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Old 08-31-2009, 02:24 AM   #1
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DS2 bulbs vs H1 hid??

i tested out my new setup today but was disappointed...

in the projector i have 3000k ds2 bulbs which look more yellow then my 3000k fog lights.....the fogs look more white yellow then pure yellow...

i'm thinking it's cause of the light housings then the bulbs itself...is this true?

someone suggested i just get normal H1 yellow bulbs so it'll match, whatcha think'?
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Old 08-31-2009, 07:53 AM   #2
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Why don't you just buy a whiter xenon d2s bulb?

Khoalty has them at a very cheap price. The output is excellent on them.
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What kind of fog housings are you running? It could be the difference between a projector and reflector housing. Different brand HID bulbs will also burn at different colors even if they are both rated at 3000k. One manufacturer's 3000k may be another's 4300k...it's quite odd and can be very frustrating for a retailer.
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Why don't you just buy a whiter xenon d2s bulb?

Khoalty has them at a very cheap price. The output is excellent on them.
i want it to be yellow, that's the thing..

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What kind of fog housings are you running? It could be the difference between a projector and reflector housing. Different brand HID bulbs will also burn at different colors even if they are both rated at 3000k. One manufacturer's 3000k may be another's 4300k...it's quite odd and can be very frustrating for a retailer.
oe m5 fogs, i figured the projector/reflector housing is the main issue which i also thought maybe i should just get H1 yellow bulbs but not sure how it'll look
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It's tough to say, a reflector housing will reflect light differently than a projector housing. If they are the same brand HID bulb, just different fit, then it's your housing. If the brands are different, it could be either.
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It's tough to say, a reflector housing will reflect light differently than a projector housing. If they are the same brand HID bulb, just different fit, then it's your housing. If the brands are different, it could be either.
there different housings and different brands as well...also not sure if ds2 vs hid makes a difference as well....since the ds2 projector looks more yellow you think if i just put in H1 yellow bulbs it'll be better?
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The color output from a projector will always look different in comparison to an open housing.
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A D2S bulb is an HID setup, it uses a different fit bulb and connector than an H1.
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The color output from a projector will always look different in comparison to an open housing.
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A D2S bulb is an HID setup, it uses a different fit bulb and connector than an H1.
ok so if i use a H1 normal yellow bulb, you think it'll get me closer to a deep yellow color?
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Really difficult to say, that depends on the brand of bulb you go with and color temperature. A halogen bulb will inherently be more yellow but if manufacturers are producing and rating their bulbs correctly, a 3000k color output should be a 3000k color output. We all know this is not true which is why it makes it difficult to match.
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