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I went with some chrome clears with LEDs. They turned out pretty nice. Oh ya btw 98-00 are the best.

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you can use bi-xenon's in a retrofit that will give you a hi/lo.
Yes but you can't quickly flash an HID bulb. The ballast's need to have some warm up time. Without that the ballasts like to die. You can turn on your lights, wait 10 seconds, and then flash, then turn them off. Or just have a halogen bulb and flash that way. Its why the OEM's have been so reluctant to run Bi-xenon's. I've seen more and more cars with highbeam and lowbeam projectors, but I imagine the high beam bulbs are halogen while the low beam is HID.
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Yes but you can't quickly flash an HID bulb. The ballast's need to have some warm up time. Without that the ballasts like to die. You can turn on your lights, wait 10 seconds, and then flash, then turn them off. Or just have a halogen bulb and flash that way. Its why the OEM's have been so reluctant to run Bi-xenon's. I've seen more and more cars with highbeam and lowbeam projectors, but I imagine the high beam bulbs are halogen while the low beam is HID.
good point, I didnt know it took that long, I thought it was more like 2-3 secs.
that setup for hi/lo (hal/HID) would suck, not something Id wish to do myself.
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But think about it. With projectors having such awesome light output... when are you going to need to use highbeams?

What I think I will do is re-wire the highbeam controls so that you can run a bi-xenon projector but it wont do highbeam unless the lowbeam is already powered up. That way you have your signal flash, and you have your highbeam projector. Cant be much harder than a voltage sensing diode.
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Yes but you can't quickly flash an HID bulb. The ballast's need to have some warm up time. Without that the ballasts like to die. You can turn on your lights, wait 10 seconds, and then flash, then turn them off. Or just have a halogen bulb and flash that way. Its why the OEM's have been so reluctant to run Bi-xenon's. I've seen more and more cars with highbeam and lowbeam projectors, but I imagine the high beam bulbs are halogen while the low beam is HID.
If you have the telescoping kind of HID bulb you can flash the hi lo

also some of the projector kits out there have High lows with a shutter function
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If you have the telescoping kind of HID bulb you can flash the hi lo

also some of the projector kits out there have High lows with a shutter function
Yes you can in theroy, but you still have the warm up time for a HID bulb. If you just flash on and off before it warms up the ballasts and possibly the bulbs will fail. Its kinda like the big overhead lights in a warehouse. Takes 2 mins to get full light output. If you just flick the switch on and off real quick you can blow them up.
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