Seems like all the 'rice-burners' I've seen with these bulbs don't have good illumination...it's more of a fad or look than anything else.
I wouldn't compromise nightime driving safety for 'cool looking lights'. The HID's are amazing lights and perform very well.
The tinted 'blue' lights in the tricked out cars you see are done for appearance only and provide no functionality.
1994 C280 204k miles