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Old 01-07-2005, 05:25 PM   #1
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Alright so I am wondering, what bulbs would be good ones to put in a STi if I wanted the headlights to be more blue? I like the way they look right when you turn them on, before they have time to heat up. Anyways, any help would be much appreciated. By the way I searched and can't really find anything..Thanks in advance guys. Jared
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Old 01-07-2005, 05:31 PM   #2
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You'd want 6000k bulbs (you can buy some at Xenonfactory.com) if you want that blue-ish look, but you would be lessening the usuable light output of your HIDs. Just something to think about.
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Old 01-07-2005, 05:43 PM   #3
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Yea it definitely is, I by no means have made up my mind on this. However I am also wondering is there anything to worry about with switching them. Is there any way for condensation to build up from switching bulbs? Last but not least are there any bulbs that will not decrease the performance of the stock bulbs/HID. Thanks guys.
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Old 01-07-2005, 05:53 PM   #4
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I don't think condensation would build up. Just do what you did to remove the bulb, just in reverse order. If everything is hooked up the same way, you shouldn't have a problem if you're just changing out the bulbs. For HIDs, OEM applications (such as the ones seen on BMW, Mercedes, & Audi...and even your STIs I believe) use 4100k bulbs. When you start to go higher than that you begin to lose usable light, especially in bad (rainy) weather. Hope that helps some.
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Old 01-07-2005, 06:31 PM   #5
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There is no way to keep the same light output with bluer bulbs. Although you may like the "look" of bluer light it's best to leave well enough alone and not mess with them. As mentioned all OEM HIDs are 4100K. The reason that some look blue from certain angles is the refraction in the projector optics, if you view them straight on they are white.
Also HID bulbs aren't cheap, you'd be spending a decent amount of cash to achieve that bluer look and less light.
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