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difference in HID bulbs

Discussion in 'General Car Chat' started by djnick, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. djnick

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    right iv not seen a thread done on this so i thought id do 1.
    Right iv heard a few people not knowing which bulbs they need to buy when buying HIDS well from my knowledge you need H7R bulbs for normal mirrored headlights and H7 bulbs for the projector type headlights, heres a pic of the bulbs and you will notice that there is a metal strip around the H7R's this is to keep the light patten correct.

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    good idea m8...

    to my understanding the Foil strip in the R's arent for a improved patten but to help stop the glaring you get from standard HID bulbs as they dont have the black tip you have on normal bulbs...but dont quote me on that

    6000K bulbs are more a less bright white in colour..if you go lower the colour gets more yellow..higher and they go to blue then purple...i have 10k in mine and its a sporty blue colour.
     
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    im just going off what Mike has told me m8. i prefer the 6000k as they are pure diamond white but my god do they make a difference on dark roads thumbupsmilie
     
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    yeah ive upgraded my standard 4.5k hids to 10k and the road is white and when behind cars you can see that there lights are yellow but with standard bulbs you wouldnt notice. ill have take a pic show you how the road lights up. Nick think mine are dr2 or drd????
     
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    i could tell lastnight they are alot better than standards i must get some where yours from nick?
     
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    5k is pure white

    6k has a tinge of blue
     
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    sorry m8 yeah thats right although i still think 5k is still has abit of a yellow tinge to it.
     
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    pics of 5000k hids
     

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    take it u aint gt a crap iphone lol, for some reason they all take pics with a weird yellowish spot in middle
     
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    i think i used my camera for those last year
     
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    just gone to take a pic of my 6000k bulbs and the passenger side went off so i turned it off and back on and it came back on then about 10 secs after it went off again dont know wots up with it so iv had to put my 5000k in good job i did though with MOT tomorrow
     
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    was going say ive some spare bulbs but yours are the kit ones arnt they nick? dunno if the same the bottom just clips onto the connection?
     
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    haha thats your excuse for putting white bulbs in instead of having blue
     
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    6k straight back in wen i get her home mate
     
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    the foil shield on the R bulbs is to reduce glare.

    it reduces the amount of direct light hitting the lower part of the reflector so reduces the amount of light that is reflected in an upward direction.
    thus keeping the lights beam level lower over the standard HID bulb. or more in keeping with what would be fitted as standard
     
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    is these hid bulbs anygood boys
     
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    Yep they a lot better than normal bulbs mate
     
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    i have a spare set in boot of my car not sure whether to put them on or not the ones i have on at the moment arent that great they blue lights and out on the road at night they dont give of much light :(