Hi All !!!
I use to Drive too much during Night Times, sometimes during huge Rainstorms. To drive on the Roads at Night`s Depts can be Dangerous due to the many problems we got on our Developin` country, like Huge Potholes on the Roads, not enough Signals, Some Roads are just Ground (no Pavement at all) and many beasts (Like Cows, Horses, Donkeys, and Drunk Drivers) are ussually Crossing the Roads very fast without any care... (Yes, Honduras is called "The Alice Country" due to its "Wonderland" Features... :-\ ...) ...so, a Good Light Beam is very Nessesary here, to reach your destination alive.
Sometime ago I`ve posted about Changin` the 9004 Halogen Bulbs (Ussually 45 Watts Low / 65 Watts High - Wider Range) with 9104 Bulbs (80 W Low / 100 W High - Larger Range)
See this Pic for Reference:
But they became scarse here, as many Good Quality Parts... now only low quality chinese parts are widely avaliable...
So, this is the Light Pattern I have with my Subies (Almost Identical on Both) using the Headlamps on Low then on High Beams, and Then High Beams with the UnderBumper Halogens...
So, You`ll clearly notice that the UnderBumper Halogens are Much More Brighter than the Headlamp units. I use 100 Watts Bulbs on the UnderBumper ones, also the HeadLamp ones are suppossed to be the same 100 Watts too... but UnderBumber ones are Much Brighter, very much Difference.
I`ve Already Checked the Connectios, Relays, etc... every single Thing is just Fine, so I think that those 9104 Bulbs (or 9004) aren`t Enough for those huge Headlamps... I don`t Like that the UnderBumper Small Halogens gives me the only "Good View" of the Road, as the main HeadLamps looks weak. But that seems to be normal on those 9004 / 9104 Headlamps if you Compare their Brightness with Modern Standards.
Time to Upgrade to H.I.D.`s ?
I Don`t wanna Hurt anybody`s eyes with Extra Illumination Power on the Main HeadLamps, so if I go H.I.D, I`ll Adjust `em to the Best; I think I Really Need that Extra Power, for Safety.
So, here goes the Questions:
- If I Will Do the H.I.D. Conversion, Which Kind of Light Colour is Better? I Really Dislike Blue Coloured Light, `cos it Seems to be "Absorved" by the Wet Pavement... Too Dark to be Safe, so: 6500K, 8000K?
- Here in the Market are easier to Find 8000K Kits... They seems to be not too Blue, around "White" ... What do you Think about?
- If I Do the Conversion, I`ll Need more Space to Place the Ballasts, so the Overfill Plastic Tank for the Radiator, Should be Moved... Any Advice?
Any other Idea / Suggestion \ Advice is Welcome!
Thank you, Best Regards & Blessings!