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    I recently put in a new set of the Eagle Eye housings and Hella ultra white xenon bulbs. They are a little brighter and whiter than what I had before, but I was still expecting brighter than the outcome. The beam has lot of shadows in it- too many. I noticed this reflective housing piece the bulb sits inside of- you can unscrew it, but to get it out you'd have to take the housing apart, and i'd assume you'd have to put it in the oven to do that.



    Is this piece necessary since the bulbs have the coating on the end to throw light out the sides?



    The headlights have been aimed (vertically, because that's all you can do for my year), but that has not fixed the shadows.
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    get those osrams ralleys remmy likes, or the osram nightbreakers that i like and fuggetaboutit
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    Default Re: excessive shadows in headlight beam

    If you wait until daytime the shadows will go away.

    That's weird, I have the same bulbs but mine don't have any dark spots going on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tundrunk View Post
    If you wait until daytime the shadows will go away.
    now, why didn't i think of that???
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    so you guys both have that reflector the bulb sits inside still installed?
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    the glare shield, or whatever its called? yup. and i'm still on eom housings until the spring.
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    yea i have the same shadows your talking about. my 5K HIDs really pronouced them after i buff the headlights. its just how the light is refracted inside the housings.
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    I tried those bulbs b4 n it did the same thing with the shadows. If u want brighter go with hid 6000k. Those are white n I don't know of any lights that r brighter. I got the 8000k which has a blue tint n no more shadows. They r only like $30 on eBay

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