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Old 11-29-2010, 05:26 PM
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PIAA H13 Xtreme White Plus Bulbs

I've got a 2010 F250 and was looking at getting a new set of headlights. I was looking at the PIAA's any input? My main worry is I've heard of overheating issues. I see they say 55/65 = 75/85.
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Old 12-09-2010, 06:15 AM
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your best bet would be to go with a 6K HID kit. They are very inexpensive now, and will give you the most light without getting too hot.
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your best bet would be to go with a 6K HID kit. They are very inexpensive now, and will give you the most light without getting too hot.
I second the HIDs, I got some Recon Xenon bulbs, sinilar to the Piaa's jsut not as much, and while they do put out some more light, they just don't put out what you want. I have 3 HID aux lights on my bumper and they throw light about 1000ft down the road, and I dont even need my lights with the Auxs on, So I'm planning on a 6K kit after the holidays, best way to go.

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Those PIAA bulbs are still only 4000K so not going to be as bright as 6K HID's but somewhat brighter than regular bulbs.

Go with the DDM HID kit..
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The PIAA ratings are just marketing BS..watts is watts period. Kelvin and lumen's are the measure of a bulbs output not just watts.
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Actually Kelvin is the burning temperature if the gas inside the HID, Lumen is the only true measurement of out put

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Kelvin ..yes color of the light produced..Lumens..both are important as 1000 kelvin lights at 5000 lumens won't do you much good..
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Kelvin ..yes color of the light produced..Lumens..both are important as 1000 kelvin lights at 5000 lumens won't do you much good..
Luminosity is the measure of light power relevant to the human eye, so they actually would do you much good at 5000 lumen (no "s" on the end of lumen there) regardless of the CCT. Orange or Blue the relevance to human vision (lumen) is still 5000 units. All the K CCT indicates, depending on how it is specified is either the area of the dominant peak in spectral distribution or more accurately the weighted average of peaks in the spectral distribution. It would just be one powerful little orange bulb to produce 5000 lm at 1000K
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ddm has a sale this week too starting at $25! i've never had any issues with their kits
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Kelvin ..yes color of the light produced..Lumens..both are important as 1000 kelvin lights at 5000 lumens won't do you much good..
what are 1000 kelvin lights? Is that some new brand or something. I though that kelvin was a measurement of temperature.

So I think you meant to say that a 1000 kelvin bulb outputting 5000 lumen is bad, but that would just be some bright nasty colored HID.
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