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Old August 15th, 2005, 10:12 PM   #1
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What kind of ballasts and bulbs needed?

I'm sending my headlights in for retrofit. The place said $650 if they get all the parts including the OEM headlights. Well, I can get an extra pair of OEM headlights for about $50 from my cousin (he bought projectors) and I can find TSX projectors for about $160.

But I dont know what kind or type of ballast or bulbs to get. Please help me out?
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Old August 16th, 2005, 12:51 AM   #2
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For Bulbs, get Phillips D2S 85122 bulbs. For Ballasts, get the Hella LVQ-212 gen 3 ballasts.

where are you getting it done btw?
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Old August 16th, 2005, 10:46 AM   #3
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HIDretro.com...i thought they said Hella downgrades it. They said something about Stanley is DOT quality. Or is it Stanley projectors?


btw, D2S bulbs are 4300K for the TSX projectors....can't i get a higher HID stage like 8000K or 10000K to make it fit?

Also how many ballast do i need? 1 or 2? I typed in Hella LVQ-212 Gen 3 but it came up either Phillips LVQ-212 or Hella Gen 3 ballast. Kind of confusing.

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Either of those ballasts are okay. You'll need two ballasts.

The D2S bulbs are either 4100k or 4300k and that's the usual OEM color temps. Getting higher kelvin rated bulbs would give you less useable light and would make getting a projector retrofit useless. There is the Phillips 85122+ bulbs or 85123 bulbs. I think those are rated at 5000k. there's a thread called "ask all hid and retrofit related questions here" There are a lot more people who know more about HID's than I do and could help you better with your questions.
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