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Old 10-08-2006, 01:25 PM   #1
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8000k xenoflo bulbs

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I just purchased 8000k xenoflo bulbs from bimmian (literally 5 mins ago). I have Predator Chromiums Angel eyes in 8000k installed in my car. As of right now I have the stock OEM 4300k bulbs in my car. I've been doing some searching around here, and I've read that the 8000k doesnt emit as much light as the stock 4300k's ? I'm a little concerned because to me, my xenons arent that bright, kinda dull when I drive around at night. I wanted 8000k as apposed to 6000k cause my car is Topaz blue, and I thought it wouldve went better. Any suggestion from u guys would be appreciated as I could change my order before it ships. Would the 8000k be duller? Should I go 6000k? Thanks in advance guys.
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Old 10-08-2006, 01:34 PM   #2
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If you want maximum lumen's (think light output) then you should stay with stock.

Trying to match the color of your car with your headlights is counter productive to being able to see at night. A lot of people around here run 6000K HIDs and rave about them, personally I don't like them.

IMO even if you only lose 2% (and I'm sure it's more) light output, why would you PAY to see LESS at night?
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Old 10-08-2006, 02:02 PM   #3
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I have both 6000k and 8000k Xenoflo bulbs and both are great. I love the faint blue hue given off by the 8000k, there's nothing else like them. You do lose siginifcant light output going to 8000k but I've found that when driving around the city, it really isn't an issue at all. If you decide to go 8000k, you should be doing it because the color is more important than the light output. It's definitely still drivable, but if you want the brightest then stick with 6000k. 4300k looks like garbage compared to 6000k and 8000k IMO and if you can tell a significant light output difference between 6000k and 4300k then more power to you, but I think it is stupid to squabble over a 2% difference unless you have a dark windshield tint or bad eyesight. The only complaint I have is that 8000k Predators don't match at all, are yours a blue tint at all cause mine just look plain white.
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i have 8000k in my headlights w/o a projector and they are bright. I know a lot of people dont like it this way. Projector46 are one of the future mods though

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You will notice that the 8000K are not as bright. You'll also notice they put out a blue hue on the edges of the light pattern and in the lamp itself. At their hot spot or main focused area on the ground I find them to be more white.
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Old 10-12-2006, 09:51 AM   #6
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Hey guys,
I just purchased 8000k xenoflo bulbs from bimmian (literally 5 mins ago). I have Predator Chromiums Angel eyes in 8000k installed in my car. As of right now I have the stock OEM 4300k bulbs in my car. I've been doing some searching around here, and I've read that the 8000k doesnt emit as much light as the stock 4300k's ? I'm a little concerned because to me, my xenons arent that bright, kinda dull when I drive around at night. I wanted 8000k as apposed to 6000k cause my car is Topaz blue, and I thought it wouldve went better. Any suggestion from u guys would be appreciated as I could change my order before it ships. Would the 8000k be duller? Should I go 6000k? Thanks in advance guys.
The difference in light output is hardly noticeable and if you want it to match the Angel eyes... 8000k is the way to go with the bulbs, so you ordered the correct one.
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Old 10-12-2006, 10:25 AM   #7
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I have 10000k Fogs.. and they may not be as bright as my headlights.. but they do light everything up in a completely different way.. and in some respects it has helped me see things better (just because of the deep blue... You should see animal eyes with this color hitting them WWOWOWOW
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The difference in light output is hardly noticeable and if you want it to match the Angel eyes... 8000k is the way to go with the bulbs, so you ordered the correct one.
Yes and no. With 6000k bulbs, there is only a 5% or 200 lumen drop. The 8000k is drastically different, closer to a 10-15% drop in lumens which IMO is significant. This is why I always recommend 6000k, it is the perfect upgrade to your stock lights without sacrificing much if any light output.
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