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  • Mini H1 and Halogens

    Anyone ever try using Halogen bulbs in a Mini H1 7.0 ? What results would I expect?

  • #2
    I don't think halogen H1 will fit in the hole.

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    • #3
      They easily fit.

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      • #4
        The results aren't great but aren't so bad either. I've seen it done on Headlight Junkies. It's decent enough for a temporary use, but may I ask why?

        2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder
        2017 Lexus CT200h F Sport

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Haloruler64 View Post
          The results aren't great but aren't so bad either. I've seen it done on Headlight Junkies. It's decent enough for a temporary use, but may I ask why?
          I'm not exactly sure how reliable these HID kits are.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by dbshelton View Post

            I'm not exactly sure how reliable these HID kits are.
            If HID's weren't reliable, there wouldn't be a whole forum dedicated to them. Cheap HID's are unreliable. Good HID's are reliable. If you use Hylux ballasts with good bulbs, you will have a much better setup than a halogen in the H1.

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            • #7
              Hey, I'm just learning. That's why I am here.


              Thanks

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              • #8
                @ OP, if you're still considering halogen bulb as backup, the only missing piece is a 9006 pigtail with sockets that can connect to the H1 halogen bulb. That way, you can swap the connection that would have gone to the ballast from the HID wiring harness with the 9006-connected-halogen bulb.
                Jul 2012 ROTM (3-way quad headlight) ; Sep 2015 ROTM (custom muli-lens 7" fogs)

                3-way quad wiring; foreground limiter; squirrel finder;

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                • #9
                  Yep, HIDs are perfectly reliable if you get quality products. Do yourself a favor and get a XenonDepot HID kit, they're probably the best on the market and they last for ages. It's gonna be a lot better than halogen.

                  2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder
                  2017 Lexus CT200h F Sport

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for the advice. Xenon Depot Xtreme is the best out there?

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                    • #11
                      IMO yes. I did some testing that I posted here on HIDP and the bulbs came out way on top.

                      2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder
                      2017 Lexus CT200h F Sport

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                      • #12
                        I've been using the same Morimoto 3Five ballasts for the past 8 years. I did try the Morimoto Powerhouse Variable Wattage ballasts. Turned out they were junk. Sent 'em back and put my Morimoto 3Fives back in. I thought my 3Fives were going bad. Turned out, the wiring harness had a bad ground wire.

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