00lightning said:I've noticed that when I turn on the headlights, they come on real bright and then dim substantially. Even on high beam, they are not as bright. Is this typical of HID lights? Also, are all HID bulbs then same in terms of wattage? Thanks.
hickdaddy71 said:Thanks Ken, I have the HID lights and know exactly what you are talking about Gilbert. I have to say that I was skeptical at first about ordering these lights but having used them now I think they are outstanding compared to regular lights IMO.
hickdaddy71 said:Haven't tried the highbeams yet, seem to be getting plenty of light from the HID's. Guess I won't use them unless I absolutely have too. thanks for the heads up
cdynaco said:Yes I love the HID's! I'm with you Terry.
I did not know that about the initial surge to "warm them up".
In my non-technical terms, I had read where Ford came up with a pivot mechanism to adjust the bulb so it angled differently in the reflector mirrors to give you high beam and low beam (whereas most cars with HID have separate high & low beams, the Bullitt is one headlight). So I assumed the flash was because they came on at high beam and then pivoted to low beam position.
Jester,Jester67 said:For me the HID's where a must have walked away several cars because they did not have them. The funny thing is I have only driven about 5 miles with them on and that was in town and didn't really need them.
Something I've found that helps IMMENSELY with rain is that Rain-X washer fluid - why they didn't come-up with this like 20-years ago, I'll never know. Makes what would normally be a "Wipers on high, deathgrip on the wheel, staring through the mess at the faded road-striping" kind of drive home in a Thunderstorm at night into a "Ho-Hum, seems I'll have to turn the delay up one notch" drive.tigerhonaker said:Jester,
Wait until you get caught in a Heavy Rain Storm at Night.
The HIDs light up the Lines in the Road where you can see where you are.
They work in any Weather, but especially in Bad Weather.
JC2954 said:Something I've found that helps IMMENSELY with rain is that Rain-X washer fluid - why they didn't come-up with this like 20-years ago, I'll never know. Makes what would normally be a "Wipers on high, deathgrip on the wheel, staring through the mess at the faded road-striping" kind of drive home in a Thunderstorm at night into a "Ho-Hum, seems I'll have to turn the delay up one notch" drive.
The Rain-X product has been around since the '70s - but it's a PITA to apply all the time - they put it in the washer fluid, and I think that's the best thing since Fuel Injection.............BB2008 said:I think Rain-X has been around for 20 years; don't know about the washer fluid though.
Plexus on Plastic - I've been using it for years on my bikes. Doesn't help with fogging on the inside of the faceshield, though.wsd080546 said:I used to use Rain-X on all my motorcycles and cars windshields. I now use a product called Plexus. Over time Rain-x will cause a fog or delaminate plastic motorcycle windshields and helmet face shields. Don't get me wrong, it is a good product, but last year I noticed an issue on my BMW K1100LT windshield that my dealer has attributed to Rain-X. I switched to Plexus on all my vehicles. It seems to last about as long or a little longer than Rain-X.
There's a product called "Catcrap" or something like that - I've used it before, works FANTASTIC for fogging. Another thing is a small spraybottle with distilled water and a lil' squirt of liquid dish-detergent.Bullitt 736 said:^^^^^ I buy anti-fog cloths from ski shops when I go each year. They work great for wiping down the inside of goggles. You might go online to some ski shops and buy some.
I keep one in my console for my glasses or shades.