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  • 4300k/5000k

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what H.I.D's should i get??? and if you have a company/brand to go with let me know that to thank you

4300k/5000k


6000k


or 8000k you can obviously tell which is the 8000k hid bulb
 

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Depends on what kind of light you want really. The 5000k is more clear like a white light and provides better viewing at night. 8000k is getting into the blues/purples and do not provide very good light at night, mostly for show. 6000k is kind of nice, should be a comfortable medium.
 

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get the Oracle 8000K like me. they are white with a blue hue, in which in my terms is perfect. you can get them from Chad from "Unique Coatings & Automotive Lighting Specialties".


in this pic, my aiming was a bit too high, its adjusted now so it doesnt light up the top of the building.

some kits heat rating is different, you might see a 8000k that seems pure blue and you might see the ones like mine, that are a white/blue.
 
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Depends on what kind of light you want really. The 5000k is more clear like a white light and provides better viewing at night. 8000k is getting into the blues/purples and do not provide very good light at night, mostly for show. 6000k is kind of nice, should be a comfortable medium.
thats exactly what i was thinking.... so its basically a coin toss between
5000k and 6000k

get the Oracle 8000K like me. they are white with a blue hue, in which in my terms is perfect. you can get them from Chad from "Unique Coatings & Automotive Lighting Specialties".


in this pic, my aiming was a bit too high, its adjusted now so it doesnt light up the top of the building.

some kits heat rating is different, you might see a 8000k that seems pure blue and you might see the ones like mine, that are a white/blue.

im planning on getting some for the St170 headlamps so thanks for posting some pic i can now get an idea on how they look lit up. What do you have for high beams???
 

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3000k - yellow(thats what i have in my fogs)
4300k-5000k - white or most kits have a yellow hue
6000k - pretty much white and some kits have a tiny blue hue
8000k - white/blue or some kits pure blue
10000k - pure blue but most kits its purple
12000k - purple with pink hue
 

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i enjoy my 8000k hids
 

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therpmstore.com they sell apexcone slimline 35w kits in any bulb/kelvin rating for $99.95 shipped with lifetime warranty on all parts including bulbs. heres a link to a kit i just installed: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2391364#post2391364

you cant go wrong with these. i also got these in 2 days from ordering them. i installed a set of 8000k h1s in some cheap ebay projectors on a friends civic in that thread.
 

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I wouldnt go higher than 6000K. The higher you go after that the lighting goes down. Unless ya really dont care and just want the bluish purple look then go for 8-10,000K. But if you dont wanna waste your money go with 5000K. A touch of the blue hue but its a true white light. I will take pics of mine tomorow for ya. 4300k is what OEM uses.
 

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that would be appreciated thanks.. i was also thinking of getting a 55wat setup.... but i don't think i need it...
 

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you dont need it. 35 is plenty bright, but if you have hid projectors then the 55w kit will be insane bright. if not i wouldnt buy them just for the fact that they will be super blinding in a halogen projector. but if you do have hid projectors and the extra cash go for it.
 

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^^^^ well i have the same headlights as DeadlyDean and his dont seem to have that nasty glare like everyone talks about with halogen housings.... so i figured everything would be ok. but yeah im not going to go with a 55watt setup.
 

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6000k or ill punch you lol.

I have them and swear to them. 8000k are really just too much more looks then performance i ran them and rain toasted the visibility.
 

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go with 6000k. they seem to be the happy medium
 

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thats what im thinking im only going to watch this thread to see what different companies to go with if anyone has any others... if not i eill go with the a the vendor on here... um.... Unique Coatings & Automotive Lighting Specialties thatsd who they are
 

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dude go to http://www.therpmstore.com and get your self a set of the apexcone slimline 35w hid's for $99.95 shipped with a lifetime warranty on all hardware including bulbs and ballasts. they will be on your doorstep in 2-3 days and they are incredibly small and bright and well worth the 100 bux.
 

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i have 6oook with infiniti balsats from a G37 and let me tell ya.....rain shine snow hail whatever...lights and fogs on i can see for almost a mile both vertical and horizontal since i dont have projectors lol the only time i have problems is in sandy areas. other than that its great. its a white color with a hint of blue any rating higher than 6k you will lose visibility in any condition because the light is starting to go lower than the visible spectrum of humans. using a 10k is like using a candle in the dark. 5300-6000k is best.
 

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i have 6oook with infiniti balsats from a G37 and let me tell ya.....rain shine snow hail whatever...lights and fogs on i can see for almost a mile both vertical and horizontal since i dont have projectors lol the only time i have problems is in sandy areas. other than that its great. its a white color with a hint of blue any rating higher than 6k you will lose visibility in any condition because the light is starting to go lower than the visible spectrum of humans. using a 10k is like using a candle in the dark. 5300-6000k is best.
10k is still much better than any halogen. so your wrong about that. yes they will not put out as many lumens as lower kelvin rated bulbs. but any hid is better than halogens. and no 10k is not beyond the visible spectrum of humans because i had 10k in my 04 gt-s celica and i could see way better than in any previous vehicle id owned with halogens. so if that were true all vehicles sold with halogen headlights would be considered dangerous.
 
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