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HID kits, so many WITCH one>?

just seeing so many HID kits, 97 900RRV H4 bulbs, two hi/low same bulb, both on low and both on hi, need to find brightest W/least draw on system, 35 or 55W>>? 8k 0r 6k? ballesst alone? or with relay, HELP!
WANTED BRIGHTEST and best blue color, what are my options, dont want to get stuck with POS brand
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I have ddm tuning kit on my bike. I went with the 35w 6k
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Re: HID kits, so many WITCH one>?

The higher the K the bluer the light.
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Re: HID kits, so many WITCH one>?

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The higher the K the bluer the light.
Not entirely true... but close anyways.

You can get lights that are purple.. but that is like 14000 K

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Not entirely true... but close anyways.

You can get lights that are purple.. but that is like 14000 K
That's right! The closest temp to natural daylight is supposed to be 6500K.....so if you actually want to see good at night and not just look "cool", choosing a temperature close to that is ideal.
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thanks for the quick replys guys, i really hve come to respect the comunity here, i have lots of ideas for my bike and i bring it here before i hand over my credit card, thanks agian ragecage
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That's right! The closest temp to natural daylight is supposed to be 6500K.....so if you actually want to see good at night and not just look "cool", choosing a temperature close to that is ideal.
haha I could have sworn 4500K was supposed to be the closest..

I dont care eitherway, I dont buy headlights often enough.

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haha I could have sworn 4500K was supposed to be the closest..

I dont care eitherway, I dont buy headlights often enough.
Yea I am pretty sure you are right about that I was always under the impression that 5000k hids are the brightest if you are looking for that. 6000k is white with a hint a blue and 8000k is more blue than white, while 10000k is all blue. The higher you go the less light output, but 8000k hids will still be brighter than standard halogens. I have 8000k in all my vehicles and never have to use high beams.

55w will also be brighter than 35w, but with 55w hids you tend to lose color. I bought a pair of 8000k 55w once and they were pretty white, not blue. I was told to order the next color up when going with 55w, but I am pretty sure even 10000k would still not be very blue in 55w.

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haha I could have sworn 4500K was supposed to be the closest..

I dont care eitherway, I dont buy headlights often enough.
you are correct. Well, it's somewhere in there, I thought it was 5000K. 6500K are definitely bluer. I have 6000K and they have a slight blue to em. When you get to the 55w kits, the 8000K looks about the same as the 6000K 35w. I went with the 6000K 35w in my bike and 8000K 55w in my car headlights with 35w 8000K brights and fogs. The brights are hardly noticeable with the brighter headlights. I get flashed by people that think I'm driving around with my brights on with the 55w lows
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Re: HID kits, so many WITCH one>?

I was just going based on home theatre tv calibrations, so you guys are probably right. For tv's, natural daylight is 6500K for color temperature...I just assumed it would be the same for headlights.
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I was just going based on home theatre tv calibrations, so you guys are probably right. For tv's, natural daylight is 6500K for color temperature...I just assumed it would be the same for headlights.
whoops. 4300K. Sunlight has a yellow tint. I would imagine for home theater, you would want a more pure white, close to what you said
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Re: HID kits, so many WITCH one>?

If you're after the least draw, why are you considering 55 watt versions?

If the bike isn't braking properly, you don't start by rebuilding the engine.
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Re: HID kits, so many WITCH one>?

I bought a xyntec slim ballast HID kit 35w 8k off of ebay for about 55 bucks... It looks bright, starts all the time and for some reason they always sell it in pairs so i have a spare set for my blade. It has worked fine all this season and recommend it. 55w. is bright but sometimes overkill on bikes. at least in my opinion. and i ride at night all the time
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