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HID for fog

Hello guys, i dunno if ders already a thread bout dis topic, cant find anythin!
Yeah i got a 2005 Honda Civic Saloon,
i wanna put a xenon HID in my fog!
but i dunno the bulb reference.
is it H8 or H11?
thnks!
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Word of warning...the light frequency of the HID bulb will not cut through the fog as well as a yellowish bulb will
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even if its a 12 000 K??
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You can't just fit HID bulbs to any lamp as you need ballasts to drive the HID bulbs for a start.
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12,000K is pretty dull light very bad indeed mainly purple and crap in any condition never mind fog

Why would you want HID in fogs you only ever use them whilst in fog and not really a styling mod i would of thought since no one would see them as you would be in fog lol

Go for 4500 or a 6000 bulb and remmeber you need room for ballast as previously stated by DR
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even if its a 12 000 K??
Even more so with that bulb..Thats very very blue and wont cut fog in that wave length
Have a look here:
Automotive lighting FAQ - Headlamp HID bulbs
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ohh.. but dats not a prob! i already bought the complete set..(with ballasts and bulb too) for my headlight!
I got to buy for the fog now!
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Robbo,

Just double checking, you realise this is not an 8th Gen Civic?



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Do the road laws in Mauritius allow you to have fog lights on when there is no fog??
Here they do not..Hence the need to have the 'correct' bulb....its going to be damned hard to fit too
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I dont understand still why you would want them HID for the colour you shouldnt have your main beam on if in fog thats the point of them

Side lights and Fog lights for when driving in fog so you can see under it
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Just double checking, you realise this is not an 8th Gen Civic?
No I didnt realise. ....To me the bulb light temperature is more of an issue TBH
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No I didnt realise. ....To me the bulb light temperature is more of an issue TBH
So it may not be H11 then.



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So it may not be H11 then.
Indeed
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HID in Fog lights will not work...... unless its for 'show' reasons

If you really want to put HID's in there then use them as driving lamps, piggy backed onto full beam..... and hope the lens puts out enough welly ! lol

Thats my take on this....

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Its still illegal, because they are mounted too low, even on main beam...In the Southern Indian Ocean, it may not be an issue
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what would be the upgrade bulbs for the fog lights ..civic 18iex ?
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