advice on HID headlight kits?
I'm currently considering getting HID lights (the real thing, not simulated bulbs) for my car, and I was wondering if there was anyone on this forum who had made such a modification who could give some advice as to what brands to look for / avoid. A quick search of ebay returns more people selling HID kits by different manufacturers than I have bothered to count, but I have heard that some aftermarket lights use insufficient bulb shielding or cut corners in other ways. Anyone have tips?
I was also wondering what the legal limit is for the color temperature of the lights; the kits I've seen range from 3000K (yellow) to 14000K (purple). I would be most interested in something in the 6000 - 8000K range, but I don't want to exceed the legal limit.
Anyhow... if anyone can post tips, things to watch out for, details of their installation/usage experience... it would help me out. Thanks!