This may not be the place to put this thread, but I don't venture much outside the Land Cruiser section, so please feel free to move it, if its better suited to a more general section....
This how I basically made some fairly decent quality HID driving lights, for a grand total of $250 for two lights.
I purchased IPF 968s from Costco for $90, thanks to a thread on here that discussed that deal. Costco IPFs
I then purchased an HID conversion kit from Retro-Solutions for $160.
The IPF 968s are not fancy lights by any means, except that they have a fairly unique and nice reflector that allows the light to function as both a short distance driving light and a long distance spot light. I thought it would be a great light to convert to HID use.
The housing is extremely simple and made of plastic. Definitely not fancy. The lens and reflector are also simple, but appear to be of decent quality. The kit comes with a plug and play wiring harness and 4 bulbs. 2, 55 watt and 2, 100 watt. The wire harness and bulbs are nice, but of course, I didnít use any of it for this set up.
The HIDs are a little tricky. I searched high and low trying to figure what brand of conversion HIDs I should go with. There are a lot of cheap junk HIDs and there are some really spendy ones out there. Price was still a major concern and it seemed like a lot people were pointing to this Retro-Solutions guy and his kits.
The seller makes lots of claims, like that his kits and bulbs are OEM spec or better and they are not cheap junk made in China. I have no idea if all of that is true, but I couldnít find anything bad said about him or his products and price was not bad, so I gave it a try.
The things that attracted me to this particular kit was the higher wattage, 55 verses 35 watts, and the supposedly higher light output. The fact that I could order a low temp color (I wanted OEM light color, not blue) and the claim that the kit and bulbs were OEM quality. The ballasts were also supposed to be very durable and water proof. Also, this is supposed to be digitally controlled, which I "believe" means no igniter is used....I could be wrong though.
I chose the 4300K temp light in ďshortĒ H3 bulbs with the 55 watt kit.