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Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: United Kingdom
Ok, so my 55W 5000K set arrived today. First impressions? Well, the ballast units are much much bigger than those with my original 35W. Not a problem, but just way bigger.
Fitting was a breeze. Having already fitted an HID kit just a few weeks ago, and the dipped bulbs being pretty much the most accessible on the car, it took only around 20 minutes.
The results? Well, although these lights are extremely cheap for what they are, I am disappointed. 5000K, even at 55W, is way too yellow for me. They are noticeably brighter to look at from the outside, but they made very little difference to the light cast on the road in comparison to the more blue 6000K 35W.
I will now look to get 2 new 6000K 55W bulbs (does anyone know if I can use these 55W ballasts with 35W bulbls? I'll put the old ones in) and try them out. If they don't work, I'm returning the car to the older 35W 6000K lights.
A pity, but just not to my taste. 5000K, even at HID 55W, is still too yellow for me.
A few photos below. The one with the Aprilia getting in the way shows the 5000K 55W on the left and the 6000K 35W on the right.