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Stock Tacoma Headlight Kelvin

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by TheBlueGoose, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. Apr 8, 2011 at 11:15 PM
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    TheBlueGoose

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    I Was wondering if anyone knew how much Kelvin the stock Tacoma headlights were. I was thinking of getting a pair of 100 watts 5500K super bright lights. Would these be considerably brighter than the stocks I have on now? Thanks
     
  2. Apr 8, 2011 at 11:37 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Unless I am mistaken , Kelvin or K is a measurement of the lights temperature our colour , not intensity , that would be watts or lumens .
     
  3. Apr 8, 2011 at 11:38 PM
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    stock bulbs are about 3400k IIRC...but that really has nothing to do w/ output (brighter), only the color of the light.
     
  4. Apr 8, 2011 at 11:39 PM
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  5. Apr 9, 2011 at 1:39 AM
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    Oh ok. Guess I had it wrong lol so the wattage is what makes it brighter?
     
  6. Apr 9, 2011 at 1:43 AM
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    correct, higher the wattage, most likely the higher the lumens.

    what bulbs are you looking at, cause if a true 100W bulb, i would suggest upgrading the wiring just to be safe. if one of those crap piaa (150w super blue power xenon HID!!) bulbs, they are most likely the same wattage as your OEM bulbs, just w/ a color on the outside to make them blue!

    i personally went w/ some bulbs from napa that are a true 80/100w bulb. i installed a relay w/ some 14g wiring and ceramic plugs. maybe a little overboard, but at least i know my wiring will not melt or catch fire! i believe i made a post about it, maybe search around
     
  7. Apr 9, 2011 at 1:54 AM
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    whats the point of PNP HIDs if you just aim the beam way down...:rolleyes:

    i would suggest either going w/ those 80/100w napa bulbs and custom wire harness or doing either an FX-R retro or morimoto mini retro if you have the time/skill. the FX-Rs will require some fabbing and cutting fo the headlights, the mini's are PNP once you open up the headlights.
     
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