Originally Posted by rbzzo
It comes on right away then, there is about a 2 second delay for the high beam to come to full brightness. Not much of a problem because the low beam never goes off. Seems to me that the high beam is pencil thin and reaches way down the road. Have not had oncoming drivers flash me for being too bright. Low beam is bright at 35 watts but it is sorta soft with no hot spots. When the hi beam is at full brightness you don't realize how bright it is until you turn it off. So pleased that I just ordered a full set for my Harley.
DDM Tuning for the best price. Also read somewhere that the 55 watt slim (digital) ballast may be faster. Forgot to mention that both hi and low beams are 5000K which is very white with no color tint.
Pretty well the same here, but I went for 55 W High beam, 4,500K, delay not very noticeable if the bulb is warm, more so with a cold bulb, nothing critical because of the 35W HID Low beam. Pencil thin ,Yes, but I have seen other brands of bulbs (Phillips ????) that have a metal deflector built into them, may help for light dispersion,will have to check into that again.Not sure if they would clear the housing.
Nobody has flashed me yet and I have done quite a lot of night riding at both ends of Canada this summer, met quite a few cops at night too and none have turned around to question the legality of my lights so.....so far so good and I feel MUCH safer at night than last year!
I did bypass the "drilling holes in the cover and cutting a slot in the bulb housing" by removing the rubber grommets,cutting grooves on the bottom of the headlight assembly where it joins the cover and running the wires downward that way. And....because I did not trust the BMW wiring, went for a relay set up powered with 12 Ga.wire right from the battery. Bringing a proper size wire to the front will also let me power "other" farkles that are now somewhat mounted/powered temporarly.
I just hope you don't have to deal with DDM customer service......!
Lots of Bambis/wood rats here......gotta stun them! Yep I am putting some on my car too, already had one very expensive encounter with one of them creatures!