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post #1 of 34 Old 07-30-2012, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
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Installing HID fogs. Match HID headlight color? Opinions please

I have 5k morimoto HID headlights, and I'll be buying morimoto fogs in about 3 weeks,

The fogs will mostly be for looks, but if the need arises, I'd like them to perform adequately. We don't live in a rural area and mostly travel on lighted roads/ freeways. These will be HID's, so if I use a lower color temp they won't give the housing a yellow tint when they're off.

I am leaning toward getting 5k's to match but I'd like to hear your opinions. I know I'll at least get one or two "hid fogs are lame"

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I would use 3000K color temperature for the fog. It depends on your personal preference. To me, 4300K or 5000K low beam and 3000K fog look good. There are inconsistent ideas about selective yellow vs white colors for fog, but people "perceive" yellow better than white in foggy condition.

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agree with ^

3000k looks nice,

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I would use 3000K color temperature for the fog. It depends on your personal preference. To me, 4300K or 5000K low beam and 3000K fog look good. There are inconsistent ideas about selective yellow vs white colors for fog, but people "perceive" yellow better than white in foggy condition.
QFT. 3000k or 4300k would be the best if your set on putting HIDS in your fogs, though the glare from hids in fogs is pretty annoying.


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QFT. 3000k or 4300k would be the best if your set on putting HIDS in your fogs, though the glare from hids in fogs is pretty annoying.
^ lmao. I actually had a discussion about this earlier today while threadjacking BlackCam's thread lol
https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/10...thread-58.html

I do hope the Morimoto Fogs are projectors lol.

3000k will give you the best lighting for the road and in foggy conditions.

4300k is second best because the white will reflect off the beads of water and actually hamper your vision.
..this is what I concluded through online researching.

but yes I would refrain from using HIDs in foglights..unless they're projector foglights
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1555796
the glare is uncomfortable and dangerous in rainy conditions when it reflects off the ground.


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I use mtec superwhite 4350k for my fogs. Check out my thread i got pics up. I have a retrofit so mine is mainly for looks too
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3k fogs look hot and also help in fog and rainy weather. a great match with the 5k low beams
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^ lmao. I actually had a discussion about this earlier today while threadjacking BlackCam's thread lol
https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/10...thread-58.html

I do hope the Morimoto Fogs are projectors lol.

3000k will give you the best lighting for the road and in foggy conditions.

4300k is second best because the white will reflect off the beads of water and actually hamper your vision.
..this is what I concluded through online researching.

but yes I would refrain from using HIDs in foglights..unless they're projector foglights
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1555796
the glare is uncomfortable and dangerous in rainy conditions when it reflects off the ground.
I'll be honest, I was planning on putting them in my stock fog housing.

Do you know of anyone that has put projector lenses in their stock fog housings?

Would you still be opposed to fog hid's if they had projectors? If so, what would you use?


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I'll be honest, I was planning on putting them in my stock fog housing.

Do you know of anyone that has put projector lenses in their stock fog housings?

Would you still be opposed to fog hid's if they had projectors? If so, what would you use?


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I'll be honest, I was planning on putting them in my stock fog housing.

Do you know of anyone that has put projector lenses in their stock fog housings?

Would you still be opposed to fog hid's if they had projectors? If so, what would you use?


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You can use Blazer or Lexus fog (forgot the model). The Blazer is at theretrofitsource.com. I remember a few members here did a retrofit fog with Lexus one. You can also use matchbox fog. Either way, custom brackets are required to mount them.

"Would you still be opposed to fog hid's if they had projectors? If so, what would you use?" -> I only use fog light in foggy condition only; otherwise, whether they're halogen or HID, reflector or projector is useless to me. The main reason is not glaring but the foreground lighting which reduces distant visibility.

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i personally have 15000k's in mine which is almost blue blue but not quite, i have them both in the regualr beams and high beams and i have to say i live in the country and driving down those back roads with those on is sexy looking so i would absolutly love to get some hid fog lamps but im not willing to spend 300 or 400 for them
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i personally have 15000k's in mine which is almost blue blue but not quite, i have them both in the regualr beams and high beams and i have to say i live in the country and driving down those back roads with those on is sexy looking so i would absolutly love to get some hid fog lamps but im not willing to spend 300 or 400 for them
If it is really 15000K, it's going to be purple. The output for a 15000K HID is less than halogen. I hope it's a joke when you have 15000K in both your low and high beam.

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Nope that's how it is and its more blue than purple really dont hate bro i mean we all ahve our different likes and dislikes so i mean its cool I like what I like!!!!!
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Nope that's how it is and its more blue than purple really dont hate bro i mean we all ahve our different likes and dislikes so i mean its cool I like what I like!!!!!
I don't hate. I just care for your safety and others who share the road with you.
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i personally have 15000k's in mine which is almost blue blue but not quite, i have them both in the regualr beams and high beams ...
How did you get 15000K in your high beams? Doesn't one bulb run your DRL's and your Hi beams. (Sorry for the dumb question, I have a Venza, but I often post over here because there is more action).

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