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DDM 3000K h10 fogs are green?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Kms254, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. Jun 29, 2011 at 10:46 PM
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    Kms254

    Kms254 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I purchased some 3000K h10 bulbs from DDM. I had a ballast from my old car that I took it out before I sold it. I decided to use this to run the fog lights. The bulbs I had were the wrong size for the fogs so I ordered them from DDM.

    When I start up It has a very very green tint. After warm up it is closer to yellow but still has a green hue to it.

    Are these bulbs bad? Is this just what you get with the DDM kit? I'm going to give it some time and see if they "burn in"

    Here are some pictures:

    Start up:
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    Side view-start up:
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    After warming up for ~1 min
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  2. Jun 29, 2011 at 10:50 PM
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    yotamikez

    yotamikez Street glide or die

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    Do you have laminx yellow covers on your fogs? I though someone said a while back that the laminx and 3k fogs = green light. Or any kind of yellow tint or stain? Idk I am interested in the solution.
     
  3. Jun 29, 2011 at 10:50 PM
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    rcfreak201

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    my buddy has the same ones and thats about as yellow as they get, they do kinda have a blueish/greenish tone at first but yeah thats how his are too
     
  4. Jun 29, 2011 at 10:54 PM
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    I don't have anything on the bulbs. They are fresh fogs(truck is 2011). One member here mentioned that he though the green was from touching the bulb. I know that is not my case b/c i put a fresh pair of blue nitrate gloves before handling the bulbs. Even with that I made sure not to touch the bulbs.

    I think i will end up going with 4500K bulbs and use yellow lamin-x tint.

    Does any one have any experience with any other brand? Are all 3000K bulbs this green?
     
  5. Jun 29, 2011 at 10:56 PM
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    yotamikez

    yotamikez Street glide or die

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    I'd listen to the guys above run them for a week and if you dont like them change em out. And sell them to me :D
     
  6. Jun 29, 2011 at 11:00 PM
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    VooDoo

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    Madison huh? Where did you/do you go to high school?
     
  7. Jun 29, 2011 at 11:00 PM
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    Who Dat Popcorn

    Who Dat Popcorn Dafuq

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    Put the laminx yellow covers on for a true yellow look. I don't think ONLY fogs would do it.
     
  8. Jun 29, 2011 at 11:03 PM
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    Kms254

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    No matter what I do, I'll give it a month for the color to shift. This is just a lot more green than I expected.

    i'll keep taking pictures of the lights on my garage door so others can see the progression of the "color shift"


    I'm not from Madison. I moved here for work. I grew up in Pensacola, Fl. The wife is from N.O. but raised in Mandeville , LA.
     
  9. Jun 29, 2011 at 11:09 PM
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    Ahh i gotcha. I have a lot of family and friends from there as well as my roommate for next year. Great place with nice buildings!! :p
     
  10. Jun 29, 2011 at 11:23 PM
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    Yeah we have a pretty impressive looking lowes... I could give up some brick to gain some night life in this town....
     
  11. Jun 30, 2011 at 1:38 AM
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    HIDs take around 5-10 seconds to get their true colors. Ive seen some 3k HID kits that start out purple then turn yellow. It's just how HIDs are
     
  12. Jun 30, 2011 at 7:30 AM
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    That is why I have the start up color(green) and then another shot ~1 min after start up. I still think the "warmed up" shot still looks to green. I'll take another shot tonight and post it.
     
  13. Jun 30, 2011 at 7:39 AM
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    i'm using the lamin-x film with 5000k hids. it's a perfect yellow. i'll post up a picture when i have a chance. i think 4500k will still yeild a slightly green tint when paired with the lamin-x. (this is a ddm kit in the stock fog housing by the way, so should be what you're looking for)
     
  14. Jun 30, 2011 at 7:47 AM
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    here ya go.
    35watt, 5000k, DDM kit with lamin-x yellow covers.
    stock fog light housing still being used in the offroad bumper


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    turned on
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  15. Jun 30, 2011 at 8:04 AM
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    haha yea, make the short road trip up to starkville...
     
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    That's a cool pic!
     
  17. Jul 1, 2011 at 7:37 AM
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    That is more what I was looking for!
     
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    i have stock fog lamps, slim cubby's 3k hid, and yellow lamin-x..... never did i had a green hue.... even when it was just slim cubbys 3k hid... the yellow lamin-x just made the yellow even more yellower lol

     
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    My 3000k from ddm were very yellow from the start and still are after a couple of months.
     
  20. Jul 1, 2011 at 8:00 AM
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    Slimcubbys HId's are spot on with the color. I have a set of 6000K and 4300K. Don't take but a few seconds to get to full color.

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