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Old 10-12-2013, 06:28 PM   #1
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Matching Halogen highs to 4300k Bi-Xenon

What have you guys been doing to match the HID bi-xenon projectors and halogen Highs?

I am retrofitting my lights with the TRS H1 mini kit,including the splitters to activate the shutter solenoid and high beams.

I don't really want it to look stupid with a mix of yellow (halogen) and White (HID)
when the high beams are on.

I don't really want to install another set of projectors and HID set up. I also want to keep the flash to pass
The Halogen HID color bulbs are a little cheesy but is that the only option?


As a side, is the a projector available for the coupe fog lamp?

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4300k is the color of what halogen bulbs are.

There are no projector fogs for our cars but many members are installed projectors to the back of the fog light housings and that has worked out well.
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4300k is the color of what halogen bulbs are.
How crappy would it be to have the HID in the high beam without projector?
To be honest I rarely use my highs anyway, I just don't like the idea of a bunch of mixed color bulbs.

How do the factory Xenons look compared to the their halogen passing/high lamp as equipped from BMW.

Maybe I am being a little anal


The info from Osram Sylvania says that standard halogen bulbs are in the 3200k range, now the goofy blue tinted ones are in the 4000 or so range.


Specifications Primary Color Temperature (K)
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Don't and if you install them and plan to use them to flash someone you will kill the bulbs and burn out your LCM in the process.
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Good point on the flash.

I will just have to try different halogen bulbs once I get them installed try to get them somewhat close.
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