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HID Bulb

Most projectors used for retrofitting utilize D2S bulbs. The most common OEM  bulbs are made by Philips and Osram. They are rated at about 4300K, which is  a white color with some traces of yellow. A higher K (Kelvin; also known as color  temperature) rating does not mean that the bulb produces more light, but rather  a more blue/purple light output. In fact, 4300K produces the most amount of  visible light (lumens), while light intensity decreases with increased Kelvin. In  general, 6000K produces a white with some traces of blue, while a higher K  rating, i.e. 8000, 10000, 12000, etc produces more blue and eventually purple. The cost ranges between $50 to $200 per pair, where the average cost is  around $75/pair.