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Thread: D2S & D2R HID Bulbs: Are they interchangeable?

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    D2S & D2R HID Bulbs: Are they interchangeable?

    Are D2S bulbs interchangeable with D2R bulbs? I have a reflector type headlamp so I use the D2R bulb, the one with the metallic strip along one edge. I have read that the D2S bulb emits slightly more light. Has anyone tried this before? And since the D2R has the metallic strip to combat the glare how would a D2S which is used in projector-type assemblies work? Anyone who has any experience or more knowledge than me please let me know.

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    Re: D2S & D2R HID Bulbs: Are they interchangeable?

    Quote Originally Posted by chrisr
    Are D2S bulbs interchangeable with D2R bulbs? I have a reflector type headlamp so I use the D2R bulb, the one with the metallic strip along one edge. I have read that the D2S bulb emits slightly more light. Has anyone tried this before? And since the D2R has the metallic strip to combat the glare how would a D2S which is used in projector-type assemblies work? Anyone who has any experience or more knowledge than me please let me know.
    You would have to add a notch to the bulb's base. However, do not put a D2S bulb in a reflector housing. It will cause glare and blind oncoming traffic. If you want more output get a higher wattage ballast or retrofit projectors.
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    Re: D2S & D2R HID Bulbs: Are they interchangeable?

    ^^what he said

    if you really wanted to test out the d2s output and are sure you don't want to go back, you could always carefully take off the magnetic shield from your d2r bulbs with a razor blade and some alcohol

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