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      06-04-2012, 06:50 PM   #1
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Has anyone changed they're xenon to 6k from factory 4300k

Has anyone changed they're factory 4300 k xenon bulbs
For a higher temperature like 6k
To better match AE's?

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      06-04-2012, 07:46 PM   #2
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Uh yes, it's one of the most common mods.
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Make sure you get AUTHENTIC Philips D1S bulbs... Lots of knockoffs out there, and it ain't worth blowing your ballasts over..
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I just score the Phillips D1S 6k bulbs. I cannot wait get them in.
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Where did you get them? They are pretty hard to find
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do Phillips make 5000k?
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      06-05-2012, 06:39 PM   #7
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Just found these on Bimmian- went for it- let's see how it goes.

http://www.bimmian.com/XenoFlo-HID-Xenon-Bulb-Upgrade-for-BMW-E92-3-Series
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Just found these on Bimmian- went for it- let's see how it goes.

http://www.bimmian.com/XenoFlo-HID-X...W-E92-3-Series
Keep us posted. I would like to see these myself
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Definitely bro - here's hoping I don't blow a ballast
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Where did you get them? They are pretty hard to find
From here, one the forum member was selling his and I scored -woot.
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Finally in. Here a pick of my 6k Philip's Ultinon head lamps.
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If you want a whiter color from your headlights, get the New Osram Cool Blue Intense bulbs. Unlike any other bulb on the market (aftermarket or otherwise) this creates a whiter 5000K color not through tinting the bulb (which decreases light output) but by using a different mix of salts in the bulb. You pay a premium for it, but they're so nice. The guys/gals on HIDPlanet absolutely rave about it.
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If you want a whiter color from your headlights, get the New Osram Cool Blue Intense bulbs. Unlike any other bulb on the market (aftermarket or otherwise) this creates a whiter 5000K color not through tinting the bulb (which decreases light output) but by using a different mix of salts in the bulb. You pay a premium for it, but they're so nice. The guys/gals on HIDPlanet absolutely rave about it.
Do you have these yourself? I was looking at getting a pair but I am not sure how good they will look knowing BMW projectors aren't the greatest. I've always been curious to see how the CBIs look in the e9x projectors but haven't been able to find anyone with them lol. When I went to HIDPlanet it looked like most of the cars on there had good projectors so the light came out really nice but I know those projectors are better than ours .
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If you want a whiter color from your headlights, get the New Osram Cool Blue Intense bulbs. Unlike any other bulb on the market (aftermarket or otherwise) this creates a whiter 5000K color not through tinting the bulb (which decreases light output) but by using a different mix of salts in the bulb. You pay a premium for it, but they're so nice. The guys/gals on HIDPlanet absolutely rave about it.
Do you have these yourself? I was looking at getting a pair but I am not sure how good they will look knowing BMW projectors aren't the greatest. I've always been curious to see how the CBIs look in the e9x projectors but haven't been able to find anyone with them lol. When I went to HIDPlanet it looked like most of the cars on there had good projectors so the light came out really nice but I know those projectors are better than ours .
its almost time to change out my bulbs...and I definitely will be getting the CBIs.

I've seen shots of them in euro reflector hid housings (older Benz e class) and it looked awesome! given that, in my mind, its a great bulb for any HID system.

and with a clear lens + shield tuning, I think any projector can be given a noticable upgrade. once I get the guts to crack open my lights for led rings, I'll definitely be doing just that.
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If you want a whiter color from your headlights, get the New Osram Cool Blue Intense bulbs. Unlike any other bulb on the market (aftermarket or otherwise) this creates a whiter 5000K color not through tinting the bulb (which decreases light output) but by using a different mix of salts in the bulb. You pay a premium for it, but they're so nice. The guys/gals on HIDPlanet absolutely rave about it.
I'm using these and they are amazing.
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      07-05-2012, 12:25 AM   #16
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+1 on the CBI. Very white light with no loss in lumens from stock bulbs.
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Has anyone tried the replacement bulbs from sonictuning?

http://www.sonictuning.com/bmw/bmw-3...ulbs-pair.html
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Has anyone tried the replacement bulbs from sonictuning?

http://www.sonictuning.com/bmw/bmw-3...ulbs-pair.html
I did, and one bulb burned out after 9 months. Vendor did a good job in replacing but I find myself looking for authentic Phillips/Sylvannia D1S now.
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why are you guys trading out your lights for ones that arent as good?
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did mine last weekend...got my 6k bulbs frm underground euros...everything works fine n look great as well...
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its almost time to change out my bulbs...and I definitely will be getting the CBIs.

I've seen shots of them in euro reflector hid housings (older Benz e class) and it looked awesome! given that, in my mind, its a great bulb for any HID system.

and with a clear lens + shield tuning, I think any projector can be given a noticable upgrade. once I get the guts to crack open my lights for led rings, I'll definitely be doing just that.
Any updates? :P
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      11-27-2012, 06:02 PM   #22
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Dont buy after market ds1 bulb cuz i did. Now my headlight is not working cuz i blow my ballast cuz of it. Now dnt knw what im going to do. Buy a ballast or buy a hid kits. Any idea??
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