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    What type of hadlights 2012

    I have a problem with my lights one of them is not the same colour One it's like red vs the oem
    Is it because I need a new light?

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    I would say you need to replace both of them, never heard of headlight showing red. What version Hybrid is this? Halogen or HID?

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    It's the original that came with the car
    I have the premium package don't know if that changes anything hybrid 2012
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    Wow, never seen that before. You might as well run the pass side till they both look the same and voila you got devil eyes lol JK. Did you have this car since new and how do you know that these are the original bulbs? I've never seen any OEM bulbs turning red like that unless it's those cheap Chinese bulbs which is possible because HID bulbs runs with some mixture of salt in them and you might have a bad salty bulbs if you get what I mean.


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    I had the car as new and never had to replace the light and never did anything to them there as oem as they get but last night they started to do that do you think I need to replace it

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    HIDs will shift to pink/red when they are worn out. Time for new bulbs.

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    So you think that all it is
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    Would you know how much K are the lights I want to see once it came with the car

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    Quote Originally Posted by philippe146 View Post
    Would you know how much K are the lights I want to see once it came with the car
    Phillipe, since you mentioned you had it since new then it must be oem bulbs which are around 4300K. Most HID bulbs are around that colour temp unless it's LED headlight which are slightly whiter, it will be hard to match your older HID bulb since that is your oem bulb. You're better off buying a new pair and just save that pass side bulb as back up.


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    4300k is also much closer to ideal color temp for human vision to resolve details than the bluer 6000k+ headlights. They look so much brighter because our eyes' are very sensitive to blues. This is also why LCD manufactures are putting blue filtering tech in their displays, to relieve eye strain.

    There's a reason why mid-day sun is considered harsh and evenings/sunsets are so beautiful and desired for photography and film...

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