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HID Color Temp Chart

HID Color Temp Chart

Postby PXLpainter » Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:34 pm

Here's a quick reference chart for approximate HID color temps... obviously provided by a manufacturer, but fairly accurate.

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Also, a couple links to informative blurbs about color temps:
http://www.autolamps-online.com/hidonli ... urtemp.htm
http://www.hidfoglight.com/customerServ ... 6000k.html
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Postby gnegroni » Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:46 pm

It does show that 5000k is the brightest of all, as it is in reality!
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Postby woa_its_j3ff » Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:54 pm

haah awesome. I have 55 watt 5000k in both headlights and fogs, lmao...

I think this should be a sticky, so the new guys who join or those that don't know bout this stuff can get easy reference to it..
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Postby Jakecallun20 » Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:33 pm

Oh sweet! I want 8000k in my car. Lol. :o Cool post, thanks Pxl.
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Postby PXLpainter » Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:34 pm

Jeff - it's been a sticky all along. ;)

I have been wanting to get this info for a long time myself, so after some research time today I finally found enough info to put it all together in one place and assemble the chart so it's easier to read than the big full-page POS they had originally.

According to this chart and other info I've read though, the McCullochs that I got from an old SG member here that were supposed to be 6500K are more like 12500K or higher, because they are more purple than blue or aqua - which means my output must really suck in comparison! I can't wait to replace them with 5800Ks some day.
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Postby SleeperSolara » Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:53 am

4300K or 5000K bulbs are the brightest. :D
This is good that this is a sticky. 8)
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