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Old 01-26-2008, 12:55 PM   #1
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5000K or 6000K bulbs with Xtec HID kit?

Good afternoon everybody. I have an E39 and 2 years ago I decided to invest into HIDs with AEs. Unfortunately, just recently, my passenger side HID blew out, and need to get it replaced.

Thanks to ApexCone, they have a lifetime warranty on their products. However, I had 8000K HIDs, which was the biggest regret of my life. I could barely see anything. However, now, I want to make the right choice and go with either 5K or 6K.

However, after doing some searches for pictures, the threads were so old, most of the pictures were gone. I want the bulbs to have a slight blue tint to it, while giving the most output. I don't want my HIDs to look like the older Acura TL models.
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I would do the 6000k, I think with the 5000k you will get too much of a yellowish tinge. The 6000k offers a nice pure white with a hint of blue which seems to be what you are going for.
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Of those two, I'd suggest the 5000K. If you purchased HIDs for better lighting, why not use bulbs that provide the superior light output?
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If you want a little bit of blue (very slightly if any) then get 6000k. I have 5000K and it's ONLY white.

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6000k is what you would want.
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