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    Default Hid wattage, whats best?

    I had 35w 10000k hid's in my last car(normal reflector lights), put these in the vectra and wasn't happy, so got 6000k and still not convinced, so now thinking of getting 50w or 55w hid's.

    Whats everyone else running? And what would be best?

    Sorry if this is in the wrong section.

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    Many folks here myself included are running the 50W ones. I went with 6000K originally but am now on 4300K colour as it is much more OEM looking

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    55w 4300K give the best light out put. Anything above 4300k and it starts to go blue/purple, attract the plod and actually reduce the light output.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    im running the 50/55w 8000k and so far no hassle we the plod. to be honest they do have a slight tint of blue but its noting crazy just looks like super super bright white, lights the road up no end!

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    i'm running 50w 6000k and the light output compared to 35w 4300 and 35w 6000 is much brighter

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    Excellent.

    Cheers for the reply's, so off i go and find some new ones..........

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    I got 35w 6000k in mine. Perfectly ok.

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    I have 35 w 8000k and there bright

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    I'm running 6k, 35 W at the mo... and can't help but think I'm missing out on something.

    Can I swap the ballasts for 50W, or do I need to change the bulbs too? or just the bulbs?
    And will I notice the difference? (pre-facelift)

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    think it would be both ballasts and bulbs man. someone will confirm i would think.

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