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any of you guys know,how bright can we put on our versas? because i was thinking of getting 12000K HID 07-09 Nissan Versa Dual Twin CCFL Halo Projector Black BLK Headlights. Sorry for my bad engligh.. Hope my fellow canadian can inform me.
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its not brightness that the law inhibits, its road glare. the projector cut off line needs to be exact and you should be entirely fine. in California there are laws on the color of the headlights, for instance 12000K (purple) would be illegal here. but how much its enforced is debatable, my headlights are too blue (@ 8000K) but i've never been pulled over or it
 

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its not brightness that the law inhibits, its road glare. the projector cut off line needs to be exact and you should be entirely fine. in California there are laws on the color of the headlights, for instance 12000K (purple) would be illegal here. but how much its enforced is debatable, my headlights are too blue (@ 8000K) but i've never been pulled over or it
thanks for the info,i think their not making halo headlight anymore. :( so im thinking modifying my stock headlights..
 

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Putting HID kits in housings made for halogens is illegal and ticket worthy in any state. Halogens and HID light patterns are very different and that is why HID's should only be used in projector housings. Halogen housings with HID's will create a blinding glare which can be somewhat controlled with casper shields or by aiming them way down which makes the point of them uselss.

As the other person said, the k rating refers only to the color. For optimal light output you need 4000k-5000k. Less than that is yellow which is for foglights and anything greater than that is harder to see....and in my opinion looks stupid. If people behind me have an HID kit in their car with improper housings i get behind them and turn my brights on because they are stupid and can feel the pain of getting blinded in every mirror.

Also, HID kits come in 35w and 55w with 35 watts being the most common choice. Finally, if you do decide to HID's which I don't recommend you need to get the addition relay harness to prevent the power on startup from destroying the light switch.

I've got 4500k HID's in my Honda but I have projector headlights by TYC which have been DOT approved and comes with a card in case I get pulled over.


If you are really looking for better light output you either need to retrofit your current headlights (Which is still illegal) but will not have any glare. Or, get Sylvania Silverstars. However, in my experience the light output is great but they dont last long at all.
 

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Putting HID kits in housings made for halogens is illegal and ticket worthy in any state. Halogens and HID light patterns are very different and that is why HID's should only be used in projector housings. Halogen housings with HID's will create a blinding glare which can be somewhat controlled with casper shields or by aiming them way down which makes the point of them uselss.

As the other person said, the k rating refers only to the color. For optimal light output you need 4000k-5000k. Less than that is yellow which is for foglights and anything greater than that is harder to see....and in my opinion looks stupid. If people behind me have an HID kit in their car with improper housings i get behind them and turn my brights on because they are stupid and can feel the pain of getting blinded in every mirror.

Also, HID kits come in 35w and 55w with 35 watts being the most common choice. Finally, if you do decide to HID's which I don't recommend you need to get the addition relay harness to prevent the power on startup from destroying the light switch.

I've got 4500k HID's in my Honda but I have projector headlights by TYC which have been DOT approved and comes with a card in case I get pulled over.


If you are really looking for better light output you either need to retrofit your current headlights (Which is still illegal) but will not have any glare. Or, get Sylvania Silverstars. However, in my experience the light output is great but they dont last long at all.
thanks for a lot of infos guys..i learn more and more here. i dont actualy "like like" the HID's and blind people and cause any drivers liked us to an accident. i was actually want get those lights because of the appearance,as much as possible i want to stick with the stock headlights..when i was in my home country i did a lil project in my honda jazz headlights.. I paint my headlight flat black and put an angel eyes around it.. i wanted to do it on my versa too. here's my headlight on my jazz,i didnt install the angel eyes yet.
 

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Sorry, didn't see your reply!

You did a nice job on the headlights! I might do that to my OEM headlights and do a hid retrofit for my Accord if I ever decide to get rid of my current TYC's. However, I am not the biggest fan of opening up headlights or tail lights as it can be very stressful! I've done it a few times though!
 

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Sorry, didn't see your reply!

You did a nice job on the headlights! I might do that to my OEM headlights and do a hid retrofit for my Accord if I ever decide to get rid of my current TYC's. However, I am not the biggest fan of opening up headlights or tail lights as it can be very stressful! I've done it a few times though!
Thanks mate,i might start my project this coming summer and hopefully i can locate where i can get a plasti dip.
 
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