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    HID Kit's...

    I have a HID kit on the A4. But it's off my Vectra which i fitted to the vectra in 2005.
    1 keeps switching off and failing to fire. So it's time for new ones.
    They're 6000k and abit blue. I'm not sure if that's down to them being old.
    Can anyone advise a kit and a temp to go for?
    I don't want mcdonalds carpark special blue. Nor do I want sunset orange.
    White if pos...
    Atlas Grey A4 2.5 TDI Quattro Sport.
    Mods so far: Cruise control, DIS, Heated Mirrors, Tuning box, Xenonx, Centre Arm Rest, MFSW, RNS-E, SDS and Aero Wipers.
    To do: None yet.
    Next: Auto dip rearview mirror and Folding Mirrors.

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    I recently did a HID upgrade on our Porsche (before I sold her) and it was a really good quality kit, simple to fit and was a good price. I was impressed with the quality and fit. I used a 4500K lamp and it was very very slightly blue tinged but not that you'd notice.

    I can let you know the details and website if interested.

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    If you wouldn't mind Timbo.
    Atlas Grey A4 2.5 TDI Quattro Sport.
    Mods so far: Cruise control, DIS, Heated Mirrors, Tuning box, Xenonx, Centre Arm Rest, MFSW, RNS-E, SDS and Aero Wipers.
    To do: None yet.
    Next: Auto dip rearview mirror and Folding Mirrors.

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    6000k is for a pure White light then the higher it goes ie 8000k is slightly blue/ purple tint etc other way ie 4500k has more of a yellowy/ orange colour.

    Picture: http://www.meccaone.org/images/hid-chart.jpg

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    4300K is oem. If you want them a bit 'crisper' than that then probably 5000k is about right. Mine are 6000k and a bit too blue, they do also get bluer as they get older.
    Ingolstance Read about my A6 HERE.

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    6000k is for a pure White light then the higher it goes ie 8000k is slightly blue/ purple tint etc other way ie 4500k has more of a yellowy/ orange colour.

    If you google hid spectrum in images it shows you

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    Cheers Leigh, i understand the temp spectrum. I was more meaning has anyone tried 5k and found it to be a ok shade of white.
    Atlas Grey A4 2.5 TDI Quattro Sport.
    Mods so far: Cruise control, DIS, Heated Mirrors, Tuning box, Xenonx, Centre Arm Rest, MFSW, RNS-E, SDS and Aero Wipers.
    To do: None yet.
    Next: Auto dip rearview mirror and Folding Mirrors.

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    I have 4300K OEM and they are more than white enough.... all manufacturers use this spec so it's good enough for me....
    03MY 52 reg 1.9 TDi 130PS Quattro Sport Avant - 170bhp remap, RNS-E+OEM bluetooth, B7 wiper arms/blades, 4300K HID+nightbreakers/LED sidelights, rear tints, new lights all round, new front/rear screens, frt armrest, s-line kit, cruise/DIS, B7 gearknob/aluminium trims, parking sensors, black grilles, RS4 RARB, S4 front end, black 18" RS6 alloys

    Still waiting..... S4 rear bumper, exhaust tips, coilovers, leather recaro's.... phew...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackQuat View Post
    Cheers Leigh, i understand the temp spectrum. I was more meaning has anyone tried 5k and found it to be a ok shade of white.
    I had fitted 5k and found them too yellowy , they were brighter! ! The very next day I ordered the 6k bulbs as the 5k bulbs did not match LED side light bulbs I fitted ! And 6k is not IMO too blue !

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    I possibly got it wrong, 4300 not 4500. The company is HID City and their website is Xenon HID Headlight Conversion Kits from HID City - H1, H4 Bi-Xenon, H7, H9, H11

    They were really helpful. Give them a call to talk through it. Hope it helps.

    Tim

 

 

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