First thing you said that I agree with.
In halogen or sealed beam automotive lighting the filament of the bulb is not the light source... the bulb or sealed beam is a unit and is the source of light.
I really should give up to your bulling Joe, but I can't help myself.....
this statement is incorrect, in halogen bulb filament of the bulb is the light source, there no igniting gases in halogen, it it not luminescent bulb. halogen gases helps redeposit evaporated tungsten back on the filament to prolong it's life, nothing else.
You also need to understand that different light sources need different focusing methods... a halogen bulb can use a simple reflector (such as in the Ridgeline) which is inappropriate for a HID light source which need a projector. [/QUOTE]
that was complete BS , my 2001 mercedes AMG has factory hids in simple reflector housing, no projectors. my BMW has projectors without hids,
what I agree with is that every housing should be designed for particular bulb.
[/QUOTE]The bottom line is that there is right and there is wrong. It is wrong to use illegal headlamp systems such as aftermarket HID lamps on a vehicle or headlamp system never designed for such equipment. You are deciding that your desire for light (or just a dumb ass kid trying to be cool) is more important than the safety of everyone else on the road. You cannot say they are aimed adjusted properly since no standards for such an installation exist.[/QUOTE]
there is a light pattern standard you can easily obtain, you can't say mine HL is dangerous just because they haven't been dot certified. assumption that everything not made at the Honda factory is dangerous and can't be improved upon is plain ignorant.