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my new bi-xenon 6000ks-This pic is the low beam!!! lights are not in warm up stage they have been on for 35 min....
cost me $280. from www.suvlights.com:yikes:
 

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I'm sorry, but that's hideous.
It's THOSE lights that give Xenons a bad name... Xenons are for better SIGHT, not looks.
 

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simple plug n play,, bulb swap out,,, and for your info the first bmws that came w/ xenon about 5 yrs ago were close to this hue,,due to the crying of some people,, bmw toned down the xenons to nasty yellow xenon,,,,, Any way the are the bulbs the use on the le-mans - race cars,


and yes my car is faster now!!!!:yikes:

 

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I LIKE the low-temp Xenons... Frankly, I think they're still too blue. I want WHITE light. This blue crap makes for ugly colors.

BMW made them less blue because their technology got BETTER. Compare older xenons and you'll notice how much less real light you actually get. My Father's old '99 740i had the ugly ultra-blue xenons. They were nice. Much nicer than halogens, I'll grant you that. However, compared to my newer Xenons, they absolutely sucked.

EVERY single time I have been blinded by "xenons" on the road, it has ALWAYS been some sort of partial retrofit application like this.
 

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There IS a reason why the 6000K bulbs are NOT DOT compliant, you know...
 

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by the way this is not retrofit- it is a plug n play bulb swap--->

ps-your stick shift is a retrofit- --haah chill out dude,
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To give you an idea of where 6000K falls in the color spectrum...



5500K seems like the color temperature I'd want to shoot for.

It's extremely difficult to accurately photograph the "color" of xenons since the camera will try to automatically correct the white balance in default mode (which I bet 98% of people here shoot in).
 

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WHITH A FLASH SHOT.:) WHEN DRIVING YOU CAN NOT TELL THESE ARE NOT AS BRIGHT THAN THE 4300K, YELLOW LIGHT REACHES FURTHER,, bUT SIGNS AND EVERY THING ELSE REFLECTS A MUCH CRISPER HUE,, I LOVE THESE BULBS!!
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alee said:
To give you an idea of where 6000K falls in the color spectrum...



5500K seems like the color temperature I'd want to shoot for.

It's extremely difficult to accurately photograph the "color" of xenons since the camera will try to automatically correct the white balance in default mode (which I bet 98% of people here shoot in).
Hmm... I think I like the 2000K candlelight. Where can I get a retrofit kit for my Bi-Xenons to convert them to candlelight? Maybe I'll try the Pottery Barn... they have nice candles there... Without the power draw from the Bi-Xenons I'm sure I'll gain at least 10 hp. :D
 

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People here are pretty opposed to mods that make a big visual effect with nothing to gain in performance.

Personally I think 6000k bubs are stupid. Pay extra money for light that is less bright, and annoys people even more, only to satisfy your need for attention. :tsk:
 
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