Originally Posted by kimokk
I still don't understand why you would want the same HID bulb in the high beam as the low beam? There would be no more brightness then there is with just the low beam.
Also, as you probably oalready found out, it does take about 30-60 seconds for it to come up to full brightness. If it were me, I'd leave the stock halogen in the high beam for back up just in case the low beam HID ever malfunctioned or burned out. YMMV.
Yet another post that has nothing to do with the original question.
Not sure what the point of your reply actually is... To give your opinion of what YOU would do? Or to pass on some false information to me which you believe to be true?
Let me start by saying this is an OLD post.
I have found what John Z said is totally correct. thanks again John.
I have since installed the same exact wattage bulb in my high beam (as my low beam)
And it IS brighter.
This is mainly due to the positioning (and the shape) of the high beam projector/ deflector... whatever you wanna call it. not the actual wattage of the bulb.
I'm not sure what type of HID kit YOU are using, but my DDM kit does NOT take 30-60 seconds to get to full bright. it is not instant
, but it is NOT 30-60.
Maybe 10 seconds, tops.
And that delay doesn't bother me in the least. It is barely noticeable. The second you flip the hi beam switch it is instantly
brighter than the low beam.
Like I said in my earlier post, The low beam ALWAYS STAYS ON
. So there is no real delay where you would have no lights.
The reason I went with HID lights is NOT to run a super bright bulb and blind oncoming traffic....
I run them for the brighter white color and cleaner.... albeit, slightly brighter light projection. And 35 watt 4500k on both hi/low works very well for my liking.
If I was a 16 year old punk with a Honda accord with tinted windows and a coffee can muffler, Then I would buy the 30,000K 55watt bulbs....