|The regular 5K bulbs in the Raxiom Halo Headlight were not very bright. Plus it disperses the light into a wider pattern than the stock headlights. This overall tends to be less lighting than stock. So to help things I decided to add this 55W HID kit with 8K bulbs to brighten things up considerably, and it has. I later changed over from the 55W Kit to the 35 watt kit. They are smaller and should not melt your lenses. I do not drive much at night and I did put in a could of trips that I used the headlights for several hours and one lens has a little warp in it.
I am very happy with it. It really lights up reflective objects better than ever. But as for lighting up the road itself its not that much better. So I rely on my fog lights for that. Some people say that a 55W HID kit is too hot for projector headlights but I have been running it for over 6 months with no problem.
This HID kit was purchased from DDM tuning. I am not endorsing them as a company. They just import these from China and mail them to you. If you like, you can get this kit from several different companies. DG Custom Auto carries a similar kit. These came with a lifetime warranty. But you have to file a claim after the fact, so save your old bulbs just in case. The total cost is $50-$100 if you go this route.
Also note as I had the Halo headlight units I used H9 bulbs for the Raxiom headlight and not the stock H13 bulb type. Note the bulb is shown here in a shipping protector. This is also the 55W ballast. The 35W is smaller and the resister pack does not detach.
|I cut a slit for the new wires in the factory rubber seal.|
|Then I pushed the wires through.|
|Remove the stock bulb so you can plug the connector into the new harness.|
|I put some double sided tape on the ballast to hold it still under the hood. I cleaned it first with alcohol first.|
|I then applied my super sticky double sided tape.|
|here is a shot of the new bulb in place inside the headlight.|
|Pull the new wires through|
|Mount your ballast and other conversion box to the body.|
|Adjust your lights. The right is factory yellow and the left is the new white HID light.|
|You will have better access on the passenger side if you pull this wire loom up.|
|Here is a look at the passenger side stock bulb.|
|Run the wires through this side.|
|Place your rubber seal back on.|
|You may want to adjust your lights again once you are finished. Here are the HID lights by themselves.|
|Here is a shot with the fog lights. They are in the 5K spectrum while the HID lights are in the 8K spectrum.|
|Here is a front shot sans fog lights.|