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I'm not sure is it just me or the VT's stock projector with HIDs aren't that bright. It also could DDM's HID isn't as bright as other brands like Moroimoto.
 

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Well, they are halogen projectors and not proper HID projectors (like Xenons for example). Still, could be worse, could be halogen reflectors :)
 

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I feel the same way. I am going to try aiming mine up a bit. I feel like they point to far downward. Also, the stock fogs (the way they are aimed) are pointless. Even with the HIDs in them they do nothing.
 

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I have XENONS on mine, 6K actually and its bright. I was concerned with 6K not being bright enough but I guess its just other brands because my XENONS 6K are really bright and I can from a mile away.
 

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There's been a lot of confusion in regards to Xenon, and its understandable, even I get confused. Let's see if I got this right, I've been corrected before (and rightfully so, I don't want to spread incorrect information), so here we go.


HIDs and Xenons are not the same, they're both high intensity bulbs that usually require a ballast, HIDs contain <insert name> gas, while Xenons contain Xenon gas. The differences is that HIDs don't last as long, and run fairly hot. Xenons last longer, takes time (usually around 10 secs but can vary) to fire up, but cost more.

Bi-Xenons refer to the headlight lens projector, where it doubles as a high beam and low beam, and in some countries (including Canada), they are used as DRLs as well.

Here's how they look like projected onto a wall, pics grabbed from Google Images, not mines.

OEM projectors (usually for Halogen, like the VT, Mazda3 (some trims), usually lower end models have these or halogen reflectors):
****As you can see, they project in a fairly linear but blurry direction.


HIDs/Xenon in halogen projectors:
****Usually they don't project as well due to the design of the projector which was made for halogen bulbs. Some projectors have better cutoffs but the cutoffs aren't always parallel.




Bi-Xenon projectors:
****These have sensors that actually autofocus and may adjust if the steering wheel is moved, also auto-aims. Straight cutoff, usually lower on the left side, this is so the light won't be projected onto incoming traffic, while its raised to the right, giving you more projected light to where it matters.




 

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Yeah I just have the "conversion" that lets you use them on the regular halogen projectors but they are still pretty good. They were H11B bulbs but Xenon brand. I think the OP was really wondering what brand may give him better results not necessarily if they were Bi-Xenon projectors or not.
 

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Does everyone else HID's have terrible projection or is it just mine? It seems like the light is hitting all the chrome accents on the headlight and shining all clusterfuked. even turning the adjusters does almost nothing to fix the way the light shines. i can see the road but the light projects intense in one small focused area and then in other various spots on the road. kinda annoying.
 

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dcannon.. if you're interested i'll be doing a bi-x upgrade with a new lens and proper focus after my fmic .. well whenever the stuff gets cut out lol check my thread on here for the stock projector modification
 
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