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Halogen to Xenon conversion

Hi all. I have a 159 '07 model. Looking it up, I saw my car came with 'optional' xenons. I bought my car preowned without this option.

I'd like to make the change to Xenons, but I was wondering:
  • Can I simply get original Xenon headlights from the agents and just replace my headlights?
  • Or is using an HID kit (H7 I think) going to give me the same result?

I've read the many posts about how HID kits are not designed for the headlamp housing etc and just wanted to know your findings? I realise proper agent headlamps will cost a lot more, but if it means I wont be blinding others and it will look more legit, then I'd prefer to go that route.

If however, because of the 159's projector type housing, it won't make any difference, then I'll just go for the kit. So does it matter and is it possible?
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There is a company that specialises in converting headlamps. Apparently the 159/Brera Projectors are standard OEM items that can be replaced with a Xenon projector (The whole projector, not just the lamp). And the new projector is also bi-Xenon.
This conversion is easy as it just requires headlamp removal then it's plug and play by removing the old projector and pluging in the new.
I have been quoted around 220 euros plus shipping for a set so it's definetely cheaper than going for the factory Xenon headlamps (1K each headlamp). But it's also 2-3 times more expensive than the ballast+lamp solution.
The company can be found here: https://www.retrofitlab.com/
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