LED or Xenon Headlight

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    uPredict New Member

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    Has anyone put in LED or Xenon lights in their Prius C?
     
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    Putting in a 6000k hid kit in my c as soon as the postman delivers it. If you do it you need h11 bulbs. Then will follow with LEDs for the little headlight parking lamp and super whites for high beam.
     
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    Please give me the details or where to buy this kit. Also since 6000K is really powerful, do you think that the fuel economy is affected by the HID Kit?
    Greatly Appreciate your response,
    Thanks
     
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    OK i found the HID 6000K kit with H11 bulbs. Are there any details on how to install them? Video you'd recommend?
     
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    6000k has nothing to do with power, it is the color of light produced [the kelvin]


    lights will have nothing to do with the fuel economy at all.
     
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    yes, the 6000k is what I'm looking for. Safe to assume from your post that a conversion kit is necessary... any one in particular you recommend?
     
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    Actually it does but it may be a small effect. Anything that runs off electricity will negatively affect fuel economy in the Prius. :(

    This is the kit that we recommend. Keep in mind the higher the Kelvin rating the less light. Factory HID bulbs in BMWs, Lexus, Mercedes etc. are 4300K. 5000K is a nice happy medium between white light and max brightness.

    H11: Morimoto Elite HID System - HID Component Kits from The Retrofit Source Inc

    TheRetrofitSource is a fantastic company that really backs the products they sell and they have the best customer service I have ever experienced. You can read about them and HID lighting in general at HIDPlanet.com. It is THE resource for high end lighting. HiDplanet : The Official Automotive Lighting Forum - The Buzz

    You'll quickly realize why you shouldn't bother with cheap $40 HID kits.

    For how-to videos created by PriusChat members simply type "Prius HID install" into your google search then click videos. A few will pop up. They should give you enough info to complete the install on a c.
     
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    I work for Toyota so I will have a master tech friend of mine in our shop do the hid install. He also put a kit in my wife's rav4. Will post pics ASAP. Should be a little splicing mount the ballasts and plug and play. I chose the 6000k kit because I'll have hid on low beam only. Also, anything brighter could attract potential stops from law enforcement.my wife's car is 5000k and they are plenty bright.
     
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    You'll attract more attention the bluer the light gets. Going to 6000K puts you right at the limit because it looks nothing like OEM. :)

    The kits are plug and play so you are set! It shouldn't take long. Please please please get a wall shot for us. I really want to see if it is the same as the GenIII Prius.

    Example:
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    Should have the hid kit by wednesday of next week will posta good wall shot at night. Also adding an led lic plate light.
     
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    We're going to put together another PriusChat meet soon. You'll have to come out and show us in person. :)
     
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    HID kit is what I want to do.

    will the HID ballast affect the invertor under the hood? it just right next to the headlamp assembly.

    What I want to do is put TWO of the HID ballasts all the way to the left side of the engine bay and use extension wire to send power to other side of the HID bulb.

    I heard the HID ballast may have some affect to the inverter?
     
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    Please report any ground wire shadows with your HID install.
     
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    I just replaced the high beams with a 35W, 4300K slim ballast conversion HID kit from ebay. Literally plug and play. :thumb:
     
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    I will do 5000k or 6000k kit this week. don't want to put the HID ballast to close to the inverter. it just right behind the headlamp. lol
     
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    Successful hid install plug and play 6000k bulbs no relay needed.klight digital German ballasts. Working fine so far. Will try to take pics tonight weather permitting
     
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    just installed the kit. will take some pictures tomorrow. need to adjust the light beam.

    left side is little too high. lol
     
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    Just installed H11 4300k. It is plug n play. Only problem is looking for a good n nice place to put the ballast.. ;)
     
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    I tie wrapped the ballasts to the underside of those metal brackets/braces near the fenders.
     
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    any links to the items purchased or model numbers?