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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-03-2010, 07:46 AM Thread Starter
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Which HIDS are best

Im looking for a great company that is proven to have what they say, i bought multi HID bulbs looking for a specific color but they just don't seem to look the way they say or even on the pics, mine seem to be dimmer and not the color could it be my ballast or my bulbs, im looking for a nice deep blue headlight and and bright yellow can anyone help

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Blue is gonna be 8000k - 10000k and yellow is 3000k. If your going above 6000k don't even bother, just keep your halogens. The xenon store will have everything you need for a hid kit.

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Re: Which HIDS are best

This chart should give you a basic idea of color. Just keep in mind that after around 5000k visable light starts to decrease, meaning that although the light is technically brighter your eyes can't process the color as well as a white light so the light will actually look dimmer. If you look at the pictures from the driver view, look at the top corners of the pictures and you'll see what I'm talking about.

[img width=1024 height=357]http://reviews.turbometal.com/wp-content/uploads/hid-conversion-kit-color-temperature-chart.jpg[/img]

Another option is to get overlays. I have the tinted headlight overlays and with the HIDs there was only a slight dimming
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thanks yeah i am looking into gettin the overlays from lamin-x

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And if you get 55 watts your gonna light the road up like time square!
PLUS if you go 55 watt and you get 8000k they burn to 6000k color the shading on 55watt burns about a color or so down from what you order
i.e.
6000k will look 4500-5000k
8000k will look 6500-7000k
10k will look 85000-9000k
just because of higher burn wattage, but you will light the road up insain! 35 watt is a standard replacement I recommend 55 watt because of our cut off inside our projectors it just sprays light directly on the ground but so much farther than 35 watt.

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Thanks for the info what would be a better company to go with ?

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a lot of people go with ddmtuning cause of price and they aren't bad. i usually went for kits from gothidkit.com but now im on ddmtuning myself
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Thanks I might be ordering a new kit soon

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the only thing about the ones from ddmtuning is the shipping, since they are always on back order it might take a while for it to ship
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Yeah that's what I herd

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