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just out of curiousity, how can you tell if HIDs are fake, besides the light that emits from it. is there a way to tell from just looking at the headlights or something?

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Um, pretty much the HID will blind your ass if you look into it. The fake ones are just coated halogen bulbs. HID also emits like 10x more light, the fake ones will probably emit LESS light then stockers..


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Its a pretty obivous visual difference. You can also tell by the crisp cutoff lines the HIDs have.

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yah i can probably tell by looking at the light. is there a way to tell without it on by just looking at the bulb?

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HID bulb..



"Fake HID" H1 Bulb..



Pretty obvious no?


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HID bulb..



"Fake HID" H1 Bulb..



Pretty obvious no?
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OooOO thanks. that does help. does color contribute to it's authencity too?

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No, all HID capsules are clear as far as I know..

Blue colored bulb like above is def. fake hid look bulb..


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so these are definately fake eh?

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Yeah the blue ones are the Hid look-alike ones.. that prolly output less light then the stock bulbs..

why, you got some or what? lol


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Yeah the blue ones are the Hid look-alike ones.. that prolly output less light then the stock bulbs..

why, you got some or what? lol
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no i don't have some. i would like some hahaha.. but i was just lookin at another post and i was thinking to myself why are they so blue? and then i showed someone else and they told me they were probably fake. so i wanted to make sure hehehe thanks for your help

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