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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!:thumbsup:

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Stock lighting on the left, Our HID upgrade kit on the right.


 

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Great information and good luck with the site :thumbsup:
 

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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:thumbsup:

For back road driving they are a must!

Yosi:cheers:
 

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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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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:thumbsup:
 

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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-Chevy-Corvette-Projector-Headlight-Chrome-H4-HID_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem518f596017QQitemZ350297350167QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

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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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Those ebay kits are cheap for a reason. They are basically a reflector type housing with a cheap Korean made HID bulb stuck inside. They scatter the light and annoy other drivers, and will give you hot spots and uneven lighting. The glare from those kits are unbearable, and they are what gives HID lighting a bad name.

Our kit uses state of the art projectors, with a cut-off shield to provide crisp clean even lighting. It puts the light on the road in front of you, and keeps it out of the eyes of on coming motorists. We use the highest quality Philips D2S 85122 HID bulbs, the same bulbs that many exotics use, as well as BMW's, Lexus's etc. We offer quality parts, top notch customer service, and a 1 year warranty. Any other questions please feel free to ask.


Sometimes it's easier to let the pictures speak for themselves:thumbsup:




 

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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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Here is a response I made to a potential customer from a few months ago, that I think should answer alot of your questions:thumbsup:



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How do your projectors differ from the ones found on ebay? (referring to the clear lens projectors available for the c4 corvette)


"The headlights you are talking about are similar to the below picture, which can be found on eBay:


First off I mean no disrespect to those who have this kit, before today this was your only option! As you can see by the picture, the "lens" is merely held in place in front of the bulb, and does not prevent the light from scattering around the lens and bouncing off of the reflective bowl housing. This will still produce tremendous light scatter and will be blinding to on coming motorists. Also, the lens has no shield which produces the razor sharp cutoff that is associated with HID headlights. Again, this will let the light scatter above the intended cut-off point and blind on coming motorists.

If you were to take the optically clear lens off of the projector kit that we sell, you will find this:


Here you can see the D2S bulb all the way in the back, encapsulated by a reflective bowl housing that directs the light toward the front of the projector (the lens). Once the lens is on the front of the projector, light can not escape anywhere but through our 2.5" diameter lens. The metal shield that you see in the picture creates the sharp cut-off line. This cut-off is essential because it limits how high up the light can travel. Typically when aiming HID lights, this cut-off will be below an on coming cars windshield, as to not blind the driver.

The final piece of the picture is the square attached to the bottom of the shield. This is the solenoid that controls the movement of the shield. When the high beams are activated, it moves the shield out of the way allowing the light to escape above this cut-off line. This movable shield is what makes these projectors known as bi-xenon."
 

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These last 2 replys really cleared up alot of stuff thanks a ton.

If the $100 kits really blind other people than that definitely isnt cool. A freind of mine has a set of lights on his RX7 that are as bright as the sun so its prolly something similar to this.

Once again thx for the info

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need help with hid installation

Hello everyone. I just instlled a bi xenon kit on my 1990 vette. The install went well and looks great the only problem I have is that I lost my driving lamps. When I turn on the driving light switch the high beams come on. Has anyone else had this problem and does anyone know the fix for this.

Thank you in advance
-Mark-
 
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