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Old 08-25-2010, 11:10 PM   #1
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Exclamation Advice: Issue with headlight going from Blue to White

My car was involved in a small front end accident. They replaced the head light but the lights dont match. When I first turn the car on the headlight (Replaced One) goes from that perfect blue tint to a brighter white color.

Any idea what is causing this?


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Old 08-25-2010, 11:51 PM   #2
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It might be possible the light bulbs in are of a different temperature.

For example:

6500K vs 8000K

Whitish vs Bluish

Another possibility is that the newer bulb hasn't burned in yet.
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Old 08-26-2010, 12:03 AM   #3
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It might be possible the light bulbs in are of a different temperature.

For example:

6500K vs 8000K

Whitish vs Bluish

Another possibility is that the newer bulb hasn't burned in yet.
Thanks for your response!

I have already brought it back to the shop once because at first it was yellow! So i made him put the bulb from the old light because it still worked and now i'm having this issue.

What would make it be a different temp... Light Module?


Any other ideas of what it could be?
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Old 08-26-2010, 12:06 AM   #4
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Replace both bulbs...Wuddaya think?
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Old 08-26-2010, 12:21 AM   #5
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Replace both bulbs...Wuddaya think?
That will cost me more money when it should already be fixed but something i may have to consider.
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Old 08-26-2010, 06:01 PM   #6
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:33 PM   #7
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Actually, that's normal for factory 4300k bulbs to behave. Do you have aftermarket bulbs in the other headlight? How bad was your minor front end damage, just the headlamp assy replaced. Was the ballast also replaced?
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dam. i have this same prollem. its good for about the first two seconds then you see the light color start to fade into a whiter shade...
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Old 09-15-2010, 05:48 AM   #9
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try posting this in the lighting forum.....not the for sale section first off...

When replacing xenon bulbs its a good idea to replace both at the same time so they will match

if they replaced the bulb with a stock Philips 85122 bulb then it wont match...they color shift over time.
Philips makes a new bulb which is the 85122+ bulb...this one wont color shift and is made to match the old 85122 bulb.
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