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Old 05-04-2023, 03:41 PM
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personal preference at the end of the day, I drive my car locally to the gym and errand running since I work from home lol, totally ok Andrew I get it, appreciate the advice!
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CRI is import for sure but in real world testing just about nothing I'm nature likes to reflect light at 6k. Nature is yellow and brown and reflects like hell at 4300 but terrible at even 5000 much less higher. The white is pretty at 5000 and reflects white concrete pretty well but at the cost of depth perception. There's a world of difference between my 5000k of past and 4300 of current car.
I think that it's worth noting that one of the big problems with the color temperature scale is that it 6000K in one light is not the same as 6000K in another light. After all, daylight is around 6000K. (100 CRI light sources should be the same at a given temperature, mind you.)

6000K xenons produce a shit ton of blue because xenons are kind of shitty light sources. Hell, it looks like the Phillips 85122 - a OE level 4300K xenon bulb is 65 CRI.
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I was OK with my relatively high k temp. I just like people to be informed I just like people to be informed and not surprised. I didn’t like the loss of 3-D so when I had an option on my second car, I chose the lower color temperature a better 3d.

Sunlight is the gold standard of white and that is between 5000 K and 5500 K higher than that is blue and usually not very comfortable to peoples eyes. that’s why I mentioned annoying blue light from oncoming headlights is piercing..

properly aimed BMW headlights will not be pointing in peoples eyes so he won’t be a big deal even with blue tinted lights. at some point they will be as mentioned above meant for off-road, only because safety will become a concern.

6000 is just about the top of personal preference is Ok. much higher than that they actually are a safety concern.
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very true about what people call different color temperature.
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I'll let this say my $0.02...

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^You hit the nail on the head, I recently completed a very high architecture, high design, high just about everything Project and got to work with the client and lighting consultant on specifically sourcing light sources for custom and semiautomatic fixtures. CRI is THE factor they choose on. The higher the CRI the more of a nuclear fusion type (the sun) light output, the lower the CRI the more 1980s flourecent desk lamp.
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I'll let this say my $0.02...

if that's what you like that's all that matters, to me that's too much yellow/orange tint but it all comes down to the owner at the end of the day
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if that's what you like that's all that matters, to me that's too much yellow/orange tint but it all comes down to the owner at the end of the day
Absolutely! Couldn't agree more... and I DO like the whiter halos - on the newer cars.

Me, I'm a fan of the menacing, glowering look that the OE system has.

I'm also a fan of, well, OE. I like my cars to be as the designer intended.

And yes, all the other stuff too, about CRI and CT - understand and agree with what Andrew and Nick are saying. I use Osram 4300K HID... thumbup:

BTW, lumens is a measure of light output, not colour.
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Absolutely! Couldn't agree more... and I DO like the whiter halos - on the newer cars.

Me, I'm a fan of the menacing, glowering look that the OE system has.

I'm also a fan of, well, OE. I like my cars to be as the designer intended.

And yes, all the other stuff too, about CRI and CT - understand and agree with what Andrew and Nick are saying. I use Osram 4300K HID... thumbup:

BTW, lumens is a measure of light output, not colour.
agreed I'm no car expert at all so was def a good learning experience, appreciate all the help and input everyone!
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