6000K HIDs Installed Today - Page 3 - Hyundai Sonata Forum
 3Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 22 Old 09-10-2015, 10:31 AM
Site Sponsor
 
Diode Dynamics's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 342
Quote:
Originally Posted by toxicbeats View Post
Kelvin Scale has nothing to do with "output" that is measured in lumens. Kelvin scale is about color temperature only.
Brightness of light for HIDs is usually measured in lumens, or the total amount of light generated. Lumens are the unit of luminous flux, which is the total power of light. To measure lumens, an HID bulb is placed inside a sealed reflective sphere, known as an integrating sphere, and its light is bounced around in all directions in the sphere (integrated) so its power of light can be measured at one point, and then calculated into lumens based on the size of the sphere.

As you move higher up the Kelvin scale more UV light is produced, which is not visible to the human eye, and therefore not "usable light output".

HID Brightness - HID - Research

Nick C.

Diode Dynamics

(314) 205-3033

Sonata:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Diode Dynamics is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 22 Old 09-11-2015, 09:16 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 5
Correct. I'm just tired of seeing guys with cars that look like a Miami gay bay rolling down the road yet their blue and purple headlights throw no light in the road.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
toxicbeats is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Hyundai Sonata Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome