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Originally posted by diesel5599@Jun 28 2005, 05:18 PM
Actually that is not exactly correct. Between 4700K - 6300K is the brightest part of the white spectrum, which is why the stock HIDs that come with the high end cars are much brighter than halogens.

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Yes that is true.... but remember that HID/Xenon bulbs uses different technology as opposed to halogen bulbs... which is why the theory doesnt apply... besides, most HID "kit" comes in 4700K, 6000K and up.... which is what i was talking about.. and luminiscs rated at 5150K i believe....

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Yes that is true.... but remember that HID/Xenon bulbs uses different technology as opposed to halogen bulbs... which is why the theory doesnt apply... besides, most HID "kit" comes in 4700K, 6000K and up.... which is what i was talking about.. and luminiscs rated at 5150K i believe....
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Gotcha. I agree, halogen simply cannot output the same lumens at higher kelvin due to limitations of the technology. I thought you were referring to Kelvin output overall.

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used my luminics for a month and sold them. Like others have said, I rather see than be seen. The OSRAM Silverstars have been the best bulb for me, yeah they aren't "HID BLUE" but you can see 10x better than the stock and luminics bulbs with them, just my .02


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I just threw my luminics in my fogs, and they have no bluish tint whatsoever?? I got the hyperwhite ones, poped one in and compared to the stock side, and they looked almost the same!? lol

Anyone tried the "blue" bulbs from them?


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no, i haven't tried the blue ones.... but I'm very tempted to


And FYI: ANY bulb that has ANY tint on the bulb casing WILL REDUCE output.

Be it..... luminics, nokya, eurodezigns, PIAA.... they all have LESS output than stock

what differentiates them is HOW MUCH do they reduce light output compared to stock.

Cheap bulbs that go for more "BLUE" will reduce more light output obviously

Quality bulbs will still be less than stock, but by not as much as others.

Believe me, i've gone through almost 6 different brands of cheap bulbs including luminics and have been unhappy with all..... including my 7500K spark blue PIAA bulbs.... which cost me $85.

But the spark blues are the best matching "colorwise" for my 6000K HIDs.
But I'm wanting a little more blue.... thus i might try the luminics blue bulbs soon.


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Yeah man I think im going to try those as well, like I said before I could care less about foglight output for myself. I just want something to match my damn HIDs, same as yours probably.

Im gonna see if I can't just swap out my Luminics using their warrenty deal, well see..


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I also used the PIAA extreme white, and PIAAs, Spark Blue Super Plasma, and my humble conclusion is that the Xtec 6000k HIDs from RPM (Falcontx), is the best thing I've had in my car so far. I still like the look of PIAAs Crystal Ions in the fogs. I like the contrasting colors: gives it that Lexus/Mercedes look. Just my .02

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