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Planning on getting my daughter either morimoto or osram hid bulbs in 5500k. I had searched long and hard ,but cant find any threads that show a before after pics of everyones upgrades headlights(??)
Maybe I’m searching wrong
 

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Hey Carl, it’s pretty difficult to capture front headlight lighting, before and after, unless it’s being specifically tested in the exact same spot in front of a wall. Not many people will take the time to do this accurately anymore these days.

I can tell you that the difference between these two are quite significant. The OSRAM CBI HID bulbs that we carry on our website are 20% brighter than the stock factory HID bulbs, which would be the same equivalency/light output, as the aftermarket Morimoto HID bulbs.

You can see some of the different photos we have of these on our website, but not a before and after. Check them out on our website here:
HID Lighting Upgrades - K5 Optima Store
 

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Hey Carl, it’s pretty difficult to capture front headlight lighting, before and after, unless it’s being specifically tested in the exact same spot in front of a wall. Not many people will take the time to do this accurately anymore these days.

I can tell you that the difference between these two are quite significant. The OSRAM CBI HID bulbs that we carry on our website are 20% brighter than the stock factory HID bulbs, which would be the same equivalency/light output, as the aftermarket Morimoto HID bulbs.

You can see some of the different photos we have of these on our website, but not a before and after. Check them out on our website here:
HID Lighting Upgrades - K5 Optima Store
I agree with David. I was doing my own research and I put the OSRAM bulbs on my K5OS wishlist instead of the Morimoto's since they look much brighter. My thoughts are if you're gonna replace something as important as headlights, best to go with the top of the line. Those things will light up everything reflective and then some lol.
 

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I agree with David. I was doing my own research and I put the OSRAM bulbs on my K5OS wishlist instead of the Morimoto's since they look much brighter. My thoughts are if you're gonna replace something as important as headlights, best to go with the top of the line. Those things will light up everything reflective and then some lol.
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David, I'm definitely a Low Beam Improvement candidate even with '16 SXL HID's, so in Googling Osram I found the - Xenarc Night Breaker Lasers - which they say ---XENARC NIGHT BREAKER LASER is the brightest OSRAM xenon light.--- Appears to be 66340XNL for D3S --

What do you know about them (appear to be $210)? There must be some reason you offer the CBI's ( and Rolls Royce uses them) rather than what Osram calls the brightest Xenon.

BTW, the "country road" night pic on your Ad page is what got my attention but the caption from HID Planet site link you offer is -- [ "another happy customer. newer audi a4 with bixenon and CBI bulbs (in hi beam mode). who likes daytime at night?"] ---. In your D3S Question section Anthony asked: ["Would these bulbs work with the bi-xenon headlights in the 2016 Optima SXL? Reply: Yes sir, that is exactly what they are designed to be used in". ] My Manual says SXL's have 55w HB3 (9005) HI's, so I'm lost on the '16 SXL Bi-xenon (Hi/Lo in Same Bulb, Right?) question/answer.

Thanks for clarification on any of this , mainly the CBI Vs XNL..
 

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Not trying to hi-jack this thread but I’ve changed a few Osram bulbs myself ranging from the Morimoto to Osram CBI and currently using D3S Osram CBB 7000K. The CBI are bright but they’re not brightest imo and therefore I replaced it with the CBB, I have some pics for reference and these picture doesn’t do justice but the CBB are a slightly brighter. Pics were taken from 3 different distances, the left are CBI and the right are CBB.



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David, I'm definitely a Low Beam Improvement candidate even with '16 SXL HID's, so in Googling Osram I found the - Xenarc Night Breaker Lasers - which they say ---XENARC NIGHT BREAKER LASER is the brightest OSRAM xenon light.--- Appears to be 66340XNL for D3S --
Awesome, I would be happy to help you get setup with the best option available.

What do you know about them (appear to be $210)? There must be some reason you offer the CBI's (and Rolls Royce uses them) rather than what Osram calls the brightest Xenon.
They are newer then the OSRAM CBI Bulbs and are currently the brightest HID Bulb replacements on the market.

We actually sell these as well, they just are not listed on our website currently. However, anyone interested in ordering them from us, we can send an invoice to order directly through our website.

The reason we don't have these listed currently, is because the majority of our customers want to move away from the warmer 4,300k color the factory HID bulbs put out. So with these being in the 4,200k color temperature, they are even slightly warmer in color than the stock factory bulbs are. In my personal opinion, the small difference in light output between these and the CBI's doesn't justify the warmer color temperature and higher cost. (Literally 100 lumens difference between the two) I also believe this is why companies like Rolls Royce prefer the CBI's over these as well, but could only speculate on that one.

With the OSRAM XENARC 66340 CBI HID D3S Bulbs we sell, they come in only the 5,500k-6,000k color range, and have that bright white color output.

In your D3S Question section Anthony asked: ["Would these bulbs work with the bi-xenon headlights in the 2016 Optima SXL? Reply: Yes sir, that is exactly what they are designed to be used in". ] My Manual says SXL's have 55w HB3 (9005) HI's, so I'm lost on the '16 SXL Bi-xenon (Hi/Lo in Same Bulb, Right?) question/answer.

Thanks for clarification on any of this , mainly the CBI Vs XNL..
I'm not sure if I understand exactly what you are asking.

A Bi-Xenon setup is when both the low beam and high beam are using the same HID bulb. Since the 2016 Optima SX-L uses a Bi-Xenon setup, the 9005/HB3 bulbs should handle both the low beams and high beams with 1 set of bulbs. Hope I understood that and replied accordingly.
 

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David, Thanks for the Replies to all issues.
Since my manual shows Lo's: 35w HID D3S Or 55w HB3 --- AND 55w HB3 HI's .... Showing HID beside a 35w D3S Bulb and 55w for HI's there's No way for my expertise to realize Bi-Xenon is involved; I still can't understand it but accept what you say.

I wondered about the 4200 and the WHY, knowing most younger users would hate the thought.

I wish Dino2k's Pics had a vertical line between his CBI and CBB's coverage as "On left & right" isn't much help.

Oil chg at dealer in a month. I MAY try to Install but I'll get a quote and see what's next. Many Thanks again!
 

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David, Thanks for the Replies to all issues.
Since my manual shows Lo's: 35w HID D3S Or 55w HB3 --- AND 55w HB3 HI's ....

I wish Dino2k's Pics had a vertical line between his CBI and CBB's coverage as "On left & right" isn't much help.

Oil chg at dealer in a month. I MAY try to Install but I'll get a quote and see what's next. Many Thanks again!
Wish I could help you out and my 2014 SF XL uses D3S so it doesn’t have that sweet cut off line or vertical line that we all wanted. Regardless I just wanted to show you that the CBI’s aren’t the brightest on the market imo and if I were you I would go for the Night Breaker because that’s definitely one of the best out there. GL!!!



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David, Thanks for the Replies to all issues.
You're very welcome.

Since my manual shows Lo's: 35w HID D3S Or 55w HB3 --- AND 55w HB3 HI's .... Showing HID beside a 35w D3S Bulb and 55w for HI's there's No way for my expertise to realize Bi-Xenon is involved; I still can't understand it but accept what you say.
Yeah I am not really sure on that one either, definitely confusing to say the least.

I wondered about the 4200 and the WHY, knowing most younger users would hate the thought.
Yep exactly, not just younger users though, but older folk as well don't always care for the yellowish lighting color in the 4,000k-4,500k range.

I wish Dino2k's Pics had a vertical line between his CBI and CBB's coverage as "On left & right" isn't much help.
Yeah as he mentioned above, he has the older model Optima.

Oil chg at dealer in a month. I MAY try to Install but I'll get a quote and see what's next. Many Thanks again!
Welcome, my pleasure!
 

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I just installed CBB bulbs on my 2015 and can provide before and after pics tomorrow as its getting late. But I will say from personal experience, that CBB are indeed the best available HID bulbs on the market in terms of bulb temp (5500k, even though osram advertises them at 7000k, that is just not the case) They are very bright, have a nice beautiful white light, almost identical in temp to CBI but just brighter. They even have a slightly better color band at the cutoff. The thing about HID bulbs is that they actually get brighter and improve over time since they need a certain amount of hours to "break in" so since I only installed them last week, they will only get brighter and whiter.

I have a 2014 Ford Escape as my other vehicle and it also has OEM HID headlights. The OEM bulbs were the Osram HBI which are around 4300k while my 2015 Optima had OEM phillips bulbs also around 4300k. In my Escape, I had CBI bulbs for about a year before switching to CBB and noticed a slight difference right away, but after a few months, the broke in and really shined. If you want the absolute brightest bulbs, go Night Breaker Laser NBX, but those are around 4700k so they will be a bit warmer. So that is personal preference. I personally prefer the cooler bulbs around 5500k since they look closer to OEM LED bulb temps you see on the road now days. I'll post pics tomorrow!
 
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