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Anyone tried H3C HID bulbs?

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Radioflyer

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Post Sun Nov 11, 2007 7:58 pm

After a little research, I've heard that H3 HID bulbs have a tendency to cause problems because of arc orientation. (the H3 halogen having a horizontal filimant and the H3 HID bulb having a vertical arc)

The H3C bulb is supposed to be the solution by fitting the arc horizontal and at the same mounting depth as a the H3 halogen style. Has anyone tried this?
Black DX

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Post Sun Nov 11, 2007 10:25 pm

I've used them and I like them (do know that they are brighter than halogens but not as bright as normal hid's) , but their price is higher than most hid bulbs and kits...
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Post Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:19 am

Black DX wrote:
I've used them and I like them (do know that they are brighter than halogens but not as bright as normal hid's) , but their price is higher than most hid bulbs and kits...


are you using them in projector housings or reflector?
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Post Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:52 am

projectors and they did seem to produce better output patterns than the standard hid h3 bulb..
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Post Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:06 pm

Where did you get yours at? There's a guy on Ebay selling a set of 6000K for $75 shipped. Does this sound reasonable?
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Post Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:18 pm

the first set I got from one guy and it was 120 just for the bulbs and it wasn't worth it..... HERE is a full kit 113 shipped (3-5 days) from a seller I've used before and trust...
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Post Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:10 pm

I already have the standard version of the H3 HID kit, so I'll just be needing the bulbs. I wonder if i could just re-mount my existing bulbs further back (using a washer as a spacer?) to re-establish good optics.

I'm using Hella Micro DE housings.
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Post Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:07 pm

It's hard to say but with work and alot of testing you can achieve better output.... HERE is a write up on how a guy adjusted the mounting of his hid bulb for his h3 for light unit.
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Post Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:15 am

Black DX wrote:
It's hard to say but with work and alot of testing you can achieve better output.... HERE is a write up on how a guy adjusted the mounting of his hid bulb for his h3 for light unit.


Thanks for the link. You just saved me $65. I feel like I should buy you a burger or somthing....now i just have to find that washer.
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Post Thu Nov 15, 2007 1:38 pm

lol it's all gravy, I saw that guy's page ALONG time ago... he was the first to have the "make your own halo's" write up....
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I simply used 3 layers of washer which I bought at Home Depot. These washers can withstand the heat released from an HID bulb. I have tested them out, so you don't need to worry. The washers I used has an outer diameter of 2.5 cm and an inner diameter of 1.5 cm. The inner diameter is a bit small and will not fit through the Philips bulb. So, I have to increase the inner diameter from 1.5 cm to 2 cm by using a Dremel tool.

from THIS guide...
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