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Seeing the accords cut off shield definitely explains why the cut off flares so badly on both ends. Do you know if the projector on the accord is able to be removed without taking the light apart? If so, I will remove it and make a better cut off on my own.
 

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just purchased one of these, I'm hoping they are as bright as they say. http://www.ebay.com/itm/121085460665?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

from the specs, the lumen output is the same as flexfireled so i hope it isn't false advertisement. lol
That will be a good price for those if they're similar in brightness to the Flexfires! They look pretty similar.

Seeing the accords cut off shield definitely explains why the cut off flares so badly on both ends. Do you know if the projector on the accord is able to be removed without taking the light apart? If so, I will remove it and make a better cut off on my own.
Nope, you have to take the light apart to get the projector out.
 

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This may be a dumb question, but what is the purpose of doing this? What will going from the halogen projector to the hid projector change?
The 9th gen accords come with halogen projectors. HID bulbs are meant to be used in HID projectors because the optics are designed and made for them. Halogen projectors do not have the right optics for HID bulbs.
Putting HIDs in Halogen projectors may seem fine but does create some glare for oncoming drivers.
 
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The 9th gen accords come with halogen projectors. HID bulbs are meant to be used in HID projectors because the optics are designed and made for them. Halogen projectors do not have the right optics for HID bulbs.
Putting HIDs in Halogen projectors may seem fine but does create some glare for oncoming drivers.
This.

To put the above into perspective, because of the optics of the halogen projectors, once you pop in these aftermarket HID bulbs, it tends to create a crap ton of foreground lighting; thereby causing your pupils to constrict, and making it harder to see long distance. Not to mention, the inherent long distance throw of light, by itself, is also reduced as well since the concentration of light is focused on the ground right in front of you, instead of far down the road.

It might sound all well in good in normal night driving conditions, but it is no fun (and can be out right dangerous) when driving at night with bad weather conditions.
 

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^ And yet people on these boards recommend putting HID Kits on non-HID projectors.

They must like a lil soy sauce with their rice.
 

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just got these in http://www.ebay.com/itm/121085460665?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 and i must say.. they are bright! much brighter than any led strip i have seen, and best thing about it.. it is PURE white, no tint of blue at all. which will match all my 4300k HID. i was afraid it might of been false advertisement when it says 1200-1400 lumen per foot. but i guess it really is that bright. gonna be putting them in my strip light socket soon. when i gather all the materials and information i need.
also.. these strips are super thin and small so they will fit in the strip light socket with no problems. only problem would be to get them to stay in place.
 

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just got these in http://www.ebay.com/itm/121085460665?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 and i must say.. they are bright! much brighter than any led strip i have seen, and best thing about it.. it is PURE white, no tint of blue at all. which will match all my 4300k HID. i was afraid it might of been false advertisement when it says 1200-1400 lumen per foot. but i guess it really is that bright. gonna be putting them in my strip light socket soon. when i gather all the materials and information i need.
also.. these strips are super thin and small so they will fit in the strip light socket with no problems. only problem would be to get them to stay in place.
How do these lights perform when undervolted?

My only concern would be that these lights do not work at anything besides the full 12V, making them blindingly bright for night time driving, or not functioning at all when the low beams kick in.
 

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just got these in http://www.ebay.com/itm/121085460665?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 and i must say.. they are bright! much brighter than any led strip i have seen, and best thing about it.. it is PURE white, no tint of blue at all. which will match all my 4300k HID. i was afraid it might of been false advertisement when it says 1200-1400 lumen per foot. but i guess it really is that bright. gonna be putting them in my strip light socket soon. when i gather all the materials and information i need.
also.. these strips are super thin and small so they will fit in the strip light socket with no problems. only problem would be to get them to stay in place.
That's good to hear. I actually ordered a roll of those yesterday. Did they actually get to you in less than a week with the standard shipping? That's good news if that's the case. I have some time to play around while I'm sending my projectors out to be modified. I used my Flexfire ones for something that I ended up not liking. Sounds like they are the same as the Flexfire ones except these are 5mm wide and the FF are 10mm wide. BTW, I think they're 1200-1400 lumen per meter, not per foot.

How do these lights perform when undervolted?

My only concern would be that these lights do not work at anything besides the full 12V, making them blindingly bright for night time driving, or not functioning at all when the low beams kick in.
I don't think they'll be too bright at night, but if they are, the module I'm using for DRL has a wire I can hook up to the low beams which will turn them off when the low beams are on. I think they can be dimmed, but the wiring to make that happen might be more difficult.
 

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That's good to hear. I actually ordered a roll of those yesterday. Did they actually get to you in less than a week with the standard shipping? That's good news if that's the case. I have some time to play around while I'm sending my projectors out to be modified. I used my Flexfire ones for something that I ended up not liking. Sounds like they are the same as the Flexfire ones except these are 5mm wide and the FF are 10mm wide. BTW, I think they're 1200-1400 lumen per meter, not per foot.





I don't think they'll be too bright at night, but if they are, the module I'm using for DRL has a wire I can hook up to the low beams which will turn them off when the low beams are on. I think they can be dimmed, but the wiring to make that happen might be more difficult.
your right, i was confused for a moment. for some reason i thought it was sold in foot. but yes it is 1200-1400 per meter. and it arrived to me in about a little over 1 week. ordered it on dec 12, got to me on the 23rd

I'm hoping they are not blindingly bright at night as well, i will have to find a way to dim them if they are..
 

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How do these lights perform when undervolted?

My only concern would be that these lights do not work at anything besides the full 12V, making them blindingly bright for night time driving, or not functioning at all when the low beams kick in.
ill test it with a dc power supply i have at my work to see if they operate at 6 volts. will update with results.
 

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thinking about purchasing this harness

anyone has any opinions on it? i like the fact that it has extra wires for extra features

+1 lights will stay on for 25 seconds after you turn off the car. ( i like to stare at them as im walking away from my car)
+2 reduce %30 brightness on the DRL strip if i need it.
+3 flashing with signal lights.

about to pull the trigger on this. looks like a really good deal.
 

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thinking about purchasing this harness http://www.amazon.com/Daytime-Runni...id=1387957727&sr=8-2&keywords=led+drl+harness

anyone has any opinions on it? i like the fact that it has extra wires for extra features

+1 lights will stay on for 25 seconds after you turn off the car. ( i like to stare at them as im walking away from my car)
+2 reduce %30 brightness on the DRL strip if i need it.
+3 flashing with signal lights.

about to pull the trigger on this. looks like a really good deal.
For $12.99, it's hard to see a downside to this. :thmsup:
 

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thinking about purchasing this harness http://www.amazon.com/Daytime-Runni...id=1387957727&sr=8-2&keywords=led+drl+harness

anyone has any opinions on it? i like the fact that it has extra wires for extra features

+1 lights will stay on for 25 seconds after you turn off the car. ( i like to stare at them as im walking away from my car)
+2 reduce %30 brightness on the DRL strip if i need it.
+3 flashing with signal lights.

about to pull the trigger on this. looks like a really good deal.
The one I have is basically the same except without the dimming option and it seems to work well so far. I just have it hooked up to the regular led T10 bulb I currently have in the strip light. I bought new connectors from honda so it plugs right into strip light socket.

I'm worried about a couple things though. The wires are so tiny and it's only rated for 15W. When I tested both of my flex fire led strips together they were using like 16.8 watts so I'm going to be right at the limit. Also it's cheap Chinese junk so I'm worried about long term reliability. I'm looking at other options but I'll probably end up using it until it dies and then look for another option at that time.
 

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The one I have is basically the same except without the dimming option and it seems to work well so far. I just have it hooked up to the regular led T10 bulb I currently have in the strip light. I bought new connectors from honda so it plugs right into strip light socket.

I'm worried about a couple things though. The wires are so tiny and it's only rated for 15W. When I tested both of my flex fire led strips together they were using like 16.8 watts so I'm going to be right at the limit. Also it's cheap Chinese junk so I'm worried about long term reliability. I'm looking at other options but I'll probably end up using it until it dies and then look for another option at that time.
can you link the one you have?
 

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Here's a shot of the output of the Accord vs TL projectors. Illustrates the foreground lighting issue that you get when using HID in a Halogen projector. The Accord projector puts most of the light directly in front of you where as the TL spreads the light much more evenly.

Accord Halogen Projector (TRS XB35 4300k bulb)


TL HID Projector (cheap ebay 6000k bulb)
 
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