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Old 01-24-2010, 10:32 AM   #1
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Do halogen and HID headlights have the same headlight housing?

Do halogen and HID headlights have the same headlight housing?

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Old 01-24-2010, 10:51 AM   #2
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Old 01-24-2010, 11:40 AM   #3
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nope because?
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Old 01-24-2010, 11:51 AM   #4
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im not all that familiar on the subject but i do know that they are 2 entirely different systems of lighting and if you wanted to convert to hid halos you would have to buy the headlights, and the housing, and probably have to do some rewiring. overall it would prove to be an expensive operation . it's better just to get rs. although i think AAC makes a relatively cheep led halo that goes on top of a non-rs halogen bulb.
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Old 01-24-2010, 12:02 PM   #5
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Unfortunately you can't get syn green in the RS.
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Old 01-24-2010, 01:33 PM   #6
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nope has to do with the wiring, takes a lot more power to keep those HID's on
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Old 01-24-2010, 02:20 PM   #7
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This is what I am doing
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nope has to do with the wiring, takes a lot more power to keep those HID's on
I don't know about the ones that come with the RS, but generally HID's require less Wattage. My HID's are 35W, and my halogens were 55W.

But like I said, I don't know about the ones in the camaro's.
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I am trying to install the AAC supplied halo rings on my non-RS camaro and I can tell you there is definitely a difference between HID and non-HID headlight housings. All of the videos show installation on RS housings, which is a piece of cake. I still haven't figured out how to secure the rings in the non-RS housing.
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The HID system uses a projector and the halogen system uses reflectors.
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I would like to see a picture of those on a wall. Im sure the beam is crap.
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I would like to see a picture of those on a wall. Im sure the beam is crap.
I have the AAC version and I think they look good. They have a distinct cut off line. Easy install as well....took about 30 min. I also like the fact that I can go back to Halogen in about the same amount of time if I need to.
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I have the AAC version and I think they look good. They have a distinct cut off line. Easy install as well....took about 30 min. I also like the fact that I can go back to Halogen in about the same amount of time if I need to.

So what temp bulbs did you settle on? I'm leaning towards the 6000, but I think I like whatever you have in the pics.
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I'm almost positive there was a company that have a conversion kit for non RS cars.
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nope has to do with the wiring, takes a lot more power to keep those HID's on

Yes and no...HIDs only use significantly more power during the inital power up, "striking"...during stiking,depending on the ballast/bulb the amp draw can be pretty significant. After that the draw is only slightly higher than a halogen bulb system. Also of note is single bulb hi-low HIDs use use a motor to focus(move) the bulb to change from high to low...obviously that motor draws some power as well.
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So what temp bulbs did you settle on? I'm leaning towards the 6000, but I think I like whatever you have in the pics.
6000k....which is what are in those pics. I had initially bought 8000k because that is what is so popular but they were to blue for me and actually not as bright. Once you put them on the car (actually once you order them) they are yours. I ended up having to buy another set of bulbs that cost almost 1/2 of what the whole system cost. I've got a set of 8000k bulbs I'll sell you real cheap.

Here is my DIY install and I have pics of Halogen vs 8000k vs 6000k.
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