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55w washout and flood vs pencil?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by memario1214, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. Jun 1, 2010 at 2:10 PM
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    memario1214

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    1.)Does anyone know really how much washout there is on 55w HID kits? I want to convert some hella 500s (or something similar) to HID with 55w bulbs, but I want the color to be equivalent to a 4300k 35w bulb. Can anyone point me in the right direction here?

    2.) I plan on putting 4 offroad lights onto the front of my truck and I was wondering how do I know whether an offroad light I am looking at is a pencil beam pattern or if it has a flood beam pattern. I stopped at Wallyworld the other day and looked at some Hellas, but it didn't say anything about pencil/flood light pattern.

    Any help is appreciated! :)
     
  2. Jun 1, 2010 at 4:04 PM
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    I believe some where in this forum have a member convert the Hella 500 to HID, it look very bright, and if you have four of it, I believe it is not a matter it is a pencil or flood light pattern.
     
  3. Jun 1, 2010 at 4:08 PM
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    Flood normally have a lens that has a design in it so it will spread the light everywhere. (at least thats how KC lights are) and Pencil beams will say Long Distance on the box and have a clear lens. (Also on KC Lights)
     
  4. Jun 2, 2010 at 6:36 AM
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    You will probably end up near 4700K while the bulb is new. If you are over 5K you bulb will temp shift back toward 5K.
     
  6. Jun 2, 2010 at 8:21 AM
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    the ones at wal mart are the 500FF's which are the Driving beams.
     
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