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Just a few pictures to show how 8000K Xenon lamps look against Phillips Blue Vision sidelights!!!

My PIAA sidelights can't arrive soon enough [:D]

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The colour looks exactly like the xenon kit I had in my old car.....those were 6000k and a little too blue IMO.

Have you noticed a drop in light output?
 

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No drop in light output, looks just the same from inside.

They had only been on for a couple of minutes in the photo's go I guess they wouldnt be 'as' blue when fully warm.
 

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So reagrding which bulbs to put in the sidelights . . . ?? Your mod seems interesting, but a bit tricky?

Are the bulbs you have in there at the mo the closest match?
 

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No, my LED sidelights were the closest match but I picked a USELESS
company to purchase from and received SUBSTANDARD goods - ULTRALEDS if
you're wondering!!

Anyway, I now have a set of PIAA's in the post which should be an even better match - not from the USELESS company though.

Will get pictures up next weekend once fitted.

Fitting wise it was a complete doddle, not tricky at all.

Had to take the bumper off though.
 

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Too blue IMO.

Not really what Xenon Technology is all about either.

The latest Xenon Technology is crisp white light which IMO looks much better.
 

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Not a fan of the blue myself. Looks a bit "xenon-effect" Chav to me which is pointless when you have proper xenons in the first place!
 

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Unfortunately, digital cameras of every sort have problems when it comes to taking pictures of this type - their "white balance" is usually "automatic".

Thus - blue lights can be misrepresented.

I put one bulb in at a time to compare the colour but didn't think to take any pictures! d'oh!

Anyways - in conclusion - they aren't THAT blue - not as blue as the pictures seem to show them.

In my Mk5, they don't give out quite as much light as my original ones - maybe that's just how the mk5 optics work?
 

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Have to admit kinda not to keen on them now to be honest.

would rather have the crystal white units.

They might look good after a while though... hopefully becoming less blue.

might have some cheap normal d2s on ebay. and sell the 8k ones
 

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Unfortunately, digital cameras of every sort have problems when it comes to taking pictures of this type - their "white balance" is usually "automatic".

Thus - blue lights can be misrepresented.
I was going to say, it might help if people would stick a sheet of white paper under the light when photographing, either for the camera to white balance (if it has manual WB, even better, or most cameras will have preset WB modes as well for different lighting type) or so people can use the paper as a reference for tuning the colour temperature in software. I once tweaked a pic of a car with a strong blue cast, using its front number plate (white) as a reference point.

Here's a pic I did with manual WB:

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Sorry Gary too blue for me... [:(]

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No need to appologise Wez, don't worry about it [;)]

As I said, they had only be in and switched on for 2 minutes maximum -
probably less as I switched them and then started to take some photos.

They aren't that blue when warm, I assume that colour would be more like 16000K.
 

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Gary I got 8000k HIDs in my angel eyes conversion and i think they look the nads!!

Although they are a more intense blue, depending what angles you look
at them they still look white from the front. I cant imagine you
getting any trouble from the police... Thumbs up for me!
 

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I'll be fitting my PIAA 4500K sidelights tomorrow so as an experiment
I'll change one of the 8000K lamps back to the stock lamp then take
some photo's.

It should be interesting to compare PIAA's against standard Xenon lamps and 8000K lamps in the same photo.
 
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