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Old 03-21-2012, 11:23 PM   #1
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Help: HID 8k turning PINK

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Anyone good with HIDs? been running 8k's for headlights/foglights and I just noticed the driver side fog turned pink on me last night. It's been about 2yrs since i've had them put on. Any advice? pic coming shortly
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:33 PM   #3
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sigh So i just turned it on and it's now completely dead...
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:34 PM   #4
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I'm guessing you need new HID bulbs, they tend to turn pink or green on their way out.
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:59 PM   #6
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Yep. Time for new bulbs haha
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:05 AM   #8
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what are my options? I just turned it on and Nada...

anyone recommend where to buy ?
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:03 AM   #10
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5 or 6000k
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5000K at 35 watts for white with a hint of blue. Anything higher (K) will have LESS light and be blue... ie. for looks only.
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5000k is pure white
6000k is white with a little blue

Anything above 6k is less bright and more blue
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5000k is pure white
6000k is white with a little blue

Anything above 6k is less bright and more blue
It is probably just a slight manufactoring issue that some are 'pure white' and some have a hint of blue at 5000K? I mean even the literature on HIDs says that pure white is 4300K.

I tried 6000K and it is dim and blue compared to the 5000K bulbs. LOOK:




6000K




6000K Hella 4000 Spot inside pair and Kragen 5000K Euro outside pair




On the wall, both.




4300K and 6000K side by side




Now with Kragen's added.




5000K




All 5000K (Hellas and Kragens)




With Tacoma stock headlights on low beam, and fog lights on.




With Tacoma stock high beams on.
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They're all the same Chinese parts packaged in different boxes.
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thank you !! contacted Slim hopefully he gets back to me. right now im a rolling #3eyedbandito
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Agreed. There are exceptions, but not really in the sub-$100 neighborhood.
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:31 PM   #17
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I had a kit in my previous vehicle. Originally had 4300k and that was pure white and brightest as it should be. Switched to 5000k bulbs and there wasnt much of a noticeable difference. Agree that anything higher is dumb. I hate when i see people with 8000k and 10000k kits. Dude on another forum im on had 14000k. Damn things are pink.
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I had a kit in my previous vehicle. Originally had 4300k and that was pure white and brightest as it should be. Switched to 5000k bulbs and there wasnt much of a noticeable difference. Agree that anything higher is dumb. I hate when i see people with 8000k and 10000k kits. Dude on another forum im on had 14000k. Damn things are pink.
I run 8000k at 55w and they are white and not even slightly blue but that is only because the 55w washes out that blue tint you would get if you were running them at 35w. But I would have to agree that anything over 5000k is strictly for show and is in no way beneficial for you.
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They're all the same Chinese parts packaged in different boxes.
Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. And wrong again

I could show you probably 20 different HID kits from china
There are some extremely Lo quality HID kits (such as Xentec) some average quality HID kits (such as DDM) and some pretty hi quality HID kits (such as autovizion) that are all from china

They are certainly not the same parts inside the ballasts. I will back that with proof if anyone wants to argue with it
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Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. And wrong again

I could show you probably 20 different HID kits from china
There are some extremely Lo quality HID kits (such as Xentec) some average quality HID kits (such as DDM) and some pretty hi quality HID kits (such as autovizion) that are all from china

They are certainly not the same parts inside the ballasts. I will back that with proof if anyone wants to argue with it
ok ill bite lets see your proof
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