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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-23-2013, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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VVME 6000k VS 8000k HELP

Alright, I know I am going to get mixed reviews and told not to put these in stock, not to buy there blah blah.

Iv had a few people tell me VVME is great, and for 40 bucks Ill take my chances. I had a friend who rocked 6000k's in his mustang with tinted headlights and he said it was a white in the day but had a blue tint at night.

I am wanting to get the blue/white mix. Not too white, and you can tell there is a blue to it. But not under the sea blue or cop attention blue.

So my question to all of you ESP those who have VVME's

6000K

or

8000K

Help me decide because I am probably ordering tonight as I am sick of flipping back and forth and its time for a new mod ;P
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-23-2013, 08:20 PM
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I think 8k is a little too blue. Butbidk about the vvme.I have 6ks and they are white with a tiny bit of blue

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To he honest 6000k would be better cause its white with a tint of light blue and 8k is more blue the white go with 6k..
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Plus 8000 degree Kelvin doesn't give a lot of visible light to humans. You will think you have candles for lights.

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Driving in the rain with 8000k is horrible!!! Go with 6000, I've had both

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Or just go with 4,300k and put them in projectors, preferably retrofits, so you'll get maximum output, including in the rain. I can never understand why people go "BLUE" for headlights. It's stupid, it's dumb, it's silly. All you're doing is replicating the effect projectors have when the car is far away going over the bumps in the road. It's called "color flicker." Most projectors have a blue/purple color band at the top of the cutoff and it's just dumb that anybody would try to replicate this by buying blue bulbs. Remember, you lose brightness as you go up in kelvin. 4,300k is the brightest. Bluer light scatters in the rain.
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i assumed he didnt want to go with retrofits or else i wouldve said exactly what you said and to go 4300k

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Or just go with 4,300k and put them in projectors, preferably retrofits, so you'll get maximum output, including in the rain. I can never understand why people go "BLUE" for headlights. It's stupid, it's dumb, it's silly. All you're doing is replicating the effect projectors have when the car is far away going over the bumps in the road. It's called "color flicker." Most projectors have a blue/purple color band at the top of the cutoff and it's just dumb that anybody would try to replicate this by buying blue bulbs. Remember, you lose brightness as you go up in kelvin. 4,300k is the brightest. Bluer light scatters in the rain.
Some of it is a matter of preference and where you drive. 4300K will give you the most visible light to the human eyes if what you want to see is yellow stuff, I prefer a whiter light between 5300K and 5800K only because of all the white tail deer in my area. I find you clearly see their license plate when they lift their tails with a whiter light or the white on their chest. Also I'm getting older and find the white lettering on the street signs a lot more legible with whiter light.

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I have 6000K's.
Look at my pictures in my albums.
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But there are a difference between 35W and 55W's in color..


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I have 6500K on the Outlander and 5800K on the Cobalt. I prefer the 5800K they give out more visible light for the same wattage and not as blue.

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