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post #1 of 20 Old 01-15-2013, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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6000k hid not bright

okay guy's I need some help, when I baught my halo's I got 6000k hid with them and they arent that bright while driving, and when it's raining i barely can see, i'm thinking they came with 35w ballast and i read if I got a bigger one they would be brighter? just want to be right before i order some thanks

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Halo projector headlights aren't gunna be any better than your stockers. Those projectors aren't worth a sh!t man I'm sorry you wasted your money. Send them back.

What you need to do is an hid projector retrofit. Check the link in my sig for more info. There's a vender on here that provides that service if your not up to so it urself. Don't know his full username but its cbperformance something


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Cary at ctperformance, pm obswiz, I'm saving for a set now, they look amazing btw, check out his thread in the vendor jungle

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Cary at ctperformance, pm obswiz, I'm saving for a set now, they look amazing btw, check out his thread in the vendor jungle
Thanks for posting the right info, I was close!

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hids always perform like shyte when put into
a halogen housing. need to upfit to a real
projector style housing to ge the benefit of
hids.

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Thats what we have...

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^^^^ And notice that Cary offers them in 4300 and 5000 kelvins. Both those color temperatures make more light that's usable to the human eye than 6000. Only the ricer fanboys buy based on the mistaken notion that "higher is better". That number is not an absolute measure of power or light intensity; it's a color _temperature_ that translates roughly to a part of the color spectrum that we see. Peak for our eyes is somewhere around 4000-5000 *K (every human eye is different, of course). 6000 K starts to drop into the blue range, which actually puts less usable light on the road, as you've discovered. So go with either the 4300 or 5000.
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I get 8000k Kause I like the blue it gives off

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I'm running miromoto's 6000k bulbs, It's more fluorescent than blue, but ur right on about the 4300 & 5000 providing the best possible lighting. But if you put 5000 and 6000 right next to eachother it's pretty darn close

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6000k hid not bright

I got 8000k and I like them it gives a hint of blue but not like the what the Honda freaks like I threw them in my aftermarket clear lenses I get flashes by other drivers from time to time I'm sure these lenses scatter the light some but I can see and light up anything down the road 6000k hid not bright-imageuploadedbyag-free1361214627.859309.jpg6000k hid not bright-imageuploadedbyag-free1361214637.075804.jpg


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