Technology: How a bixenon headlight projector works with a quick lights-on demo
Here wee have a quick overview of how a bi-xenon headlight projector works.
A true high performance headlight upgrade involving a bi-xenon projector is vastly different than a "bixenon" plug n play HID kit. Projector systems use a light "cutoff shield" inside to define the shape of their beam pattern. Bixenon projectors have a hinged cutoff shield that will move out of the way when the high beam solenoid is activated, letting more light project through the lens, and creating the high beam.
Demo projectors are a Hella E55 bi-xenon (common in BMW's/Mercedes) and an Acura TL bi-xenon (exclusive to the 04-08 Acura TL's)
This is the same technology found in all modern high end cars from BMW, Mercedes, Lexus, Nissan, Acura etc.
Bi-Xenon HID Projectors Explained (Morimoto Mini)
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Here's a link to the updated version of the projectors in this video:
A D2S version of these projectors:
They also offer drop in kits for many cars, so no alignment hassles:
I'm hoping this can help some of my viewers get amazing lighting in their cars and save a few bucks too.
E46-R projector shroud: explained how to mount centric ring
Instruction video on how to mount the shroud centric ring inside the E46-R shroud so that it can easily be fit onto the Mini Bi-xenon projector.
There are 2 methods. We prefer the second method.
0:08 First method: cut a flat pieces off the centric ring, so that it can fit behind the 2 clips of the shroud. You can also add some glue to be sure that it sits tight.
0:35 Second method: don't adjust the ring, but make room for the ring and glue it to the shroud.
0:40 break the 2 clips with a plier.
0:57 Now there's enough space for the shroud centric ring
1:12 Apply glue on the 3 small notches. Choose some good glue, you don't want it too loose when it's in your headlight
1:58 This is how easy attachment of the shroud to the projector is with the centric ring.
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