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Old 10th August 2009, 18:45   #3151
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What would be the right HID (4300K or 6000K) for my swift fog lamp. I was recommended 6000K. This is for off raod use. Will this be the right fit.
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What would be the right HID (4300K or 6000K) for my swift fog lamp. I was recommended 6000K. This is for off raod use. Will this be the right fit.
Are you planning to fit it to the stock assembly or getting yourself a projector setup for the fogs ?
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Ravindra- Bosch 6000k, I know bosch does not make HID kits but I bought this long time back, I am planning to put 4300k P4 for low beam and 6k for the fog lights only, what do you suggest, will 4300k low beam will be better as it is more yellowish than the other k's which are white and nothing.

I want to ensure that I am good on highway while all the high beam are on my face.

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Bosch does make HID lamps, perhaps they are no longer imported and marketed in India.

6000K IMHO are good only for the 'bling' factor not to drive by. As fog lamps they will be totally useless as they will cause blinding like a whiteout - the same 6000K light will be reflected back at you by the fog/rain. Between 6000K and 4300K I would go for 4300K, in fact I understand that HIDs come with lower temperatures like 3600 or 3200 K which are more yellow and give light close in colour to regular bulbs, if these were available, I would go for them.

As for blinding oncoming drivers, nothing can be more dangerous - I have seen bus drivers veer onto cars with dazzling / blinding lights. Even if not deliberate, a blinded oncoming driver is something I would not want, as he might run into me!

I suggest that the left low beam be focussed in such a manner that it lights up the path a little to the left of the car. While driving with oncoming hi-beams in your face, you can avert your eyes away from the offending light and keep them on that patch of light which will show you where the road/lane margin is.

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Old 10th August 2009, 22:28   #3154
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Are you planning to fit it to the stock assembly or getting yourself a projector setup for the fogs ?
Its is at the moment for my stock assembly, yet to find the actaul projector setup for swift.
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Can anybody suggest if it is street legal to use 2800K headlamps in India? how good will the illumination be compared to normal 90/100w bulb
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Can anybody suggest if it is street legal to use 2800K headlamps in India? how good will the illumination be compared to normal 90/100w bulb
2800K is the warmth or 'temperature' of the light emitted by the bulb. 2800 is the normal temperature of Halogen or incandescent bulbs and they are perfectly legal to use. The intensity of the light depends on the wattage of the bulb and is measured in lux or lumens.

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Looking at that bulb, it is not true 2800K. As you can see, they've colored the glass to give it that temperature. Any colored bulb, be it yellow or blue, will give out less usable light than a transparent one. If the light is truly 2800K, then it will be better to use in adverse conditions like rain or fog. They tend to be expensive, because it takes a lot more to produce 2800K light than to slap a filter on it and make it 2800K.
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+1 to ImmortalZ

The bulb's picture that you have posted, is tinted, which means the temperature is rather 'forced' than natural.

This bulb (I can see it says 100/90) will be good to use under rains/fog. For normal street use, you're better off with 100/90W halogens, which are clear 3000k.
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Hello People!
I'm getting the New Skoda Laura Elegance in a week's time. I'm planning to go in for HIDs on the low beam and maintain stock bulbs on the foglamps and hi beams. I drive mostly on high ways (both marked and unmarked). Avg. Speed - 140kmph. Please advice me on a good lighting set up. Looks not at all important, except that i don't want the headlight assembly to look black after a few days. Pure vision, performance an safety is what i'm looking for.
- Should i go in for higher color temperature or lower?
- someone suggested the OSRAM xenarcs
- what brands?
Please advice. Thanks.
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Hello People!
I'm getting the New Skoda Laura Elegance in a week's time. I'm planning to go in for HIDs on the low beam and maintain stock bulbs on the foglamps and hi beams. I drive mostly on high ways (both marked and unmarked). Avg. Speed - 140kmph. Please advice me on a good lighting set up. Looks not at all important, except that i don't want the headlight assembly to look black after a few days. Pure vision, performance an safety is what i'm looking for.
- Should i go in for higher color temperature or lower?
- someone suggested the OSRAM xenarcs
- what brands?
Please advice. Thanks.
Why don't you go for Skoda OEM Xenons?
It's such a lovely car you are buying, the best way will be to borrow stuff from the car's L&K cousin.
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I am planning to replace all stock bulbs with white light bulbs. She's a 2005 Hyundai Getz GLS. My highway/ city driving time is split 50:50. Can someone suggest good quality white light bulbs for:
1) Headlights (Hi & Lo Beam)
2) Parking lights
3) Fog Lamps - Careful with your suggestions on this one. Heard some say getting replacement bulbs for the 2005 Hyundai Getz is difficult due to the shape of the holder or something.
4) Rear number plate lighting

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Old 11th August 2009, 17:38   #3162
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the dealer is refusing to supply and / or fit the OEM xenons. Thats why thought, might as well look into an upgrade. Can you suggest the best lighting condition with pros and cons?
- White or Blue or Yellow?
- What brand bulbs?
- Which beam, what type of light to use?

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Why don't you go for Skoda OEM Xenons?
It's such a lovely car you are buying, the best way will be to borrow stuff from the car's L&K cousin.
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I am planning to replace all stock bulbs with white light bulbs. She's a 2005 Hyundai Getz GLS. My highway/ city driving time is split 50:50. Can someone suggest good quality white light bulbs for:
1) Headlights (Hi & Lo Beam)
2) Parking lights
3) Fog Lamps - Careful with your suggestions on this one. Heard some say getting replacement bulbs for the 2005 Hyundai Getz is difficult due to the shape of the holder or something.
4) Rear number plate lighting

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I can suggest; suggest you AGAINST white lights since you have 50% highway travel and need good/powerful halogens (read 100/90W or 100/130W) bulbs.

For the fogs, get a genuine HID kit - 4300k or lesser. I am uncertain about it's ease of availibility.
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I can suggest; suggest you AGAINST white lights since you have 50% highway travel and need good/powerful halogens (read 100/90W or 100/130W) bulbs.

For the fogs, get a genuine HID kit - 4300k or lesser. I am uncertain about it's ease of availibility.

Appreciate the details.
1) Can you provide me with which brand of 100/90W?
2) Can you also suggest something for the parking and the number plate lights?

Thanks.
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Please don't touch Skoda electrics. They will void your warranty and if anything goes wrong, the bills will be catastrophic.
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