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HID question

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    HID question

    Is there a visible difference between the Luminous Flux of an HID ballast that is 3200 and one that is 3000?
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    GSE21tuner Formerly rollatuner110. Representing AZLexus.club

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    Negligible.
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    yea doubt it
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    Just wondering because i ordered an extra HID ballast and the ones that came with my kit are 3200 and the one i ordered was a 3000.
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    Ballasts only supply power. They don't determine color temperature. The bulbs do that.
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    Cool, just making sure because i wasent sure what it was. Thanks.

    PS. Were can i purchase replacement bulbs? Does shucks or auto zone carry them? How much?
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    You have to get them through a distributor. Auto parts stores won't carry them. You can also get them online. They're probably close to 50 each. More for 50W variants.
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    50 BUCKS FOR A 10000K BULB?

    I paid 60 bucks for the whole dam kit. I just might as well buy another with my 10% coupon :D
    I dont like having to wait to replace my parts...
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    Why are you looking at 10000k?
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    Because im more than happy with them thus far.
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    GSE21tuner Formerly rollatuner110. Representing AZLexus.club

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    You know that you have less than half the visibility of 4300K? You're only slightly brighter than stock halogens. And it's really hard to see at night and/or in the rain.
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    iv noticed, (side by side comparison) thats why i have fog lights.
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    So the HID's defeat the purpose of having them. haha You can always change the bulbs out to a different color temperature later though.
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    Yea your right, but for now im just soaking in the blue :)
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    and now, you've realized your error and changed to 5000k. Bravo.
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    I'm at 6000K right now, but with the projectors, the really blue area tends to stay on the outuside of the beam.

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