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post #1 of 5 Old Nov 17th, 2005, 7:56 am Thread Starter
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Yet another HID question

I contacted HID-Online and asked what kit part number I needed to order for a low beam conversion on the LT. The quickly sent back a very detailed response. One point was that there is an option for the bulb..... either an H3 Philips BlueVision or + 50% H3 Philips VisionPlus. Can you help with what the difference is and what's prefered?? I plan on up grading to HIDs and also adding either Motolites or PIAA 1100's.

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I gather you are buying an HID conversion from them. If so, they are providing a free bulb upgrade for your high beam which happens to be an H3 assuming you have a pre-2005 bike.

The difference is 20%. Blue Vision is 30% and VisionPlus is 50% according to Philips. I'd go for the VisionPlus if I was being offered a freebee.



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Wink 50 Feet not 50%...

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The difference is 20%. Blue Vision is 30% and VisionPlus is 50% according to Philips. I'd go for the VisionPlus if I was being offered a freebee.
Actually, Philips advertises the VisionPlus as the 'Brightest' halogen bulb on the market. They say it projects it light 50 Feet further than a conventional halogen bulb.

In any case, after you install their HID, which is GREAT... you will be hard pressed to tell when the whimpy High Beam is on anyway!!

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I had HID low beam on my LT, and the 85 watt PIAA extreme white looked like a pale yellow candle beam in comparison. I have two BMW cars with HID low beams, and put in the Silvania Silver Star high beam bulbs, same thing, very yellow in comparison to the 4200-5000K HIDs.

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Thanks guys for the info. I will probably do the install over the Christmas holiday. With all the helpful info on this site it will be a ho-hummer...

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