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      03-05-2013, 04:12 PM   #14

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Join Date: Jan 2013
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Originally Posted by dotzmugello View Post
I tried to compare 4300k bulb and this new "5000k" bulb.. both of them have same amount of blue when you put them on a piece of paper.
4300k bulb has brown rod and this "5000k" bulb has a little bit darker brown rod if you look very closely.. Can it be that little difference between 4300k and 5000k bulbs or is this new "5000k" bulb just 4300k which seller sold me as a 5000k?

I am going to install these new bulbs tomorrow and then I will see if these new bulbs are more white than previous ones.

I was just thinking if there is some kinda of rule between rod colour and bulb kelvin like:
4300k brown rod
5000k white rod
6000k blue rod
8000k dark blue rod
Hmmm if is the real deal with the 5000k on paper it will show some blue and the 4300k be just clear.

Color rod doesnt really do anything, some use to show what Kelvin is what but I had a couple bulbs from Philips and Osram and 5000k came in brown, white.

Post up after you get it install. Keep in mind at startup for like 20s it will be blue then goes to white and takes some hours of running the new bulbs before reaching 5000k.

Are you looking mainly on matching?