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    [Nov 13, 2013]
    Which Colour Temp would you think is best

    4300k or 6000k?

    Trying to decide as need to change my D1S bulbs advice appreciated?
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    4300 as 6k has allot less light on the road, colour may look nice but I tried & couldn't see sweet fa at night tbh, put oem 4300 in & bang see the world lol.
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    Dont put 6000k in as nhn said less light on the road thats a definite fact
    because ive tried 6000k and now ive got 8000k in mine, 6000k makes your xenons look cheap and tacky
    its got that cheap blue hint to it that makes it look like them 20 pound bulbs you can get. It depends what your after? Bright or different colour
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    Why is it auto bulbs always list them as D2S when they're D1S
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    I'm fully aware of the light outputs etc. But I bought a pair of 8000k from Trups as they look quite nice with the colour of my car (IMO). Dipped beams aren't great at night and you might as well turn them off when it's dark and raining LOL but the full beams are perfectly fine I think. One of them has given up recently so put the standard Philips 4300k back in for now and although they're yellow looking, I can actually see the light output difference on the road haha! If you want performance I'd go with 4300k-5000k, compromise would be 6000k and 8000k would be purely for cosmetic appearance although they do still work as headlights (sort of).

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    Strange, on the autobulbs link i gave it correctly lists them as D1S
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    I had 6000k in my golf (came in the lights I had) worst damn things ever at night... swapped them for 4300k the next day and was amazing. Then I didn't like the slight 'yellow' so I went to 5000k and they are brilliant at night and work a treat.

    I opted for 5000k when I recently did my Bi-Xenon retrofit (check my build thread) here's the lights and output... it is very clear, and brilliant at night. but as said i wouldn't go any more than 5000k (pure white).

    (I'll get a better night shot if you'd like?)

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    Why do you need to change them? Have you noticed a great deteriation in light output, just wondering as i'm sure i read somewhere that the bulbs do deteriorate over time.
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    [Nov 14, 2013]
    4300k or 5000k
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    Weird when I put mine in it came as D2S for some reason. Unless I'm selecting something wrong
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    [Nov 15, 2013]
    Wheres cheapest place to either buy osrams 5000k d1s bulbs or do phillips do a 5000k?
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    [Nov 15, 2013]
    cheapest for Osram 5000k D1S is amazon germany @ 75 euros for each bulb...if the bulb is faulty you just send it back Amazon UK for replacement:
    Osram 66144CBI Xenarc Coolblue Intense 12V 35W PK32D-2 Kraftfahrzeug-Lampe: Amazon.de: Auto

    or Amazon UK sell it for £80
    OSRAM Xenarc Cool Blue Intense (HID) D1S 66144CBI Single Boxed BLUE HID Headlight Bulb: Amazon.co.uk: Car & Motorbike
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    [Nov 15, 2013]
    Thanks Guys....so its 4300k / 5000k

    thanks again
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    Thanks they look sharp and white....
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