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anyone know what bulb side the headlights and foglights are? and is anyone planning on upgrading to the HID bulbs??
 

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NC Blue was kind enough to provide us with a listing from the manual.

highbeam:H9
lowbeam:H11
foglamp:H11
front parking/turn signal (in headlamp assembly):W5W-B50X2
Front parking/turn signal(below headlamp assembly):3757NAK
front & rear sidemarker lamp:194
license plate lamp:168
Back-up, stoplamp, taillamp, and turn signal:3157K

i have already orderd real HID's for the headlights and blue tinted bulbs for the fog lights.
 

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I'm seriously considering an upgrade to HID. When I saw the car after dark, I was really disappointed in the appearance of the stock lamps- way too yellow and dim. They didn't seem congruent with the rest of the design of the car.
 

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thanks alot! from the pics i have seen round here they do look yellowish and dim
 

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I'm not one to mess with too much on a car -- but I was looking into lighting for sure...
HID seems like the way to go -- some of these roads out here NEED better lighting.
 

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I was never a big fan of HIDs before, and never bought them for my Volvo C70 convertibe. But on the Sky I think they would be waaaaay cool..........:cool:
 

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reedred said:
I'm seriously considering an upgrade to HID. When I saw the car after dark, I was really disappointed in the appearance of the stock lamps- way too yellow and dim. They didn't seem congruent with the rest of the design of the car.

Somebody on the Solstice forum suggested these off of ebay as the cheapest around. Look around on the forum and you may find about his modification.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/e...d=1,1&item=8046348342&sspagename=STRK:MEWA:IT
 

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looks way too complicated for me to install.........but the kit looks pretty good. I'll purchase and get installed at a local service garage.................:cool:
 

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most are plug and play now
 

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I got mine from ebay, about $250 for a good kit. I got 8000K, same as in my camaro and they look awesome in my camaro so i assume they will look great in the sky.
 

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skyguy85 said:
Those look very blue/purple. Are there any HID kits that look pure white?
They are very blue, the lower the Kevlin rating (mine is 8000K) the whiter/yellower it gets, if you want it whiter I would go with a 6000K kit.
 

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Yeah, it's definitely not a good idea to put in aftermarket HID kits into stock headlights unless they are projection headlamps. They send the high intensity discharge in multiple directions and blind on coming traffic. Although it is "nice" to have HID's, the only way to truely do it correctly is to have a car headlamp that had HID's (bmws, audis, ect) and retrofit thier lamp housing into yours.

I'm not sure what the sky comes with, if it's the small round bulb housing, that is the projector housing. That technically should work pretty well with an aftermarket HID kit like the one shown above, but if it's a normal halogen lamp housing, then do EVERYONE on the road a favor and either order HID's from the factory or do it correctly and retrofit the housing. Otherwise you are going to be the guy that constantly gets flashed when driving at night, not because your low beams are exceptionally bright, but because they are sending uncontrolled light everywhere.
 

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Skys have projector housing in them.. just think its gonna be harder to do on this car cause the headlights tilt with the hood...
 

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I'm not sure what the sky comes with, if it's the small round bulb housing, that is the projector housing. That technically should work pretty well with an aftermarket HID kit like the one shown above, but if it's a normal halogen lamp housing, then do EVERYONE on the road a favor and either order HID's from the factory or do it correctly and retrofit the housing. Otherwise you are going to be the guy that constantly gets flashed when driving at night, not because your low beams are exceptionally bright, but because they are sending uncontrolled light everywhere.
Projector beams don't send light everywhere. Here is what they do:

"ProjectorsThe latest and greatest in automotive lighting technology is projector headlights. They work much like the traditional reflector optics, but with an added step. After the light bounces off the reflective surface, it travels through a lens, which focuses the light into an incredibly tight, powerful beam. Hardly any light is scattered away, so you're left with brilliant illumination and a futuristic look."
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Plus HID's are actualy easier on the eyes. They produce a more natural light then that of the halogen bulb:

"Some drivers claim to be blinded by xenon lights’ intensity, a complaint we heard almost 20 years ago when halogen headlights came into being. Once drivers get accustomed to the bluish cast and no longer stare at them, they will probably become more accepting...""The blinding blue lights you see on today’s roads may in fact be copycats. Shortly after the first xenon lights appeared on select BMWs in 1993, aftermarket companies began cranking out blue headlight bulbs and accessory lights. The kind of person who wants to drive around with blue lights also wants to make sure you see them, and tends to aim them higher than other drivers appreciate. Most of these copycat bulbs are conventional incandescent bulbs with a blue coating or blue glass."
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So in conclusion, adding HID lights to your SKY is not nearly as bad as you think it will be. It would be an easy plug an play install that won't mess with your electronics and will not only make you car look cooler, but also it will be much brighter.
 

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Projector beams don't send light everywhere. Here is what they do:

"ProjectorsThe latest and greatest in automotive lighting technology is projector headlights. They work much like the traditional reflector optics, but with an added step. After the light bounces off the reflective surface, it travels through a lens, which focuses the light into an incredibly tight, powerful beam. Hardly any light is scattered away, so you're left with brilliant illumination and a futuristic look."
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Plus HID's are actualy easier on the eyes. They produce a more natural light then that of the halogen bulb:

"Some drivers claim to be blinded by xenon lights’ intensity, a complaint we heard almost 20 years ago when halogen headlights came into being. Once drivers get accustomed to the bluish cast and no longer stare at them, they will probably become more accepting...""The blinding blue lights you see on today’s roads may in fact be copycats. Shortly after the first xenon lights appeared on select BMWs in 1993, aftermarket companies began cranking out blue headlight bulbs and accessory lights. The kind of person who wants to drive around with blue lights also wants to make sure you see them, and tends to aim them higher than other drivers appreciate. Most of these copycat bulbs are conventional incandescent bulbs with a blue coating or blue glass."
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So in conclusion, adding HID lights to your SKY is not nearly as bad as you think it will be. It would be an easy plug an play install that won't mess with your electronics and will not only make you car look cooler, but also it will be much brighter.
Your sky has projection beams. That camaro to my knowledge does not. You are putting a HID ballast and bulb in a halogen housing, which will not reflect light correctly. It's a common fact that in order to do it properly, you would have to retrofit projector beams into a housing that is halogen.

Like I said, the sky would be able to reflect light properly, but any car equiped with halogen housings will not project light the way they were designed to.

For example, here is a pic of a buddy's eclipse.

This is a picture of his stock halogen housings with the HID kit:



This is a photo from the same car with HID projectors from a Acura TL retrofitted into the stock housings. Notice how there's almost no glare.

 

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tvieira24 said:
Your sky has projection beams. That camaro to my knowledge does not. You are putting a HID ballast and bulb in a halogen housing, which will not reflect light correctly. It's a common fact that in order to do it properly, you would have to retrofit projector beams into a housing that is halogen.

Like I said, the sky would be able to reflect light properly, but any car equiped with halogen housings will not project light the way they were designed to.

I guess I missunderstood what you were talking about because the SKY does have projector headlights. I didn't know why you were brining up the point of regular headlights and why it is a bad idea to put HID's in them. We are on a SKY forum and talking about HID's for the SKY. Therefore HID's would look terrific with the projector headlights that the SKY has. No retrofitting or anything would be nessisary.
 

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ruledawg said:
I guess I missunderstood what you were talking about because the SKY does have projector headlights. I didn't know why you were brining up the point of regular headlights and why it is a bad idea to put HID's in them. We are on a SKY forum and talking about HID's for the SKY. Therefore HID's would look terrific with the projector headlights that the SKY has. No retrofitting or anything would be nessisary.
Of course they'd look wonderful on a sky, I was actually referring to that post with the camaro with halogen lamps with HID's in them. I'm pretty sure I know where I am :thumbs:
 
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