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Suggestions/Opinions - 2011-2014 Edge Headlight Lighting

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Hey there!

 

My 2011 Edge Limited came with factory installed HID lighting with D3S bulbs.

 

As many have noticed, the light output and color temperature is really lacking. I believe its 4300K.

 

What do you recommend? Get an aftermarket HID kit or just purchase a replacement D3S bulb at 5000K or 6000K?

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After checking options available from TRS, looks like I don't get any aftermarket HID kits available.

 

Only thing I see that I can get (other than LED interior lights and turn signals, etc.) is the D3S Osram Xenarc 66340 CBI bulbs.

 

Has anyone tried these out in a '11-14 Edge or '11-15 MKX? If so, do they have a good light output? Im sure they are brighter than stock. I also checked and see that I have Osram Xenarc 66340 (Non CBI) currently installed.

 

https://www.theretrofitsource.com/d3s-osram-xenarc-66340-cbi-49680.html?carDisplay=2011+Ford+Edge+%28HID+Equipped%29&preselect=&preselect_restrict=1

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If you have a 2011, you probably have the regular Osram 66340 . Later on, maybe 2012/2013, they started using 66340 HBI. Searching online, HBI might stand for "High Beam Improved", but they are better than non-HBI. I found a good deal on a pair of HBIs & saw a noticable improvement. The CBIs are supposed to be even better (though I did not try them).


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If you have a 2011, you probably have the regular Osram 66340 . Later on, maybe 2012/2013, they started using 66340 HBI. Searching online, HBI might stand for "High Beam Improved", but they are better than non-HBI. I found a good deal on a pair of HBIs & saw a noticable improvement. The CBIs are supposed to be even better (though I did not try them).

 

 

 

I do have the 66340 installed. Did you notice if the color temperature was the same on the HIB as it is on the regular?

 

I since purchased and installed some 6000K D3S replacement bulbs (Not HID Kits) from Dan over at Drive Bright and they have a much better color temp. but the light output isn't the greatest.

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Yes, Ive checked out their offerings except it did not show me that as an option when i selected my vehicle. Only the Osram and Morimoto branded D3S are shown.

 

Im going to give the Osram CBI a chance. Hopefully they add more light output than the replacement D3S bulbs from Dan.

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CBI used to be king of OEM but its been discontinued here really recently. I know of 3 Edges with the White Vision bulbs

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I do have the 66340 installed. Did you notice if the color temperature was the same on the HIB as it is on the regular?

 

I since purchased and installed some 6000K D3S replacement bulbs (Not HID Kits) from Dan over at Drive Bright and they have a much better color temp. but the light output isn't the greatest.

 

Yes, but it is a slight difference.

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CBI used to be king of OEM but its been discontinued here really recently. I know of 3 Edges with the White Vision bulbs

I see. Well I guess Ill have to think about it. The White Vision is a bit more expensive than the CBI.

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Yes, but it is a slight difference.

Okay, good to know.

 

Update***

Checked my wife's '13 MKX and indeed it has the HBI version HID's. So I can confirm they are better than the original but the color temp is about the same.

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