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Old 05-09-2009, 01:19 AM   #1
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HALO light bulb question

Hi - I have a question about the HALO lights. Does anyone have some kind of diagram as to how they are made?

What I really want to know is are the Halo lights just a tube of reflective glass, lit from a lamp from below? And is that lamp a regular lamp or another HID? And if you have to replace the lamp, can you do so without replacing the Halo ring itself?

If it is lit from a seperate lamp as it seems to be (the HID's are blue-white while the Halo's are more yellow-white), AND the lamp is replaceable without changing the ring itself, then this opens up the possibility of adding a small filter to the assembly to change the color of the Halo's. Red, Orange or blue Halos, anyone?
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Old 05-09-2009, 07:55 AM   #2
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As far as I can tell, the halo is a separate light fixture surrounding the HID
and can be replaced separately.
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Old 05-09-2009, 09:43 AM   #3
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I can't speak specifically about the Camaro halos yet, but many models have a replaceable LED bulb or bulbs that light the halo portion. Here's an example -> Replacement Halo Bulb. Also, here's an example of steps to replace the LEDs on a Mazda -> Halo LED Replacement. Hope this helps.
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Old 05-09-2009, 10:08 AM   #4
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My BMW's halos factory not aftermarket takes a pair of H8 bulbs one for each side
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Old 05-09-2009, 10:35 AM   #5
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I can't speak specifically about the Camaro halos yet, but many models have a replaceable LED bulb or bulbs that light the halo portion. Here's an example -> Replacement Halo Bulb. Also, here's an example of steps to replace the LEDs on a Mazda -> Halo LED Replacement. Hope this helps.

If they are LED lights, then this is extra cool.

There are very bright (5 Watt) LED lights that you can buy that display thousands of colors. Even better the color of the LED's can be changed by remote control, or programmed to cycle through various colors. I know this because we use LED lighting in our studios. Best of all this may be a very simple mod that anyone can do themselves. When I get my Camaro (one day, one day), I'll take a look at the assembly up close and if I can, let anyone who's interested know how to do it.
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Old 05-09-2009, 10:39 AM   #6
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thanks for the good info
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Can the halo light up separate of the head light such that the halo is the only thing lit?
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Old 05-09-2009, 11:14 AM   #8
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I know it is probably illegal in most states but My VR 2010 Camaro would look pretty sweet with red HALOs
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Old 05-09-2009, 02:57 PM   #9
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Can the halo light up separate of the head light such that the halo is the only thing lit?
Yes. When you start the car, turn the light knob to the left to turn off the daytime running lights then turn it back one click to the right to turn on the halos.
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Old 05-09-2009, 03:37 PM   #10
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I think it might be illegal too but then again maybe I don't care. When I get my car (maybe by 2020) I'll take a close look at these and see what I can do. If I can change it for a nice red or blue I'll do it. If I get a ticket for it I'll just say the car was built like this! wtf!. I'll let everyone know anyway.
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It is the first thing you said. I looked very closely at the Halo today, and there is some light source illuminating the light tubes from below. I'm not sure about it being another HID, or LED, but I'm about 95% sure they are being lit from below. I hope this helps.
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:30 PM   #12
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Has anyone found out more details about this? I am interested in seeing if I can add halos to my non-RS car. I really didn't want to spend over $1,000 for HIDs (not that important to me--and this would have been the only thing in the RS package I was really interested in anyways). Now though, I am having a little regret not getting the package because I feel like those halos will be almost a signature to the Camaro. Of course, if I can add them myself for much less than the $1k, and get the added benefit of getting color selection, those regrets will be right out the window!
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:39 PM   #13
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I am thinking of just buying a front head lamp assembly in order to work on different colors, if it is an an LED system then all that I need is 2 verible light LEDs and a rheostat and run it with a servo with a switch in the car
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Has anyone found out more details about this? I am interested in seeing if I can add halos to my non-RS car. I really didn't want to spend over $1,000 for HIDs (not that important to me--and this would have been the only thing in the RS package I was really interested in anyways). Now though, I am having a little regret not getting the package because I feel like those halos will be almost a signature to the Camaro. Of course, if I can add them myself for much less than the $1k, and get the added benefit of getting color selection, those regrets will be right out the window!
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