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Old 04-14-2006, 06:50 PM   #11
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As a side note I must say you tested these very well ... and with a great camera might I add.
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well since you can't cancel it, what temperature rating and how much did you pay?
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I had 5 $50 visa gift cards for test driving some fords. So when the price was $299 because they did a price match for me, I looked at it as $50 out of pocket...which is a little more then a set of silverstars or less then the price of some PIAAs. So I said ah hell I'll go for it. They burn at 10000K. 35watts, and are rated for 2500hours and 2200 Lumens.

I just put them in, it went very easy. They are definatly blue...very blue. I can't judge them yet because it is day time. But tonight after a couple games of drunk bowling with the guys I'll take some pictures.

By the way I got them from www.xenonking.com , shipping was very fast. I ordered them on tuesday at about 3am and got them on a saturday. They stood by their promise on the bottom of their home page and did a price match, which ended up saving me about $60. They are located in the US so when you call them up its easy to understand them and they actually speak english. I'll get those pics later tonight.
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Not to be harsh (but it will come off that way) you should have expected the blueness. A quick google search of color temperature would yield you results that 10k is blue. OEM HID bulbs are 4100 or 4300k (with the majority being 4300) that range is white light. lower than that and you go into yellow. Go higher than what you got and you start to get purple.
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When one of my SS burnt out, I decided to try a night hawk bulb. So one side of my car had the SS and the other had the highthawk. After a few nights of driving I changed that nighthawk back to a SS. With all the driving I do for work and the fact that during winter I do more evening/night driving, I haven't found anything that I like better than the SS, YET.
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When one of my SS burnt out, I decided to try a night hawk bulb. So one side of my car had the SS and the other had the highthawk. After a few nights of driving I changed that nighthawk back to a SS. With all the driving I do for work and the fact that during winter I do more evening/night driving, I haven't found anything that I like better than the SS, YET.

We know how you drooled on Seths lights
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Yeah well, if I had the $$$ to spend on them, SURE I would go with the HID setup that Seth had. BUT seeing how I don't have the $$$, the SSS are the next best thing. Especially since they last at least a year per bulb, and they run for hours on end every day.
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Yeah well, if I had the $$$ to spend on them, SURE I would go with the HID setup that Seth had. BUT seeing how I don't have the $$$, the SSS are the next best thing. Especially since they last at least a year per bulb, and they run for hours on end every day.
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most bulb will dim over a period of time.. so meh.. good excuse to change them and go thru the automotive section
Thats wat I tell Tamara.. and I'm sticking with it
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I was expecting the blueness. But its still very very different in person thenwhen you see it in pictures. Sorry I can't post the pics tonight...I know I promised but I've had a bit to drink and I don't really trust myself to be using a $1500 camera with a $500 lens on it. Most of you can relate...I'll take some shots tomarrow evening...Happy Easter everyone...if you celebrate.

By the way can you put a link on so we can see "seth'*" setup. You have me interested...especially if some of you have drooled over it
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I only have pics of him behind me on the way to a meet. I got to drive his car at night, so that is why I really liked them.

Now these are not great pics at all, but they are the only ones I have. Possibly others have better pics.

behind us with lights off


We then hit a dark rain cloud that turned his lights on, my camera kept focusing on the rain drops on the window so it never got a good focus on it. BUT this is through 95% tint and during the day.
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