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D2S HID Bulbs, what do you have?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Andrew@A.L.D, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp?

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    4300k, 6000k, 8000k, 10000k or 120000k

    I know standards are 4300 but whats to bright and whats just right in your view?
     
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  3. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Ive got some 6000k's to fit when i get round to it, just cant be arsed with removing the F'ing front bumper and lights to fit them.
     
  4. Sandip

    Sandip Well-Known Member

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    I've got Philips 4300k D2S, they cost a bomb though, personally i'd get 5000k if i was after a set
     
  5. krisS3

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    Just replaced my yesterday, with 6000k one. In my opinion best, have had them before on a4 and s3 and I find them better than the standard one. 6000k light is slightly blue but only a bit and brighter than 4300. If I recall correctly daylight is about 5500, so 6000 is most close to that. But of course some might think different.
    And by the way I did not need to take off bumper. It is tight, but i managed to replace them in about 15 minutes.
    Hope that helps.
     
  6. Pabl0

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    According to some research on the internet 4300 is the best to get (standard) it has the most lumens out of all the difference temperature ranges, suppose its upto you, rather have fashion over function...? More blue etc.

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  7. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    You got the 1 piece or 2 piece headlights?
     
  8. golf

    golf ***** rent boy
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    5000k is the way to go. Any higher and you're sacrificing functionality for looks.

    4200k provides the most lumens (usable light) i.e light that hits the road, and this is why all manufacturers use these as standard.
     
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    Sandip Well-Known Member

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    :iagree:
     
  10. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)
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    Why is it then that some of the new cars that have Xenon as standard, look super blue, my uncle had a merc and his xenons were really blue, yet super bright at the same time and they were genuine out of the showroom fitment to the car??
     
  11. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    The look of the light changes depending on the distance you are away ffrom it, also it depends on the type of projectors used, it varies from manufacturer.
     
  12. JD09

    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving
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    Pretty much; it's actually to do with the quality of the projectors in the headlamp.

    The S3 8L ones are *****. The R8 and RS4 both have 4300k fitted and both look more "crisp" than my S3's.

    If you go for a higher Kelvin, you are sacrificing the amount of useable light they put out, as Golf pointed out. 5000k is what most people go for as an inbetween.
     
  13. 1animal1

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!
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    OEM standard bulbs all the way for me, they are good enough when compared with most cars

    nothing worse than seeing over 5k in my opinion, they all look like they are not supposed to have xenons which then makes your car look like a fake/replica
     

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