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    I recently just bought these, in the post as we speak, and am after some expert opinions. Will these be bright as hell or just slightly stronger than standard?

    http://item.mobileweb.ebay.co.uk/vie...d=290572957671
     
     

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    50 of you had a luck and no one has the heart to tell me you think they're rubbish :p?
     
     

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    Hmmm, how much K are those? I remember getting one of those for my e36 with the bulbs tinted blue like in the picture. It was 5000k. They won't blind other people, but it won't give you that xenon blue tint that you see on newer cars. Don't be fooled by the blue tinting on the bulbs. They are just like white light, instead of the yellow normal halogen bulbs. 6500K has a more noticed blue tint but, again not as blue as Xenons. I got rid of the 5000K ones and currently have the 6500K on my e36. It's much better!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gankdub View Post
    50 of you had a luck and no one has the heart to tell me you think they're rubbish :p?
    Its not to easy to view it on a pc as you've posted the mobile link, its the same old story, you get what you pay for, i have done the same and paid 9 quid for some bulbs, they are pretty good but i'm not expecting miracles in how long they last
     
     

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    They are 5000k, but compared to standar bulbs I'm going to be feeling much perkier?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gankdub View Post
    They are 5000k, but compared to standar bulbs I'm going to be feeling much perkier?
    Slightly. There is a slight difference between standard and 5000K bulbs. But there is a difference, alright! If I had to choose between the 5000K I had or the 6500K I currently have, I'd go for the 6500K, only because it has a more blue tint, and it seem more xenon compared to standard bulbs. As I've said before, 5000K is just white light, but because normal bulbs have a yellowish tint, you could say you'll stand out slightly more because it doesn't have that yellowish tint
    I have attached a picture of the 5000K and 6500K (Sorry about the rubbish 2MP camera phone). The 1st one is 5000K and the 2nd one is 6500K. Fog lights are standard bulbs.
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    Oh, and the lights closest to the grille (sidelights/high beams) are orange.
     
     

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    Great help man, made me feel a little bit
    More confident about my choice for the price! But also gave me something to move up to!
     
     

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    It's okay man! The 6500K one wasn't all that expensive. It was a similar price (about £1-£2 more) than the 5000K. Have you thought about adding LED number plate lights? I did that and it is awesome! :P I got a pic, if you want to see it!
     
     

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