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Angel Eyes, DDEs, lighted rings, Clear Turn Signals, LEDs, Xenon, HID, or Bi-Xenon. If it lights up and you want to discuss it, post here!

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Old 02-25-2007, 02:35 PM   #1
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HID Bulb Size

I need suggestions on HID bulbs...Nice bright ones! Also what size are they for the e46? Thanks!
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Old 02-25-2007, 03:33 PM   #2
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Old 02-25-2007, 03:34 PM   #3
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or if your doing a conversion to projector its the H7 HID kit.
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Old 02-25-2007, 03:45 PM   #4
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I need suggestions on HID bulbs...Nice bright ones! Also what size are they for the e46? Thanks!
Do you already have HIDs and are just repalcing the bulbs?

If you want the brightest than the answer is the OEM ones (4000-4300K) I believe 4500K is the perfect bulb as it is 100% white.

If you go higher on the Kevlin (color) scale, why it may look cooler (White > Blue > Purple) they will put out less light.
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Old 02-25-2007, 04:52 PM   #5
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I'd swing for some Phillips 85122+ bulbs, they take longer to color shift.
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We have D2S bulbs for your OEM xenons... $130.
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i think 5000K is just about as white as you can get.
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