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Couple things wrong with that. The higer degrees Kelvin (ie 6000k) the more purple, and less actual light output or preformance. 4500k is comparable to stock Xenon's on cars, 5000k is my personal favorite, 6000k is what I have, a little bit too purple for me. 8000k were rediculously purple so 10,000k would just be stupid. If you really love the purple I would just suggest the 6000k. If you want is 'stock-like' then go with the 4500, or inbetween, go with the 5000k. Not 10,000 please LOL
Jlevisw.com sells them for $300. Check it out thats where I got mine
Originally posted by Slvr e39@Mar 1 2005, 10:09 AM oh yes, and were talking about headlights here, they need to be reliable...have you ever heard of 'Techone'? LOL
just my 2cents, get a name brand (ie Xtech)
The other thing is that you have HALOGEN projectors. While it will work and give you a noticeable upgrade, It's NOT recommended or legal in anyway. The optics of the glass on halogen projectors and xenon projectors are different regardless of looks. The bowl is different too (bulb holder) And the material in there doesn't do the same thing. The downsides to that could be excessive glare to oncoming driver's and / or decreased lighting output. Usually when a projector is designed for halogens and carries a xenon bulb, the throw (distance) is really poor.
Either way, Slvr is right. Anything over 5,000k is a waste. 4,300k is the BEST for light output and 5,000k is 4,300k with a tint film to change color. 6,000k, you start to lose light output noticeably.
search for the thread where i posted before slvr bought his xenon's, I might have put a little extra info in there.. if not, sorry for wasting your time. lol
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