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HID temperature

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by trdsport808, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. trdsport808

    trdsport808 [OP] Member

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    I am about to pull the trigger on a DDM Tuning HID kit and I just wanted to double check something. 4500k is pure white right? Like the color from luxury European vehicles? And NOT more of a yellowish hue. I am a little confused because the lights look yellow on their chart, but from what I read online, they are pure white? I do not want the yellow tinge, nor the blue. That is why I chose 4500k over 5000k...opinions? Pictures if you got would be great too.. Thanks in advance
     
  2. rossk35

    rossk35 Do Work Son!

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    4300k is what factory cars with hids use. What gives those cars the blue, purple look is the projector cutoff shield not the bulb itself. 5k is going to be a bit whiter light then 4300k. I've got 5k in my projectors for the whiter look. I like you didn't want any yellowish color which 4300k slightly has.
     
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    I have 10k in my headlights and foglights and they're white, may be just a hint of blue if you catch them at the right angle but bright white for the most part. Both are DDM kits and about a year old, work perfect and never had any problems out of them. Can't beat it for the price.
     
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    10k's that are pure white???? i have 5ks and they have a little blue hint to them.
    OP i would go 4300k for pure white. but 5k works too
     
  5. Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    4300 is "stock" on cars with HIDs, because it emulates sunlight.

    But from 4300-6000k is considered white, though 4300 will be yellowish and 6000k will have a tiny hint of blue, (hardly noticeable)




    Then you didn't get 10,000k. That's an even higher kelvin than my 8000ks, and thats pushing it for blue-ness

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    if you buy a a higher kelvin bulb than that is definitely what makes the color bluish purple. the projector shield just aims the light differently not change the color
     
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    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    I think he's talking about the cutoff strip from the projectors and the refraction from the lenses
     
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    maybe, idk... :confused:
     
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    Has anybody had any problems with the ddm tuning hid kits. im about to buy a set. Sorry to interrupt.
     
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    ive got 10k hid's in my 4wd. and they are blue lol really really blue
     
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    yes, thats what I was referring to. Which is what gives those cars the appearance of blue lights at some angles.
     
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    I have 50W 4300k and they look great. Nice pure white, no yellow or blue.

    I've seen 6k and there is a noticable blue tinge for sure, but still looks pretty damn white.

    The 8-10k lights are blue as hell. Like a blue filtered light. If you dont want a blue headlamp, don't get that color temp.
     
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