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    Default Hids in the main beam...

    afternoon,i already have hids for my normal driving lights and i was thinking about getting some for my full beams but wondered the following..
    do you have to get a different type,so they turn on instantly (when flashing) as all the hids ive seen including mine take about 20-30secs (ish) to warm up/ingnite if thats the right word.
    where would you mount the second ballast pack as i struggled to find a place for the first ones?

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    I just wouldn't bother mate for the problems you say.

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    ive got them in mine mate , they take about 10 ish seconds to get to full brightness , so if your on a unlit road there great , when you flash people they still work , as to mounting them , mine are just taped to the back of the head light still

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    They will still flash, but it'll be a pretty dim flash - more of a short glow.

    Don't know about you, but I don't use mainbeam very much, and when I do, nine times out of ten it's to flash the lights, not sustained use. I'd say it's lots of hassle for a poor result. You're better off just replacing the standard bulbs with Osram Nightbreakers or Phillips Xtreme, if you haven't already (and knowing you Bobby, you probably have).

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    I think it depends where you live. For me when I drive at night I have mainbeam on proberly about 75% of the time. If you live in the city they proberly arn't worth it!

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    Not worth it imo. Some people see value but much better gettings a decent set of Osram or Phillips

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    To be honest since i've fitted the HID's to my main beam, I hardly ever use my full beams...

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    Spotted these on HIDs Direct:
    ULTRA H4-4 Bi-Xenon HID conversion kits Hi & Lo beam - £99.99 inc VAT

    This is our top of the range H4 Bi-Xenon HID kit - two true xenon bulbs in one lamp. To power these xenon bulbs the kit comes with 4 ballasts as opposed to the 2 in the H4-3 kit. The switch between the hi & lo beam is simultaneous, the beam pattern is perfect and the bulb has a cap to prevent glare.
    If you really want lots of light, double up the mainbeam supply using a relay to power on bi-Xenon and an extra Xenon lamp per side... would be like stadium lighting I should imagine!

    Seriously, not sure if this would work, but at least there's a kit for the Viva HA van... Postman Pat coming at ya through the gloom - get on!

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