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Old 04-29-2007, 08:22 PM   #1
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Arrow Official Xenon Bulbs That Doesnt Go Through A Color Temp Change Are There Any ???????

I plan on getting the prolumen 3000K yellow xenon bulbs like pryite. From my understanding Xenon Bulbs go though a color shift change after 100 hours. Will the 3000K Yellow bulbs turn white ? What about if I have 14000K bulbs will they turn from blue back to stock white ? Are there any bulbs on the market that maintains the same color throughout the bulbs life ? I just want the color to stay the same when they are brand new. I had some xenoflos and they were aqua blue and then all of a sudden they turned white like 4000K stocks. Please give me some advice.
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Old 04-30-2007, 12:29 AM   #2
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uh wtf? i know these guys sell HID kits that are tested for awhile before shipping. but 3000k isn't going to go white.
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Old 04-30-2007, 01:01 AM   #3
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ive used my xenon/HID bulbs for countless hours, i havent seen a color change
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there are no xenon bulbs that will not color change throughout the life of the bulbs. but they will take a long time to change. there is no way after 100 hours will 3000k turn white. usually the break in for a new xenon bulb is about 50-100 hours, that may be what you've read.

and your xenonflos, were they stock 4300k? because when you first turn on the bulb, it's a different color, but as it heats up, it will become whatever color they were supposed to be
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Old 04-30-2007, 11:45 AM   #5
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Actually xenon bulbs burn into their true color temperature over time, when you first have them they are a bit off.
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Old 04-30-2007, 06:11 PM   #6
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Actually xenon bulbs burn into their true color temperature over time, when you first have them they are a bit off.
Depending on the company and when the bulb is color tested. Most of the Taiwanese/Chinese bulbs are tested for color at an "early life" so after 100 hours they are true color, after 500+ hours they become blue-er and blu-er until they eventually die.
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Old 04-30-2007, 06:50 PM   #7
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I run my HID fogs more than i run my Xenons, all 6000K and everything matches pretty nicely. THANKS JLEVI!
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