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Old 09-28-2007, 11:51 PM   #1
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headlight color choice

hey im getting different headlights for my car. im looking at Luminics bulbs. I picked the Blue 9007s for the highs/lows but what should i do for the fogs? match with blue or get the JDM yellow? i kinda like either look, just what looks better i guess im asking. and before anyone says OOO GO WITH PIAA! i refuse to spend 70-80 dollars a bulb..........

oh and are the blue High/low bulbs legal (in wisconsin specifically)...i mean its no different than a HID really.......
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Old 09-29-2007, 12:07 AM   #2
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I'd match the colors personally. At the very least I'd stay away from yellows because they'd blend in with the yellow street lamps I would think.
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Old 09-29-2007, 12:24 AM   #3
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hmmmm good thought. what about for the legality of blue headlights?
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no color other than yellow on a fog is legal, reason being, yellow light cuts through fog better than any other color and is thus safer.

i wouldn't recommend anything other than yellow, especially since you're in the midwest (we tend to get more fog than most places).

but that's just me.
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Not only do I hate the look of blue-ish bulbs in the fogs but like AJ said it's dangerous.
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ah so blue HEADLIGHTS are legal, but blue fogs arent correct? ok well yellow fogs were my first choice kinda....
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I'm not even sure if blue headlights are legal, the light output goes down the more blue they get and the closer they get to purple.
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dont do either for high/lows, its straight up r!ce and you wont be able to see anything. IMO, if you want a blue look get hids.

I do however like the look of yellow fogs.
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ugh im getting more confused by the moment....
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for best light output for the headlights, shoot for a 4000k-6000k temp. Anything above or below will have lower light output.

For the fogs, a pair of blazetechs should get the job done decently.
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can u blame me for getting confused?
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*buzz* Wrong.

My headlights are almost a pure white while my CATZ fogs are more yellow than your future half sisters.
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I was more referencing your old fogs with the yellow seran wrap...
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You weren't around then therefore cannot talk about it. NEWB- AJ FTL
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for best light output for the headlights, shoot for a 4000k-6000k temp. Anything above or below will have lower light output.

For the fogs, a pair of blazetechs should get the job done decently.
Not totally correct !

Colour temperature does not mean light output.
That is why there are separate colour & brightness measurement specs.
4000-6000K is colour temperature.

But what is the light output in lumens ?

Meaning you can get a light bulb to output 6000K, using a blue filter coating on the headlight bulb.
Now by the law of physics. Any filtering on the headlight glass reduces light output (vs clear glass).

You want bright headlight bulbs ?
Get headlight bulbs that use Xenon gas & have clear glass.

Ex:
European Sylvania Silverstars
GE Nighthawks
etc...

PS: In film & TV lighting...you can use a tungsten light at 3200K & use a full C.T. (3200K to 5500K) blue lighting filter.
But you loss about 2-stops of light = about 75% light loss.
Leaving you with about 25% of the original light output.

PSS: Make sure those Blazetech are the 2200 fog lights (& not the 3200 driving lights).

PSSS: "Blue" or Purple headlights are illegal !!!
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wait blue headlight bulbs arent legal? i thought they were and it says they are....and u see them all the time
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wait blue headlight bulbs arent legal? i thought they were and it says they are....and u see them all the time
It all depends on your term of "Blue"

What colour temperature in K are they ?

Because if they are 3200K to about 5500K, you will be "ok".
Some real HID's are about 4000K (& up).
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