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Old 12-05-2013
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Headlight Assemblies...

Forgive my stupidity but what does DDM, HID...and all the other Headlight Jargon mean? 6000k, 8000k, Black, Clear sides and any other terms that might help me to choose the headlight kit I'd like to put in my truck. I'd also like to get your opinion on what type lights (so long as they ain't blue) might suit my needs. I Drive Highway but I also take off on County roads and Country roads as well. I'd like to carry as much light as far and wide as I can without burning someone's eyeballs..

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Ddm is a company that sells cheap crappy Chinese HID lights.

Do not buy from them. 6000k etc is the color temperature. 6000k is white with a tiny bit of blue. 5000k is as white as you'll get. Lower numbers are yellower, higher numbers are bluer. And purple.
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OK.....

Who offers a QUALITY product? Who would you buy from? I figure they are all made in China. But I know some ARE better than others. If there were some made in America that wouldn't rape my wallet I'd buy them.

But, please...educate me a little...Let me in on some of the slang. HID, Projector Beams, Halos, and all that other jargon.

And I appreciate your answer. Now I understand what the 6000 & 8000 figures mean and how they pertain to light intensity.

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6000/5000/8000 doesn't refer to intensity, but rather it refers to color.


The retrofit source is the best place to buy from. Top quality, amazing warranty and customer service.

Projectors are what you should run when using HID lights. HID mean high intensity discharge. The light it throws is different then halogens so using HID lights in a housing designed for halogen bulbs is a bad idea. You'll blind other motorists.

Projectors throw the light where it needs to be. Much better for you, and much better for other drivers on the road.

Halo rings are nothing but a cosmetic thing. It's a little light ring that goes around the projector. Has no purpose other than looks. Purely a personal preference if you want them or not.
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I second 6.2's opinion. TRS has much better products. I have a set of 3000k fogs i got from them right now but I'm still going to wait for the headlights I have to die before contemplating a full retrofit from there. It's expensive and I have several other projects to do first.
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