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Old 02-10-2003, 11:15 PM   #1
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i found a ebay auction for 12,000k blud hids. how will the stock headlight housing hold up to these temps? also, i've never heard of anything above 8000k. your input?
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Old 02-11-2003, 01:25 AM   #2
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WOW, 12000K huh?! no offense to you, but the seller of these lights. Just another one where "More must be better" stay away.............stay far away.
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Old 02-11-2003, 08:40 PM   #3
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there's no such thing as 1200K. someone posted a link about this in dress up and style... very informative about HID color temps.

bottom line is...
4300-5000k is best, anything above that and you're payin for bluer lights that put less light on the road. so if you want blue headlights get crap 10 dollar bulbs from ebay. if you want HID for the BENEFITS of better lighting then get a REPUTABLE name (hella, phillips, mcculloch, etc) 4300-5000k lights.
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Old 02-12-2003, 01:35 AM   #4
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12k..they dont make them, and if they did they'd be worthless...4100 is the most usable wavelength output from the sun, but the most HID kits come in 4300k...of course the the 5k-6k's look good...the new ds2 bulbs run about 7k and are so damn blue you can't see much...12k?...sounds very fishy
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Old 02-12-2003, 03:07 AM   #5
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I dunno about 12000k.. but Gourmet Garage is releasing 9000k soon. I'm VERY curious to see what the output looks like.. supposed to be white-pink/purple.
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Old 02-12-2003, 03:11 AM   #6
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Next, they'll offer 180000k infrared so you can see in pitch black night.
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Old 02-12-2003, 03:31 AM   #7
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Next, they'll offer 180000k infrared so you can see in pitch black night.
Hehe.. yea I'm kind of afraid.. white-pink sounds bright though doesn't it? There are times when even my 5000k doesn't seem bright enough though... until oncoming traffic flashes me despite having LHD projectors aimed properly
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Old 02-12-2003, 03:58 AM   #8
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well, anything beyond the 5000k point, is pretty much going down hill from there, in terms of visible light. Sure you could go higher, but it's not useful other than looks. I'm afraid HID's are becoming the latest trend for style, not safety.
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Old 02-12-2003, 08:16 AM   #9
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12,000k will look something like this:

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Old 02-12-2003, 11:50 AM   #10
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Old 02-12-2003, 05:54 PM   #11
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ok thanks all i ordered philips oem bulbs and ballasts. 4100k, i'll post pics when they come in.

one more problem , my drivers side headlight socket melted. and i can't find a replacment anywhere. i might just have to hardwire?
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Old 02-14-2003, 03:51 PM   #12
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Default 12000k???

would not have to worry about deer's, you would cook them before you made contact. 12000K is a french fries warmer.
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cool, venician(sp?) by the road side
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Old 02-19-2003, 01:34 PM   #14
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higher the kelvin you feel dark compare to low kelvin.

stay around 4500k.

anything higher than 6500k which comw with new BMW is useless. (only philips makes 6500k bulb they don't license this product to other campany and it called Ultinon)


they just paint HID bulb to get that crazy kelvin (12000k) number


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Old 02-19-2003, 02:02 PM   #15
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12,000k will look something like this:

You mean, like my sister??
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Old 02-20-2003, 12:19 AM   #16
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check this site out... they have a 12,seventy,billion K conversion kit!

not really, but they do in deed have the 12,000K.


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Old 02-20-2003, 10:32 PM   #17
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actually, 12000k lights do exist, as do 20k. However probably not for car headlights.
I have a saltwater reef tank that requires metal halide lighting, I'm running 10k ushio bulbs currently.. lots of people run 20000k radiums which look a little purple, 6500k looks damn yellow. 10000 looks just a hint blue. MH is slightly different than xenon, but if it exists for MH it probably is possible, I'm not really sure how different the two are.
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