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Question for those with Retro Solutions HID's

Hey guys, hate the fact that my first post is asking for help, but I'm really close to finishing up a 7.3 build (will do a full write-up with pics when finished) and ran into an issue regarding headlight bulb colors.

I'm not new to HID's, had several different sets in several different vehicles.

I'd decided to go with VLED & Retro Solutions for my lighting needs in this truck.

I got the 5K 92 LED switchbacks for parking/turn signal bulbs as well as 5K bulbs for my fogs, reverse, and interior lights. The color appears to be a true 5K, and everything looks/works great.

I've been temporarily running some DDM 6K hid bulbs until my RS kit came in, and you could certainly tell the color difference between the 6K HID's & the 5K LED's.

Well, I popped in my 5K RS bulbs today, and they're waaaay too yellow. They honestly look like a 4300K to me.

Has anyone else ran into this problem with the RS 5K bulbs?

I'm simply looking for pure white lights, not yellow, not blue, just white.

Thinking about ordering a get of 6K's, but then I'm afraid they won't match my other 5K lighting either?

Thanks in advance.......Eric
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I am currently running ddm tuning in heads and fog lights. 35w 4500 in the fogs and 55w 6000 in my headlights and they match perfectly, but there is so much difference on the way each company measures their lights that it would be hard to get different companies to match.

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