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Does anyone know the color temperature of the e90 with adaptive xenon headlights? I would guess it is 5000k or 5500k because of how white it is.

The reason I ask is that I was thinking of upgrading my foglights and I wanted to match the color temperature. I've just begun research on this - any help is appreciated.
 

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westwest888 said:
Does anyone know the color temperature of the e90 with adaptive xenon headlights? I would guess it is 5000k or 5500k because of how white it is.

The reason I ask is that I was thinking of upgrading my foglights and I wanted to match the color temperature. I've just begun research on this - any help is appreciated.
4200k - the PIAA X-treme white 4150k (I installed them on my 530i) are almost a perfect match. I've tried the X-treme Force 4700k and they were too blue.
 

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Yeah, I would have said 4300K, because they just about match the known-4300K HID's on my motorcycle. 5000K is getting blue-ish.
 

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4200k - the PIAA X-treme white 4150k (I installed them on my 530i) are almost a perfect match. I've tried the X-treme Force 4700k and they were too blue.
Where can i get these PIAA's that you installed on your 530?
 

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Where can i get these PIAA's that you installed on your 530?

I have a set of PIAA xtreme whites(it says 4000k on the box) that I got last week and it is not white/blue enough for me. I'll let it go for 60 bux. PM me. I have the receipt too.
 

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razzy530 said:
Where can i get these PIAA's that you installed on your 530?
I got my 4150k X-treme white PIAAs on eBay. Unfortunately I don't think the 4150k bulbs are made any more. BMWer is right, the 4000k bulbs are not quite hot enough to match the xenons. Do a search on eBay for 4150-4300k bulbs. If all else fails the 4000k bulbs are close but not perfect. The 4700k X-treme Force bulbs are bluer than the stock xenons but are also an option.
 

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I have a friend with the 4000k fogs and I think you will be disappointed with them. If I were doing it again and there were no 4150k bulbs available I'd go Xtreme Force 4700k. Just my .02.
 
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