THE Lighting Review Thread

Khurrum

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Brand & model: DDM 55W 6000k HID's
Price paid and from where: $40 plus shipping from DDMtuning.com
Pros: Very bright and white!
Cons: Ballasts are chunky.
Final verdict: Good price, good product, will buy again.



 

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Brand & model: DDM 55W 6000k HID's
Price paid and from where: $40 plus shipping from DDMtuning.com
Pros: Very bright and white!
Cons: Ballasts are chunky.
Final verdict: Good price, good product, will buy again.





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SSMNVCG3

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Brand & model: JD Lighting 30,000k HID kit
Price paid and from where: $134w/wiring harness Password JDM (now 160 i think)
Pros: Light the road extremely well and can see road signs 3x better if not more. Easy plug n play install.
Cons: It is a little hard to see if its raining and cops tend to harass you more
Final verdict: I love them and would recommend them to everyone.
 

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Brand & model: Morimoto H1 projectors
Price paid and from where: 250+ (I do not remember correctly)
Pros: The lightning on these projectors are slightly below TSX quality and output (in my opinion). Looks great and has a sweet cut-off line. Not very expensive.
Cons: I cannot think of any.
Final verdict: The best mod/upgrade I have ever gotten. For the price, I am 110% happy with the projectors. It works wonders and I never regret getting them.
 

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Brand & model: Volt Digital+ 4300k hid kit
Price paid and from where: $107.99 at XenonDepot.com or KBCarStuff.com (its the same thing)
Pros: great light output, and already proved to be way better quality than the DDM hids. They also came with a battery harness.
Cons: none so far.
Final verdict: Well worth the money, and i recommend them.
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Brand & model: ebay Car Auto Dome 8 LED Festoon Bulb Lamp White 39mm (seller: 2010store0315)
Price paid and from where: $1.98 plus 1.00 shipping
Pros: cheap, easy, great light output, and cheap
Cons: wasn’t the correct # for the map lights but I just soldered on to existing connections and made them fit.
Final verdict: cant go wrong. Cost a few bucks and made a significant difference when you need to find something. Also adds to the overall lighting project.


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Brand & model: eBay blue courtesy lights 2pcs T10 194 168 Wedge Super Bright Blue 4 SMD LED 12V (seller: shop4un)
Price paid and from where: $3.60 plus $3.50 shipping
Pros: I usually go with white for any lights (HID, cluster, map, interior, etc) BUT I really like the subtle blue light on each door when you open them..
Cons: none
Final verdict: cheap, easy, great light output, and cheap


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Brand & model: 3X White T10 194 168 Car SMD 9-LED Wedge Bulbs Light 12V (seller: circle607)
Price paid and from where: $2.97 plus $2.95 shipping
Pros: Very bright compared to stock cluster lights. NO hot spots at all! Really good dispersion.
Cons: Bluish tint (due to film on gauge NOT product)
Final verdict: Love the brightness! I left the temp gauge stock for comparison.


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I might as well contribute what I can, so here goes nothing.


Brand & model: Morimoto H1 3Five 4300k Bulbs
Price paid and from where: $40.00 from www.TheRetrofitSource.com
Pros: Amazing bulbs. Also the security of knowing TRS customer service has your back no matter what.
Cons: Zilch.
Final verdict: Perfect bulbs if you are doing the Morimoto Mini H1 retrofit. I suggest no others. (aside from Philips bulbs, of course. :lawl: )
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Brand & model: WLED-xHP5 Blue bulbs
Price paid and from where: $5.95 per bulb from www.SuperBrightLEDs.com
Pros: Great color. A deep, distinct blue. No hotspots when used in the gauge cluster. No need to remove the blue filter either, if you want a lazy way out. :p
Cons: None.
Final verdict: Great bulbs. A little pricey, but it's not a con if they're worth every penny.
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Brand & model: WLED-xHP5 White bulbs.
Price paid and from where: same as above.
Pros: After removing the filter from behind the gauges, I honestly feel like I'm in a newer Accord or Acura. These things are bright, and they are the purest white you can ask for from an LED. On a side note, SBL's customer service is on par, too. I've only had one bulb out of the hundreds of dollars worth I've ordered from them go bad on me, and they shipped me an immediate replacement. I highly recommend buying from them.
Cons: Nadda.
Final verdict: Same as above.
(note: These bulbs are also used in my map lights shown in this picture.)
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Brand & model: F30-WHP Fuse Type Lamp Festoon Base Bulb (Cool White)
Price paid and from where: $2.49 per bulb (You need four), from www.SuperBrightLEDs.com
Pros: Bright as fawk. Huge improvement over the stock 6614F bulbs.
Cons: None.
Final verdict: Not too pricey for the amount of light they give. The one smd led is perfect for the vanity lights.

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Brand & model: WLED-x (Cool White)
Price paid and from where: $0.79 per bulb from www.SuperBrightLEDs.com
Pros: Just bright enough for the courtesy lights, but not too bright. They do the job perfectly, especially to be cheaper than a dollar menu hamburger. :lawl:
Cons: Zero.
Final verdict: Great for the price for courtesy lights, but not really bright enough for anything else in my opinion.
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Brand & model: White 3mm component LED
Price paid and from where: $0.74 each from www.SuperBrightLEDs.com
Pros: Perfect for any DIY project where a tiny led is needed.
Cons: Nope.
Final verdict: Perfect, like I said, for a DIY project. I have had them for 6 months now and they still work perfectly. Remember to get the right resistor(s) for the job, though.
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Brand & model: 3022-xHP4 led festoon bulb.
Price paid and from where: $6.95 each from www.SuperBrightLEDs.com
Pros: Plenty bright enough for the dome light.
Cons: None.
Final verdict: Perfect for the dome light. Idk how some people would want it any brighter, but SBL definitely has larger festoon bulbs for you to choose from for brighter options.
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Brand & model: DDM Tuning 5000k Raptor kit.
Price paid and from where: $30 from www.DDMtuning.com
Pros: None.
Cons: Worst hid kit ever. The ballasts just felt cheap from the start. Two weeks after installing the kit, the drivers side goes out. Their Customer "Service" will not answer my phone calls for the next 2 weeks.
Final verdict: I gave them away.
 
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Brand & model: Spec-D Black Dual Halo Projector Headlights 2LHP-ACD98V1JM-KS
Price paid and from where: $200 carid.com
Pros: Look good and DOT/SAE APPROVED
Cons: Not bright at all and use Incandescent bulbs for low beams with barely any light output and can't upgrade to anything better than Incandescent bulbs
Final verdict: Good looking projector headlights just not bright enough though
 

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