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Old 06-12-2009, 12:37 PM   #1
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Stock Halogen Lighting vs. HID Lighting

Both C4's and C5's come from the factory with halogen headlights (more info) and fog lights installed. Halogens were OK back in it's time, but now almost every car manufacturer out there is calling HID (more info) lighting the norm and is equipping their cars with HID's from the factory, due to their added safety benefits and multiple advantages over halogen lighting.

As many of us know, our stock Corvette lighting system is very underwhelming, and it can be downright dangerous to drive at night. Some of the benefits of HID over halogen are...

* Up to three times less wattage is used (HID = 35w, halogen = 55-100w)

* Up to four times more bright light produced (HID = 2400-3200lu, halogen = 800-1700lu)

* Up to ten times more intense light produced (HID = 202,500cd, halogen = 21,000cd)

* Up to six times longer lifespan (HID = 2500hr, halogen = 400hr)

* HID light contains less infrared and ultraviolet light, which fatigues the driver and surrounding motorists

* HID light illuminates the road with better contrast and more lifelike tones of color

* Halogen filaments naturally produce a color of 2300K to 4000K (2300K is yellowish, 4000K is whitish) Anything bluer requires the use of light-dimming color filters

* HID produces a natural color of 4100K to 6000K (4100K is daylight white, and 6000K is slightly bluish white) Anything bluer requires the use of light-dimming color filters

* HID lighting produces a wider and deeper beam pattern with razor sharp cut off lines

* HID has low lumen maintenance, meaning bulbs do not dim down as much towards the end of their lives

* HID has high flux properties, meaning light is very evenly distributed when installed properly

We are the first and only company that sells plug & play HID kits for the C4 that uses REAL projectors mounted inside the headlight bucket. We will not sell you HID bulbs for you to stick in your halogen headlights, because this is a dangerous practice and produces entirely too much glare for on-coming motorists, and is simply the wrong way to update your lights. Those kits can be found on eBay and are sold by the dozen.

Visit our site to learn more about the correct, safer way to update your Corvettes lighting system!

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Great information and good luck with the site
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Sweet, I'm getting the fog light kit as soon as I'm on the road.

Better lighting is a serious concern for me seeing how far back in the woods I live. A day rarely passes where I don't come across some wildlife in the road.
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Great

For back road driving they are a must!

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As well as owning and installing CorvetteHID's Fog light HID system and their head light retrofit system I JUST ordered an interior LED lighting retrofit! I cant wait! Once I get it all installed Ill try and take the car out for some night time pics! I cant wait to install everything! So far every modification I bought from CorvetteHID has brought my early 90's era technology to the next level with HID quality up there with the ranks of Mercedes and BMW's...

Thanks Yosi for your great customer service and great product!

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* HID lighting produces a wider and deeper beam pattern with razor sharp cut off lines
"razor sharp cut off lines" are due to the projector lens, not the bulb. An HID bulb isnt a magical bulb, just a different kind of bulb. I have a set of HID's in my 84 that don't yet have the advantage of a projector lens. When i purchased my lighting housing (not from corvette HID, sorry....) for the bulb the images led me to believe it was a projector lens, but it was in fact an imitation lens that still utilized the reflectors in the rest of the housing. They still produce the same quantity of light, but it is just not as focused as it could be if it were forced through a projector lens assembly. Even without a projector lens, the HID bulbs are significantly brighter and more effective than a halogen bulb.
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Corvettehid.com products rock. I know from personal experience.
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Corvettehid.com products rock. I know from personal experience.
Thanks for the kind words
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Any chance of getting a self leveling HID retrofit kit for the C6? A lot Euro dudes will jump on it in a flash, me first.

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Any chance of getting a self leveling HID retrofit kit for the C6? A lot Euro dudes will jump on it in a flash, me first.

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As of now, there is nothing in the works for a C6 self leveling system. Perhaps in the future though
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What is the biggest difference between this $100 H4 lighting conversion kit for a C4 Corvette

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/84-96...Q5fAccessories

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$750 Lighting kit by corvettehid.com?

Will they both have the same amount of lighting power?
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What is the biggest difference between this $100 H4 lighting conversion kit for a C4 Corvette

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/84-96...Q5fAccessories

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$750 Lighting kit by corvettehid.com?

Will they both have the same amount of lighting power?
their kit is the only kit with a true projector lens. all other kits are really just a lens on a standoff thats really pretty useless.... ask me how i know.....
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their kit is the only kit with a true projector lens. all other kits are really just a lens on a standoff thats really pretty useless.... ask me how i know.....
So the cheap kit from ebay wouldnt project as well? Do you think the cheap kit would be as powerfull?

Still trying to see the light here ( pardon the pun )

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