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HID Fog lights 3000K vs 4300k

Hey just looking for some input here... going to be switching my fogs to HID's now just wondering what would be better..

3000k -- yellow, better for fog, rain, crappy weather (essentially everything I experience)
Con --- Takes away from the OEM look

4300k -- OEM/slight yellow, same as above but not as efficient.

I'll also be running either 5000k or 6000k low beams.

I'm pretty undecided here so any input would be appreciated.
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I run 5K lows and have PIAA Crystal IONs in my fogs. They're not HIDs but the light output is great from them and they're probably around a 3K color. See my sig pic below
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Here's what I'm using in the Special.....

Ummm yeah... unless it comes with the buffet.. not happening...

HID's cost isn't an issue.. just wondering if yellow of off yellow... found this and I'm liking the look and how it blends

http://www.isfanatics.com/forums/sho...d.php?p=546871

The yellow isn't overpowering and blends nicely with the regular lighting..
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Do little research and you'll see PIAA lighting is pretty highly regarded. I've also bought a couple different versions of the HID fog bulbs in 3000k and you can't see any yellow in them when they're on. Feel free to waste your money going that route.
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Ummm yeah... unless it comes with the buffet.. not happening...

HID's cost isn't an issue.. just wondering if yellow of off yellow... found this and I'm liking the look and how it blends

http://www.isfanatics.com/forums/sho...d.php?p=546871

The yellow isn't overpowering and blends nicely with the regular lighting..
Ronbo's using the same bulbs I am, the PIAA Crystal IONs. They are arguably the best manufacture of halogen automotive lighting.
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Here's what I'm using in the Special.....

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Do little research and you'll see PIAA lighting is pretty highly regarded. I've also bought a couple different versions of the HID fog bulbs in 3000k and you can't see any yellow in them when they're on. Feel free to waste your money going that route.
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Ronbo's using the same bulbs I am, the PIAA Crystal IONs. They are arguably the best manufacture of halogen automotive lighting.
These are the bulbs I want to get to replace my fog bulbs, PIAA is one of the best manufacturers for Bulbs.
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Currently I am running 2.5" projector home-made fog lights with 6000k HIDs. That's what I call bright, but before hand I was just running H3 silverstar zxe and they were pretty good in rough weather.
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I did a similar HID upgrade, but I found that by just modding the fog lamps to accept HID I created an extremely bright lamp. So bright I needed to put a little carbon fiber over the upper half to stop blinding people. As for the yellow color, I never saw any difference when driving in the rain (I used yellow H3 bulbs before modding the fog lamps.) If your going for better light output while driving I would go with 6000k HID bulbs. 8000k would give you a slight blue tint, but as I said before HID in a fog lamp is really bright.
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Did the CF do a decent enough job of cutting down on the glare? I've read in several places here that HIDs in the fogs are a no-no unless you retrofit projectors into them. HIDs basically turn our fogs into mini-suns to on coming drivers.
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Do little research and you'll see PIAA lighting is pretty highly regarded. I've also bought a couple different versions of the HID fog bulbs in 3000k and you can't see any yellow in them when they're on. Feel free to waste your money going that route."

Haven't heard of PIAA's before so little leary of buying from overseas.


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I did a similar HID upgrade, but I found that by just modding the fog lamps to accept HID I created an extremely bright lamp. So bright I needed to put a little carbon fiber over the upper half to stop blinding people. As for the yellow color, I never saw any difference when driving in the rain (I used yellow H3 bulbs before modding the fog lamps.) If your going for better light output while driving I would go with 6000k HID bulbs. 8000k would give you a slight blue tint, but as I said before HID in a fog lamp is really bright.
Going more for functuality..3000k where I live I drive home from work around 3-4 am out in the country.. I'm going over rivers and creeks, very foggy. So fogy that sometimes I have to turn OFF my headlights and just use parking and fog because I'm blinded by the low beam output.

As for low beam HID I think you got lost somewhere... 8000k wasn't even in consideration lol.. for low's going with either 5000k or 6000k lol...

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Did the CF do a decent enough job of cutting down on the glare? I've read in several places here that HIDs in the fogs are a no-no unless you retrofit projectors into them. HIDs basically turn our fogs into mini-suns to on coming drivers.
from all the video's I've seen they don't look too bad as long as they are aimed right...
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I bought the PIAA bulbs on Amazon. They're stocked by local US retailers all over the place.
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Most local auto stores carry them on the shelves as well.
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I've got a retro-fitted 8000K HID kit in both my low beam and fogs....never been brighted once....they've been in there about a year and a half....no problems.....the fogs took a little drilling and fitting of the HID bulb but it fit fine and the lows just replaced the stock bulb no problem....I have read all the people saying other drivers bright them all the time, its horrible for oncoming traffic, blah blah blah....I drive ALOT at night, had trouble seeing without street lights on the highway....put the HID kits in, BAM! Instant better vision! Mine are lightly tinted blue and very bright almost white....I love, love, LOVE them!
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