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5k is in drivers side and 4300k is in passenger side. Just posted these because I changed bulbs to 4300k last night because I needed more usable light. I couldn't ever find comparison of 5k vs. 4300k so posting these for anyone interested.


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Very nice to see the comparison.

Whenever I see anyone go above 5,000K I just scratch my head. I think that being able to see at night goes above how good you look. :)
 

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Yeah...pretty much anything is brighter than halogen :grin:

I drove around last night and the 4300k is def. better!!
 

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can you take a picture of the headlamps with them on.... do they still appear to have a yellowish halogen tint to them?
 

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Th 1st pic is front shot with 4300k in passenger side and 5000k in drivers
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These two are of 4300k. They appear more blue from angles as shown in this 1st pic below and look way more white/sly yellow head on.
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Here is comparison of 4300k vs. 5000k.
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I like the 4300 and 5k stock look, the light is a little brighter then 6k which is the whole point... I'm running 8K and with the projectors they look excellent, new roads with new reflective lines glow at the presents of my headlights.... Even though with 8K it lowers the actual light output... It's still better then halogen. If my bulbs ever go, i think ill change them out to 5 though...
 

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Well since we are on the subject matter. Has anyone ever used the 55watt ballast? I was wondering what my 4300's would do on 55watt rather than 35watt. I think you would be able to safely use them (mine are on a relay anyway) and you wouldn't blind everyone else since we have these nice projector housings. Any thoughts?
 

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QUOTE (2010SonataGLS @ Sep 27 2010, 07:07 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=359076
Well since we are on the subject matter. Has anyone ever used the 55watt ballast? I was wondering what my 4300's would do on 55watt rather than 35watt. I think you would be able to safely use them (mine are on a relay anyway) and you wouldn't blind everyone else since we have these nice projector housings. Any thoughts?
That is exactly what I am going to do as soon as I can afford a slim balast 55 watt. I have read that there is no need to change the bulb...that the standard HID bulb is rated to handle 55 watt.....but that is just what i've read. I went to 4300k for now...55 watt is next. :grin:
 

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Some more pictures comparing light output of fogs and high beams against 4300k so that we can all see they are really not yellow at all. :grin:

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1st and 2nd picture compare beam color of stock fogs vs. 4300k
2nd picture is of high beam color vs. 4300k looking towards the car.
4th picture is shot of lows and fogs on.

I hope these pictures help someone at deciding on what color temp HID lights to purchase.

After driving the last few nights I am impressed at how the less blue hue increases visibility. I will never leave 4300k again. One thing that gets on my nerves about HID is the darn warm up time. These lights take about 3 minutes to reach a good brightness.......that gets annoying when you have to make frequent store stops and keep restarting the car. And about 5 minutes to reach peak brightness.
 

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QUOTE (JDP1977 @ Sep 30 2010, 07:56 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=359955
Some more pictures comparing light output of fogs and high beams against 4300k so that we can all see they are really not yellow at all. :grin:

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DSC_4490.JPG][attachment=20485:DSC_4492.JPG]

1st and 2nd picture compare beam color of stock fogs vs. 4300k
2nd picture is of high beam color vs. 4300k looking towards the car.
4th picture is shot of lows and fogs on.

I hope these pictures help someone at deciding on what color temp HID lights to purchase.

After driving the last few nights I am impressed at how the less blue hue increases visibility. I will never leave 4300k again. One thing that gets on my nerves about HID is the darn warm up time. These lights take about 3 minutes to reach a good brightness.......that gets annoying when you have to make frequent store stops and keep restarting the car. And about 5 minutes to reach peak brightness.

This is just what I needed to see and excellent posts with picture comparison! What 4300 lamp are you using - where to buy?
 

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Going a bit off topic I really like the design of the 06-08 Sonata. I remember when I was thinking of buying either the Azera or Sonata one thing that impressed me to no end was the colorful and sexy sort of illumination in the Sonata. It literally blew the Azera away! I am also looking at the 2010-2011 Soanatas and I am thinking Nah I like what I have much better. I think they are getting weird now with the headlights which is the thing that turned me off about the Jetsons (yes the cartoon) style of the Altima! Price wise tit for tat the Altima cannot stand toe to toe with the Sonata! If Hyundai would just work harder on their suspensions they would be looking in their rear view mirror at the competition. Because of the suspensions Hyuandai is considered to be the up and comer!
 
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