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Title: Storm HID
Post by: czn030 on November 14, 2010, 12:22:17 PM
Hi there!

Has anyone tried this HID brand? This is the brand I saw in an ad from sulit.com. It costs around 2k.

TIA!
Title: Re: Storm HID
Post by: DTNS on November 15, 2010, 11:29:11 AM
its probably one of those china-made HID's. check if the seller offers warranty and how to claim it.  ;)
Title: Re: Storm HID
Post by: john5 on November 16, 2010, 10:47:33 AM
Ah really?super cheap naman yan.i wonder how long it will last...
Title: Re: Storm HID
Post by: czn030 on November 17, 2010, 03:13:20 AM
May 1 year warranty naman yung HID. Problem is, di ko alam kung tatagal. The price is so cheap na baka may catch. So kung sino sana ang nakapagtry please let me know..

Thanks.
Title: Re: Storm HID
Post by: DTNS on November 17, 2010, 11:35:13 AM
Quote from: czn030 on November 17, 2010, 03:13:20 AM
May 1 year warranty naman yung HID. Problem is, di ko alam kung tatagal. The price is so cheap na baka may catch. So kung sino sana ang nakapagtry please let me know..

Thanks.

the catch? you'll have to find out if it actually lasts!  :evil5:

it's your decision.  ;)
Title: Re: Storm HID
Post by: Brent on November 17, 2010, 04:00:50 PM
Normally if its a new brand, I'd advise you to shy away because when its time to claim your warranty, they might not be selling it anymore.
Title: Re: Storm HID
Post by: Leo C. on November 17, 2010, 04:20:37 PM
For P2k, mukhang pwede mag gamble. Hehe. Inspect lang yung physical appearance junbg ok quality.
Title: Re: Storm HID
Post by: czn030 on November 18, 2010, 03:00:34 AM
Thanks for the inputs. Di ko na lang siguro kukunin. Sakit din kase sa ulo kung mabilis masira at wala kang ibang gawin kundi magclaim ng warranty. Di rin kase shop yung nagbebenta kaya mahirap din magclaim ng warranty in case may problema.  :cheer:
Title: Re: Storm HID
Post by: Leo C. on November 18, 2010, 09:48:52 AM
Maybe these were imported in bulk direct from China. You'll be surprised to know there are more than 200 factories in China manufacturing HIDs and some even as subcontractors of well known brands and a set of HIDs costs around 10-15 dollars or even less.  P2k for a set of HIDs is not even cheap. They can sell these at P1,200.00 and still get big profits.   ;D
Title: Re: Storm HID
Post by: czn030 on November 18, 2010, 11:46:55 AM
@VIVO That's something nice to know! If you will check the ad in sulit, they also do bulk orders. So it could be that this HID is using quality materials? I am really tempted to buy this. Hehe.  :fingers:
Title: Re: Storm HID
Post by: z_lynx on November 18, 2010, 12:56:45 PM
Quote from: czn030 on November 14, 2010, 12:22:17 PM
Hi there!

Has anyone tried this HID brand? This is the brand I saw in an ad from sulit.com. It costs around 2k.

TIA!

i just went to china a week ago, and bought an H.I.D hi/lo and it just cost about 1500 pesos.maybe less if i bought more than 3 sets..
Title: Re: Storm HID
Post by: Leo C. on November 18, 2010, 01:09:06 PM
That's about right. For a minimum order of 1,000 sets, you can get them at around P500.00 each depending on  the factory.  Then you rent a booth in the car show and sell them for P3,500 each. Hehe! Nice!
Title: Re: Storm HID
Post by: smack_19 on November 14, 2011, 04:58:56 AM
LOL ive bin using that brand of HID for 3 years now on my suzuki scrum minivan... yeah that's right minivan! the weird thing lang is yung 8000k na inorder ko parang kasing kulay lang ng 6000k ng orig and compared sa orig mas matindi tlaga yung ilaw ng orig. the good thing was di nasisita ng mga buwaya kasi nga kung itatabi mo cya sa orig eh mas masakit tlaga sa mata yung orig. ang advice sakin nung nagbbenta is kelangan lang tlaga naka relay yung linya ng headlamps mo para mas humaba buhay ng HID. sa ngayon gumagana parin cya pero yung isang bulb ko on the driver side eh pundido na yung Hi(Halogen). im not sure kung bakit nasira but till now gumagana parin HID ko, sira nga lang yung Hi beam ko sa driver side....
Title: Re: Storm HID
Post by: czn030 on November 21, 2011, 06:37:31 PM
I have a coworker who's using Storm HID. So far no issues naman daw pero ang binili ko na lang is yung Caido brand.
Title: Re: Storm HID
Post by: Leo C. on November 22, 2011, 09:32:25 AM
Caido, Hehe, I know the supplier and the source.  :evilgrin2: Actually, in China you can find hundreds of factories capable of manufacturing these HIDs. These products don't have brands, it's up for the buyer to put a brand name. Heck, you can place your wife's name if you want! So, in choosing these Chinese HIDs, don't mind the brand. First to do is physically check the item if it looks good (check quality of metals, wires, etc.), then ask for a warranty.
Title: Re: Storm HID
Post by: czn030 on November 23, 2011, 07:54:54 AM
@Vivo Is this a reliable HID? Bought it for 6k kasi.
Title: Re: Storm HID
Post by: Leo C. on November 23, 2011, 09:55:02 AM
I think P6K is too much. It's just a generic HID with a house brand. Chinese HIDs are really unpredictable. The factories use good equipment and materials with good technicians.  The problem with the factories there are their quality control practices. So, you will never know if you bought a good one or a bad one. Another problem is that most of the time they change factories. Example, if factory A making X brand HIDs has closed, the importer will look for another factory to manufacture his X brand HID and its possible that the next shipment of X brand HIDs will have a different quality than your previous shipment. Another problem is the cost of materials, it's also possible that the next batch of shipment will have thinner metals, thinner wires than the previous ones if the manufacturing costs have gone up (dinadaya yan kung minsan). My final answer to your question is... I really don't know. 

By the way, not only that you can print your own brand on the box, you can also have the freedom to print on your box "Made in Korea" or "Made in Germany"  :rock:
Title: Re: Storm HID
Post by: czn030 on November 24, 2011, 09:19:06 PM
Naku naman..... Napamahal pa pala ko. Anyway, I'll just wait for it to malfunction then I'll buy a new one from Xenon Bulbs. :crybaby2:
Title: Re: Storm HID
Post by: john5 on December 02, 2011, 11:52:10 AM
Quote from: czn030 on November 24, 2011, 09:19:06 PM
Naku naman..... Napamahal pa pala ko. Anyway, I'll just wait for it to malfunction then I'll buy a new one from Xenon Bulbs. :crybaby2:
DK hid ok daw and alot cheaper.mga 2k lang
Title: Re: Storm HID
Post by: czn030 on December 02, 2011, 05:07:33 PM
The shop told me that DK brand was not that good compared to Caido so I bought the Caido brand. So far no issues naman bro. Thanks for the input!
Title: Re: Storm HID
Post by: Leo C. on December 02, 2011, 05:18:41 PM
Quote from: czn030 on December 02, 2011, 05:07:33 PM
The shop told me that DK brand was not that good compared to Caido so I bought the Caido brand. So far no issues naman bro. Thanks for the input!

SOP sa mga retail stores to push products that will give them more profit. Style also of some suppliers is to give commissions to the sales person who can push his product. Hehe! That's why I don't ask store personnel about their opinions.
Title: Re: Storm HID
Post by: czn030 on December 02, 2011, 05:46:11 PM
Quote from: Vivo on December 02, 2011, 05:18:41 PM
SOP sa mga retail stores to push products that will give them more profit. Style also of some suppliers is to give commissions to the sales person who can push his product. Hehe! That's why I don't ask store personnel about their opinions.


Yeah. Unfortunately, I'm unfortunate... Hehe.
Title: Re: Storm HID
Post by: Leo C. on December 03, 2011, 09:08:05 AM
Quote from: czn030 on December 02, 2011, 05:46:11 PM

Yeah. Unfortunately, I'm unfortunate... Hehe.

Nope! Now, you're wiser...
Title: Re: Storm HID
Post by: czn030 on December 03, 2011, 12:58:24 PM
Quote from: Vivo on December 03, 2011, 09:08:05 AM
Nope! Now, you're wiser...

As long as you are giving me helpful infos then I should be fine. Hehe!
Title: Re: Storm HID
Post by: john5 on December 05, 2011, 01:33:03 PM
althoough i'm not a user of PnP HIDs,based on sa inputs lang ng mga ka car club ko.i'm still using my osram silverstar halogenbulb=)
Title: Re: Storm HID
Post by: czn030 on December 05, 2011, 02:15:17 PM
Actually it seems like it's safer to use hallogen bulbs because I can't see the road clearly at night during rain pour. :(
Title: Re: Storm HID
Post by: Leo C. on December 05, 2011, 02:40:16 PM
Quote from: czn030 on December 05, 2011, 02:15:17 PM
Actually it seems like it's safer to use hallogen bulbs because I can't see the road clearly at night during rain pour. :(

Hay naku, talaga ganun. Anong temp ng HIDs mo? 6K? 8K?
Title: Re: Storm HID
Post by: czn030 on December 05, 2011, 02:42:33 PM
8k tapos 35 watts lang. Hehe. :laugh:
Title: Re: Storm HID
Post by: Leo C. on December 05, 2011, 03:10:14 PM
35 watts lang naman talaga yun. Power consumption yun and not yung liwanag. Maybe you're not using projectors that's why kalat lights mo. 8K tama lang naman yan.
Title: Re: Storm HID
Post by: czn030 on December 05, 2011, 03:30:58 PM
Ah ganun pala. Hehe. Kala ko kase yung wattage nagdedetermine ng luminosity. Thanks for the info sir! Yep, I'm not using projectors but I'm planning to convert the headlamps soon.
Title: Re: Storm HID
Post by: Leo C. on December 05, 2011, 04:10:11 PM
Actually, it's luminance.  Measured in Lux or Lumens. Yung obsolete term is candlepower. ;)   Luminosity is a term used in astronomy.  Yup, you have to convert to projectors.



Title: Re: Storm HID
Post by: czn030 on December 05, 2011, 04:26:46 PM
Ah. Hehe. Type R kasi yung headlamp ko kaya medyo nanghihinayang pa ko iconvert to projector type.
Title: Re: Storm HID
Post by: Leo C. on December 05, 2011, 04:36:10 PM
Ah ok, here's a suggestion. Mag add ka na lang ng aux lights or fog lights na 55 watts halogen. Malaki tulong ito sa rainy nights mo kapag di kaya ng HID mo. This way, you don't have to invest sa projectors and keep your type r.  Yellow para JDM :thumbsup: 
Title: Re: Storm HID
Post by: czn030 on December 05, 2011, 05:23:08 PM
Quote from: Vivo on December 05, 2011, 04:36:10 PM
Ah ok, here's a suggestion. Mag add ka na lang ng aux lights or fog lights na 55 watts halogen. Malaki tulong ito sa rainy nights mo kapag di kaya ng HID mo. This way, you don't have to invest sa projectors and keep your type r.  Yellow para JDM :thumbsup: 

Mau foglights ako kaya lang di gumagana. Faulty wiring daw. Hehe. I'd go with your suggestion!! Galing!
Title: Re: Storm HID
Post by: Brent on December 23, 2011, 02:59:50 PM
Quote from: czn030 on December 05, 2011, 05:23:08 PM
Mau foglights ako kaya lang di gumagana. Faulty wiring daw. Hehe. I'd go with your suggestion!! Galing!

Did you convert your Type-R headlights to LHD already? Malaki improvement niyan if you do it. I did it with mine before. As for your fogs, have a qualified electrician re-wire it for you. Sayang din.
Title: Re: Storm HID
Post by: czn030 on December 23, 2011, 03:48:08 PM
Not yet. Pano ginagawa yun? Yung fogs naman ay ok. Wiring lang talaga at yung switch mukang defective na. Thanks!
Title: Re: Storm HID
Post by: Leo C. on December 23, 2011, 04:27:07 PM
Quote from: czn030 on December 23, 2011, 03:48:08 PM
Not yet. Pano ginagawa yun? Yung fogs naman ay ok. Wiring lang talaga at yung switch mukang defective na. Thanks!

Some cars have a switch levers at the rear of the housing. I don't know about your headlights. I think they have adjustment screws.
Title: Re: Storm HID
Post by: czn030 on December 23, 2011, 04:57:50 PM
I haven't checked the foglights about the switches. A car electrician has already checked it and found out that the wirings were faulty. Aayusin na rin sana nya that time kaya lang nagmamadali ako kaya ang pinagawa ko muna ay yung wiring ng signal light. About the headlights, I bought them from a friend who sold his car years ago so I'm not sure if they were already converted or not.
Title: Re: Storm HID
Post by: Brent on December 23, 2011, 06:56:10 PM
Quote from: czn030 on December 23, 2011, 03:48:08 PM
Not yet. Pano ginagawa yun? Yung fogs naman ay ok. Wiring lang talaga at yung switch mukang defective na. Thanks!

You will need a local LHD headlight also. The black chrome frame on the CTR headlights can be removed, transfer that to the local LHD headlight then you're good. You'll have the bulb cover pa since the local version has it. This somehow improves the projection of the light in some way. Then of course being LHD oriented, you'll have proper vision now and cars on the other side won't be pissed at you anymore because your lights aren't pointed directly at them anymore.
Title: Re: Storm HID
Post by: czn030 on December 23, 2011, 07:17:22 PM
Quote from: Brent on December 23, 2011, 06:56:10 PM
You will need a local LHD headlight also. The black chrome frame on the CTR headlights can be removed, transfer that to the local LHD headlight then you're good. You'll have the bulb cover pa since the local version has it. This somehow improves the projection of the light in some way. Then of course being LHD oriented, you'll have proper vision now and cars on the other side won't be pissed at you anymore because your lights aren't pointed directly at them anymore.

I see. At least I still have the original headlights. I also noticed that there's no bulb cover. This could be the reason why the light is scattered.