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Old 01-03-2019, 03:09 PM
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I did get 6000K HIDs from Tore. I think.

I have the same brake ducts/foglamps as you, jdrake. On my car the halogen lamps through those tiny lenses were completely worthless for lighting up the road. When I installed LEDs in an ultimately fruitless attempt to gain some functionality I went with yellow on whim. They still don’t do anything, but I prefer the appearance of yellow fogs from outside. Now, as a bonus, I don’t need to try to match colors across three light sources.
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Old 01-05-2019, 02:24 PM
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I got the full kit, projectors, ballasts bulbs and harness from Retrofit source- amazing upgrade especially the new lenses and the glass- a lot of technology has been developed over the past 20 years- the new the new redesigned Two-Stroke H1's (for high beams) are amazing..
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Old 01-05-2019, 09:12 PM
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6000K lights reflect in fog, rain and snow. Those blue light rays cannot cut through which is why OEM HID lights are 4300 to carry a bit of yellow light.
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Old 01-05-2019, 10:44 PM
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Originally Posted by chsu74
6000K lights reflect in fog, rain and snow. Those blue light rays cannot cut through which is why OEM HID lights are 4300 to carry a bit of yellow light.
No. It's a myth that different colors reflect light or work better in fog. OEM HIDs are often 4300K because that is the closest to natural light and are easier on the eyes due to the yellow tint. Blue is harder for the retina to process and creates more stress on the eyes. Yellow or blue, neither "cut through the fog better." It's a function of wavelength and droplet size. Rayleigh scattering is not a factor.

http://www.danielsternlighting.com/t...ght_color.html
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Old 01-05-2019, 11:55 PM
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A bit related... I recall first driving in France almost 40-years ago with their yellow street lights. Then, and subsequently, from a distance in more congested areas, I often experienced difficulty determining whether I'm seeing a transition amber traffic signal, or a streetlamp? At times it was actually both in close physical proximity, and very annoying.
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Old 01-06-2019, 01:29 AM
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Originally Posted by flyingchappy View Post
You are going to want to do Toreĺs HID first and then Morimoto. This will render your current halogen high beam bulb useless. You may want to keep it this way and be just as happy with the result. Then later on if you want to add I bit more light on the high beam side install the Cyclops LED to replace the halogen bulb.
That's what I did: Morimoto + Tore + Cyclops, and it all fits inside the housing...no external ballasts.. I did have an older system that needed an external ballast and that was a PITA.
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Old 01-07-2019, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by 71-3.0-911 View Post
No. It's a myth that different colors reflect light or work better in fog. OEM HIDs are often 4300K because that is the closest to natural light and are easier on the eyes due to the yellow tint. Blue is harder for the retina to process and creates more stress on the eyes. Yellow or blue, neither "cut through the fog better." It's a function of wavelength and droplet size. Rayleigh scattering is not a factor.

http://www.danielsternlighting.com/t...ght_color.html
People smarter than me about lighting have said that 4300K is the best color temp for the human eye. I will not refute that. But from strictly a personal preference, when I am driving at night, I prefer the 6000K look. When I try and quantify why, the only reason I come up with is that for me, I perceive contrast better at that color temp than at 4300K. It is strictly a personal preference. Even though 4300K illuminates better than 6000K technically, I have never noticed the difference. Lastly, to me 6000K is not so much "blue" as to be annoying.

Interesting comparison though as I light the interior of my house with LEDs. I HATE the very yellow 2700K temp look, similar to incandescents. I also think the 6000K bright white look is too harsh, except in the garage or workspaces. I prefer the illumination and slight yellow look of the 4300K LED's in living areas.
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Old 01-08-2019, 05:30 PM
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Anyone ever paint the reflective plastic to body color? Wondering how that would look...
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Old 01-08-2019, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by DutchNy View Post
Anyone ever paint the reflective plastic to body color? Wondering how that would look...
Do you mean that translucent facia in the lower front of the light? I removed mine because they looked kinda like crap, a bit yellowing and underneath was the black casing of the light which IMHO looks better than clear plastic...
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Old 01-08-2019, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Coleman View Post
Do you mean that translucent facia in the lower front of the light? I removed mine because they looked kinda like crap, a bit yellowing and underneath was the black casing of the light which IMHO looks better than clear plastic...
I did that also.
i was referring to the reflective plastic around the high beam and low beam
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Old 01-09-2019, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by DutchNy View Post


I did that also.
i was referring to the reflective plastic around the high beam and low beam
never mind
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