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post #1 of 8 Old 18th May 2019, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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Question for people with Helix (DJ AUTO) lenses

I'm about to open my headlights and upgrade to Morimoto projectors and clear corner Helix lenses.
I've read some posts where people claim Helix pits and clouds faster than Hella. Anybody noticed that?
I'm aware that I can put clear film but not sure how it affects light output if any.
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I'm about to open my headlights and upgrade to Morimoto projectors and clear corner Helix lenses.
I've read some posts where people claim Helix pits and clouds faster than Hella. Anybody noticed that?
I'm aware that I can put clear film but not sure how it affects light output if any.
Thank you in advance.
Yes they can since at the end of the day they are replica lenses. How fast depends where you live and how long the car is exposed to UV radiation.

Clear bra does fix this however, I've used Xpel for 4+ years on my DJ Auto lenses and have not noticed any adverse affect on light output and my lenses still look spot on

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Yes they can could since at the end of the day they are replica lenses. How fast depends where you live and how long the car is exposed to UV radiation.

Clear bra does fix this however, I've used Xpel for 4+ years on my DJ Auto lenses and have not noticed any adverse affect on light output and my lenses still look spot on
Thank you. I know you have quite a experience with the lenses.
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I also recommend just applying some sort of protective film. I used Xpel as well. 2+ years and my DJ Auto lenses still look brand new!
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Definitely the one thing I cannot stand about the DJAuto lenses. You will literally get swirl just from wiping them down with a microfiber towel. This becomes extremely obvious when you ditch the stock angel eyes and install much brighter LEDs.

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Definitely the one thing I cannot stand about the DJAuto lenses. You will literally get swirl just from wiping them down with a microfiber towel. This becomes extremely obvious when you ditch the stock angel eyes and install much brighter LEDs.
All of my research point out that they're the best aftermarket lens but not quite as good as Hella.
Hella will of course yellow and pit over time too but it does seem to be of better quality over all and with proper anti scratch coating applied in factory. Not sure about DJAuto.
Some good info here: https://www.hella.com/techworld/us/T...eadlights-219/
As few guys pointed out, protective film is way to go and DJAuto will suffice when protected.
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All of my research point out that they're the best aftermarket lens but not quite as good as Hella.
Hella will of course yellow and pit over time too but it does seem to be of better quality over all and with proper anti scratch coating applied in factory. Not sure about DJAuto.
Some good info here: https://www.hella.com/techworld/us/T...eadlights-219/
As few guys pointed out, protective film is way to go and DJAuto will suffice when protected.
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I'm not saying not to use them; they're the only ones I use in my headlight builds, I'm just pointing out how bad their scratch resistance is.

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I'm not saying not to use them; they're the only ones I use in my headlight builds, I'm just pointing out how bad their scratch resistance is.
I understand. I stumbled across that article where Hella uses special coating and probably DJAuto doesn't. Other than that, they're the best alternative.

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