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HID Questions

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by SRQ TACO, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. Dec 26, 2009 at 9:58 AM
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    SRQ TACO

    SRQ TACO [OP] "You've Got Red on You"

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    Ok I am planning on getting the Apexcone Raptor V2 Mid Sized HID kit from DDM's website. Wondering if I should get the 35w in 6000k or the 55w in the 8000k. Basically I need to know 35 or 55?
     
  2. Dec 26, 2009 at 10:04 AM
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    i installed my 35w 6000k yesterday, and they are almost more then i want. imo i wouldnt go higher then wut im running. also the 55w tend to wash the color out. just my .02
     
  3. Dec 26, 2009 at 10:14 AM
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    SRQ TACO

    SRQ TACO [OP] "You've Got Red on You"

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    Ordered the 35W 8000K is that good?
     
  4. Dec 26, 2009 at 10:25 AM
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    thats what i have on my 05 taco..youll like it..it has that nice cool shade of ice blue..shit,even my dad liked it a lot hahahahaha now i ordered and installed it on his 04 camry
     
  5. Dec 26, 2009 at 10:28 AM
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    SRQ TACO

    SRQ TACO [OP] "You've Got Red on You"

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    Yeah I wanted that blue look.:D
     
  6. Dec 26, 2009 at 10:40 AM
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    8000k is too much blue for my tastes, but if that's what you're going for I'm sure you'll be pleased.
     
  7. Dec 26, 2009 at 10:42 AM
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    the 8000 is good if u want more blue. no doubt ull like wutever u get. theres no comparison to oem, hid's kick ass.
     
  8. Dec 26, 2009 at 3:26 PM
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    The more blue means less light output, but if that's what floats your boat then go for it.
     
  9. Dec 26, 2009 at 3:28 PM
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    i have the 6000s on mine and they are pretty much straight white. the 8000s are pretty blue
     
  10. Dec 26, 2009 at 3:38 PM
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    Is your 6000k kit a 55w or 35w? 6000k usually has a nice hint of blue if it's a 35w kit.
     
  11. Dec 26, 2009 at 8:25 PM
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    Now I'm stoked to get them!!!!! :D
     
  12. Dec 26, 2009 at 10:53 PM
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    Oh who has used them on non projector headlights? Are they still nice?
     
  13. Dec 27, 2009 at 5:30 PM
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    dont mean to be a downer on your excitement, but you asked and i have firsthand experience, so here goes...

    this picture will tell the whole story...i dont even need to say any more...
    [​IMG]

    and yes your output will be that bad or worse, as you have aftermarket headlights...and yes, i had a 98 w/ those exact headlights, and i noticed a difference for the worse in the beam pattern from stock, cant even imagine how bad they are gonna be w/ a PNP kit..
     
  14. Dec 27, 2009 at 9:32 PM
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    Ehh just seems normal for anything that doesn't have a projector to me...
     
  15. Dec 27, 2009 at 11:11 PM
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    :facepalm: there is just no hope for some when clearly shown how bad PNP kits are...again...:facepalm:
     
  16. Dec 28, 2009 at 12:14 AM
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    Exactly, the "normal" you see is the glare that you have. Very bad if you're an oncoming driver headed in the opposite direction.
     
  17. Dec 28, 2009 at 7:54 AM
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    :yay: there is hope!! :yay:
     
  18. Dec 28, 2009 at 8:11 AM
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    when they say 8000k has less light output, it is comparing to 6000k hids. 8000k will be brighter than your stock lights for sure. i have 8000k on my tacoma and it aint to blue [​IMG]
     
  19. Dec 28, 2009 at 3:26 PM
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    The "K" refers to the color temperature of the light, not the amount of light the HIDs are out putting. The more blue the light the less light output. Below is a color chart.

    [​IMG]

    6000K will be less blue than 8000K. Less blue=more light output.... up to a certain point.
     
  20. Dec 28, 2009 at 5:58 PM
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    Not only that, but there's lumens (how bright something is) and CRI which says how much of that light is actually useful. I don't think any HID mfg posts their cri though.
     
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