Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Originally Posted by jackd
While I agree with the HID replacement for the LOW beam should be your first consideration for adding more lumens to your LT I would NOT recommend getting a 5000K lamp. I recommend a 4100K lamp.
I have a 4100K low and a Chinese 5000K high beam. I was attracted by the low price. My low beam vendor was HID-Online and the quality of the equipment, overall effectiveness of the light output, the ease of install make that my choice. The technical advantage of the 4100K lamp is worth the extra money. The reason the 5000k lamp is cheaper is because it is easier to produce.. I thought it would not make any difference but it does..
I have stock 4100K in my BMW 740iL, and had 4100K on my LT. I wanted to upgrade my BMW 525i, so searched for 4100K again, but they are much harder to find. I reluctantly bought 5000K, and so my surprise they are not bad at all. Only slightly bluer than the 4100's. A friend has 6000K in his car, but they are a LOT bluer! To my eyes, 4100 is great,5000 is very good, anything bluer is not.
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