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323ci hid light or d2s, 35w or 55w

Hi, i have a 2000 323ci non-project head lights(stock) and i was planning to buy hid kit and i was wondering which bulb to order h7 or D2S and 35w or 55w. Any other recommendition or suggested website to purchse.
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Your car does not have xenon headlights, you need H7 replacement bulbs if you want to just upgrade the factory bulbs.

I suggest looking into the Xenesis Tru Match Bulbs which are hyperwhite replacements for your car.

If you want a true xenon output, then your best option would be a set of Projector46 Headlights which are complete projector based headlight replacements to swap out the entire assembly for a xenon setup with preinstalled angel eyes.

 

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i know my car doesnt have xenon light and that what i want to do.. i wanna buy hid conversion kit but i dont know which kind of bulb to order and how many V 35 or 55....because some guy told me if i put the 35 i will get a lamp out warning and the lights will flash and shut off and the computer sees less power and causes the warning and tries to shut the power to the circuit off.
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don't do it bro
 

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i know my car doesnt have xenon light and that what i want to do.. i wanna buy hid conversion kit but i dont know which kind of bulb to order and how many V 35 or 55....because some guy told me if i put the 35 i will get a lamp out warning and the lights will flash and shut off and the computer sees less power and causes the warning and tries to shut the power to the circuit off.
Thanks all for the replying
Education time.

You'll pick 35 or 55 watts, not volts.
Those values will adjust your brightness measured in mcd.

You'll most likely want error cancellers regardless unless you choose to drive around with your HIDs on at all times.

P46's are a bare minimum to utilize HIDs efficiently and safely. Using HIDs in a reflector style headlight will spew very bright light and blind oncoming traffic.
 

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Education time.

You'll pick 35 of 55 watts, not volts.
Those values will adjust your brightness measured in mcd.

You'll most likely want error cancellers regardless unless you choose to drive around with your HIDs on at all times.

P46's are a bare minimum to utilize HIDs efficiently and safely. Using HIDs in a reflector style headlight will spew very bright light and blind oncoming traffic.
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I used to work in the lighting business; HID's in non-projector housings and in reflective halogen housings put the amount of light given out by an HID bulb(lets say... halogen brightness x5) and you get this big sloppy mess that blinds other drivers and does not give you the full effect that the HID is designed for.

Why do you think they are called "projector" lights? They project the light(much like a projector) in a much cleaner, detailed beam rather than a bulb surrounded by shiny bits used to reflect the light off and create the inefficient beam.
 

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I used to work in the lighting business; HID's in non-projector housings and in reflective halogen housings put the amount of light given out by an HID bulb(lets say... halogen brightness x5) and you get this big sloppy mess that blinds other drivers and does not give you the full effect that the HID is designed for.

Why do you think they are called "projector" lights? They project the light(much like a projector) in a much cleaner, detailed beam rather than a bulb surrounded by shiny bits used to reflect the light off and create the inefficient beam.
Thank you so much for the information. i didnt know about that. i think im going to order projector headlight and hid as well,but which hid ballast would i get 35W or 55W, would the 55w affect my battery or the wires?
 

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which hid ballast would i get 35W or 55W, would the 55w affect my battery or the wires?
it just depends on how bright you want it to be. 35W is more than adequate... but a lot of folks like the brightness of 55w!

example of 35w vs. 55w(halogen)


(on a plane but same deal)

35W HID on left, and 55W halogen on the right

to make it even more clear, your High beam is, if I'm not mistaken, a 50W Halogen...

The 55w will not affect your wiring or battery. Initially, HID's take a little bit more power to turn on, but they take less to run while in use.
 
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