HID Kits

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Exterior Upgrades' started by OxWhiteFiST92, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. OxWhiteFiST92

    OxWhiteFiST92 Member

    Can anyone link a good set of both Head and Fog lights im looking to put 5k Im not a fan of blue lights I want that nice bright white look
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  3. takuarc

    takuarc Member

    Theretrofitsource.com they got the best according to the fanatics.

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  4. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    From personal experience these are the best.
    They may not be the cheapest (about $100.00) but very good quality.


    Just mount the Ballasts.
    Drill a hole in the bottom of your lamp assy. (or exit through the existing rubber plug).
    No hole is required for the Fogs
    All the wiring is Plug-N-Play.

    Last edited: Nov 25, 2013
  5. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    The best option would be to get the EU HID headlight housings, that way you get LED lights, projector headlamps, and a beam pattern that actually works for HID bulbs.
  6. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    The EU housings have not yet been proven to fit the US cars also they do not have the side markers that are required.
    Therefore they too would be illegal.

    The question was for a link, not if they should be used.
    I believe that if you are old enough to own and operate a car, you should be responsible for your actions with it.

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  7. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I wasn't saying anything about the legality of the lights, just that the EU housings have HID projectors and LED's from the factory.
  8. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    I do agree with you.
    The projectors would be best.
    I just wish we could get a set over here to test.

  9. takuarc

    takuarc Member

    If you are on us spec I would suggest a retrofit. Just dumping in a hid kit in reflector headlights is illegal and dangerous for fellow drivers as the beams are scattered all over. Projectors even the halogen ones will be able to focus the light and provide proper cut off etc.
    The euro spec uses Hella E55 halogen projectors. You can get a pair of bixenon version from the retrofit source for usd150 even if you just wanna chuck in a generic hid kit. You will have to open up your headlights though. I believe they used permaseals on them.

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  10. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    I refer to my statement above.
    People should be responsible for their own actions.

    As for altering the headlight assembly.
    That too would be illegal as you would be removing the DOT approval.
    Even the EU headlights would not be US DOT approved.

    Last edited: Nov 25, 2013
  11. OxWhiteFiST92

    OxWhiteFiST92 Member

    Yeah im just looking for a simple plug and play kit for both top and bottom. Even though the Euro lights would look nice I don't wanna spend that much
  12. Purepump

    Purepump Member

    Over the weekend I've replaced all the yellowish 3000k bulbs on the high/low beams as well as the parking lights and DRL. No they are not HIDs nor Xenon but just good old bulbs, but they are nice & white at 5000k and just a simple swap without any tools or dissembly required. However the headlight version we get here are not the US spec nor the Euro spec with LED DRL.
  13. Mike

    Mike Member

    Could you share what you bought and where?
  14. Purepump

    Purepump Member

    H15 bulbs in factory spec 12V 15W/55W for the DRL and high beam combo at 5000k
    H7 HOD bulbs in factory spec 12V 55W for the low beam at 5000k
    T10 LED for parking light, 5000k

    The fogs were left standard as 3000k penetrates better in murky situations.

    I'm located in Hong Kong.
  15. takuarc

    takuarc Member

    You get the Fiesta ST180 in HK as well?

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  16. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    Ive been buying HID and LED lights from ijdmtoy for the last 7 years...Never had problems with their products. HID on my accord ($80 slim ballasts) lasted me one year before the color on one side changed but never blew out. They also sell cree projector bulbs which make awesome reverse lights so you can see dark areas you are backing up into. Its like having headlights in your reverse lights.
  17. Mike

    Mike Member

    Anybody had a positive or negative experience with HOD lighting? Is it worth it on the FIST?
  18. Purepump

    Purepump Member

    Yes, we get the 3 door version and was first delivered back in August. Sadly we only get the pathetic 4 inch display and lamp-based DRL.
  19. moshaholic2

    moshaholic2 Active Member

    Sylvania silverstar ultras (or another brands equivalent, OSRAM etc) and call it done. Always worked well for me. Temperature is 4100k
  20. takuarc

    takuarc Member

    Its weird that they don't just put out one car with the same equipment. I can understand the need for say reflectors in the us and other subtle differences but why not all use same equipment like projector lights myford touch.

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  21. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    Although I am not recommending it.
    I have tested HID kits in both my '11 SES and '14 ST.
    I am also not disputing that the pattern is not 100% correct but it is very close.
    In addition the light beam does NOT project UP any higher then the OEM bulbs.
    I have had both inspected by an Official State Lamp Adjusting Station and they PASS.
    BTW, there is no test for the type of bulb used.


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