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HID Colors

what do you guys reccommend as a color temp? iam going to be possibly buy HIDS and was curious what yall run and think look the best.........

and yes i know i lose high beams but igot the offroad lights if i need them......lol
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i got 2 sets

6K and 8K

6Ks are hyper white
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and the 8Ks are like a blueish tint
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i like the hyper white ALOT better
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i would go 5000K (6000K is pushing it for me), it's the most white. I hate the blue.
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areu selling them evan or keeping them? why u got 2?
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well i bought the kit..bulbs and ballast..bulbs were the blueish ones..

then i just wanted to get whiter bulbs (6K) so i bought them so i guess ive got spairs..
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kinda small but you can tell

1st-4000
2nd-6000
3rd-8000
4th-10000
5th-12000
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5600 is daylight so something around that...
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hey evan where'd you get your kit from? i've been thinking about an 8k kit for a long time now...
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I really like the 4000K kits, there so white and clear
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5600 is daylight so something around that...
4000k is daylight
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4300K is what PIAA uses...
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4000k is daylight
unless they measure light differently between lamps and photography 5600k is light at 12 noon

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# 5000 K: Daylight°
# 5500 K: average daylight, electronic flash (can vary between manufacturers)
# 5770 K: effective sun temperature
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_temperature

slightly lower but 5600 is what photography recognizes as daylight
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i love my 8000k hid bulbs they are not to blue well to me there extreamly white on the ground accept for the outter edges and from far away driving at it you can see the blue tint to it. it is not like deep blue but id call it like an ice blue kinda thing.

the 6000k and below is for real driving
8000+ is for ppl who want a little color to it for looks so its kinda up to u waht u really want
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the shots with the 2 diffrent bulbs are

passanger side - PIAA Extream whites 4000K bulbs

drivers side - 8000k hid bulb
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hey evan where'd you get your kit from? i've been thinking about an 8k kit for a long time now...

ebay..i bout a 8300 kit and then just bought 6000 bulbs..but they sell them all on ebay..
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ebay..i bout a 8300 kit and then just bought 6000 bulbs..but they sell them all on ebay..
did you just get one of the many generic $100-$130 range kits they have listed?
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did you just get one of the many generic $100-$130 range kits they have listed?

nope my kit was like 300 shipped..plug and play...
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i just got the 10000k and i love them they have a halogen high beam too!!!! i'll try to find the link for them here it is http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB..._promot_widget
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Once you go above 6k you're really starting to negate any of the advantages that HIDs give. The actual amount of light output starts to drop off in the 8k+ bulbs.

The optimal range for light output is the 4300-5000k. Those will be the purest and brightest lights. If you want a little color and still have light output better than standard halogen, go with 6000k. Anything above that and all you're really doing is spending $100+ for silly colored lights.
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Once you go above 6k you're really starting to negate any of the advantages that HIDs give. The actual amount of light output starts to drop off in the 8k+ bulbs.

The optimal range for light output is the 4300-5000k. Those will be the purest and brightest lights. If you want a little color and still have light output better than standard halogen, go with 6000k. Anything above that and all you're really doing is spending $100+ for silly colored lights.

ur right the brightness does drop off a little but my hid's will outpower any halogen hands down with blue color. i might change to 10k next for the color.

i always have ppl giving me the middle finger or sticking there heads out the windows lipping swairs to me HAHAHA on the lowest settings so ill never have regular halogen lights again.
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ur right the brightness does drop off a little but my hid's will outpower any halogen hands down with blue color. i might change to 10k next for the color.

i always have ppl giving me the middle finger or sticking there heads out the windows lipping swairs to me HAHAHA on the lowest settings so ill never have regular halogen lights again.
complete disregard of other's safety... NICE.
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If I went with HID, I'd get as close to 4,500 as I could.
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I'll keep my Silverstars...
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^^^u dont know what u are missing :)
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complete disregard of other's safety... NICE.

hehe hey they are lowest setting and ppl still dont like it prob ppl arnt use to haveing the hid's in a higher vehical usualy in a car or suv. maybe thats it
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