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HID question.

The first mod I think will be an HID kit. Does anyone have a 3000K kit in the fog lamps? If so, I'd like to see a pic.

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VERY NICE!

I've got a Yamaha R6 with 3000K HIDs for both the low and the high.... I wonder what the headlights would look like with the 3000k also.

I've got a feeling that's too much yellow though. lol

Thankz Trent. :)
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i like the HID's :)
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3000k in the heads suck. i drove my buddys truck with them...sure...they look cool...but its just too much yellow.

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god i cant wait until my 10k kit arrives .. i took your advice shane and made on offer on ebay for 50 bux shipped from autoluminate. his prices are down 15 bux from a month or two ago!
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Which reminds me....i wanna run my 12,000k bulbs in my heads again. lol.
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im getting that 4x4 valance with the fogs and as soon as i come up with the cash im gonna get some 10k's to match my heads.. and then when i get another 150 my mom is getting an unexpected 8k b day present lol
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10,000k, 12,000k's...whats next.... 20,000K HIDS?
are people really that blind?
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no we just like the really cool colors
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10,000k, 12,000k's...whats next.... 20,000K HIDS?
are people really that blind?
they actually make them up to 30,000K. The 'k' rating is the color not the output.
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Anything above 6k screams ricer boi and puts out less light.

The 3k in the fogs is pretty hot though.
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how dare you insult my 10k kit... i dont think i count a ricer ******.. thank you very much..

and if anything 3k screams ricer because i see idiots with pos ricers that have 3k's in the heads.. where they DONT belong
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10ks are ricer kits, everyone around here has them.
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all the civics by me run purple, and it scatters and glares so bad idk how they see where theyre going.
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Yeah theres a couple around here with the 30000k in the heads. It attracts way to much attention and doesn't light up to well.
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How did you get the nice beam pattern? I got 6000k in mine and just cant get any kind of pattern, the lite just goes everywhere.
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I'm rockin 3,000k fogs and 6,000k heads.

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Been like that for 2 years now.
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I'm too lazy to look back towards the top of this page, but the person who mentioned that the higher the K value, the lower the output is correct.

3000K is designed for bad weather/fog/rain. That's why those are mainly in fog lamps.

4300K is what the Silverstars are

6000K is NORMALLY what the higher end cars come equipped with straight from the factory.

8000K is the MOST I'll ever go... if I ever get another color besides 3000K.
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I'm too lazy to look back towards the top of this page, but the person who mentioned that the higher the K value, the lower the output is correct.

3000K is designed for bad weather/fog/rain. That's why those are mainly in fog lamps.

4300K is what the Silverstars are

6000K is NORMALLY what the higher end cars come equipped with straight from the factory.

8000K is the MOST I'll ever go... if I ever get another color besides 3000K.
You've got it all wrong.

Color is all on preference. Although 3,000k does cut through the fog and rain well. You can run whatever color you want in the fogs, it doesn't really effect light output. I had 30,000k pink fogs in the fog lamps and wasn't that much different than the 3,000k as far as light output. It's still a High Intensity Discharge bulb, so the output is far superior to the halogen, as well as bulb longevity.

4,300k is not what a silverstar is. That's what color they appear. 4,300k HID is MUCH different than a Silverstar bulb.

6,000k is not what is in higher end cars from the factory. 4,300k is what almost all cars have from the factory, they all just use projectors which give the appearance of the more blue color.

8,000k is the most I think I would run in a DD as well. Any more than that and you lose serious light output. Anything over 4,300k, on paper says you lose light output.
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Tre is correct 4300k is the OEM HID color
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ok so let me get this straight.

the ratings on HID kits = color of output, not the actual amount of light put out.

So does that mean that all of the different ratings produces the same output of light? jus different colors?
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Exactly. If you want the most light possible go with a 4300k kit. 6000k is a tiny big less, 8000k even less. After that I wouldn't run them in the heads.
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Here's what needs to be a sticky for HID's

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K - refers to Kelvin in temperature needed to achieve that color inside the bulb.

Lumens are what you're after with HID's.

3,000k's are right around 2,800-2,900 lumens.
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Thankz for the find Trent.

I've done PLENTY of research on this topic... I can't believe how much BS I've had to dig through to get to the actual facts.


EDIT: Trent... Sylvania actually stated that their SilverStars were 4300K... that's from what I remember from a couple years ago.
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