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Old 05-21-2008, 12:31 PM   #1
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What Xenon bulbs to get?

I liked when I originally got my car and the Xenons had a purple hue to them. What are the best bulbs to get? I saw Philips H7, and Premium H7. Are there others?
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Old 05-21-2008, 12:39 PM   #2
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so you had oem xenon bulbs when you originally got the car? my xenons are oem 4300K and i don't notice any purple hue to them.
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Old 05-21-2008, 12:44 PM   #3
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We have xenon bulbs here! Take a look! And let me know if you're interested:

You can choose between 3000k, 4000k, 4500k, 5000k, 6000k, and 8000k!


Apexcone - HID Xenon Bulb Set
http://www.europeanautosource.com/pr...roducts_id=120

Let me know if there is anything I can do for you.
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We've got D2S Replacement Bulbs in 6000k or 8000k for your car that are a nice upgrade over OEM. I personally run the 6000k and what I recommend for a nice pure white light output. Here is a comparison between stock and the upgraded 6000k, see if you can spot the difference

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Old 05-21-2008, 01:29 PM   #5
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BMW changed the bulbs between 2001 and 2003

The bulbs had a purple hue/tint and later years they were blue/white and even still yellow/white. I believe this has to do with the temperature range as the post above is showing the different temperature ranges.

I believe OEM like you said are 4300k which are the Philips H7 standard bulbs.

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so you had oem xenon bulbs when you originally got the car? my xenons are oem 4300K and i don't notice any purple hue to them.

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We've got D2S Replacement Bulbs in 6000k or 8000k for your car that are a nice upgrade over OEM. I personally run the 6000k and what I recommend for a nice pure white light output. Here is a comparison between stock and the upgraded 6000k, see if you can spot the difference

I'm guessing the left is the 6k?
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I'm guessing the left is the 6k?
Yes sir
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We have xenon bulbs here! Take a look! And let me know if you're interested:

You can choose between 3000k, 4000k, 4500k, 5000k, 6000k, and 8000k!


Apexcone - HID Xenon Bulb Set
http://www.europeanautosource.com/pr...roducts_id=120

Let me know if there is anything I can do for you.
Does this fit the 05 Bi-Xenon HeadLamps? Also what Style Bulbs do I need?
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Old 07-28-2008, 11:30 AM   #9
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The D2S bulbs do fit your stock bixenons. Here is the link to the product page: D2S Replacement Bulbs
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