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3000k headlight pics?????

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ak.rideon, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. Oct 3, 2011 at 8:53 AM
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    ak.rideon

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    i have a 98 tacoma and i was curious if any of u first gen guys had any 3000k headlight pics of have had 3k headlights before. i currently have a digital brand 55w 6k kit that is really nice but i get flashed all the time. thanx guys
     
  2. Oct 3, 2011 at 8:57 AM
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    3000k is straight yellow...4200k gives the most usuable light. But the temp of the bulb isn't going to stop your halogen light from blinding people.
    If your worried about blinding people then Retro fit some projectors. Its easy if you use mini d2s projectors.
     
  3. Oct 3, 2011 at 9:02 AM
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    x2. You're getting flashed because you're running a 55w HID kit, not because of the bulb color. If anything you should only have a 35w in your headlight housing and you'll probably still get flashed with that.
     
  4. Oct 3, 2011 at 9:09 AM
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    I have 10k 55watt, and I never get flashed. Its all about how they're aimed. Aim them down a little, and make sure you're using the little metal sleeve around the bulb that your HID's should have come with. Put it on the bottom so that the light reflects to the top of the headlight, and the reflecting it DOWN to the ground. Your headlights should just be aimed right in front of you towards the ground-ish, and then when h flip on high beams they should hit everything. Hope this helps a little.
     
  5. Oct 3, 2011 at 9:12 AM
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    you dont get flashed because you have 2 purple glow sticks that are aimed right down on the road, they have probably 2/3 the light output of the 6k bulbs.

    and OP you are getting flashed because you have 55w HID bulbs in a lens that is not meant for that, they are illegal to even have because they are so blinding.
     
  6. Oct 3, 2011 at 9:14 AM
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    4300k headlights

    2500k fogs


    [​IMG]
     
  7. Oct 3, 2011 at 9:19 AM
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    I think stock halogens are about 3500K in color...

    Here is my truck with the stock lights and foglights (3500K halogen) and the 4 off road lights on the bar in the midlde all at or near 5,000ºK (HID):

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Oct 3, 2011 at 9:21 AM
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    k = 1000

    3000k = 3,000,000
     
  9. Oct 3, 2011 at 9:25 AM
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    K = Kelvin :cool:

    It's a temperature, not a price
     
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    k=kalvin

    the 3000k-10000k is dictating the temperature

    fyi


    EDIT: damn you beat me, i was looking for more research to provide...

    Lumen (lm)
    The international unit (SI) of luminous flux (quality of lights). For example, a dinner candle produces about 12 lumens and a standard 60-watt incandescent bulb produces 830 lumens. The higher the number is, the brighter the light is

    Kelvin (K) A basic unit of thermodynamic temperature (color temperature) used to measure the whiteness of the light output. The higher the number is, the whiter the light is. When over 5000K the light begins to turn to blue as daylight.

    An Explanation of the differences between the most common HID color temperatures.
    Most customers have a common misconception that the higher the K (Kelvin temperature) the brighter it gets, but in fact, it is the opposite. The K rating is inversely proportional to the light output, therefore the lower the K the brighter the light output. Also Xenon runs cooler and than your traditional halogen, therefore it will not melt your housing as this is another misconception with Kelvin rating..

    Color Temperature: 3000K (fog light use)
    3000K has an approximately 3200lm output, which is more than 3x the light output of the traditional halogen light. 3000K emits GOLDEN YELLOW color and offers superior penetration power during adverse weather epically in dense fog. The applications of the 3000K kit aim more towards secondary lighting apparatus such as high beam and fog lights. This is the color temperature that will catch all the attention on the road.

    Color Temperature: 4300K
    4300K has an approximately 3200lm output, which is more than 3x the light output of the traditional halogen light and is the color temperature with the most output. The light appears fairly white, and has light yellowish hue when reflected off the road identical to the OEM HID equipped vehicles. This color is for the customer who is looking for pure performance white improving the looks of their headlight. It is ideal for customers who does a lot of back road or canyon driving and need the optimal visibility. This is the color temperature that will put the absolute most light on the road

    Color Temperature: 6000K
    6000K has an approximately 2800lm output, which is 3x the light output of the traditional halogen light and slightly less light output compared to the 4300K. Although it has a bit lesser light output, it emits pure whiter light with very slight and barely noticeable tint of blue and purple.

    Color Temperature: 8000K
    8000K has an approximately 2550lm output, which is about 3x the light output of the traditional halogen light and slightly less light output compared to the 6000K. While it has a bit lesser light output, it emits bluer light than the 6000K.

    Color Temperature: 10000K
    10000K has an approximately 2200lm output, which is more than 2x the light output of the traditional halogen light. 10000K produces a deep blue light output approaching violet and the blue is noticeably deeper than the 8000K.

    Color Temperature: 12000K
    12000K has an approximately 2100lm output, which is more than 2x the light output of the traditional halogen light. This color temperature puts out a deep bluish violet light and is deeper colored than the 10000K. It is for customer who is looking for the most extreme and most exotic looking light output.
     
  11. Oct 3, 2011 at 9:33 AM
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    Yeah, I beat you but damn, your explanation is much more in depth than mine was! :thumbsup:
     
  12. Oct 3, 2011 at 10:04 AM
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    My mistake. Most people in here are posting a lowercase "k" instead of a capital "K" which means Kelvin. :p
     
  13. Oct 3, 2011 at 7:10 PM
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    I often add the degree symbol after the K for detail-holics... Sorry I slipped... However nearly everyone discussing HID lights recognizes the K always means degrees Kelvin... 5,000ºK, or in Andrew speak: 5kºK or 5kK for short? ;)
     
  14. Oct 3, 2011 at 7:27 PM
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    Wish more chicks would flash me when i was driving by in my taco :spy:
     
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    how do you make the degree symbol?
     
  16. Oct 3, 2011 at 7:54 PM
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    There's no such thing as degrees Kelvin. The unit is simply Kelvin. ;)
     
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    they look good! I have 10K in my truck!
     
  18. Jan 17, 2012 at 8:42 AM
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    I hereby resurrect this thread! It seems like there is a lot of confusion about Kelvin. 0 Kelvin is absolute 0. When we talk about color temperature in Kelvin, we are talking about the temperature a theoretical black body would have to be to radiate light that color. Simple, right?
     
  19. Jan 17, 2012 at 8:51 AM
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    You resurrected the thread for that? Ummm.. thanks for that clarification, I guess :rolleyes:
     
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