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Whats the Best HID Color?

Im looking for some hid kits for my stock lights and i was wondering what the best color and whats the best to see far i was think like light to dark blue. what do you think is the best one? Thanks
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none if your putting them in your stock housings.
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^^^^^^lol

yeah the higher temp you go the less output of light you have. most people stay between 4300k white and 6000k white with very little blue. buuuuut different brands have different colors and temps, sooo it all depends
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im gonna keep using my stock one out maybe paint them. 4300 to 6000 has anyone used anything higher
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Look in the show off ur hids thread. Ull see all the various colors
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im gonna keep using my stock one out maybe paint them. 4300 to 6000 has anyone used anything higher
Lots of people use higher temps, but it's stupid because you can't see a damn thing with them. If you wanna see poorly at night go right ahead. It's been scientifically proven that blue light hurts your night vision and makes you see less, even if the light is actually brighter than a halogen light. There's a reason I'm making new retros. I even have a pic to show you how much dimmer a simple just from 6000k to 8000k is. My lows are 6000k and my fogs are 8000k. You can imagine how much dimmer it is from 8000k to 10000k.

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Stick with 4300-5000k if you want to have the most function out of your lights.
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im gonna keep using my stock one out maybe paint them. 4300 to 6000 has anyone used anything higher
yeah theres people that have just about every color from white all the way to higher temp purple HID's, heres the link to the HID show thread:

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The best color(also known as Kelvin) for seeing wide, far and whatever is in front of you lol is 5k hid's. thats the brightest and its white which gives you closest to daylight. for looks i run 6k. its great visibility and also give a tinge of blue for nice looks. Also unlike the last post, you can use your stock housing with hid's, i can personally account for that. i have had my hid's for nearly a year now and there has been any signs of damage at all. I hope this helps man. Also a great and also cheap kit to purchase is at DDMTuning.com. its a company that makes the hids and many other parts for bmw's. they are a good price and very reliable. there is 6 guys at my work not including me that have kits from them and there has been no problems that havent been easly and quickly. So happy shopping lol.
also you will need to lower the aim on the headlights so that its not as focused in oncoming traffic.
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8000k ftw!!!

i have 8k and love em, they are still friggen bright, and look badass too, even in stock housing HIDS are not all that bad, my buddy has hids in stock housing painted black and they output is good, minimal glare, good choice
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i think i will go with 6k should i paint the light or do you think i should buy new all together?
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you talking about the painting the bulb? bc you cant. it will explode if you get ANYTHING on it.
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buy some of these, you will have a nice cutoff line and your light wont be scattered going every which way.

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Just paint your stock lights. It's easy. When you go to reseal them up, go to autozone and buy 3M window weld ribbon adshesive/sealer, put it in the sealer tracks, stick the lens on, and put them back in the oven to heat up the adhesive, the PUSH them together using lots of force. Clamp them together if you can. That way they should seal up nicely and not leak.
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you talking about the painting the bulb? bc you cant. it will explode if you get ANYTHING on it.
I'm sure he meant the housings, painting the bulb is just stupid.
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how good are they? i have the first gen and i hate cutting wires to make the leds work now there acting up so i want to buy some new ones.
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you talking about the painting the bulb? bc you cant. it will explode if you get ANYTHING on it.
Pretty sure he meant the housing for the light not the bulb
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how good are they? i have the first gen and i hate cutting wires to make the leds work now there acting up so i want to buy some new ones.
the 4th gens are much better, and they have no halos so no worry.
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Pretty sure he meant the housing for the light not the bulb
thats what i was hoping but man you never know lol. i guess im used to ppl around here. jackson has some pretty stupid people haha
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i think i will go with the 4th gen what would be the best HID color for them?
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Something that i can see far and they look good too.
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soooo if you use stock housings for hids and just paint them does it still have glare???
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