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  • Morimoto XB vs Lux Meter

    Following up on my previous post (https://www.hidplanet.com/forums/for...l-color-issues) where I had issues for the second time with XB 5500k bulbs, I decided to give the 6500k a try. Heck why not....I got greening issues on the 4500k and on two sets of 5500k, there must be a Morimoto bulb capable of producing white light!

    I can say that the color projected onto the road is more satisfactory and my eyes aren't picking up any "green" tint which was there on the 4500k and two sets of 5500k right from the get go. I do feel that compared to OEM HID they aren't as bright and I've got the itching feeling they might not even be as bright as the SNGL Super Focus Beam LEDs.

    So with that in mind I decided to use a lux meter (cheap from Amazon) and with the figures in mind from the YouTube Lightwerkz and with the car at 10 feet away from the garage wall I tested both hotspots.

    No other ambient light present, OEM Peugeot 308 halogen projectors:

    - Driver side: 2730 lux https://imgur.com/a/6G4EuaD
    - Passenger side: 2480 lux https://imgur.com/a/QeYoLpH

    Tomorrow I'm going to pull the passenger side bulb and reinstall the SNGL Super Focus Beam 5500k for a comparison.

    What do you guus reckon will be brighter? :-)
    Last edited by jdmf13; October 5th, 2019, 01:40 PM.

  • #2
    All current aftermarket led bulbs will never match the intensity of HID bulbs. Now if we’re talking about a dedicated LED projector that’s different..

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    • #3
      Results are in!

      - SNGL SuperFocus Beam H7 5500k: 1294 lux https://imgur.com/a/kCtZmsO


      Reckon the 6500ks wil get brigter after the 40h burn-in ?

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      • #4
        There aren’t really any green issue on the 4500k normally. I can tell you from experience however that halogen projectors DO cause green color in hid bulbs. I had a kit from another supplier in my halogen projectors and it did the same thing. I even had some actual 5000k led bulbs at one point and they looked kinda green. It’s not just Morimoto. I would just stick with the 6500k or do a retrofit.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by carlthetruckguy View Post
          There aren’t really any green issue on the 4500k normally. I can tell you from experience however that halogen projectors DO cause green color in hid bulbs. I had a kit from another supplier in my halogen projectors and it did the same thing. I even had some actual 5000k led bulbs at one point and they looked kinda green. It’s not just Morimoto. I would just stick with the 6500k or do a retrofit.

          With 5500k LED lights I had no color issues: https://www.hidplanet.com/forums/for...l-color-issues

          Also tried 4500k XB before and they still had green tint to them.

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          • #6
            If I were you I’d get some NHK bulbs from Lightwerkz and see if they’re green too.

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            • #7
              Nah I've seen substantial green hues in 4500K and 5500K Morimoto bulbs, especially when directly compared to other HID bulbs.

              Bulbs don't usually get brighter after burn in. The color settles in.

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