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Old 02-02-2005, 12:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I would like to change my factory 4300K low beam lights to the 6000K low beam bulbs.

I am searching online. What is a reasonable price to pay for a pair of these bulbs? Would it be better to buy online and if so, what website do you recommend?


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Why do you want 6000k bulbs? They actually put out LESS light than OEM. They just look "bluer" You will end up loosing lighting performance for looks that you won't even see - only oncoming traffic will.

If I were you, just do a projector mod. Take the assemblies apart, pull the projector from the bowl and put a washer in each lower screw area, put it back together. BAM. Closest thing to 6,000k bulbs as far as looks, but stilll have 4300k performance.
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I've been looking for some GOOD 6000K + for my halogen angel-eyes....I bought some 6000K on ebay for about $10, they were actually pretty good, but not great.
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I've been looking for some GOOD 6000K + for my halogen angel-eyes....I bought some 6000K on ebay for about $10, they were actually pretty good, but not great.
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Those $10 ones aren't really 6,000k. They aren't real Xenon lights, they're halogen. Halogen can never burn at 6,000k period. They are just covered in a film to give the appearance of a xenon light bulb running at 6,000k. They are also usually run at a higher wattage (but not always) which is bad.
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Why do you want 6000k bulbs? They actually put out LESS light than OEM. They just look "bluer" You will end up loosing lighting performance for looks that you won't even see - only oncoming traffic will.

If I were you, just do a projector mod. Take the assemblies apart, pull the projector from the bowl and put a washer in each lower screw area, put it back together. BAM. Closest thing to 6,000k bulbs as far as looks, but stilll have 4300k performance.
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how does modifying the projector with a washer change the appearance of the light? I would love to do it. What size washer? Do I need to just go to the hardware store or autoparts store or what?

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Putting washers under the projector SLIGHTLY changes the optics and makes the light being thrown through them appear bluer than it really is.

Basically, when you pull the projectors our of the assembly, there are 3 or 4 screws holding it to the bowl (par that has a reflector and holds the bulb) The two screws that face the bottom need to come out, and put a washer thats not too thick, but the size that would go around that screw between the projector mount and the bowl. Re insert the screws.

It won't give you QUITE the 6,000k hue, but it should make them noticeably bluer. If your still not satisfied, try one or two more washers, but dont go with tooo much.

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