E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > Tuning & Tech > Lighting Forum

Lighting Forum
Angel Eyes, DDEs, lighted rings, Clear Turn Signals, LEDs, Xenon, HID, or Bi-Xenon. If it lights up and you want to discuss it, post here!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 02-10-2008, 01:54 AM   #1
wiedrick2005
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posts: 235
My Ride: POS
Trying to figure our what HID kit and color.

I've been searching the forums and cannot seem to come up with an answer. Half the reviews or descriptions of 6000K color temperature describe it as white/blue and half describe it as white/purple. Also I have seen a picture ( I can post if someone wants) of what looked closer to the white/purple description and I have seen quite a few pictures of the 6000k being white/blue. I'm very confused by this as I thought color was determined solely by bulb temperature. Is this a brand of hid issue or something else? I'm looking for more of a white with a bit of blue. Also has anyone had any experience with the brand ALPHA hid?

Last edited by wiedrick2005; 02-10-2008 at 02:12 AM.
wiedrick2005 is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 02-10-2008, 08:52 AM   #2
Edison@JleviSW
1.888.JLEVISW
 
Edison@JleviSW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Santa Clara
Posts: 28,332
My Ride: BMW Duh
Send a message via AIM to Edison@JleviSW
HID component brand and bulb does make a difference in the color temperature as well. Some HID companies will claim a 6000k when it's really an 8000k and vice versa. 6000k in it's more pure form is a pure white with a hint of blue. Here is a shot of a full prolumen 6000k HID setup which we have tested to be within 200 lumens of a 6000k color:

Edison@JleviSW is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use