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      05-02-2008, 03:40 PM   #1
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6000k or 8000k? Pic Request

Hey guys im debating between getting 6k or 8k... can anyone post pics of each to help me make decide? Thanks!!!!
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But here are some pics for others to see.

PIAA 8000k Spark foglights (eBay)
Bimmian 8000K D1S bulbs (JLeviSW)
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I'm currently running 6000K for my low beams.

For visibility, 6000K (pure white) is awsome.

I've also ran 8000K for a few weeks. More blue, but I can't see a thing going up my driveway.

Hope that helps!
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I'm currently running 6000K for my low beams.

For visibility, 6000K (pure white) is awsome.

I've also ran 8000K for a few weeks. More blue, but I can't see a thing going up my driveway.
+1

8000K has significant output loss comparing to 6000K IMO. 6000K FTW!!!
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Hi guys, I'm somewhat new to this forum...I joined a while ago and have been coming on every now and then. Can I get some quick advice? This is kind of a side question, but since we're on the topic of headlights....I'm looking to do some work on my headlights. I bought my bimmer that came with the standard xenons but am looking to change the halo/rings to a brighter white--should I go with Lux 5.0 or PIAA? Also, are the PIAA 8000K Spark H7 bulbs the bulb that go in the headlights? Sorry i'm kind of a newbie when it comes to the anatomy of my vehicle...any help is appreciated, thanks!!
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I'd recommend going with the 6000k, it is, IMO, the best compromise between light output and improved color. The 8000k is a bit too aqua for my taste whereas the 6000k is a nice pure white with a hint of blue.

Here is a full 6000k setup to give you an idea:

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6k FTW. just installed mine today. they look awesome!!!
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Where is a good palce to get 6000k bulbs? Iwant to get highest quality
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