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Old 04-04-2004, 02:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Any one got OEM Hella HIDs? Why dos it start up blue then it fade away? Is not as brite as when it first start up, I don't like the after market bulbs they color the glass so it stays blue. Any one here know any thing about it can I change the out put or something? to make it stay blue?
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Old 04-04-2004, 02:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The blueness at startup is a result of the electircal current and the bulbs warming up. When the amperage draw drops from the initial 15 amps to the continuous 2 amp draw and the bulb heats up the color turns to white.

Really, the only way to make them stay blue is to change the bulbs and ballast to an aftermarket company that either tints the bulb or outputs more power to the bulb.
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I'm using 30amp fuse for my headlights no less then that or it'll pop how do I increse the out put. Can I just get the blue bulb will it work with hella ballast?
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whats the color temp of your HID's? ie 6000k, 7000k, etc...?
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OEM D2R osram for the lows and OEM D2S phillips fog.
4300k I think.
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You cant increase the power output to change color. I was using the power rating for the individual ballast and not the fuse, so you are correct to use 30A.

Your problem is the fact you're using OEM bulbs. I do not think they make any that are over 5k, and so I dont know how the connectors would fit if you used anything else. Besides, the blue light has less lumens than the white.
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I don't think is better thou when I turn it on when is blue every thing seem to glow but when it go white the glow stop I think is the way objects reflect to blue.
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OEM D2R osram for the lows and OEM D2S phillips fog.
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to keep even a slight blueish tint you'd need around 6000k, or upper 5000k's, but even that temperature has a hardly noticeable color. if you dont have real HID's then there's no way to reach those temps and have a long lasting bulb
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might i add what a beautiful car you have kamik
Thank but I've cracked a M5 replica rim and the wheel exchange cant find another one cause they are on gen3 mine is gen1 now I'm on 3 M5 replica and a 16" 5 star ugly ugly ugly ghead any ideas?????????
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You have an HID system (ballasts, harness, bulbs) right? What intensity did you origionally buy (5000K, 9000K, 1200K, etc.)? If your attempting to get the color of your bulbs (when warmed up) to blue than just replace the bulbs with the correct intensity. I would just make sure the replacements have the same connection that your current bulb has.

As far as wheels, where you happy with your experience at the wheel exchange? They look like a good company, but i don't know for sure (you do). When you say cracked, what exactly do you mean? I have had wheels repaired before and depending on who does the work, it comes out nicely!
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There's no way 17" rim on low air or flat can be felt at least not the back ones I live in NYC so many potholes so little rubber. I hit one with low air knocked out my rear left the outter rim was bent but the inside is cracked though, when I try to get another one they no longer sale the one I've got, they said my 1st Gen is not a match with the 3rd Gen witch they sale now so WTF.
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You have an HID system (ballasts, harness, bulbs) right? What intensity did you origionally buy (5000K, 9000K, 1200K, etc.)? If your attempting to get the color of your bulbs (when warmed up) to blue than just replace the bulbs with the correct intensity. I would just make sure the replacements have the same connection that your current bulb has.

As far as wheels, where you happy with your experience at the wheel exchange? They look like a good company, but i don't know for sure (you do). When you say cracked, what exactly do you mean? I have had wheels repaired before and depending on who does the work, it comes out nicely!
The pix you're showing looks like it's been photoshoped.
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where did u get your hid system and how much did it cost? and jilphan were did u get that iagew that is tight stuff! i like the 900k system do they make such a kit?
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I'm POSITIVE these aren't real pictures, however it is intended to give one an idea of how the color of the light changes as you move up the Kelvin scale.
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