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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Pannell_Trd, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. Apr 3, 2011 at 5:18 PM
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    Pannell_Trd

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    how much of a difference in color is 5,000k and 6,000k ? and how is the 6,000 performance in bad weather. i would like to see some pics.
     
  2. Apr 3, 2011 at 6:17 PM
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    5000k is the way to go in my opinion 6000k is too blue for my liking, they just look cheesy. The 5000k is just a nice crisp white with a bluish tint to them where the 6000k is just a bit bluer. Also depends on who you guy them from and what wattage, but from experience on my street bike and old car the 5000k is the best looking!
     
  3. Apr 3, 2011 at 6:25 PM
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    jtav2002

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    4300k is the whitest and 5000k is not that much of a difference very slight slight hint of blue, but it's closer in color to 4300k than 6000k. 6000k will be have a fair amount of blue. 5000k is my personal preference, and anything over 6000k is useless IMO.
     
  4. Apr 3, 2011 at 6:25 PM
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    im trying to decide between the two. id love to see some pictures. ive been searching. im going with the 35watt
     
  5. Apr 3, 2011 at 6:30 PM
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  6. Apr 3, 2011 at 6:35 PM
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    Do you have a 55w kit or do you have just have abnormally white bulbs? I've never seen a 6k kit look that white before.
     
  7. Apr 3, 2011 at 6:38 PM
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    just noticed that OP is looking for the 35w kit. These are 55w
     
  8. Apr 3, 2011 at 7:04 PM
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    NelsonTacoma

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    6000k 35w DDMtuning kit
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    I know the pics suck I took them with my iPhone, better than nothing.
     
  9. Apr 3, 2011 at 7:09 PM
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    Pannell_Trd

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    how much of a blue tint do they have ?
     
  10. Apr 3, 2011 at 7:15 PM
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    I just ordered some 55w 3000k fogs from DDM and trying to decide between 5000-6000 on heads and 35-55. Love to see more pics even though pics don't do the color justice
     
  11. Apr 3, 2011 at 7:21 PM
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    crf69

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    ummm yeah
    35 is plenty plenty
     
  12. Apr 3, 2011 at 7:21 PM
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    Any cam by default is going to do auto white balance and not faithfully reproduce the color temp.

    If you really want to compare, you'd have to shoot it with something that lets you manually set the white balance, and shoot each light with the same setup.

    I do a little photography as a hobby:

    http://rnhphoto.com/

    -Rich
     
  13. Apr 4, 2011 at 2:51 PM
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    Yeah, alot of pictures seem really hard to tell if they have blue tint to them
     
  14. Apr 4, 2011 at 2:58 PM
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    35w i would go with 5k
     
  15. Apr 4, 2011 at 2:59 PM
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    thats what ive been thinking, just trying to figure out how much of a blue tint it has. i love the look of the blue tint.
     
  16. Apr 4, 2011 at 3:03 PM
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    ummm yeah
    here's my 6k from slim....

    this is a very high quality kit compared to others i have

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Apr 4, 2011 at 4:26 PM
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    mcleod90

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    this may be to blue for you but to give you an idea of the 8000k
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  18. Apr 4, 2011 at 5:16 PM
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    Would 55w get too hot?
     
  19. Apr 4, 2011 at 6:18 PM
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    I vote for 35 watt, 5000ºF HID... white with a hint of blue. As said above, 4300ºF is the optimum bright/white color... The more blue, the dimmer you get with light on the ground.'
     
  20. Apr 4, 2011 at 6:20 PM
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    ummm yeah
    no....
     
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