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    Help identifying Lights

    Morning all,
    just a quick one, i was fannying around with my headlights last night and just wondered what type of bulbs i might have in my projectors? as far as im aware they are oem, i cant get my hand in to check! they are a nice white colour which when they come on the look blue but eventually burn whiter. ive removed my sidelights as i could never find a bulb to match the colour,

    Any ideas of whether or not these are HID's or xenon or what ( im not very clued up on bulbs etc )

    any help would be appreciated.

    Cheers. Lewis


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    They're xenons mate. You should be able to get some led sides I think a from t8ups on here that will match. Have you removed the sidelight bulbs altogether?

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    you have the standard projectors that take the D2S bulbs. sounds like you have the 6000k bulbs as they first burn blueish and then clear to a white light.
    the OEM 4300k bulbs are slightly yellow and the 8000k bulbs have more of a whiter/blueish tint on them.

    i have 8000k on mine and they are bright... was comparing them to Digzz's headlights which are OEM 4300k and the difference is huge!


    edit.... here are a few pics of the lights on my car to give you an idea (iphone pic )





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    Cheers mate,

    They look much better than mine. where would i get them from? yea i took the sidelights out because i theink they look better without any.

    i like the tinge of blue in yours, are they contantly like that or just on initial turn on?

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    yh the lights are like that all the time.

    these should be good enough for you: D2S 35w HID Xenon Bulb Set - HIDS DIRECT LTD Store
    you can select the bulb temp on that page as well so you get the one you want.

    I have fitted a few 8000k bulbs and they look far better than the 6000k. I would stay away from anything above 8000k though, gets too bright and blinding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by itwasntme187 View Post
    yh the lights are like that all the time.

    these should be good enough for you: D2S 35w HID Xenon Bulb Set - HIDS DIRECT LTD Store
    you can select the bulb temp on that page as well so you get the one you want.

    I have fitted a few 8000k bulbs and they look far better than the 6000k. I would stay away from anything above 8000k though, gets too bright and blinding.
    Ahh nice one mate cheers,

    r these any good? i know ive heard ppl bang on about phillips ones etc but if these are good il get them, are they direct replacement?

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    Philips applies when you are getting halogen lights. With the xenon bulbs is just a replace the bulb job and it works. Just pick your desired colour temp when ordering
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