View Single Post
Old 02-21-2010, 05:33 PM   #134
geno_rocket
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: The Lone Star State
Oddometer: 137
Temp Output

Quote:
Originally Posted by cula
I don't know, because of the heat. Somebody said that 55W HID has a higher temperature output than the 55W halogen. Well, I guess they were wrong.........
May be thinking of the color temperature of the bulb - I believe HIDs have a higher color temperature than halogens. The halogens are somewhere around 3,000K, while HIDs are higher

Check out the discussion on color temperature on wikipedia, probably more information than most people can stand (or understand) but it gives you a reference. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_temperature While surfing, I also found this gem on the various automotive lighting standards.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automotive_lamp_types
geno_rocket is offline   Reply With Quote