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Factory HID color temp?

I want to get LED license plate lights but i want to match the HID color.
Does anyone know the color temp of the HIDs?

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I want to get LED license plate lights but i want to match the HID color.
Does anyone know the color temp of the HIDs?

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They are not HIDs, they are LEDs.
Color temperature is around 6000 K.

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They are not HIDs, they are LEDs.
Color temperature is around 6000 K.
I have a GT Tech in Canada, they are LED?!?
I thought only the fogs were?
Ok 6000k Thanks!
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I have a GT Tech in Canada, they are LED?!?
I thought only the fogs were?
Ok 6000k Thanks!
Yep, they are all LED (dimmed, highbeam and fog lights) unless You have a lower spec model, which use halogen.
Mazda has skipped HID (Xenon) on all models and use LEDs instead (as far as I know).

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HIDs are becoming lighting of the past. Most everyone is or will move to LED lighting. I'll be glad when halogen's are phased out.

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How much to change to leds from halogens?Would it be a hard procedure to switch over?
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It was mentioned in another thread about converting to a oem LED headlights which is not cost effective at all. The alternative are those LED conversion kits that range from $50+ and comes with everything for a plug and play installation. Do a quick google search on LED headlight kits and see what is easily available in your country/location. Also note that there are some kits that can provide a full RGB demon eye effect which is cool yet very illegal if "caught". I'm actually in the process of acquiring a LED headlight assembly from our bodyshop and see how I could install demon eyes to our oem units for a personal project but I stress that doing this for street use is very very very very illegal. Did I mention illegal?
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