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Old 06-07-2011, 07:59 PM
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It stands for Kelvin... Its just a light scale that he coined his own.
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:56 PM
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It stands for Kelvin... Its just a light scale that he coined his own.
Thank you.
Yes, the K stands for Kelvin, which is a measurement of color temperature in relation to heat output. Anything higher than 4300K burns hotter, and as a result, produces less light as more kinetic energy is spent converting electricity to heat. 4300 isn't exactly true white, I think it's like 4268 or something, but it's close. That's why I run 5000-6000.
OP: If heat is a concern for you, don't go higher than 6000K.
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:59 PM
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i think ill go 6000k so there is that sight hint of blue
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:02 PM
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The Kelvin scale posted in this thread is not very accurate. 5000 and 6000k HID's do not look like that at all.

Our truck's can handle 9007 HID's in 35 or 55 watt just fine. You will need to aim your lights lower to not cause to much glare to traffic in front of you.

The better solution is projectors.
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:09 PM
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The Kelvin scale posted in this thread is not very accurate. 5000 and 6000k HID's do not look like that at all.

Our truck's can handle 9007 HID's in 35 or 55 watt just fine. You will need to aim your lights lower to not cause to much glare to traffic in front of you.

The better solution is projectors.
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yes the hid scale is a bit different lol no need to curse at demon
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:11 PM
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I've got 55k 6000k bulbs in my car and love them. Of course I am running OEM projectors too. I would NEVER run HID's without projectors.
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:12 PM
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i dont have a choice with my brush guard
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:31 PM
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my 55w 8000k with smoked headlight lense
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:39 PM
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i dont have a choice with my brush guard
the projector will cause a lot less light to reflect off your brush guard than the stock housings. or, you could just remove the brush guard.

edit: dealt with ddm a lot with family, friends, and off road lights i've converted. never had any problems, and if i did their warranty is solid. prices are pretty fair too, can't beat getting a pair of HIDs for a similar cost to a nice pair of halogen bulbs.
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Old 06-08-2011, 12:40 AM
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that guard saved my ass too many times
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Old 06-08-2011, 12:45 AM
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Assuming you will be going with 4300k-6000k
Most kits with 35w will be at around 3200-3400 lumens
55w kits will be at around 5000 lumens
your stock halogen 55w lights are around 900-1100 lumens (to use as comparison)

It is your choice what you want. I ran 55w ballasts in my stock headlights for around a year before i switched to projectors. Never had a problem with 55w ballasts
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:38 AM
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Assuming you will be going with 4300k-6000k
Most kits with 35w will be at around 3200-3400 lumens
55w kits will be at around 5000 lumens
your stock halogen 55w lights are around 900-1100 lumens (to use as comparison)

It is your choice what you want. I ran 55w ballasts in my stock headlights for around a year before i switched to projectors. Never had a problem with 55w ballasts
sweet deal thanks man
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Old 06-08-2011, 02:09 AM
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do we need error eliminators?
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Old 06-08-2011, 02:18 AM
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do we need error eliminators?
You shouldn't. Ive never heard of rangers needing some
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Old 06-08-2011, 05:55 AM
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i dont have a choice with my brush guard
Why would your brush guard have anything to do with this. Looking at your picture, it isn't blocking the headlights in anyway. I don't understand what your concern is with that.

A projector retrofit is $300 out the door and into the truck and only takes about 2-3 hours. I highly recommend it as it is much more efficient and useful than the 9007 plug and play kits.
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