Originally Posted by Da Jeeper
This is odd, just googled the D3S bulb on the net and it comes in 2 different packages??
I got the dark blue box from xenon depot...guess I should call them as they show the white box on there web site...
Weird. The scratch off should have numbers and a website to validate it. If not Google the site.
Mine came from TRS in the white box, but were in a smaller individual boxes holding the bulbs that looks like the same small boxes inside that you have. They should be legit, but it's definitely interesting that yours appear to be for a different market and are colored differently than mine.
On most web pics, the Ultinon bulbs have a slight purple hue to them like your pictures appear to have. My output is pure white, and the fog's are actually a bit more of a 6K than the bulbs (so far - they will change over time).
I wonder if they're using different salt mixes for different markets?
Do your bulbs change colors as they're fired/warming up? e.g. CBI bulbs will fire blueish white, shift very purple, then go white. My Ultinons fire white and stay white, just wondering if yours are any different.