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    Are HID kits /bulbs ok / safe for use in MAIN BEAM??

    just purchased a hid kit for fitting into the main beams on my astra coupe with fk angel eyes.

    Question is:

    are they safe would i need to up a fuse?? would they fit?? would they be ok to use when using the flasher on the indicator stalk to flash to let people through???

    I already have a hid kit installed on the normal lights so will be running 2 HID kits

    both are 35w each iirc

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    No mate they run with less power iirc, its the ballast that creates the wow factor. Tecnology..............amazing
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    i'll be sticking another kit in my fk full beams at the weekend, only thing is flashing will be delayed as they need to 'warm up' first. just flash them with your fogs instead

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    Had them in my last car in the main beam.

    Great when they were on but crap when you flashed someone as they take a few seconds to warm up.
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    lee, out of interest, what headlights did you have them in?

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    FK angel eyes
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    They light up the road like a night time rally stage in high beam, i never had a problem flashing people, always seemed to be enough charge left to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee gsi View Post
    FK angel eyes
    cheers mate, was unsure how the cap over the bulb in the fk's would affect the light output. (apologies if i've hijacked this thread)

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    Have had them in my FK full beam for ages. They are ok for the first flash as they store a charge. But if you flash twice, then second one will be hopeless. The first one is nice and bright though, like dipped beam are when first turned on, they flash bright, then go dim before getting up to temp.

    Quote Originally Posted by b1988m View Post
    cheers mate, was unsure how the cap over the bulb in the fk's would affect the light output. (apologies if i've hijacked this thread)

    There was a thread about this recently, guy covered the inside of the caps with silver foil and it really helped the strength of the beam. Also tried it with the caps removed but gave crap output apparently.

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    buckle did you have the hid kit in your fk lights as they came or did you remove or modify the cap with the foil mod???

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