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Replacing stock Xenon bulbs?

I'm trying to replace my stock 4300k xenon bulbs with 8000k, I understand the size is D2S? Any recommendations on the bulbs? I did this in my Maxima and the replacement bulb didn't fit snug like the stock bulb. Also do i need to adjust something on the passenger light to make the lights an even density? Thanks!
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8000k is almost dark purple, isn't it ? Do you like it ?
I have aftermarket HID with 5000k bulb which is perfect.

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8k is Iceburg blue, had it in my Maxima and liked it!
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8K? That's insane...make no sense from practical point of view....but if you like it......

Not sure what you mean by "even density". From what I remember boith light were actually very good and I did not see any difference between driver and passenger side. Check if the bulb is seated properly....

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I'm trying to replace my stock 4300k xenon bulbs with 8000k, I understand the size is D2S? Any recommendations on the bulbs? I did this in my Maxima and the replacement bulb didn't fit snug like the stock bulb. Also do i need to adjust something on the passenger light to make the lights an even density? Thanks!
The replacement bulb didn't fit because it was likely a cheap, Chinese hack job. Only buy genuine bulbs from the big 3 manufacturers, GE, Philips or Osram. And for the love of god, don't put wicked cool "8000K" crystal unicorn piss light bulbs in your vehicle. Trust me, no one thinks you're a badass because your headlights are purple and useless.
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8000k is almost dark purple, isn't it ? Do you like it ?
I have aftermarket HID with 5000k bulb which is perfect.
is that what its oem for xenon bulb temperature?


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OEM is 4300k - personally I wouldn't recommend anything over 5000k, maybe 6000k if you have to have more blue.

8000k is purple, annoying, and outputs LESS lumens.

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OE HID correlated color temperature is a shallow range, but roughly 4200 Kelvin (see attached image). A color temperature of 8000 K. would be well outside the required white light color and well into the legal definition of blue. You would have practically no ability to see, and you would be blinding other drivers while violating laws against non-emergency vehicles displaying blue light.
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OE HID color temperature is a shallow range, but roughly 4200 Kelvin (see attached image). A color temperature of 8000 K. would be well outside the required white light color and well into the legal definition of blue. You would have practically no ability to see, and you would be blinding other drivers and violating laws against non-emergency vehicles displaying blue light.
You are perfectly right! The issue is there are too many i...ts on the road that think blue is cool! (and to be honest it is, as blue is considered cold light ).

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You are perfectly right! The issue is there are too many i...ts on the road that think blue is cool! (and to be honest it is, as blue is considered cold light ).
What's cool is to be able to see...NOT the color of the lights. Not enough people understand that.

Good info on the 8K lights!! Definitely something to stay away from. The human eye loses resolution in actual blue light - objects are harder to see and they are seen with less clarity.

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What's cool is to be able to see...NOT the color of the lights. Not enough people understand that.
Could not agree more!

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Unfortunately, current propaganda (er, I mean marketing) promotes higher (bluer) CCT level bulbs ("crystal", "ion", "hyper", etc.) as "better" bulbs. It's just not the case, at least for humans. Our eyes, especially at mesopic levels, are tuned to yellow-green wavelengths. Intense blue light quickly overwhelms the receptors (which we interpret as painful glare).

If you're interested, Daniel Stern has an interesting article on selective-yellow headlights. Also, here's a practical discussion among lighting experts over foreground light, pupil constriction, color temp and color spectrum.
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After Hurricane Sandy left us, 95% of our town was in the dark. My section was without power for 28 days.

A few nights after the storm one of my neighbors was working on emptying their house by the light of their son-in-law's headlights. Unfortunately, the guy drives your typical cookie-cutter nondescript sub-compact car with black tails, fart-can muffler, and blue headlights. His headlights, as you can imagine, offered little in the way of illumination and the fart-can muffler was annoying, to say the least. The front yard was dimly lit with a light that was not easy on the eyes.

When I realized what they were attemping I pulled the njjoe-MO next to the noisy beast, hit the high beams, and my (4300k) HIDs turned nighttime into daytime. The MO sat there quietly and gave us an hour of virtual daylight.

That was one of the best side-by-side comparisons I have ever seen.

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