The Garax 6000K is less bright than the OEM Philips at 4300K. But the HID Figs and LED Parking lights are brighter than OEM.
Netting the loss of light from going to 6000K vs the increased output of HID fogs, can you see better or worse at night?
Good question. I had the Garax 6000k HID low beams installed prior to installing the HID fogs. I could tell a noticeable decrease in the output of usable light in moving from the OEM 4300k low beam bulbs. It wasn't to the point to where I felt unsafe, but it was much less light output than I was used to.
Now that I have had the Fog HID conversion done, the total output of the 6000k low beams and fogs are definitely greater than the original 4300k lows combined with the original fogs.
I honestly don't think the LED parking lights play much into it either way. The LED parking lights are definitely brighter, but they don't light up the road.
If I had to make an estimate for comparison purposes with the stock bulbs as a reference, I'd probably say this:
Original Factory OEM 4300k bulbs - 100% light output
Garax 6000k low beams with OEM fog - 80% light output
Garax 6000k lows and HID fogs - 125%
It makes a big difference (both in looks and light output).
i noticed a slight loss in output when i changed my lows to the 6k garax, but nothing significant. i had the 6k fogs prior to the switch, which is probably why. i also have 50% tint on my front windshield, and i have no issues with night driving. i think once i raise my beams up (i have lowered the car considerably) i will have no complaints for output at all. i do a lot of night driving, especially in the winter, due to my schedule. lighting is the first mod i do to any vehicle due to this.
Originally Posted by batman75
Is this consistent with what others have experienced with Garax and HID Fogs?
Newbie to the forum, just bought my AWD 350, hello everyone.
Did most of you have to get a kit for both the fog light AND the high beam? Keeping all the lights the same color/brightness?
Welcome and congrats on the 350.
I didn't mess with the high beams. I just had the dealer turn off my Daytime Running Lights. As little as I use the high beams, I didn't care to mess with it.
I just did the kit from HIDExtra for the fog lights. You need a 9006 HID conversion kit with whatever light color (3000k, 6000k, 8000k, etc) you decide to go with. Here is the thread from the Marketplace forum with the CL discount. Good luck.