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    6000k you want mate, well if you want them proper white anyway??

    my mates got 7000k and they got a slightly blue tint to them.. not sure about 5000k though!
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    I got 6000k and I believe Steve has the same colour temp. 6000k at head on and whilst driving looks pure white, which it mostly is. However from a distance and at certain angles there's a noticeable tinge of blue but not too blue.

    I know one or two people who have 8000k and they really are noticeably blue - I feel you're more likely to draw attention to yourself with these and being as they are more bluey, the light isn't as effective on wet roads.

    Anything higher than 8000k is very blue and you really are going to draw attention to Police.

    I find 6000k to be the best balance; not a hint of yellow, white white white with a tinge of blue, not to mention the brightest (gives out the most luments) apart from factory xenons which often still have a tinge of yellow.

    I bought a kit similar to this - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Xenon-HID-conv...mZ260394832334

    At the end of the day you could always buy a different Kelvin (K) pair of bulbs to fit to your aftermarket kit at a later date

    Also, for some photos of my 6000k's, check out my Xenon DIY How-To (both pages) - http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...-how-to-t10732
     
     

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    i just queried this with someone and apparantly as the k's go up the bluer the light gets!

    so maybe 5000k is even better than 6000k?!
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    Yeah, the higher the Kelvin, the bluer the light gets.

    4300k/4500k/5000k is a popular Kelvin choice for factory-fitted xenons.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe9087 View Post
    I got 6000k and I believe Steve has the same colour temp. 6000k at head on and whilst driving looks pure white, which it mostly is. However from a distance and at certain angles there's a noticeable tinge of blue but not too blue.

    I know one or two people who have 8000k and they really are noticeably blue - I feel you're more likely to draw attention to yourself with these and being as they are more bluey, the light isn't as effective on wet roads.

    Anything higher than 8000k is very blue and you really are going to draw attention to Police.

    I find 6000k to be the best balance; not a hint of yellow, white white white with a tinge of blue, not to mention the brightest (gives out the most luments) apart from factory xenons which often still have a tinge of yellow.

    I bought a kit similar to this - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Xenon-HID-conv...mZ260394832334

    At the end of the day you could always buy a different Kelvin (K) pair of bulbs to fit to your aftermarket kit at a later date

    Also, for some photos of my 6000k's, check out my Xenon DIY How-To (both pages) - http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...-how-to-t10732
    there we go look joe just explained it perfectly! top man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe9087 View Post
    I got 6000k and I believe Steve has the same colour temp. 6000k at head on and whilst driving looks pure white, which it mostly is. However from a distance and at certain angles there's a noticeable tinge of blue but not too blue.

    I know one or two people who have 8000k and they really are noticeably blue - I feel you're more likely to draw attention to yourself with these and being as they are more bluey, the light isn't as effective on wet roads.

    Anything higher than 8000k is very blue and you really are going to draw attention to Police.

    I find 6000k to be the best balance; not a hint of yellow, white white white with a tinge of blue, not to mention the brightest (gives out the most luments) apart from factory xenons which often still have a tinge of yellow.

    I bought a kit similar to this - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Xenon-HID-conv...mZ260394832334

    At the end of the day you could always buy a different Kelvin (K) pair of bulbs to fit to your aftermarket kit at a later date

    Also, for some photos of my 6000k's, check out my Xenon DIY How-To (both pages) - http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...-how-to-t10732
    Sweet

    I Shouldn't have to get Compact specific HID's should i?

    Just H7 6000k?

    6000k deffinatley looks like the best colour

    £60 Delivered as well happy days

    Installation easy enough?
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    where are hid conversion kits £60 delivered???

    installation looks easy enough! heres a guide lloyd has done for a compact!

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    £60 delivered kits are on Ebay - I was lucky and got mine for £53 delivered but that was back in February.

    LiloCollinsy - You don't need car specific kits, just bulb specific kits so if your car takes H7 headlight bulbs then you'll need an H7 Xenon Conversion Kit

    If you see my How-To link you'll see its pretty straight forward - plug n play really. The only bit that takes a bit of thinking is where you're going to mount the ballasts, and then how you're going to mount them - I drilled them in but other people use very strong adhesive.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe9087 View Post
    £60 delivered kits are on Ebay - I was lucky and got mine for £53 delivered but that was back in February.

    LiloCollinsy - You don't need car specific kits, just bulb specific kits so if your car takes H7 headlight bulbs then you'll need an H7 Xenon Conversion Kit

    If you see my How-To link you'll see its pretty straight forward - plug n play really. The only bit that takes a bit of thinking is where you're going to mount the ballasts, and then how you're going to mount them - I drilled them in but other people use very strong adhesive.
    Sweet

    So the quality of the kits are good then?

    Gotta be pretty decent coming with a 2 year garuantee
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    Yeah, you should be fine mate. I got mine kit in February/beginning of March I think and still all running fine. Would hate to go back to halogens now
     
     

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