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Help: HID 8k turning PINK

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by oneshot808, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. Mar 21, 2012 at 10:23 PM
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    oneshot808

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    Hey,

    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 :(
     
  2. Mar 21, 2012 at 10:24 PM
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    what brand?
     
  3. Mar 21, 2012 at 10:33 PM
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    sigh So i just turned it on and it's now completely dead...
     
  4. Mar 21, 2012 at 10:34 PM
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    humanoid

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    I'm guessing you need new HID bulbs, they tend to turn pink or green on their way out.
     
  5. Mar 21, 2012 at 10:35 PM
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    oneshot808

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  6. Mar 21, 2012 at 10:59 PM
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    Yep. Time for new bulbs haha
     
  7. Mar 22, 2012 at 1:09 AM
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    It's called color-shift oneshot. Usually the tungsten in the cathode vaporizes and attaches to the inside of the lamp, distorting the color.
     
  8. Mar 22, 2012 at 3:05 AM
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    what are my options? I just turned it on and Nada...

    anyone recommend where to buy ?
     
  9. Mar 22, 2012 at 4:20 AM
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    ^^^ That's the truth!
     
  10. Mar 22, 2012 at 6:03 AM
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  11. Mar 22, 2012 at 8:00 AM
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    5000ºK at 35 watts for white with a hint of blue. Anything higher (Kº) will have LESS light and be blue... ie. for looks only.
     
  12. Mar 22, 2012 at 9:11 AM
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    5000k is pure white
    6000k is white with a little blue

    Anything above 6k is less bright and more blue
     
  13. Mar 22, 2012 at 5:34 PM
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    It is probably just a slight manufactoring issue that some are 'pure white' and some have a hint of blue at 5000ºK? I mean even the literature on HIDs says that pure white is 4300ºK.

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



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



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    On the wall, both.



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    4300ºK and 6000ºK side by side



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    Now with Kragen's added.



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    5000ºK



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    All 5000ºK (Hellas and Kragens)



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



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    With Tacoma stock high beams on.
     
  14. Mar 22, 2012 at 6:53 PM
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    I cut some wires here. Added some wires there.
    They're all the same Chinese parts packaged in different boxes.
     
  15. Mar 22, 2012 at 7:20 PM
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    thank you !! contacted Slim hopefully he gets back to me. right now im a rolling #3eyedbandito
     
  16. Mar 22, 2012 at 7:24 PM
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    I cut some wires here. Added some wires there.
    Agreed. There are exceptions, but not really in the sub-$100 neighborhood.
     
  17. Mar 22, 2012 at 7:31 PM
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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.
     
  18. Mar 22, 2012 at 8:28 PM
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    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.
     
  19. Mar 22, 2012 at 9:01 PM
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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
     
  20. Mar 23, 2012 at 7:26 AM
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    ok ill bite lets see your proof
     
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