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D1s bixeno problem

mondeo mk4 d1s bixeno electric

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Posted 16 August 2020 - 12:54 AM

1. Yeah the halogen is likely to be on its last legs having burnt and left a sooty layer,

and pops shortly after.  Degrades to fail is probably a short time compared to the D1's


2. Pure white.. Some say the 6000k are pure white, but i think genuine 6000k would

be one blue side and less efficient?


3. Candle power worked in foggy conditions. :)


4. I have the Racing but dare not actually switch them on due to the short lifespan  :D


5. No idea on the hours of use, but it has been mentioned many times that the

deterioration is clearly noticeable and they will last a long time before failure.

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Posted 16 August 2020 - 05:06 PM

Regarding the 5000K or 6000K its simple, you don't have to listen to them as the color temperature of our sun during a bright sunny day is ~5000K. 


In general, physics will say the same as well, 5000K is the brightest.


Many sites also tested HID bulbs and saw the same results... well... no surprises there. 





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Posted 16 August 2020 - 11:33 PM



Strange, with halogen bulbs 4300K seem to be the brightest as light spectrum was closer to natural sunlight.


The 5000K I used in previous MK3 both in Halogen and Zenon were definitely erring towards a white light, reflective road signs especially would stand out from surroundings. Not such a contrast with the 4300K bulbs.


LED’s in the MK5 seem to be a similar light temperature to 5000K Zenon’s.



Edited by ST56, 16 August 2020 - 11:34 PM.

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