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    Default 4000K versus 4500K beamshots?

    I want to see just how different 4000K and 4500K will be in real life. anyone have some beamshots?

    I want to specifically compare XM-L LEDs because I'm planning on buying an ElektroLumens Big Bruiser and 4000K is what I'm leaning towards for my tint
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    Default Re: 4000K versus 4500K beamshots?

    I don't have two lights close enough in output and beam to do a comparison, my 4500k lights are a little under driven, so look warmer (and greener) than they probably should, and my only 4000k light is heavily overdriven, which makes it look a bit peachy. I think if you went from 3700 to 5000 you will definitly notice the difference, but 4000 to 4500... not so sure.
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    I don't think you will see much difference in those two, I personally like 5000k but that is just me.
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    4200-4300k is basically pure white. It is what OEM car manufactures use on their HID headlights. Not the ugly blue ones you see people get but the factory ones in luxury vehicles.

    So 4000 and 4500k are both going to be a very nice white. Neither will look warm at all. 4500k might look a touch closer to pure white as compared to 4000k but they are so close.

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    Default Re: 4000K versus 4500K beamshots?

    Quote Originally Posted by tolkaze View Post
    I don't have two lights close enough in output and beam to do a comparison, my 4500k lights are a little under driven, so look warmer (and greener) than they probably should, and my only 4000k light is heavily overdriven, which makes it look a bit peachy. I think if you went from 3700 to 5000 you will definitly notice the difference, but 4000 to 4500... not so sure.
    Quote Originally Posted by TheExpert View Post
    I don't think you will see much difference in those two, I personally like 5000k but that is just me.
    Quote Originally Posted by anethema View Post
    4200-4300k is basically pure white. It is what OEM car manufactures use on their HID headlights. Not the ugly blue ones you see people get but the factory ones in luxury vehicles.

    So 4000 and 4500k are both going to be a very nice white. Neither will look warm at all. 4500k might look a touch closer to pure white as compared to 4000k but they are so close.
    thanks guys! I appreciate the responses.

    I know illuminationsupply has 4000K emitters for sale which I've heard are beautiful, so I think I'll get those installed in my Big Bruiser when I order it.

    I was assuming 4000K and 4500K would be drastically different lol
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