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Updated my CT200h headlights from halogen to modern 6000k HID

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Old 06-18-12, 11:59 AM   #16
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Can't help but be jealous of your garage, that's nice!!!
Thanks! Still have to paint the walls and some some shelving but it's a nice man-cave for sure as we have poker nights there quite often with the boys.

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Love the garage too!

Don't love the blue lights though... so cheap looking to me. NOT LEXUS...

Why not 4300K like Lexus OEM HID?
The 6000k is perfect, all of my cars run 6k and it's not really as blue as the picture shows. 4300k is way too yellowish IMO. Look at Audi and Mercedes, it's about the same hue.


here's a different angle of the garage:

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Old 06-18-12, 01:11 PM   #17
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HOLY garage batman! That is a Texas size garage, so nice!

Is that a Prius headlight sitting in the box?
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Old 06-19-12, 08:39 AM   #18
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I officially hate you for your frickin awesome garage. I think I would put up a big screen across from your couch...oh, and a mini-fridge or a kegerator. I would probably live in there.

I only think 4300 looks 'yellowish' if they are next to blue lights... If they are compared to halogen, there isn't any yellow. PLUS, Lexus (IMO) has the best OEM HID lights out there and they are 4300K stock.

At least you didn't use 8000k or 10000k ! uke:
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Old 06-19-12, 09:39 AM   #19
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HOLY garage batman! That is a Texas size garage, so nice!

Is that a Prius headlight sitting in the box?
LOL good eye, yes those are a Prius headlights that I'm helping a friend do a projector retrofit so he can have some better lighting. The stock Prius headlight sucks and if you just put a HID bulb in there you will blind everyone since the light is not focused.


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I officially hate you for your frickin awesome garage. I think I would put up a big screen across from your couch...oh, and a mini-fridge or a kegerator. I would probably live in there.

I only think 4300 looks 'yellowish' if they are next to blue lights... If they are compared to halogen, there isn't any yellow. PLUS, Lexus (IMO) has the best OEM HID lights out there and they are 4300K stock.

At least you didn't use 8000k or 10000k ! uke:
Actually we are one step ahead of you We have a full home theater system with Definitive Technology speakers, a full size fridge (not visible) and a few other amenities. We have a separate bathroom too ~ the only thing missing in the garage is a shower

Actually on my old 99 GS400, the OEM lights were spectacular and very blue. On my 08 IS-F, the projectors suck and I think Lexus must have changed things. The best projectors with the cleanest cut-off is easily the Honda s2000 projectors. They are regarded as the BEST in the market and many people use those projectors when doing retrofits. The CT is pretty good once you do the HID upgrade. We get a very clean cut-off the the output is on par with the s2000 in every way. My wife loves it and that's all that matters.


here's a better shot of the garage from a different angle:

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Old 06-20-12, 02:08 PM   #20
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... So.. You're collecting S2000s for headlamps? Hah

Nice garage- wish mine was that big.. So cal homes have garage that barely fit 3 cars and I have to fold the mirrors when I'm carrying stuff around...
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Hey s4play,
Did you use this kit?

OPTIKS HID 9006 HID CONVERSION KIT DIGITAL SLIM BALLAST - 6000K Diamond White

Where did you mount ballast??? Pics??

Thank you.
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That is one awesome car under that red car cover. GPW is a great color too.
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looks great. just curious where you hid the ballasts?
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The ballast are the new SLIM versions so I had each one tucked away under each headlight with a small bracket. Works great and won't move around.

Many months later lights work perfectly like OEM.
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