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Old 11-02-2008, 07:18 PM   #1
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Quick question about HID and Halo LIghts

I am really comfused about the headlights. I know the RS comes with halo lights, but they dont look bright enough to light up the road. Are there other lights and are these lights automatic? Can someone just give me a quick rundown of how the lights work with the SS/Rs?
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Old 11-02-2008, 07:21 PM   #2
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from everything i've read, the center of the HIDs is the low & high beam (using a voltage switch to change). the halos are for looks, not road illumination. if you type HID in the search, you will find plenty of info.
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Old 11-02-2008, 07:21 PM   #3
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the halo's themselves are just accent pieces for a different look. they surround the actual driving lights themselves.
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Old 11-02-2008, 07:22 PM   #4
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Read this...

http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/...7-17-hid_x.htm

It's one perspective on HIDs.
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Old 11-02-2008, 07:24 PM   #5
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Here's another one...

http://www.lrc.rpi.edu/resources/new.../hidintens.asp
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Old 11-02-2008, 07:25 PM   #6
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so in what scenearios will you actually see the halos like in all the pictures that have been flying aroud. If you have the actual lights on, it would probally be hard to see the halos
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Old 11-02-2008, 07:33 PM   #7
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Ea it is hard to say because the HIDs are going to be in a projector so depends on the angle you are looking at them at.
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Old 11-02-2008, 07:53 PM   #8
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anyone have any idea?
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On what?
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Old 11-02-2008, 07:57 PM   #10
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anyone have any idea?
Look at these pics (on a Jeep, but lots of different pics, angles, etc).

http://www.doppleganger.org/jeep.html
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:02 PM   #11
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just when the Halos will actually show. If the lights are on at night, odds are you wont be able to see the halo rings, just the bright white light coming at you....
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They will probably be triggered by the parking lights
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:21 PM   #13
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It's just like on BMWs.
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:24 PM   #14
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just when the Halos will actually show. If the lights are on at night, odds are you wont be able to see the halo rings, just the bright white light coming at you....
They're probably like the BMW halos. They're always on, even when the headlights are on. If your viewpoint is above the cutoff on the projectors, you'll be able to see them because you'll get little of the HID glare.
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:26 PM   #15
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It's just like on BMWs.
sorry, im not very familiar about how bmw halos work either....a bit of detail please
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:30 PM   #16
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They will probably be triggered by the parking lights
I posted this in another thread: I would prefer that the halos could be turned on separately. If not, I am considering trying to rewire them to act as the daytime running lights, instead of the fog lights, (On RS cars)
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:42 PM   #17
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I posted this in another thread: I would prefer that the halos could be turned on separately. If not, I am considering trying to rewire them to act as the daytime running lights, instead of the fog lights, (On RS cars)
wait, are you saying that the halo's r only used as fog lights?
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I posted this in another thread: I would prefer that the halos could be turned on separately. If not, I am considering trying to rewire them to act as the daytime running lights, instead of the fog lights, (On RS cars)

That is sweet that the fog lights are going to be the driving lights. I hadn't heard what the driving lights where going to be and i am happy they are going to be the fog lights.




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wait, are you saying that the halo's r only used as fog lights?

No he is saying that he would like to use them as a driving light instead of the fog lights.
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Old 11-02-2008, 09:07 PM   #19
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I posted this in another thread: I would prefer that the halos could be turned on separately. If not, I am considering trying to rewire them to act as the daytime running lights, instead of the fog lights, (On RS cars)
All the pics I've seen have shown the halo's as the DRL's.
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Here's a pic. There's also a red one that shows the halos as DRL's

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If you have the actual lights on, it would probally be hard to see the halos
Not really. Seems pretty easy to me to see the halo's with the lights on.

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Old 11-02-2008, 09:25 PM   #22
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are th lights in this pic the ones tha light up the road...they dont seem that bright.
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Here's a pic. There's also a red one that shows the halos as DRL's

sorry, but i don't think DRLs come on at night. at least on my truck, when it starts to get dark, it turns the DRLs off & the headlights on.
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are th lights in this pic the ones tha light up the road...they dont seem that bright.
no the center lights the road
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Old 11-02-2008, 09:30 PM   #25
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I meen the Yellow Camaro in the picture. Is that how the car will look driving on the road at 3AM when is is pitch black
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