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I installed my 4300k Philips Hids from xenondepot yesterday and what a difference! The projector cut off line is the same as the halogens and no light scattering that I can see. It is far far brighter than the halogens.
Excuse the messy garage. It was pouring rain so couldn't find a good spot to park and test the light on the wall
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http://www.xenondepot.com/H11-HID-Kit-Xtreme-HID-p/xt-h11.htm
 

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Is the installation plug and play ? Did you have to install the relays ? Please post some photos of the hardware mounted in both driver and passenger sides when you get chance.
Does the light reach farther than the stock ones ? Do you think its a significant upgrade or merely cosmetic ?
I was thinking of buying this kit when they had the 20% off running last week, but still seems expensive compared to the other cheap ones like Kensun. I have ordered a Philips Crystal vision for the low just to get white light and may try this upgrade in future.
 

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Is the installation plug and play ? Did you have to install the relays ? Please post some photos of the hardware mounted in both driver and passenger sides when you get chance.
Does the light reach farther than the stock ones ? Do you think its a significant upgrade or merely cosmetic ?
I was thinking of buying this kit when they had the 20% off running last week, but still seems expensive compared to the other cheap ones like Kensun. I have ordered a Philips Crystal vision for the low just to get white light and may try this upgrade in future.
Yes it is plug and play. U don't need to change anything. I did have to reverse the polarity on the plug but that took a few seconds after I figured out how to do it on YouTube. I did not need relays. I had a tough time finding a place to mount the ballasts and the little box attached to the ballast. Didn't seem like too many good flat places to mount the damn things. Took hours!
The light reaches wayyyy further than the halogens. Really no comparison. It is definitely not just cosmetic. I drove it around in the pouring rain and went to some places with no street lights and it was like I had highbeams on. In fact, highbeams don't add to the brightness much. It just illuminates an additional area above the low beams. I bought it during the 15% off sale then a few hours later they had 20%...
I sprung for the Philips ones in the hopes that it'll last me a long time and I won't need to change the bulbs anytime soon.
 

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I have tried a variety of headlights but have just not been happy with the color or the output. I have been hesitant to convert to HID but I like the bright white. Is heat a problem? I dont want to mess up my projectors
 

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I have tried a variety of headlights but have just not been happy with the color or the output. I have been hesitant to convert to HID but I like the bright white. Is heat a problem? I dont want to mess up my projectors.
Also, what year is your CRV
 

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I have tried a variety of headlights but have just not been happy with the color or the output. I have been hesitant to convert to HID but I like the bright white. Is heat a problem? I dont want to mess up my projectors
I've been reading a lot about the heat and some people say there is less heat with Hids because they're 35w vs 55w for the halogens. You can damage your housing if you use cheap hids without proper uv protection on the bulb. It will yellow your housing. The xenondepot ones are properly shielded (according to reviews and info on Internet). Xenon depot seems to be highly rated. That's why I went with them even though they're more expensive. My friends have had hids in their cars for years without any issues.

The ones I got are pretty much oem white at 4300k.they will color shift to around 4700k. Not really any blue which is what I want. I don't want the modded look. Just enough white to match the daytime leds
 

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I have tried a variety of headlights but have just not been happy with the color or the output. I have been hesitant to convert to HID but I like the bright white. Is heat a problem? I dont want to mess up my projectors.
Also, what year is your CRV
I have the 2017 Canadian LX Trim with projector low beams and reflector high beams. No fogs. I'm leaving my highbeams as halogens.
 

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Thats exactly what I want(to match LED daytime). I looked them up on Xenondepot, they want almost $40 shipping, for a total cost of $210. Seems like a lot but worth it for what I want and to not mess up my car. Thanks
 

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Is the installation plug and play ? Did you have to install the relays ? Please post some photos of the hardware mounted in both driver and passenger sides when you get chance.
Does the light reach farther than the stock ones ? Do you think its a significant upgrade or merely cosmetic ?
I was thinking of buying this kit when they had the 20% off running last week, but still seems expensive compared to the other cheap ones like Kensun. I have ordered a Philips Crystal vision for the low just to get white light and may try this upgrade in future.
Its pretty hard to show you where I installed them. I put them on the fender? It's the curvy part that's metal on both sides of the car
Ballast and little black box circled in red. This is the passenger side right by the windshield washer tube. The driver side is pretty much the same
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Thanks for the photos. I installed Philips Crystal vision halogens and it doesn't look as white as I was hoping for. It is claimed as 4000K. But it is brighter than the stock. Does your 4300K HID looks white when you look at the headlights ?
Halogens will never be quite as white as led or Hids. My lights right now have a hint of yellow. Not as white as the daytime running leds. But after a hundred hours the Hids will shift to 4700k. I expect them to be whiter then.

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This picture will give you an idea of what the color shift will be. It's just slightly whiter

This is my crv now:
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I don't really see those angry eyes above my lights in real life but the camera captured it
 

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Looks very nice! What is the bulb size for the low beams, high beams and fog? I'm trying to buy this for my friend and can't seem to find the bulb size anywhere.
 

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I saw that too..

however there is conflicting info between xenondepot and TRS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-qdyoPcReo

these TRS guys are saying most modern Japanese cars would need H11B

as from what I read the return wire for projector style housing should end up in the boom not top.
If on top it might create shadows.

Anyone has more info please post.

So decided to take out the projector bulb and see it for myself. below are few pictures.

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As you see OEM halogen bulbs are indeed H11.
but halogen bulbs has smaller return wire and we have projector low beam housing.
So I think TRS is correct in saying that we can benefit from buying H11B instead ,which will put return wire on the bottom instead of top and thus possibly removing any shadowing issues.
I am not expert by any means on this,but please post your comments.
 

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I saw that too..

however there is conflicting info between xenondepot and TRS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-qdyoPcReo

these TRS guys are saying most modern Japanese cars would need H11B

as from what I read the return wire for projector style housing should end up in the boom not top.
If on top it might create shadows.

Anyone has more info please post.

So decided to take out the projector bulb and see it for myself. below are few pictures.

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As you see OEM halogen bulbs are indeed H11.
but halogen bulbs has smaller return wire and we have projector low beam housing.
So I think TRS is correct in saying that we can benefit from buying H11B instead ,which will put return wire on the bottom instead of top and thus possibly removing any shadowing issues.
I am not expert by any means on this,but please post your comments.
I believe people use the h11b to get rid of the return wire shadow. The h11 from xenondepot doesn't have the return wire shadow issue. Seems like some people with other people hid brands have defined black lines at the bottom caused by the return wire but I haven't noticed anything major with the xenondepot h11. There may be a small dot at the bottom that is slightly less bright than the rest but it's nothing too noticeable.

I found someone who compared the retrofit source h11 with the xenondepot h11

http://www.driveaccord.net/forums/291263-post78.html#/topics/21097?page=8
 
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