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Old 01-29-2007, 04:14 AM   #1
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How long does it take for a d2s bulb to burn in?

I recenetly installed a pair of phillips 85122+ d2s bulbs in my car. The bulbs are supposed to be a 5000k color but as of now they are MUCH yellower than my 4 year old oem phillips 85122 bulbs. The new bulbs probably have about 3 hrs total use so far...any idea how much longer before they look white?
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isnt it like2.5 hours after use, they go good... not sure man.. but i remember 2.5 hrs...
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Old 01-29-2007, 06:10 PM   #3
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It's actually between 110-120hrs of use. Even then change will be so gradual that you wont really notice the change unless you compare the output with that of another much older bulb.
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I recenetly installed a pair of phillips 85122+ d2s bulbs in my car. The bulbs are supposed to be a 5000k color but as of now they are MUCH yellower than my 4 year old oem phillips 85122 bulbs. The new bulbs probably have about 3 hrs total use so far...any idea how much longer before they look white?
OEM bulbs are sometimes rated at different Kelvin than replacements. It's possible that your OEM ones were 5500K. 5000K looks yellowish-white. 6000K is more faint blue-white.

The initial burn-in is usually done within a few minutes. The bulbs will change color over the course of their lifetime, but nothing drastic.
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OEM bulbs are sometimes rated at different Kelvin than replacements. It's possible that your OEM ones were 5500K. 5000K looks yellowish-white. 6000K is more faint blue-white.

The initial burn-in is usually done within a few minutes. The bulbs will change color over the course of their lifetime, but nothing drastic.
the oem bulbs are labeled 85122 philips and according to phillips this is a 4100k bulb.
the 85122+ is supposed to be 5000k to color match a color shifted bulb. BUT this bulb is muchh yellower. My 5000k hid fogs look really stupid with this setup. the original bulbs were actually a closer match but they are starting to go.
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You actually will not get to its true color until about 100 hours into the bulb's life.
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You actually will not get to its true color until about 100 hours into the bulb's life.
Thanks i really hope sooo.
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Phillips 81522+ take longer to color shift than 81522. www.hidplanet.com
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i had one bulb replaced at the dealer after it blew and it was different color than the other bulb for about 50 or so hours..
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Phillips 81522+ take longer to color shift than 81522. www.hidplanet.com
Yeah i read about that. Im just suprisd at how yelllow they are. I would have thought a 5000k bulb would be a little whiter.
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I think you're fine. I was startled as well when I switched to 5000K from 6000K. It was soooo yellow. Mine still hasn't color shifted past 100hrs but they are getting more light purple in color.

This was mine when I had less than 1 hr. 5000K on the left, 6000K on the right (color shifted past 100hrs)

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whoaaa. that 6k is yellow. Thanks for the reassurance. i was almost ready to put my old bulbs back in... Today i noticed my cutoff is getting crisper. When i first put them in I honestly felt like i had halogens.

could i ask what brand you are using? My buddy is using mcculoh 6k bulbs and they were pretty blue right out of the box
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bump...just seeing how this ended up turning out?
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