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I'm probably gonna be ordering a set soon, but I find myself debating between kits. I'm looking at the 55Watt DIGITAL brand kits. The main issue I'm debating over is OEM color vs. light output. I've seen the 6000K VVME kit on a Gainesville member's 2006 NBP; the color was nice. In person, his kit looks very different from pictures that I've seen posted on here. His has a hint of purple, with *slight* blue hue. I've not seen a 5000K kit in person yet. Does the 5000K have a similar color to the 6000K, or is it pretty much pure white? I know the 4300K has a yellow hue to it... not wanting that. Also, since I'm looking at a 55Watt set, would that make up the difference of the amount of light output lost between 35Watt 5000K and a 35Watt 6000K?

Cliff's: I'm trying to figure out if a 6000K 55Watt DIGITAL will provide sufficient lighting, and what kind of color a 5000K kit really has... should I decide the 6000K has insufficient output.

I'm also assuming the VVME kit has lower/inconsistent light output and probably skewed actual color temp than the DIGITAL brand, simply because the manufacturing is not as precise. If any of this is unclear or confusing... let me know, and I'll try to clarify. I'm writing this from a mobile phone while driving with my friend from FL to MT, and we haven't had a ton of sleep, so... I might not be thinking clearly :p
 

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EDIT: Ignore the capital "s" in the title... typing on a phone ftl

I'm probably gonna be ordering a set soon, but I find myself debating between kits. I'm looking at the 55Watt DIGITAL brand kits. The main issue I'm debating over is OEM color vs. light output. I've seen the 6000K VVME kit on a Gainesville member's 2006 NBP; the color was nice. In person, his kit looks very different from pictures that I've seen posted on here. His has a hint of purple, with *slight* blue hue. I've not seen a 5000K kit in person yet. Does the 5000K have a similar color to the 6000K, or is it pretty much pure white? I know the 4300K has a yellow hue to it... not wanting that. Also, since I'm looking at a 55Watt set, would that make up the difference of the amount of light output lost between 35Watt 5000K and a 35Watt 6000K?

Cliff's: I'm trying to figure out if a 6000K 55Watt DIGITAL will provide sufficient lighting, and what kind of color a 5000K kit really has... should I decide the 6000K has insufficient output.

I'm also assuming the VVME kit has lower/inconsistent light output and probably skewed actual color temp than the DIGITAL brand, simply because the manufacturing is not as precise. If any of this is unclear or confusing... let me know, and I'll try to clarify. I'm writing this from a mobile phone while driving with my friend from FL to MT, and we haven't had a ton of sleep, so... I might not be thinking clearly :p

Well, the 55w 6000k will give you plenty of light, no doubt about that. With a 55w 6000k output you will be the same or brighter than a 35w 5000k setup so the difference is more than made up there.
The 5000k are the most pure white color, 6000k will have a slight blue hue to them but no way near a lot. I think if anything other than white, the 5000k lean towards having a slight blue tone.
 

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Not to mention, the 5000k will shift over time, right? I bought the 6000k for one of our cars that isn't driven a lot cuz I didn't want to wait for the shift lol.
 

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get the xenondepot 6500k HIDs. they are on sale right now for $199. there is a thread for it. amazing price on a great kit.
 

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Not to mention, the 5000k will shift over time, right? I bought the 6000k for one of our cars that isn't driven a lot cuz I didn't want to wait for the shift lol.
They will all color shift over time, all HID do it. But yes, they will become more blue with some use.
 

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get the xenondepot 6500k HIDs. they are on sale right now for $199. there is a thread for it. amazing price on a great kit.
seems a few people are upset with the 6500k color scheme, combined with a higher cost, lesser warranty, less options, shipping cost and time, etc., etc., etc. I would say he is probably already making an informed choice, no offense.
 

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Just gotta say I got a 55w 6000K digital kit from Todd and I love it couldn't be happier. Cant speak for the xenon depot 6500K kit though never seen or dealt with one.
 
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seems a few people are upset with the 6500k color scheme, combined with a higher cost, lesser warranty, less options, shipping cost and time, etc., etc., etc. I would say he is probably already making an informed choice, no offense.
I've heard nothing but great reviews of your services/products. Combine that with your warranty and fair pricing... I have yet to find anything better. But, I've also been reading (stalking) several of your posts concerning HIDs and retrofits; I can see you have a good knowledge of the subject matter (or you're EXTREMELY good at BSing all of it... doubtful).

With that out of the way... when you say the 6000K kits emit a "blue" hue, do you mea blue like the sky? Because the 6000K I've seen definitely had a slight purplish hue, similar to that of a "hyper white" LED. Maybe my eyes are just severly messed up? :dunno:

Those pictures you posted... the glare on the top of the 8000K is similar to the hue I've seen. And the 8000K kit I've seen was a very light sky blue.
 

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I've heard nothing but great reviews of your services/products. Combine that with your warranty and fair pricing... I have yet to find anything better. But, I've also been reading (stalking) several of your posts concerning HIDs and retrofits; I can see you have a good knowledge of the subject matter (or you're EXTREMELY good at BSing all of it... doubtful).

With that out of the way... when you say the 6000K kits emit a "blue" hue, do you mea blue like the sky? Because the 6000K I've seen definitely had a slight purplish hue, similar to that of a "hyper white" LED. Maybe my eyes are just severly messed up? :dunno:

Those pictures you posted... the glare on the top of the 8000K is similar to the hue I've seen. And the 8000K kit I've seen was a very light sky blue.
Well... everyone's perception of colors may be a little different, but personally I see no purple in our H1 bulbs even up to 10,000k. The 6000k are like you say very much the hyer white LED type color, because those high-flux white LEDs do tend to have slight blueish component to their white output.

Here is the thing to, if you get the kit and find the first night the color is a little too white or a little too blue, as long as you take them out right away, have all the pieces, and they are kept in mint "as-new" condition you can swap out for another color. We are very flexible in getting you where you want to be.
 

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i just installed my 6000k kit from todd, this thing is fkn sweet. shipping was fast (i live in hawaii), installation was a breeze and the color and light output is incredible. i had a kaixen HID kit before this, which burnt out recently, the lightout put on the retro kit is much superior. i was looking at xenondepot as well.. the cost was higher (240 shipped to me) and looks like some people were pissed at their service. only has a 1 year warranty to so ... pass.
 

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i just installed my 6000k kit from todd, this thing is fkn sweet. shipping was fast (i live in hawaii), installation was a breeze and the color and light output is incredible. i had a kaixen HID kit before this, which burnt out recently, the lightout put on the retro kit is much superior. i was looking at xenondepot as well.. the cost was higher (240 shipped to me) and looks like some people were pissed at their service. only has a 1 year warranty to so ... pass.
Glad to see the review, thanks for taking the time to post it up!
 

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Here is the thing to, if you get the kit and find the first night the color is a little too white or a little too blue, as long as you take them out right away, have all the pieces, and they are kept in mint "as-new" condition you can swap out for another color. We are very flexible in getting you where you want to be.
I have been a little scared to try the 8000k kit but if you stand by ur statement of letting me switch them if i dont immediately like them then i will def order some soon! :thumbsup:
 

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I too will be getting another retro-solutions kit for my headlights, I already have a 35w 3000k kit and the quality of the ballasts and wiring is just superb. I'm very satisfied with their products and will definitely be ordering more from Retro-Solutions.

I will be ordering a 55w 5000k setup
 

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^These replies are part of the reason I'm wanting to go with Todd. By the way, Todd, am I correct in thinking CRSX members can receive a discount... or is that a pipe dream? The prices are low enough anyway, but I figured I'd see if it's true. Every little bit helps :p

Oh... and thanks for reading and replying Todd and others :) I feel much better... being able to "try" a set makes things easier.
 

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^These replies are part of the reason I'm wanting to go with Todd. By the way, Todd, am I correct in thinking CRSX members can receive a discount... or is that a pipe dream? The prices are low enough anyway, but I figured I'd see if it's true. Every little bit helps :p

Oh... and thanks for reading and replying Todd and others :) I feel much better... being able to "try" a set makes things easier.
The adjustabe kits there is a members perk, but you have to ask for it off the boards here in accordance with the rules. The x-clip adapters are included free by request as well.
 

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todd clear your message box :D
 

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The adjustabe kits there is a members perk, but you have to ask for it off the boards here in accordance with the rules. The x-clip adapters are included free by request as well.
how much is the discount for the adjustable kits becouse i dont know if i want 55w or 35w so you just ask for the crsx discount when you check out
 

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how much is the discount for the adjustable kits becouse i dont know if i want 55w or 35w so you just ask for the crsx discount when you check out
Ask us for it before you check out, and we send an invoice to your email directly. The discount works out to give you the Adjustable kit for the same as the 55w!
 
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