E90Post
 


Lux Angel Eyes
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Cosmetic and Lighting Modifications (exterior/interior) > Anyone notice a change in HID's?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      10-28-2010, 11:32 AM   #1
DFWTCP
New Member
 
Drives: 335d M-Sport
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: MO

Posts: 9
iTrader: (0)

Anyone notice a change in HID's?

Hey, I have noticed that the HID's on my 2011 335d M-Sport seem very white. What I mean is that the previous BMW HID bulb has always been 4350K ("natural white light") I recently purchased an installed Xenesis Tru-match H8 bulbs for my DRL's and Tru-match 9006 bulbs for the foglights. These bulbs have been a good match for the 4350K color of the HID's on my E39 M5 but on the new car they seem definitely "yellowish" With only the DRL and foglights illuminated they look nice and white, but on lighting up the HID's there is a noticeable difference. Is is possible that BMW is importing some cars with 6000K D1S bulbs or is my color vision just going bad with age?
Thanks to anyone who can shed more light on this question
DFWTCP is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-28-2010, 11:52 AM   #2
Dark_Knight_335
Came to the N55 Darkside
 
Dark_Knight_335's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 335 E93 M-Sport
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NY/NJ

Posts: 9,934
iTrader: (26)

I don't have anything constructive to contribute at this time, but your last sentence was ironically humorous in regard to your post
Dark_Knight_335 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-28-2010, 12:35 PM   #3
3times3
First Lieutenant
 
3times3's Avatar
 
Drives: in a lot of traffic
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Seattle

Posts: 382
iTrader: (7)

I don't have any idea about the answer either, but I can show you this pic from back in my E46 days. I think you'd KNOW if you have 6000Ks. They are not a subtle change. My 6000Ks on the left, friend's stock 4300s on the right.

Easiest way to confirm would be line up next to another earlier model year and compare. You can't miss the difference.
Attached Images
 
3times3 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-28-2010, 04:24 PM   #4
DFWTCP
New Member
 
Drives: 335d M-Sport
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: MO

Posts: 9
iTrader: (0)

reply to 3times 3

I actually did look at the E90 HID's next to my E39 and there is a GREAT difference. I just had never heard of BMW importing/selling any cars with 6000K headlights. I think I will go ahead and try a conversion on the fogs like the Xenoflo 6000K.
Thanks very much for the photo!
DFWTCP is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-28-2010, 05:05 PM   #5
moto_noob
Private First Class
 
Drives: '06 e90 325i
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Louisiana

Posts: 149
iTrader: (1)

i have philips 6000k and they aren't that purple....what's wrong with my bulbs?
moto_noob is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-28-2010, 07:25 PM   #6
shaizada
A Happy Dreamer
 
shaizada's Avatar
 
Drives: AW E92 335i, BSM E63 M6
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: California

Posts: 220
iTrader: (8)

Nothing is wrong....6000k should not be purple at all. They should have a slight blue hue and thats it. 10,000k is when you will hit the purple hue.
shaizada is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-28-2010, 08:32 PM   #7
moto_noob
Private First Class
 
Drives: '06 e90 325i
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Louisiana

Posts: 149
iTrader: (1)

i dont seem to get any hue at all... thats the problem i see. and philips should have a purple hue, mtechs have a blue hue.
moto_noob is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-28-2010, 09:32 PM   #8
mcrazyrider
Second Lieutenant
 
mcrazyrider's Avatar
 
Drives: 08 E90
Join Date: May 2010
Location: St Pete FL

Posts: 232
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
08 E90  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by DFWTCP View Post
Hey, I have noticed that the HID's on my 2011 335d M-Sport seem very white. What I mean is that the previous BMW HID bulb has always been 4350K ("natural white light") I recently purchased an installed Xenesis Tru-match H8 bulbs for my DRL's and Tru-match 9006 bulbs for the foglights. These bulbs have been a good match for the 4350K color of the HID's on my E39 M5 but on the new car they seem definitely "yellowish" With only the DRL and foglights illuminated they look nice and white, but on lighting up the HID's there is a noticeable difference. Is is possible that BMW is importing some cars with 6000K D1S bulbs or is my color vision just going bad with age?
Thanks to anyone who can shed more light on this question
I noticed the same thing when i took my car for a headlight issue, I asked my SA about it and told me that ligh may fade with time, i have a 08 328 I aked if they could swap the lights under warranty cause they were fading. they would not do it unless the light was out or burned. I jut bought 6000k bulbs and replaced them. Now they look beeter that the ones I saw at the dealer.
mcrazyrider is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
hid fogs, lighting, replacement bulbs

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:35 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST