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Old 01-08-2010, 09:27 AM
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Re: Which HID Kit should I buy???

I personally wouldn't go higher than 5000k. Just my preferences though.
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Re: Which HID Kit should I buy???

does the color effect how "bright" the lights are? meaning does 5000K put out less light than 6000K?

and when you said you get the 3500K fogs for bad weather, does it cut through fog and such better? or what?
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Old 01-08-2010, 10:04 AM
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Re: Which HID Kit should I buy???

The further you move from 4300k, the less light output.

So, 5000k will be brighter than 8000k.

4300 is the brightest you can do for low beams.
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Re: Which HID Kit should I buy???

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The color is up to your liking. Most guys here go 5000k or 6000k on the lows. Myself along with a few other members here have 3000k fog light bulb we swap out with in bad weather seasons. 3000k puts out better lumens. Usually the color is a matter of personal choice and is the same price. If any I believe the 3000k may be like another $5. or so.

(The lumen (symbol: lm) is the SI unit ofluminous flux, a measure of the power of light perceived by the human eye. Luminous flux differs from radiant flux, the measure of the total power of light emitted, in that luminous flux is adjusted to reflect the varying sensitivity of the human eye to different wavelengths of light. The lumen is defined in relation to the candela by
1 lm = 1 cd·sr
That is, a light source that uniformly radiates one candela in all directions radiates a total of 4π lumens. If the source were partially covered by an ideal absorbing hemisphere, that system would radiate half as much luminous flux—only 2π lumens. The luminous intensity would still be one candela in those directions that are not obscured.)

OEM HID's from the factory are around 4300k-4500k and are in theory the brightest but the color temp is close to yellow so most guys go up 1k or so for the pure white look. Most kits come with the same components. (1 Ballast per bulb, relay kit for lows, and all the wires and everything needed. No splicing, all plug and play)

The 2 types of lights are reflectors, and projector. Projector’s are a lot better. Reflector’s are usually the stock light housing with an aftermarket HID kit. It scatters the light patters and some may argue that it is illegal. Some makes have OEM reflectors but not Jeep. Projectors are the ones that look to have a glass ball inside the light housing and it controls the light pattern much better. They have a more defined cutoff and some have auto leveling/adaptive feature. here's a color chart where you can kinda get an idea...


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Re: Which HID Kit should I buy???

got ya, so its just the color of the light, not really the output...
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Re: Which HID Kit should I buy???

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Read the parts in RED
got it... i follow now...

i think i'll go 6000K then because i dont want to put too much light out... i dont like the "blinding" look... and without projectors, its hard not to.
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got ya, so its just the color of the light, not really the output...
Right, 4300k is the brightest... the further you move from it the less output, but the more different the color deviates from white.
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Re: Which HID Kit should I buy???

this is some good tech... thanks guys, it was very..... enlightening? (i know... i know)
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Re: Which HID Kit should I buy???

Yes. IMO try to keep it factory looking.....
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Re: Which HID Kit should I buy???

No prob. Ask away bro!!!
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Re: Which HID Kit should I buy???

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Yes. IMO try to keep it factory looking.....
x2.

Just FYI, 6k is blue. Even my 5k has some blue in it. I'd say 80% white, 20% blue.

Tony's 6k looks more like the above pictures 8k... just so you know.

Search for some pictures here.
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Re: Which HID Kit should I buy???

i like having a little blue in the light...

now another question.... what about bothering other drivers? which are the most "annoying"? I don't want to be "that guy" who looks like he is rolling around with his high beams on all the time.
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