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Reading Topic: HID Question
both those places are the only that we really know of here...
both kits are philips bulbs rebased by a 2nd mfg to fit the H1 low beams...you dont need HID highbeams or HID foglight...thats too much light on the road...
both kits run off your +12 on the battery and use the factory wiring as a relay switch...no need to worry about frying factory wiring...brightstar connects and runs off the factory wiring, so there is question as to how safe those are...
4100k is a pure, bright white (maybe a slight blue tinge)
6000k is blusish and put out 20% less light that 4100k, but still put out alot of light...these tend to cost $100 more than 4100k probably cause of "the look"
depot's kit uses 1 relay for both ballasts and factory's kit uses 2 relays for each ballast. this doesn't really matter, it only makes diagnosing a problem easier(such as a faulty ground)
depot's 4100k kit is still on special right now at $420 while factory's is $500....both are of pretty much equal quality....the extra $$$ for factory's buys you a 3 year warrenty while depot only offers 1 year...since these are quality kits, the bulbs will probably for 5 years anyway...
this kind of stuff i don't mind advising about cause the subject isn't beatin yet...like intakes...