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5k or 6k HIDs? for lows and fogs

Struggling to decide whether to get 5k or 6k HIDs for both my lows and fogs. Had 5k on my previous car without projector headlights and loved how they looked but I've never had them on a car with projector headlights. I hear some people saying they like 6k better than 5k and the opposite. What is everyone's opinion on the 2? Also this is on a 2015 JGC Altitude. Thanks for the help!

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Re: 5k or 6k HIDs? for lows and fogs

I always go with the 4300k or 5000k...pure white, looks classier to me with more visable light output
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Re: 5k or 6k HIDs? for lows and fogs

Can't decide....? Go with DDM PlusCanbusKit35W because they make a 5500K.
That's what I got and it's the perfect white color to me.



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Re: 5k or 6k HIDs? for lows and fogs

5K would be my choice...white light instead of blue.
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Re: 5k or 6k HIDs? for lows and fogs

Anything over 5k in my opinion is really for the looks.

I had a 5k DDM Kit in my 2014 and they had the perfect balance of white with a slight tinge of blue. Absolutely blew away my halogens.


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Re: 5k or 6k HIDs? for lows and fogs

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Anything over 5k in my opinion is really for the looks.

I had a 5k DDM Kit in my 2014 and they had the perfect balance of white with a slight tinge of blue. Absolutely blew away my halogens.
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I'll second that!
6k is 'ok', but anything above that is pretty much worthless.
4300k is what OEM HIDs are.
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Re: 5k or 6k HIDs? for lows and fogs

I'm a bit torn on this one. I've got to say that I feel downright unsafe at night with the halogen bulbs. I rarely ever engage my high beams since there's always another vehicle sharing the road.

My question is: If I went with DDM's 6K HID H11 bulbs, would it still provide much better visibility compared with the stock 2014 halogens?

Photographs are difficult to judge as well when it comes to the aesthetic part of the equation.

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5k or 6k HIDs? for lows and fogs

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I'm a bit torn on this one. I've got to say that I feel downright unsafe at night with the halogen bulbs. I rarely ever engage my high beams since there's always another vehicle sharing the road.

My question is: If I went with DDM's 6K HID H11 bulbs, would it still provide much better visibility compared with the stock 2014 halogens?

Photographs are difficult to judge as well when it comes to the aesthetic part of the equation.

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I ran a DDM 5500k HID in my 2014 and the color output i felt was perfect. Not to mention the amount of usable light on the street ahead of me was just outstanding.

I have their new "Plus Canbus" kit on order and again went with 5500k. I'm thinking for my fogs to either leave my Sylvania Ultras in or ordering Phillips Diamond Vision 5k bulbs to closer match. I'm not a fan of HID fog lights, even though they do look nice matching the lows.


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Re: 5k or 6k HIDs? for lows and fogs

As close to 5k as you can get the better, once you get to 6k and up, the light output is reduced and more for aesthetics (as mentioned above) than anything else. The bluish tint looks kind of cheesy in my opinion.

I ran a 5k DDM kit on the fogs of my old RAM and loved it, the light output was amazing, and was the perfect color...nice crisp white light.

I'll definitely be ordering another kit from them soon for my GC, the "plus canbus" kit as mentioned will be a great option.
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