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Old 09-05-2012, 12:37 AM   #1
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What do you about just getting the 6000k crystal Phillips lights? They replace the old headlight bulbs and even though they won't be as bright as a true HID set up won't they do the same thing? The point is to get that white clean look and improve visibility by having a higher K with rain and snow? Plus it's not illegal and there is no other wiring required, just plug and play
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:00 AM   #2
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what? i will say this, if the bulb has a coating then its cutting light output. you could try a HIR bulb.
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:06 AM   #3
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I really like the Sylvania Silverstar Ultra for halogen bulbs. Brighter and whiter.

Also, higher Kelvin does not mean more output. You lose output after 4500k.
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:09 AM   #4
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:16 PM   #5
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What do you about just getting the 6000k crystal Phillips lights? They replace the old headlight bulbs and even though they won't be as bright as a true HID set up won't they do the same thing? The point is to get that white clean look and improve visibility by having a higher K with rain and snow? Plus it's not illegal and there is no other wiring required, just plug and play
You are mistaken on so many levels.

Halogen lights are yellowish. That's how they are. Any other color, and there's a coating which means that LESS light is actually getting through.

6000K is less visible light. 4300K provides the most usable light, and that is why most OEM setups come with 4300K bulbs. But this only applies to HID setups.

Either do a complete HID retrofit (projectors, ballasts, and everything, NOT just a kit) or stick with non-coated halogen bulbs. There are options for converting to HIR's but that's another topic.

tl;dr: no.
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:12 PM   #6
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6000K non-HID Philips bulbs. I'm confused?

You should post what you're talking about.
They must be those painted bulbs.
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:43 AM   #7
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I believe they are the equivalent to the StarBright bulb. So they are halogen bulbs that are painted or colored differently. What and how costly are HIR?
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Please revert to post 4....
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:20 AM   #9
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Just finished reading the majority of his stuff. I couldn't find anything on HIR lights.... I know not to get an HID kit now
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:29 AM   #10
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You can also E-mail them. As a matter of fact I emailed them yesterday and got a response the same day with all the info I asked plus some. I would highly recommend it. Tell him the car you have and what you are looking for.

Also, go check this thread out

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=954736

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