I've had better luck and was happier with the Piaa Super Whites. They also seem to last more then 8-12 months before blowing out of all the other brands. I have LED's on the CT but will be installing the Piaa's for the high beams so they match the white of the LED's. Mixed emotions on changing the fogs though. The 'yellower' stock bulbs actually work better in the fog and snow.I'm too chicken... It would be my luck for something to FRY. I'll just have to stick with my not-so bright Phillips CrystalVison H11 bulbs. That I installed MYSELF. I must admit, those bulbs are not very bright. From the inside, it almost looks like my headlights are not on. Thank goodness for the foglights. I may have to test out another brand or go up to 5000k.
If I don't go any higher than 5000k, then my wonderful, loving husband should NOT give me a ticket. hehe
P.S. Hello lurking husband...
I was hoping that there could be one thread comparing all the Aftermarket HID Kits that CT200h members are installing, as I would like to see the difference between the 35w and the 55w kits. I tried to link (in my first post) to the other members pictures and kit information. Hopefully, we can consolidate the information to provide future members with a good reference.I noticed the OP went with 35W option for the Slim kit, but others are going with 55W. I see the light output is different for the two, but does anyone know if the 35W one is safer for the CT? I noticed the Phillips kit is one option only (35W).
Stock low beam halogen bulbs are 55 Watts thus the wiring is adequate to handle this amount of power.I noticed the OP went with 35W option for the Slim kit, but others are going with 55W. I see the light output is different for the two, but does anyone know if the 35W one is safer for the CT? I noticed the Phillips kit is one option only (35W).
I believe DDM carry the 35 watt kit here in the US so delivery should be fast.Looks like I'll try out these HID Slim Kits by DDM Tuning. I just ordered the 35W kit with 5000k bulbs, as I don't want the slightest hint of blue in the lights, as they're so obnoxious on the road. I went with the 35W just to play it safe and not overheat/mess up the housings.
Are you confirming the 35W will burn cooler than the 55W version?I believe DDM carry the 35 watt kit here in the US so delivery should be fast.
The 55 watt kit is shipped dIrectly from China and took 10 days to arrive.
It is the ballast that controls the wattage. I have read on several sites that the bulbs supplied are common to both wattage ballasts only the temp. changes based on what you specify