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I’m getting my VT next Wednesday and still have yet to see how well the stock lights light up the road. Most likely it’ll be much better than what my 120.000 km 2005 Accent does now with stock lights :)

Thinking a bit ahead about our long Canadian nights, with snow and ice in the road, I’m considering two options to upgrade the lights to increase awareness. One is all Halogen and the other HID-Halogen. I’m not looking for the “bling” so a 4300K color temperature, which is HID OEM for all high end systems, is where I want to go.

An all Halogen setup would be GE Nighthawk or Sylvania SilverStar with the H11B to H11 bulb Conversion Harnesses, I don’t like to drill holes or shave a piece here or there to make them fit, H11B to H11 bulb Conversion Harnesses (2 harnesses) . My concern here is that halogens pushed to their limits at 4000K on low and fogs don’t last long and I’m not sure if it’s going to be less that the 1 year exchange warranty that Canadian Tire has on them and have to be popping $30 every time one goes out.

HID-Halogen setup would be “Precision HID Conversion Kit” at 4300K from *Precision HID Conversion Kit (all sizes) for the lows and fog and use a couple of Sylvania Silverstar Ultra’s for the highs. The high's just to let the oncoming traffic that you're using lows :)

Constructive comments and suggestions are always appreciated.

Kind Regards to all of you who read this post,
 

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Those conversion harness are interesting. I was unaware they existed. I might have to check those out. Im not a huge fan of the modifications necessary to make an HID kit work and who knows what the cutoff and beam patterns will look like.

For halogen bulbs, Ive had nothing but great experiences with Nokya bulbs. Ive had a few sets over the years in my previous Hondas and in my last Genesis and they lasted several years. Ive had Silverstars before and they burned out within a year.
 

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Regarding the cutoff and beam patterns, I think those are controlled by the lens optics, not the light source.

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Regarding the cutoff and beam patterns, I think those are controlled by the lens optics, not the light source.



I want to correct an error that I posted yesterday regarding converting your Veloster Turbo's Halogen headlights to HID (Xenon). I was semi- incorrect saying cutoff and beam patterns are controlled by the lens optics, not the light source.
There is some validity to this statement, but the beam patterns are not the same. I did some surfing on the subject and this is what I found: See: Daniel Stern Lighting Consultancy and Supply
This summary is furnished by a lighting consultant. Be warned.

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Did you convert only the low beams and what wattage did you use ? What about a relay harness ? Whose kit did you use ?

Thanks in advance.

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Hey Falco; Thanks for the response. Do you know if your installer used any capacitors, resistors, or adaptors in addition to the relay harness ? I already have a 35W and a 55W kit and am curious what extras are needed.

Thanks,

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