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post #1 of 7 Old 11-26-2013, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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HID lights vs HALO lights

Can anyone tell me which is better? I have a 2013 and im trying to decide which to go with.. and also do you just add the hid bulbs and halo kits to existing or have to buy whole new light package?
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post #2 of 7 Old 11-26-2013, 12:05 PM
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Halos are just the LEDs that surround the projectors. If you're trying to differentiate between headlights, than you mean HIDs or halogens. In that case, HIDs are brighter as long as you stick between 4500K - 6000K. Anything more than that you start to turn your headlights blueish. As you increase in blue, you decrease in light output.

With the RS package, you actually get both the Halo lights with HID projectors.

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post #3 of 7 Old 11-26-2013, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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Ok thanks!!
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post #4 of 7 Old 12-02-2013, 10:35 AM
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you can add a HID kit to replace the halogen bulbs,, a decent quality Bi-xenon kit (with low & highs in the same bulb) from TRS will cost about $180, don't buy anything off ebay, it is all junk that will break after a few days,

also be sure to get the Kit with the Relay harness, they call it a relay harness because it relays power directly from the battery, under the hood you can wire this to the positive battery post.. the reason you want a relay harness is because the Camaro runs low voltage (6volts) to the headlights for the DRL's,, so if you use the direct type harness the bulbs will not function properly with only 6 volts,, but with the relay harness the bulbs will always get 12 volts because power is pulled directly from the battery.

Also many people say you should install projectors in your halogen housings or buy aftermarket headlights with projectors already in them,, this is a PITA and I did not do this,, although it will make the beam more consistant, but it will add $3xx or more to the upgrade,,, so then your looking at atleast $500 in aftermarket plus some labor,,,

I think the factory upgrade is either $1100 or $1700 in which you get a top quality system,,, so it may be worth it just to buy the Factory option. The problem is finding the car you want that has the option.

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post #5 of 7 Old 12-04-2013, 12:06 AM
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90% of stuff on ebay is junk, but there are good systems on ebay, OEM HID systems and even TRS stuff.

You get what you pay for when it comes to Xenon.

The RS package projectors are good, but there are better OEM hid projectors out there.

My recommendation, retrofit a good set of projectors into your factory housings.

FX-R projectors are Replica Infiniti FX projectors, the newer FX-R projectors are just Stanley Replica projectors which are still good for the cost.
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post #6 of 7 Old 12-06-2013, 11:16 PM
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I like how my HID RS headlights light up at night. My truck has halogens and they don't light up nearly as good unless I keep the fog lights on.
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