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stillriza
04-09-2009, 01:48 PM
Hey Guys,

I stumbled across this topic when i was looking for new bulbs to replace my burnded out ss bulbs.

I was looking around diff forums (using google) and was surprised by how big a diff these things make on HID bulbs fitted in stock halogen housings. It is nowhere near the cuttoff of a proper projector setup...and that is not what it is supposed to do..but the amount of reduced glare on some of the ones i've seen is pretty damn good. Most of the glare shields are DIY with pop cans and some paint.

Opinions?

Some references (much more info, just by googling "HID Glare Shield")
http://www.ectoyotas.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1565 a DIY on an older Toyota

This one below is a guy on his honda..

An example, before glare shield:
http://www.drpheta.com/pics/honda_element_new_lights/IMG_7083.jpg

An example, after glare shield:
http://www.drpheta.com/pics/honda_element_new_lights/IMG_7084.jpg

350
04-15-2009, 10:20 PM
I had glare shields made from soda cans before I did projector retrofit. It helped with the glare but it wasn't anything close to the pics i had seen.
Here a shot of my 6000k HIDs in stock housing with the shield not the best quality.
http://srv0204-01.sjc3.imeem.com/g/p/1d2c0dd197a893770146c7db4dbc311e_web.jpg
compared to 5000k p6 ebay projectors
http://srv0204-02.sjc3.imeem.com/g/p/56e6fa9fb68ec9f6968b71fcb0a34be1_web.jpg

stillriza
04-16-2009, 05:14 AM
agreed, they are not claiming to give you projector quality cutoff but simply less glare. Some of the pics online show really good resutls and apparently there is a few ways to go about it.

I picked up a set of projectors to try a retrofit myself, but will also try the glareshield in the process. From my reading, projectors have glareshields built straight into them, which i also didnt know.

boost21
04-16-2009, 11:17 AM
those are called "casper shields" in the hid community. Hard to find in a few bulb sizes since they are almost impossible to attach.

AaronGTR
04-16-2009, 04:53 PM
Our stock headlights already have glare shields built into them. Why would you need to make some?

stillriza
04-17-2009, 11:31 AM
Our stock headlights already have glare shields built into them. Why would you need to make some?

I was refering to the ones that sit inside a projector, I didn't realise that projectors came with 'casper shields' built directly into them until after some googling.

Thanks though.