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why is the blue xenon tint gone in my headlights 2006?

Old 06-20-2013, 06:32 PM
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im not sure what happened, it has only been noticed since my sound system was installed(i am pretty sure). Is it not getting enough power now or something? i know the ballasts take a lot of power... they use to be a very strong blue tint or xenon and i am thinking about replacing the t10's that are in the corner of the headlights. They had been out for about 6 months(over winter) and i remember having halo projector style ones in before and this time i put in 7led(might be 5) ones-should be super white or xenon. Could this be why i lost my xenon color? I am pretty sure they had the xenon color though when the t10's were out all together though and i was driving it, and i couldnt see those t10s giving the strong hid's their color. I definitely notice it and miss it, and don't know enough about headlights and balasts to figure out what is going on. Ideas?

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Old 06-21-2013, 05:51 PM
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Is this an after market hid kit?
Cause if it is... they have a tendency to just dim out...
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nope, stock hid, 06 stock headlights(unless the guy before me did something) what exactly 'goes out'? Now they start blue and stay for a couple moments then turn the yellow color.

i made a video(watch after i step out, thats when it changes to yellow, sorry for the icrap video)

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Is this an after market hid kit?
Cause if it is... they have a tendency to just dim out...
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HID's change color over time.
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HID's change color over time.
so buying new bulbs will make all okay again? will any brand do?(e.g. ebay)
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A new HID bulb starts its life in a bluer tint. As the bulb breaks in, it evens out to the normal operating temp/color (4300k stock). When the bulb starts to die, it starts turning pink and will completely die soon after.

Stick with the highest quality bulbs you can, and avoid cheap sh*ts. Yeah, you can get deep blue and any other gay color you want, but you sacrifice useful light output. 5000-6000k is usually the sweet spot for bluish tint and useful output.

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