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Should I get 4500K or 5500K Morimoto XB bulbs?

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  • Should I get 4500K or 5500K Morimoto XB bulbs?

    Currently I have 5500K Morimoto XB bulbs, but one of them is flickering so I have to replace both. I really like the 5500Ks, but when it's raining I have trouble seeing potholes so I'm considering the 4500Ks. That being said, I don't even know if switching to the 4500Ks will results in better visibility in the rain. I've also read that the 4500Ks are not very bright...

    What do you guys think?

  • #2
    I switched from Morimoto 5500k to 4500k and Love it using the H1 7.0s . More light output than some OEM led projectors.

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    • #3
      I've been using Osram CBIs for the past few years. I picked up a project SUV last month and opted to go with Morimoto 4500K's and I like them much better. No yellow at all and now my CBIs look a little too blue.

      I'm planning on sticking with 4500K on al my vehicles when the time comes to replace them.

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      • #4
        5500k bulbs are a little brighter then 4500k , but the warmer/OEM output is better for foul weather.
        For me 5000k is the lowest I'll go, the CBB's with 45 watt ballasts is a bad ass combo

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        • #5
          5500k bulbs are not brighter by design, but dimmer. High end 5500K will be brighter than budget 4500K sure, but from the same series, 4500K will be brighter.

          2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder
          2017 Lexus CT200h F Sport

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Haloruler64 View Post
            5500k bulbs are not brighter by design, but dimmer. High end 5500K will be brighter than budget 4500K sure, but from the same series, 4500K will be brighter.
            Then why does TRS and lightworkz say otherwise ? someone is full of shit lol

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            • #7
              From the XB35 D2S page on TRS:
              • TECH SPECS

              • BULB SIZE: D2S
              • BASE (TECHNICAL): P32D
              • LIFESPAN: 2500 Hours
              • WATTAGE: 35W and 50W
              • 3000K: Golden Yellow (~2800 lm)
              • 4500K: Warm White (~3500 lm)
              • 5500K: Pure White (~3400 lm)
              • 6500K: Cool White (~3200 lm)
              It looks like they are saying the 4500k is a touch brighter than the 5500k, just as Haloruler64 stated.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by bctileguy View Post

                Then why does TRS and lightworkz say otherwise ? someone is full of shit lol
                Neither said that unless you can provide proof. Gnufsh shows TRS says the opposite and agrees with me (thanks Gnufsh).

                2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder
                2017 Lexus CT200h F Sport

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                • #9
                  Mine is 5500K Morimoto XB bulb

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