Originally posted by MZBuckeye
@Jul 31 2005, 06:22 PM
Hey Choppa, how did your stock HID's compare to your aftermarket kit as far as visibility goes?* I'd like to get 'em, but I'm afraid I'll be disappointed without doing the full retrofit, and I'm not sure I have the patience for that.
hey mzbuckeye, i've replied your PM regarding this as well....
First, i dont know why is your brother's bimmer has blue HID..... did you see it while it was turning on? OEM hids are rated at 4100K (some probably 4300K), so you dont see any blue in those.... as everyone knows, Kelvin scale is inversely proportional to the Lm (brightness)....
and, IF you drive mostly at night, it's best to get retrofit with 4100K bulb... the purpose of retrofit is to reduce/eliminate the glare HID kits produce if installed in halogen projector.... secondly, you'll get those blue/purple flicker if you retrofit... (reason for this is because of the cutoff shield, AND the lens itself)
IF you go for the looks, i m betting these people will get HID kits with 6000K bulbs... which is ~2800lm (compared to ~3200lm for 4300K-5300K HID kits), and thus, it wont glare the oncoming traffic as much as the 4300K kits...
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