues with them so I would acutally just go for DiodeDynamics and also pick up a pair of the same temperature fog light LED's as well (which are simple plug & play) if you care about your lights all matching
    I had the Diode Dynamics HID's installed on my 16 VT and it took them 1 hour and they sure didn't have to remove the bumper. The place that I had them installed did a very clean job routing the wiring and mounting the ballast. They do need to be aimed though.And no hole drilling required.

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    What color temperature is ye old H9 bulb? I don't mind the brightness, but god almighty does it drive me bananas that the LED eye line, halo, and headlamp are all different colors. Do the H9 bulbs match the LED accent lights?

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    I went with an H11B HID kit for my 16. I pulled the bumper and headlight assembly. Then I pulled the bracket out of the headlight to allow me to connect the power wires. Afterwards, I needed a relay and capacitors and it was all set. I have not noticed any sort of shadowing or anything. A lot more labor intensive than other installing HIDs on my other vehicles but turned out well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spdynasty View Post
    I went with an H11B HID kit for my 16. I pulled the bumper and headlight assembly. Then I pulled the bracket out of the headlight to allow me to connect the power wires. Afterwards, I needed a relay and capacitors and it was all set. I have not noticed any sort of shadowing or anything. A lot more labor intensive than other installing HIDs on my other vehicles but turned out well.
    Who did you get it from. Some vendors have the the H11b bulbs but with a modified, or flipped, bulb so that the ground lead is on the bottom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leesrt View Post
    Who did you get it from. Some vendors have the the H11b bulbs but with a modified, or flipped, bulb so that the ground lead is on the bottom.
    I got the Kensun kit and added a relay with capacitors.

    At first, the HID lights would turn on with the engine off but once I started it, they would turn off. Kensun sent me a relay for free when I spoke with their customer service about that issue. Then I added the OPT7 capacitors to stop the flickering. Turned out well. The fogs very super easy too and didn't need any relay or capacitor.
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