Re: Need HID advice
[quote author=quantumphreak link=topic=182923.msg3870495#msg3870495 date=1291049962]
[quote author=Grumpyjap link=topic=182923.msg3870402#msg3870402 date=1291045048]
4300k is what most factory equipted HIDs have. 5000k won;t have a blue tint when you're looking out from the drivers seat, BUT will have a blue tint is you're looking at it from the outside.
Which IMO..is weak...unless you put 55 watts behind them. I tried the 4300k 55watts and it still looked weak but my eyes have 39 years on them. The 8000k lights up the road for my eyes much better the signs light up very bright I feel you pick up reflectors on cars and bikes and such father away than with 5000k and below.
from a strictly technical standpoint, 4100K produces the most lumens, i.e. gives you the brightest light. anything above or below that will be dimmer. Going down will produce a severe drop in brightness (which is why halogens are so much dimmer) Going up will produce much less of a decrease, but a decrease nonetheless. even at 30,000K the light will be a deep purple, yet still slightly brighter than halogens.
My point is that 8000K is not as bright as 4100K (or 4300K). Not by much, but there is a difference. I have a Phillips H.I.D. Kit with 6000K bulbs and the statement "blue tint from the outside" is barely applicable. You can barely tell the blue.
anyways, you'll be just fine with 5000K, however I do hope you plan on using a ballast and wiring harness too, not just plugging the H.I.D. bulbs directly into the headlight plug.
Oh and about silverstars, I've never seen them myself but many of the members of the forum who have tried them will testify that the slight increase in whiteness does not justify the price increase