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Re: Saw an ad in BMWCar for Blue tint bulbs, they (archive)

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Posted by Andi on December 30, 1998 at 15:17:46:

In Reply to: Saw an ad in BMWCar for Blue tint bulbs, they use- posted by FS on December 30, 1998 at 14:44:46:

If they fit regular headlights without a ballast (transformer), and they have a blue tint, they're pure dangerous junk.

True xenon headlights have a much wider range of the color spectrum, allowing better visibility. The "bluish" tint you see when looking AT them is purely a side effect -- when driving you don't see blue, you see mostly white.

Blue tint bulbs merely cast blue light (the worst color for visibility) onto the road, glaring other drivers and reducing your visibility.

See The Lighting Faq.

--Andi

: Krypton gas instead of Xenon, they are HID, and have a long life span. They are made to fit normal plastic headlights. They cost 17.99 per pair in England, how much is that in US? Is this a good deal? They also offer bulbs for fog lights and driving lights as well as the head lights.




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