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ls2poweredgoat
10-08-2009, 07:23 PM
Title states it all.

Is the 55 watt worth the extra $15 over the 35 watt bulbs?

NoCoSPL
10-08-2009, 07:31 PM
Depends on color, if you want a solid color the 35w will give you better, the 55w color will be washed out due to the intensity. Still the 35w is 3x brighter than the regular halogen so you really cant go wrong either way. If your in a car i say 55w if your not conserned about color, 35w for a truck or suv of some sort due to the height of the light can get in everyones eyes.

ls2poweredgoat
10-08-2009, 07:32 PM
Depends on color, if you want a solid color the 35w will give you better, the 55w color will be washed out due to the intensity. Still the 35w is 3x brighter than the regular halogen so you really cant go wrong either way. If your in a car i say 55w if your not conserned about color, 35w for a truck or suv of some sort due to the height of the light can get in everyones eyes.

It's a 2001 Accord, I want 8000k....

Thanks for your quick response. :)

NoCoSPL
10-08-2009, 07:35 PM
If you want 8000k look with the 55w kit do 10000k, the wash out will make up the difference. If you really arent conserned just stick with the 8000k 35w :)

ls2poweredgoat
10-08-2009, 07:39 PM
I'm not familiar with any of this, I was told 8000k was a mix of white and blue, what is 10000k? I just want the absolute brightest **** I can buy.

Skip01
10-08-2009, 07:41 PM
Yes....55w is like night and day too me.

I had both in my Explorer in like 2 weeks difference...the 55w is 100% better.

And like said, the color will be a lil lower....but i got 6000k 55w in mine and looks really nice.

8000k looks a lil too fake too me, lil too blue....maybe 8000k 55w will look better than ive seen

Skip01
10-08-2009, 07:42 PM
I'm not familiar with any of this, I was told 8000k was a mix of white and blue, what is 10000k? I just want the absolute brightest **** I can buy.

Brightest is 4300k.

But if you get 55w, id go like mine with 6000k, itll be closer too 4300k, like OEM HIDs on luxury cars.

The higher you go the more color you get but a lot less output

ngsm13
10-08-2009, 07:44 PM
DDM Tuning?

nG

Skip01
10-08-2009, 07:49 PM
DDM Tuning?

nG

For me yes....i havent had a problem with mine....been a couple months now.

Got 6000k 55w in headlights and 35w 3000k in fogs

ngsm13
10-08-2009, 07:57 PM
You get the raptor kit, or the premium one?

I'm just afraid my lights aren't waterproof enough, sometimes I see moisture or condensation inside them.

nG

x1le
10-08-2009, 07:59 PM
I had a set of 35w 5000k from ddm and really liked them a lot. Awesome kits for a great price.

I personally feel like the 55w are too bright for my liking. Just screwin over other drivers..

NoCoSPL
10-08-2009, 08:06 PM
I had a set of 35w 5000k from ddm and really liked them a lot. Awesome kits for a great price.

I personally feel like the 55w are too bright for my liking. Just screwin over other drivers..

Correct! Thats why i keep 55w kit for my highs and 35w kit for my lows.

Skip01
10-08-2009, 08:09 PM
You get the raptor kit, or the premium one?

I'm just afraid my lights aren't waterproof enough, sometimes I see moisture or condensation inside them.

nG

Hmmm...do not know that one, i got these:

http://www.ddmtuning.com/index.php?p=product&id=101&parent=60




I had a set of 35w 5000k from ddm and really liked them a lot. Awesome kits for a great price.

I personally feel like the 55w are too bright for my liking. Just screwin over other drivers..

The 55w arent really like crazy blinding, as long as you aim them correctly....i havent been flashed once...but my friend with 35w in his Ford truck with them aimed high gets people mad all the time.

I was disappointed with my 35w when i first got them....i had too go with 55w

Supergumby5000
10-08-2009, 08:13 PM
here is stock halogens VS a 55w 8000k

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s42/Supergumby5000/P3061172.jpg

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s42/Supergumby5000/P3061181.jpg

kodak314
10-08-2009, 08:28 PM
****, thats bright!

ls2poweredgoat
10-08-2009, 09:31 PM
So...55w with 6000k?

nicksredline
10-08-2009, 09:35 PM
ok so u said u wanted the brightest that is like a 4.3k or 4.5k any lower and u drop out of the color spectrum into yellow( loss of light) any more and u get to high ( less light ) so u wana stay right around 4.1-4.7 k . thats the most absolut brigt light. also 55k as stated gives a washout look which will make them brighter but will wash the color out.

btw: this is the cheapest place and ive had the same lights and balasts for 3 years no problems. http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/flashplus_W0QQ_nkwZQQ_armrsZ1QQ_fromZQQ_mdoZ ( they are not just some ebay store i beleave there called flashplus. u can look them up google or something. cheaper to get them off ebay.

Skip01
10-08-2009, 11:10 PM
So...55w with 6000k?

Its what i got....i could take a pic tomorrow if ya want.

Id go with them though.

They look factory, not allll blue or purple like some idiots think look good.

lacboi
10-15-2009, 05:14 AM
retrosolutions has 50 watt adjustable kits. and 6000k is the highest you should go if you want to see. me personally i always ran with phillips 95122 or osram 4300 since they get bluer after 100 hrs (colorshift)