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Hey looking for a bright 6000K HID kit, anyone know any good brands or kits.
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I went with DDM, not real happy with the kit. When it works, it's great but after only 3 months I have a ballast that only ignites the bulb when it feels like it. If I had to do it over again, I'd go with Retro Solutions.

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call ddm they will stand behind there stuff. i had one that flickerd sent it back and couple weeks later had new ballest and bulb. and all is good.

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call ddm they will stand behind there stuff. i had one that flickerd sent it back and couple weeks later had new ballest and bulb. and all is good.
My biggest gripe against them is their approach to "customer service." Swapping parts around as an attempt to troubleshoot their kit, then send them parts and not have functioning lights while I wait for replacement parts is not what I call good customer service. The swapping parts I can deal with, but I would expect them to send me a replacement part before I send my defective one back. A million other companies handle returns this way, why can't DDM?

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i personally like DDM, thats what im getting, i have 5 friends who have all had good luck with them, your problems Superduty4X4 are the first ive heard from them. Alaskan, if you want bright HIDs 10000K DDMs are the best ive seen. i was in a truck in a heavy snow storm and they were cutting through the snow just fine.
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i personally like DDM, thats what im getting, i have 5 friends who have all had good luck with them, your problems Superduty4X4 are the first ive heard from them. Alaskan, if you want bright HIDs 10000K DDMs are the best ive seen. i was in a truck in a heavy snow storm and they were cutting through the snow just fine.
Just remember that the K value of the bulb has nothing to do with brightness, it only determines the color.
As for my opinion on DDM, like I said the kit is great for the price, and when everything works it works great. I just don't care for their customer service end of things.

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i do realize that the k value is the amount of blue in your headlights. im saying that he wants "bright" HID, look at these trucks. the 6.4 has 6000k DDM HIDs, the 7.3 had 10000k DDM HIDs. which one looks brighter to you?
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Honestly, to me they look nearly identical! I wish I had better photos of my 55w 5000k kit, hard to get a good photo of just how bright they are.


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Color and luminosity are very much linked together.... our eyes use yellowish-white light the most efficiently. Therefore 4300k has the most usable light compared to other colors. Once you move out of the 4300k-5000k range you just start trading off usable light for color. The more blue, the less light yours eyes actually have to use and the glare it creates.


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ok so to basicaly sum up what i want, i need snow cutters a kit that shines through a snow storm ,so DDM and Retrosoultions are he best brands obviously. And the graph says a 4300-5000k kit is the best choice correct??? also looking for a nice look not yellowish and more bright white than blueish
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