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Old 12-16-2012, 08:12 AM   #1381
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Bill what do you think about them new CBI bulbs are they worth the extra money over the moromoto 5ks ?
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I'm curious to know what the effects of cycling the HID in the case of command starting or opening the door and then starting the vehicle. I have read in other forums that this can or will lead to premature failure of the bulb or decrease life expectancy.

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I'm curious to know what the effects of cycling the HID in the case of command starting or opening the door and then starting the vehicle. I have read in other forums that this can or will lead to premature failure of the bulb or decrease life expectancy.

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Igniting the bulbs while they are already warm is supposed to shorten life.

Fortunately they don't light when remote start is used or when the doors are unlocked. Mine stay off until I put the key in the ignition (at night) or until I put the truck in gear (in the daylight).
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:26 PM   #1384
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Bill what do you think about them new CBI bulbs are they worth the extra money over the moromoto 5ks ?
Yes, the CBI bulbs are incredible. Even though they are 35w, TRS and myself have been running them with the 5Five ballasts (50w) and the light output is incredible. This may shorten their life, but when we're talking a couple thousands of hours, I'm not overly concerned.

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I'm curious to know what the effects of cycling the HID in the case of command starting or opening the door and then starting the vehicle. I have read in other forums that this can or will lead to premature failure of the bulb or decrease life expectancy.

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I have read this could reduce the life of ballasts, but have not seen it happen. I set my lights to stay off after the truck is turned off. I have autolights, but I just got in the habit of turning them on manually. A friend of mine who had my lights kept his retrofitted headlights on auto and never had a problem. For me, I would rather take the second to turn them on than to potentially shorten the ballasts lifespan. Regardless, the ballasts have an 18 month warranty from TRS.
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5000K is the way to go. Any higher you begin to lose light output. There are color temperature graphs online and it looks like 4300K is the best on the output curve hence why they use that color temperature in all factory HID systems. 5000K has some blue but is mainly white and near the peak of the light output curve...to me anyways. 6000K starts to drop in output and is more blue...any higher then 6000K is a joke...

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The picture below shows what the lights output looks like. 5000K is the 3rd from the bottom. Looks best IMHO.

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When I got mine I ordered the 5000k morimoto bulbs, they were great, but too blue/purple for my personal preference.

I just swapped them out with the Osram SVS bulbs (d2s) and they have an obviously white/yellow, closer to halogen color.

They most certainly are brighter than the 5000k I had, but that could be associated with brand/age also. I ran the 5000k's for 4 months (so age shouldn't be a factor) but the SVS bulbs have a lot less "color flicker" also, which sucks.

At the end of the day, for snow, fog, rain... I prefer the SVS's 4300ish color to the 5000k just because they penetrate the elements better. Just my 2c.
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How long is the line to get a set of lights made?
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Dare I say I'm booking in May now...Sorry.
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