We get this question all the time? What color is best? Which is the brightest? My buddy has XXX for his lights, that’s what I want.
1- What is the purpose of your projector retrofit build? Performance? Looks? The best performing bulbs (in terms of lumen output) are in the 4300k-5000k range. This is the brightest color spectrum you can get. For aesthetics or looks, choose a 6000k-6500k coloring. This has a slight tinge of blue in it for a more “exotic” look.
2- What is your budget? This is also an important factor when it comes to HID bulbs. Choosing a cheap, generic or poor-quality aftermarket bulb can result in mis-matched coloring or inconsistencies in actual output making them useless. Instead, opt for OEM HID bulbs where possible.
3- Don’t believe the hype! A NUMBER of sellers will tell you that 10,000k bulbs are ultra bright and super exotic. They’re wrong – it’s just plain obnoxious. These are actually DIMMER than the standard 4100k-6500k spectrum causing hot spots and extreme unsafe glare.
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