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HID bulb color shift

HID bulb changes color

If you own a vehicle with HID headlights and have recently replaced an HID bulb, you may notice an HID bulb color shift. This is normal. HID bulbs normally operate towards the blue end of the spectrum at around 4,300K. Daylight blue is normally around 5,500k. New HID bulbs operate at around 4,150k for the first 200 hours. The light cast by the new bulb will be noticeably more yellow. However, the new HID bulb color shift will occur as the bulb is used more often towards 4,300k.

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