Hi all, my 2013 Canadian SFS came with HID, but the bulbs are as yellow as halogen bulbs I'm thinking of changing it to 6000K bulbs.
Any recommendation on brands/stores/websites??
I think bulb size is D3S.
Mine aren't yellow per say, however I'm used to running 6000K so they don't cut the mustard. I'll be upgrading around Xmas time, in conjunction with going 3000K in the fogs.
I can say that my low-beams are not as yellow as the fogs, by any means. Try parking in front of a clean storefront window and see if there's a difference.
As for suggestions, stay away from Kijiji-china brand specials that cost $45. I will likely be upgrading to Lumens D3S 6000K bulbs (Lumens Replacement Factory OE Xenon HID Parts - D1, D2, D3, D4 Bulbs). From what I've gathered, they run around $110, and Performance Improvements and Northside Auto both carry them (but must call ahead to ensure they have a set on hand when you stop by).
I've found that since the LED eyebrow is so bright white, it makes the stock xenon's on the '14 look unimpressive compared to other xenon's I've seen. I've had a few people comment they look yellow-ish at certain angles.
The combination of the LED eyebrow and the xenons does look fantastic though. A couple of people have told me how cool the lighting is on my car. Makes it stand out from other cars on the road that only have xenons.
I've put in an aftermarket HID kit as I have the Canadian SE model. I put in 6000k colour, and it's a perfect white match to the eyebrow, as have other forum members. Check out the HID upgrade thread there's quite a few photos, including my recent upgrade.
The factory HID's use D3S bulbs which includes the built in ballast or High Voltage circuit. They are self leveling which after market does not give you. They are also 4300K which gives you the best light penetration but not as pretty as aftermarket 5000K.
All bulbs are fairly easy to replace on this vehicle and I have replaced my high beams with H7 LED bilbs.
Do an eBay search for 80 Watt stage 3 CREE H7.
They are not true 80 watt as they pull only about 12 watts when in high beam mode. They are brighter than halogen in DLR mode but less bright in high beam mode. I love the look much better than stock halogen.