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Yellow Xenon H3 Bulbs?

I was working on the truck today & noticed that I need to paint the housings on my fog lights (aftermarket lights in stock location) and I thought while I had the lights off I might swap the old clear H3 halogen bulbs for some new H3 xenon bulbs...

Then....I ran across some Yellow H3 xenon bulbs on evilBay & I thought it would be nice to have this set (aftermarket lights in stock location) of lights throw yellow light & my new set mini fog/driving lights with blue/white H3 xenon bulbs.

Has anyone used yellow xenon bulbs?
Do they actually output yellow light or do they look basically the same as the blue H3 xenon bulbs?

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Are you reffering to a an HID system (which uses xenon bulbs) or those halogens with colored glass that are falsely marketed as xenon?
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The cheap halogen (xenon gas) bulbs.
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The cheap halogen (xenon gas) bulbs.
I have them and they do look yellow. Its cool on snowy roads at night but in the daytime they look light yellow. I am getting yellow HID fog foights which are around $80.00 on ebay, they are deeper yellow and brighter.
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hmm just run a hid kit in your fog lights.. 3000k hids ftw
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hmm just run a hid kit in your fog lights.. 3000k hids ftw
I would, but I'm too cheap to spend the $$$ for real HID's

I didn't want to spend the $80 each for OEM fogs to replace my broken ones... the lights I have now are $10 each WallyWorld specials.
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Uhh I foudn replacement fog lights for 25 a light.. And the hids are 68 shipped..
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I have them and they do look yellow. Its cool on snowy roads at night but in the daytime they look light yellow. I am getting yellow HID fog foights which are around $80.00 on ebay, they are deeper yellow and brighter.
That's what I was hoping.
The set I saw was 5000k yellow, about $10 a pair shipped.

I had an old set of fogs that had yellow lenses & reflectors but used clear H3 bulbs. They looked cool on snow... until somebody broke them.
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Haha, Well i am ordering a replacement light this week and i am ordering 3000k fogs which are yellow and ill show you what it looks like in snow since utah should be getting some soon. I think i can sell you on hids =]
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The cheap halogen (xenon gas) bulbs.
halogen lights dont have xenon. they have halogen... lol
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halogen lights dont have xenon. they have halogen... lol
I guess I should start calling them Halogen (xenon look-a-like) H3 bulbs

most of the listings state "H3 Xenon Gas HID Headlight bulbs".
I know for $10 they won't be true xenon, but as long as they look pretty close to the real thing.

Anything is an improvement... My old lights are turning yellow on their own.
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Uhh I foudn replacement fog lights for 25 a light.. And the hids are 68 shipped..
Really?

Do you remember where you found them?

My local Ford Stealership wanted $40 just for one lens, not including the housing or bulb.
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i get my HID bulbs for 4.99.. and they are really hid.. take a look here:

http://www.vvme.com
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man, i would totally save up for some real HID's. its worth it and you can find em cheap on ebay. ive seen em as low as $60 a set.
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i got mine from the above link for like 60 shipped or something and i have had zero issues.. except they are just so DAMN bright. haha.
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Yeah those HID 'bulbs' are garbage, my friends bought them and they're worse than stock.
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