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Old 08-24-2012, 08:10 AM
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Russell
Location: Lexington, KY
 
Join Date: May 2006
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Mein Auto: 1995 525iA
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Originally Posted by SwissCheeseHead View Post
So you're saying that will all things equal, a standard 9006 halogen bulb which produces on avg 1000 lumens is just as bright as an HID bulb which produces between 2500 and 3200 lumens? If the lens is doing what it's supposed to do and the cutoff remains effective just as you say, a less bright light will be just as effective as a more bright light? I'm not trying to start an argument. I'm just putting things in a logical perspective.
All I know is that my 55w HID at 3,400k in projector housings in my 95 are much brighter than my old headlights and much safer to drive. Careful alignment took care of any potential glare issues of other drivers. Love them.
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1995 525i auto, 1/95 build, EAT chip, abt 234K miles, , HID, Lumbar, Oxford Green/Parchment, rebuilt trany @ 208K
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