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As for the illegality, it's a chicken and the egg game.. The HID's are illegal as they were never tested in the specific reflector.

If however, you supply an HID bulb with the same characteristic as a standard bulb and three times the amount of light output, the combination is not invalid. :eek: If the HID fillament has other characteristics which directly relate to the reflector (placement of the fillement on the base, the bulb would be invalid..
 

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GabbaGabbaHey said:
Anyone try HID driving lights? These might be a good addition to the stock lights:

http://www.tirerack.com/accessories/hella/micro_de_xenon.jsp

www.lltek.com has a pair of HID driving lights in their catalog called "Serious Vision" (couldn't find them on their web site) that are oval and look like they would fit pretty cool in the front grill. Kinda pricey at $777, part SV3003.
An excellent idea.. especially if the Federal Elise is rumored to be wired for driving lights in the grill. How would these be switched on? Always on with the low beams?

How can we find out where the driving light harness is, what current it's rated for, what kind of mounts would work..

I really like the sound of the all-in-one packaged HID bulbs (no rebasing) with a matched optic housing independent from the headlights. Hmm...
 

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Ground Loop said:
An excellent idea.. especially if the Federal Elise is rumored to be wired for driving lights in the grill. How would these be switched on? Always on with the low beams?
The driving lights are wired to be on with the main/high beams - off with the dipped/low beams. They are driving lights meant to add to the light with main/high beams. In the US, fog lights are usually wired to be on with the dipped/low beams. Driving lights are a totally different thing than fog lights.
 
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