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      03-23-2008, 05:55 PM   #1
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Xenons?

some BMW xenons are blueish, whitish..
my question is if the 135i has blue lights, or are they orangish yellow?
if their blue, awesome...
if their yellow, i want them blue so what would you suggest replacing the bulb with?
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My Z4 xenons were blueish. I assume these will be the same..
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      03-23-2008, 07:19 PM   #3
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I sure hope they are blue. I hate yellow.
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Arent most oem xenons 4300k? and I also noticed Bmws oem xenon bulbs are a tint of blue.. I might look at 6k.. but who knows..
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BMW Xenons start a tad yellow until the break-in at about 150-200hrs. Then they turn white. The blue comes from the projector optics.
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the projectors are blueish/whitish but the DRLs are kind of yellow. No worries, larryn will have pics up soon when his new bulbs get in, right larynn?
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I am talking about the light output itself. The slight yellow color of the light is evident on all Xenon bulbs when they are new. The change to white is the colorshift.

BTW, BMW is using DS1 bulbs in their cars of late.
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If you ever change a failed Xenon bulb, you can see the difference immediatey.
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