: Need help replace HID headlights.



MrCraneOp
05-29-13, 11:42 AM
I replace my hid light with the same osram D1S ,but is not the same as my other one this new one from O'rellys is more of a warm light my other one has a brighter
White and hint of blue.I bought this 2007 cadillac escalade ext truck back on 2008
i was not the first owner .Don't know what kind of hId are they like 5000k or 6000k but I'm sure they are not 4300k so need help how can I found out which is the one I had still have the right side n can tell the
Different light !

shore
05-29-13, 02:39 PM
4300 is semi yellowish

5k will be whiter

6k will be bluer.

MrCraneOp
05-29-13, 04:59 PM
@Shore thanks

Question is there any possible to know what kind I have now by looking at the bulb!
I got the Osram 66141 and I bought one similar but don't match with the left light !
Do they change color after hours of working ?

shore
05-29-13, 08:26 PM
not that I know of and these bulbs are pita to change.

BlownEscalade
05-29-13, 08:30 PM
When you replace hid lights, you replace both. As the color will change after a while.

soulsea
05-29-13, 08:48 PM
@Shore thanks

Question is there any possible to know what kind I have now by looking at the bulb!
I got the Osram 66141 and I bought one similar but don't match with the left light !
Do they change color after hours of working ?

Yes hid bulbs colorshift during their lifespan, they turn bluer, purple, and eventually lose all their output. This is most likely the case with the bulb you haven't changed, and it is the same but fading 4300K bulb you have now that needs to be changed. Like BE said, it is always recommended to change both bulbs when one goes out to keep a consistent color temp.

It's too bad you didn't look at the for sale section stickied at the top cause I have an almost brand new pair of matching bulbs for $50 shipped.

MrCraneOp
05-30-13, 07:04 PM
Ok thanks got the info I was looking for !

Also I was thinking about upgrading to 5000k
I don't like that yellowish color so I hear 5000k are more of a white/brighter color ! Any body out there know where can buy them ? Thanks!
Also should I go with 5000k or just keep stock 4300k ?

soulsea
05-30-13, 07:21 PM
These are the only OEM 5000K D1S bulbs in existence: http://www.theretrofitsource.com/product_info.php?products_id=17166

They are what I've used on my older and newer escalades:

http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s444/soulsea1/Esky/file-23.jpg

http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s444/soulsea1/Esky2/file_zpseed33f4a.jpg

MrCraneOp
05-31-13, 12:11 PM
Ok thanks!