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Old 11-19-2009, 06:57 PM   #1
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PLZ. help newbie headlight ? Ive searched endlessly

Ok hopefully someone out there will be kind enough to help me out with this question:

Basically I am searching for absolutely the deepest, darkest, blueist colored HID bulbs that exist period.

I know as the kalvin number gets higher and higher the usable light output becomes less and less and that anything over say 12000K is considered to be dangerous/not usable....BUT please take into consideration that I do not care AT ALL about usable light output I am simply after the most rediculously deep dark pure blue (not purple) headlights I can possibly find regardless of there price.

I have already tried 8k, 10k, and 12k Hid bulbs setups in my 2002 M3 and none of them have been what Im looking for. Any help from anyone at this point would be more then appreciated. Thanks to all in advance.
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:39 AM   #2
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Choose which one you like the best out of 8k/10k/12k. There are no others. Unless you tint your projector, but I dont know really. 4300K FTW. The projector itself gives the nice color, not the bulb.
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Old 11-20-2009, 10:50 AM   #3
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Eric,

I really do not suggest anything above 8000k. You are really sacrificing light output to the point where your lights will be less functional than a halogen setup. 8000k provides an aqua blue color, anything more intense than that looks silly IMO.
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Old 11-20-2009, 08:27 PM   #4
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Ok hopefully someone out there will be kind enough to help me out with this question:

Basically I am searching for absolutely the deepest, darkest, blueist colored HID bulbs that exist period.

I know as the kalvin number gets higher and higher the usable light output becomes less and less and that anything over say 12000K is considered to be dangerous/not usable....BUT please take into consideration that I do not care AT ALL about usable light output I am simply after the most rediculously deep dark pure blue (not purple) headlights I can possibly find regardless of there price.

I have already tried 8k, 10k, and 12k Hid bulbs setups in my 2002 M3 and none of them have been what Im looking for. Any help from anyone at this point would be more then appreciated. Thanks to all in advance.
Do you already have Xenons or do you need a headlight assembly that has a projector that can give you the color you are looking for?
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Old 11-23-2009, 06:56 PM   #5
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Do you already have Xenons or do you need a headlight assembly that has a projector that can give you the color you are looking for?
I already have xenons, I have the 2002 oem M3 headlight housings. Which are xenon projector's only on low beam (correct me if Im wrong). I have though about attempting to tint the actual headlight lens but that seems rather cheap and well for lack of a better word a stupid idea??? Any further suggestions Im really at a loss here
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:11 PM   #6
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I already have xenons, I have the 2002 oem M3 headlight housings. Which are xenon projector's only on low beam (correct me if Im wrong). I have though about attempting to tint the actual headlight lens but that seems rather cheap and well for lack of a better word a stupid idea??? Any further suggestions Im really at a loss here
yes, you are correct.
Do not tint your headlights, this is a bad idea.
You really only need Orion V2 for your angel eyes and maybe if you really wanted to some 6000K low beam bulbs to get a more blue output (again, not for function, but for form mostly).

Give us a call tomorrow if you have any questions.
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Old 10-09-2010, 03:11 PM   #7
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I have a 2003 325i and I don't have xenon lights but I want to upgrade both. I like the Orion V2s but my cap for the upgrade is $1000 installed. Should I just change the entire housing or just upgrade the low beams to xenons? Is 8k white or light blue? What is the new bimmers 8k or 10 I like the 12k for color but I want to be able to see with my lights cuz it rains here.
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Old 10-09-2010, 04:45 PM   #8
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Your cap of $1000 will buy you 3 sets of lights for 3 cars if you do it right

Since you're in Sac, feel free to drop by on Monday? or call us?
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Go with the umnitza Orion v2 for sure man. Anything over 8k will decrease light output and also IMO look awful. I just recently installed orion v2s on my car, they look great and are simple to install. Plus they will give you a hella nice blueish tint. Maybe not what you're going for considering you say you want the deepest blue that exists, but this will actually make your car look good.

Tl;dr = get Orion v2s and you won't be disappointed. Kthanks /thread
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If you want the deepest blue why dont you just go with colored HID kits where the bulb is actually colored
http://cgi.ebay.ca/DARK-BLUE-D2S-D2R...ht_4664wt_1141
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