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I'm looking to get this thread set up for those(me as well) looking to do a HID mod. Instead of bouncing all over the forum looking for who has what. I think it would be easier to consolidate images into one thread. So if you got an HID kit installed please post an image and describe:

What company
What Wattage
Color Temp

Also weather or not you did your fog lights.

I ran around the Forum and grabbed some pictures from members. The first 3 are of LxTxNx, he is running 35W 5K. The last 2 are of OZ-CT200H and he is running 35W 6K, but to me OZ-CT200H DRLs look different he has an F-sport though im not sure if the DRLs are different.

If anyone else has any other setups feel free to throw them up.

Also here is a link for some more HID info http://www.squidoo.com/hid-bulbs-halogen-bulbs this may help some make the decision on what color they may want.
 

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get some Kensun, they worked perfectly! only 65 bucks...
 

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4300k match DRLs exactly

I have DDM HID 55W 6000K and they are bright white with a hint of blue. They do not fire consistently. I installed a relay wiring harness which provides a relay that provides direct connection to the 12 volt battery. I also installed a capacitive discharge system. The 6000k makes the DRLs look white with a yellow tinge. :eek: The 6000k also makes my ultra-white Sylvania fog lights look white with a yellow tinge. :eek:

When the DRLs are on by themselves they look white. The best HID match for the DRLs is 4300K

I am replacing my DDM HIDs with Kensun 35W 4300K ( I decided I wanted a matched white look ) I will still use the relay harness and capacitive discharge I installed. The Kensuns are supposed to arrive on Tuesday. Apparently you can haggle with the guy and buy Kensun on e-Bay for $65 plus shipping. I bought through Amazon for $86.49 total cost (including shipping and tax). I prefer to deal with Amazon than eBay; just my personal preference for those rare instances when I run into problems and/or need to return an item.

Good Luck to all :); the HID look rocks and should have been standard on the CT200h
 

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I have DDM HID 55W 6000K and they are bright white with a hint of blue. They do not fire consistently. I installed a relay wiring harness which provides a relay that provides direct connection to the 12 volt battery. I also installed a capacitive discharge system. The 6000k makes the DRLs look white with a yellow tinge. :eek: The 6000k also makes my ultra-white Sylvania fog lights look white with a yellow tinge. :eek:

When the DRLs are on by themselves they look white. The best HID match for the DRLs is 4300K

I am replacing my DDM HIDs with Kensun 35W 4300K ( I decided I wanted a matched white look ) I will still use the relay harness and capacitive discharge I installed. The Kensuns are supposed to arrive on Tuesday. Apparently you can haggle with the guy and buy Kensun on e-Bay for $65 plus shipping. I bought through Amazon for $86.49 total cost (including shipping and tax). I prefer to deal with Amazon than eBay; just my personal preference for those rare instances when I run into problems and/or need to return an item.

Good Luck to all :); the HID look rocks and should have been standard on the CT200h
If you don't mind posting up a picture when you get them installed that would be super.
 

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If you don't mind posting up a picture when you get them installed that would be super.
Whitestar,

Will definitely post a picture/s after install ;)

MidCow3

current 6000K DDM 55W
 

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No. You can remove the underbody panel in the front, or you can peel back the wheel well liner to access the fog light assembly.

midcow3, do the Sylvania fogs match your DRL LEDs? I don't necessarily want to go HID with my fogs, but I do what them to match my LEDs as much as possible. The stock bulbs do have a slight yellowish tinge. Also, what color temperature are your Sylvania fogs? Thanks in advance.
 

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No. You can remove the underbody panel in the front, or you can peel back the wheel well liner to access the fog light assembly.

midcow3, do the Sylvania fogs match your DRL LEDs? I don't necessarily want to go HID with my fogs, but I do what them to match my LEDs as much as possible. The stock bulbs do have a slight yellowish tinge. Also, what color temperature are your Sylvania fogs? Thanks in advance.
Matt_RN,

The Sylvania Ultra White fogs are supposed to match the DRLs. I also didn't really want to go HIDs for the fog lights.
Sylvania SilverStar H11 SU/2 Bulbs SEALED*New In Package*Free Shipping!!! | eBay

When I receive the Kensun 4300K HIDs supposedly tomorrow, Tuesday and get them installed I will take a picture. I think all three lights (DRL, HID, and fog ) will come close to matching.
 

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ARRRG - blown fog bulb water in light

ARRRG - blown fog bulb water in light

Well, I tried to take some before pictures in complete dark and they didn't come out real well, but I noticed my passenger fog light was blown ( put two more on order just now)

I replaced the fog blub and had it tightened but went through some very heavy rain and water. I am not sure how water got in. :mad:

So bottom line, my pictures at least for the near term will only show the Kensun HID and one fog light.
 

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Originally I had DDM HID 35W 5k in but the driver side light never worked with Auto Function. After seeing evicfinite mentioned Kensun worked with Auto function, so I bought one off eBay 35w 5k and put the DDM kit for the fog lights. Everything works awesome.
 

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I just picked up my car, I was wondering if the Sylvania SilverStar ULTRA Bulbs for low beam headlights will match the DRLs? I'm hesitant to go HID Kit route as I've never had good experience with it. What do you guys think?
 

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get a good brand, should work flawlessly, i was going to go PIAA for low beams, but someone told me they wouldn't be bright and probably more expensive then buying HID, so after doing a lot of research i found that PIAA would have cost me 80 dollars and wouldn't last long compared to HID.
so that brought me to Kensun HID brand that seemed to have really good ratings so i went with them... so far everything is good...
 

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I just picked up my car, I was wondering if the Sylvania SilverStar ULTRA Bulbs for low beam headlights will match the DRLs? I'm hesitant to go HID Kit route as I've never had good experience with it. What do you guys think?

They should match, I have them as fog lights but halogen won't be near as bright and crisp as HID. Even though I have and am currently having problems with DDM HIDS I still think the HIDs look much, much better and light the road very well at night. I am replacing my DDM HIDs with Kensun which are scheduled to arrive today. I had water get in my left fog housing after heavy rain and driving through water so I reordered some more Ultra Silverstars., I will post some pictures and you can see better how the Ultrastar matches the DRLs. Bleow is a picture with 6000K DDM; I am going with 4300K Kensun which will match DRLs and fog. Again in the picture the blue tinge of the 6000K overdrives the DRLs and the Sylvania ultrastarcuasing the hint of yellow appearance, while the 4300K I am getting will match perfectly and there won't be the hint of yellow.

In the picture ignore the HID lights and just compare the DRLs and fog lights.
 

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Thanks for the confirmation guys. I will do the HID kit once the Silverstar bulbs blown out. For now, I will use the halogen bulbs first. At least they are 1000% better than the factory supplied bulbs! LOL
 

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Thanks for the confirmation guys. I will do the HID kit once the Silverstar bulbs blown out. For now, I will use the halogen bulbs first. At least they are 1000% better than the factory supplied bulbs! LOL
Darienlim,

Use your Silverstars for the fog lights. Concerning HID installation lots of room secure ballast with some industrial strength velcro. On the passenger side you need to unbolt coolant reservior ( 2 10mm bolts), then headlight is easy to get too and lots of space under reservior.

I see you got your CT at Westside. They give the first 25K servcie free and have loaner cars. Great Lexus dealer!

The F-sport looks very nice!


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Darienlim,

Use your Silverstars for the fog lights. Concerning HID installation lots of room secure ballast with some industrial strength velcro. On the passenger side you need to unbolt coolant reservior ( 2 10mm bolts), then headlight is easy to get too and lots of space under reservior.

I see you got your CT at Westside. They give the first 25K servcie free and have loaner cars. Great Lexus dealer!

The F-sport looks very nice!


MidCow3
Sounds good. I just ordered one set from Ebay, so we'll see. I just want to match the color of the DRLs, because the factory halogen bulbs are cheap a** looking right next to the DRLs light! :p

Yes, that dealership is gret and free first 2 year service with loaners. Purchasing process was top-notch. Nothing bad to say about them at all! I enjoyed the whole process thus so far! This is my first Lexus. :)

BTW, I sent u a pvt message too.
 

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Finally installed a set of SS ULTRA bulbs from Advanced Auto Parts store. Though it's not HID or LED quality, I think I am okay with it for now. I know I would like to have the HID but just not sure where to fit those ballasts as the space are kind of tight inside the hood. :confused:
 

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OMG! I finally did the impossible. I had HID 6K installed this evening. Boy, it makes a lot of difference!!





Don't know what HID Kit brand this guy used (I think he sells them) but it comes with 3-year parts and installation warranty.
 

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Kensun HID order lost in the mail

Well it will be a little longer before I get my Kensun HID lights installed; the order was lost in the mail.

However, I ordered through Amazon and they immediately credited me with a refund and allowed me to reorder with free one-day delivery. I like Amazon's customer service.

The new order should arrive at my Huntsville cabin on Friday, October 21.

Hey Darienlim you HIDs look great ;):cool: . I guess you Sylvania Silver stars didn't last very long :D:eek:
 

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My HID kit you see in the pictures posted in the front page are DDM tuning, and I have ZERO problems with them! I use Sylvania H11SU SilverStar Ultra as fogs and I don't think they match neither the DRLs or HIDs I'm not to psyched about them, I'm thinking of going yellow for fogs,

I think if the DRLs didn't switch to the lower level when the headlight go off they would look or match best with my HIDs.
 
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