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Adjustable output HID's?

Anyone running them? I am looking into the ones from retro soltutions. I like the sound of them because i just think 55 watts is too bright to have all the time and my 35 watt ones now got me flashed as much as i did with the stock lights and fogs on. So anyone out their running them?

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Re: Adjustable output HID's?

How are they adjustable? Can you do it in the cab? I have 55 watt ones in my headlight and I don't get flashed. You just gotta aim them right...
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Re: Adjustable output HID's?

I have the adjustable Retro-Solution HID's on both trucks, and I am extremely happy with them.

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How are they adjustable? Can you do it in the cab? I have 55 watt ones in my headlight and I don't get flashed. You just gotta aim them right...
The power output is adjustable via a small in-cab controller.

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The power output is adjustable via a small in-cab controller.
Gotcha... thanks. That is pretty sweet! How much can you adjust them... all the way down till they are dim? That would be nice for city traffic!
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Gotcha... thanks. That is pretty sweet! How much can you adjust them... all the way down till they are dim? That would be nice for city traffic!
The controller allows five levels of light output, and there's a noticeable difference between the levels. They adjust from 25 watts to 55 watts.

The lowest setting is what I normally run around town. The highest setting really comes in handy when you need the extra light.

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The controller allows five levels of light output, and there's a noticeable difference between the levels. They adjust from 25 watts to 55 watts.

The lowest setting is what I normally run around town. The highest setting really comes in handy when you need the extra light.
Is that something that can be added to a normal 55 watt kit? that is pretty cool!
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Is that something that can be added to a normal 55 watt kit? that is pretty cool!
I'm not sure.

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Re: Adjustable output HID's?

Sounds like they are the ticket for me. What does the controller look like? No problems with them? How long have you had them?

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Sounds like they are the ticket for me. What does the controller look like? No problems with them? How long have you had them?
Here's the controller:



I put it in my glove compartment since I don't normally switch the power output on the fly. But, you can put it wherever you want.

I have four sets of HID's from Retro-Solutions. Two adjustable and two fixed output. I got my first set a couple of years ago.

The only issue I've had so far was a bad relay. Todd at Retro-Solutions was very cool about the issue, helped me diagnose the problem, and sent me a new relay free of charge.

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