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Have a 2005 Elise. Replacing low beam bulbs. Has a HID kit xenon installed by previous owner. D2S/D2r 35W. Any replacement recommendations?
I checked forums already but got lost on this topic.
I want higher color temp. 6000-8000 blue. Possible? Is there a limit?
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Some of the hid bulbs have no color accuracy at higher K.
Check them out before you get one.
CRI is more important than K.
Ratings are skewed though on equal fluorescents due to methods.
I use a 7500 K full spectrum fluorescent indoors.
Car bulbs will not work out the same.
HID car bulbs are all worse than quartz for color.
 

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he might drive in the city where headlights are for show and not really needed much.

I drive in the boonies and my HIDs are a huge safety upgrade

I have DDM tuning HID bulbs and ballasts.

though i think I got the 55 watt bulbs.

i think ddmtuning sells just the bulbs and they were pretty cheap when i bought my kit
 

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I want higher color temp. 6000-8000 blue. Possible? Is there a limit?
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Good for a latte car, but many people do not drink coffee at night.

As mentioned by the two previous posters... There is no advantage to 8k-K bulbs other than fast-furious looks.
For a driving car one would use ~5kK globes... which is where (in his/her infinate intelligence) the good lord made the eyes most sensitive as well as the sun's peak output.

Changing to 8000K globes/bulbs is not an evolution to made the better.
 

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And now we can introduce the other variable. If you want other cars to notice you (read as: not pull out or turn in front of you), unusual colors catch their eyes. 8000k bulbs make it hard for you to see, but do make it so others notice you.
 
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