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Old 11-02-2008, 09:32 PM   #26
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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
yes. that is until you turn on the fog lights
they don't look as bright in the pic because you're above the plane of the lights. get lower... say road level, & they'll be plenty bright.

sorry, i was looking at the other pic.
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Old 11-02-2008, 09:42 PM   #27
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Are just the halos HID or are the actual headlights HID as well?
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Old 11-02-2008, 10:02 PM   #28
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This is what the headlight will look like against a wall. The reason that they always look dim, or like they won't light up the road is because you are looking at them above that cut off line.


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Old 11-02-2008, 10:11 PM   #29
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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
The way projector HIDs work is they give a SHARP cutoff of light. This is to keep from blinding people in oncoming traffic or in front of you with your headlights. If your viewing perspective is above the cutoff, then you're going to see a dot, not massive glare. Do not confuse glare with brightness. HID glare is what blinds people in the dark; it's a function of poorly aimed headlights. Brightness is how much light is being put out.


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Are just the halos HID or are the actual headlights HID as well?
Headlights's are HIDs.

Halos are definitely not HID.

Probably CCFL.
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Old 11-02-2008, 10:17 PM   #30
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Are just the halos HID or are the actual headlights HID as well?
Quite the opposite, the actual headlights are HID and the halos aren't.
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Old 11-02-2008, 10:24 PM   #31
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:59 AM   #32
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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.
Every car that I've seen or drove have the DRL's on even at night.

There is a vid as well as some pics of a red RS pulling into a garage where you can see the halo's are on when outside and inside in the dark.
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:27 AM   #33
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Every car that I've seen or drove have the DRL's on even at night.

There is a vid as well as some pics of a red RS pulling into a garage where you can see the halo's are on when outside and inside in the dark.
That will not happen here. Some states do not allow people to run fog lights when encountering head-on traffic at night. Since all RS cars will have the fog lights as DRL's, they will have to turn off once the headlights turn on.

I gather the non RS cars signal lights (which will be the DRL's) will operate exactly the same way as our 4th gen cars DRL's work. The light intensity from the signal light diminishes as soon as the headlights are turned on.

I have yet to see a 5th gen Camaro with the proper DRL set-up so don't go by any pictures/videos that are out there right now. We still do not have any pre-production cars.
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:13 PM   #34
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sorry, im not very familiar about how bmw halos work either....a bit of detail please
On BMW's they are always on, or at least they are on durring the day. I haven't done enough night driving to notice if BMW's have them on at night as well.
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:38 PM   #35
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On BMW's they are always on, or at least they are on durring the day. I haven't done enough night driving to notice if BMW's have them on at night as well.
mine are aftermarket and i custom wired them to my liking, but i do believe stock halos stay on with lowbeams @ night too.

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I believe the new one the halos are the DRL and the stay on when the headlight are on to, so basically they are on when the car is on.
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I believe the new one the halos are the DRL and the stay on when the headlight are on to, so basically they are on when the car is on.
No. The halos do not emit a strong enough light for them to be DRL's. Scott has stated that the DRL's on RS cars (those equiped with halos), are the fog lights.
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I was talking about the new BMWs not the Camaro i knew that the fog lights were on the Camaro
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:33 PM   #39
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No. The halos do not emit a strong enough light for them to be DRL's.
I never considered that. But, I bet they would be bright enough. If you can see them when the HIDs are on, I think they would be bright enough for DRLs. Even if they aren't legally bright enough, I'm still gonna try to make the them into DRLs. Even if it's only for the looks since that's all they are good for anyway.
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:19 PM   #40
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I never considered that. But, I bet they would be bright enough. If you can see them when the HIDs are on, I think they would be bright enough for DRLs. Even if they aren't legally bright enough, I'm still gonna try to make the them into DRLs. Even if it's only for the looks since that's all they are good for anyway.
its an easy job - all you have to do is tap into the DRL power wire, or ur fogs
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Or to an ignition wire so they will come on when ever the ignition is on.
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:39 AM   #42
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I dont know if you guys seen the blacked out Camaro at the recent SEMA show but the halo lights it had were RED! That would be a great aftermarket application to ad some uniqueness to your Camaro. I hope some one comes out with that option.
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:35 AM   #43
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I dont know if you guys seen the blacked out Camaro at the recent SEMA show but the halo lights it had were RED! That would be a great aftermarket application to ad some uniqueness to your Camaro. I hope some one comes out with that option.
you cant drive a car with red front lights, because that is illegal...you would need a switch for them
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I never considered that. But, I bet they would be bright enough. If you can see them when the HIDs are on, I think they would be bright enough for DRLs. Even if they aren't legally bright enough, I'm still gonna try to make the them into DRLs. Even if it's only for the looks since that's all they are good for anyway.
Easier then that, just disconect the DRL wire or fuse and then you can simply turn the halo's on all the time. If you make the halo's the DRL's then they will turn off when you turn the headlights on at night.
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:08 PM   #45
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i read on a previous thread, that DRLs would be the fog lights(on RS models), along with the Halos. so they would be on at the same time as DRLs...
i will try to find post...

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the DRL's are the outer part of the halo on the headlight if im not mistaken
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And the foglights on RS-equipped cars. The foglights are the "official" DRL...because the Halos don't give off enough light, so they're just for show.
found em hope this holds true
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Old 11-06-2008, 08:18 AM   #46
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Not so sure about that. You can search here for the official post from GM about it. They never said the halos are part of the DRL's on an RS.
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Not so sure about that. You can search here for the official post from GM about it. They never said the halos are part of the DRL's on an RS.
couldnt find anything with GM on DRLs
guess i could wait
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:56 PM   #48
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it would be crazy if the camaro had lights similar to the new audi series of cars
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it would be crazy if the camaro had lights similar to the new audi series of cars
crazy insane out of their minds, yes.
those lights are
i like audis, but what were they thinking with those lights?
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Old 11-06-2008, 06:34 PM   #50
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Here's my Cobalt, Halos are wired into my park lights.


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