Which Colour To Choose for D3s Hid Bulbs

When selecting which colour to choose for d3s hid bulbs, it is not as simple as choosing your favorite colour. You must consider what kind of light you want your vehicle to omit and what bulb lifetime you require. Often people make the mistake of thinking the higher the Kelvin, the brighter the light will be, this is not the case. Below we break down d3s hid bulbs colour options and explain them in more detail.

In addition there are many different brands, which produces DS3 HID bulbs for example Narva, LUMRO, Philips, Osram, Mtec and so on.

The most well-known models are  osram xenarc cool blue boost CBB, classic, original, night breaker laser NBL, cool blue intense CBI, philips vision 42403vic1, x-treme xtreme vision +150%, gen2 42403xv2c1, white vision +120% gen2 42403WHV2C1 5000K, but ofcourse the most well-known brand doesn't guarantee the best price and quality for money, because in a lot of cases it is just good marketing.

Specifications & Features of D3S 35W Gas Discharge bulb

  • Lumen: 3200 Lumens +/- 10% for 4300K Philips brand
  • Lumens are different for different brand and colour
  • Each different color 4300K, 6000K etc has different amount of lumens
  • Socket: PK32d-5, D3S
  • Mercury Free
  • Wattage: 35 W
  • Voltage: 42 V
  • Direct Replacement, Plug and Play
  • Average liftetime: 2500 hours
  • Lifetime also depends on the brand and colour option

• 4300K - OEM Original White d3s bulb

This is often the most popular choice for d3s hid bulbs as it has the highest lumen output and therefore has the closest appearance to daylight.

• 5000K - Pure white d3s bulb

Compared to the original white, pure white is more bluish in tone.

• 6000K - Cool White d3s bulb

As this colour has a slightly higher Kelvin number, it will be slightly darker and has more of a cool tone than original white which is more similar to natural daylight.

• 8000K - Aqua Blue d3s bulb

Aqua blue is rarely used by a lot of manufacturers as the more purple or blue a light appears to be, the less visible light it creates, as blue light can often fall on a spectrum not visible to human eyes.

10000K - Saphire Blue d3s bulb

As this d3s hid bulb colour has the highest kelvin number, this is the darkest light option. The higher the Kelvin number, the less lifetime the bulb has which makes this bulb choice the least cost-effective. While this may not be the most affordable option, if you want blue light for aesthetic purposes, this is a great choice.

Most reputable manufacturers will offer their bulbs in a range of colours, e.g. Philips Xtreme vision is available in between 3200-4000K to allow vehicle owners to select their ideal white light. Similarly, Osram cool blue intense is available in colour temperatures of up to 4300K, further suggesting that the light closest to daylight is the most popular and best choice for d3s hid bulbs. Osram's Night Breaker line has bluish tone light available in up to 4300K also, solidifying that d3s hid bulb light temperatures between 4300-6000k is the best choice for most drivers.

Below you will find a list of our collected DS3 35W hid lamp part numbers and car models, which use bulbs.

Part numbers:

  • Audi: N 107 218 01, N10721801, N10721805, N 107 218 05, 0903110500
  • Volvo: 31290593
  • Porsche: 99963107090
  • Mercedes-Benz: 000000005042
  • Maserati: 673002336, 673005741
  • Lincoln: 7L7Z13N021A
  • Ford: 7L7Z13N021A, 7L7Z-13N021-A
  • Volkswagen: N10721801, N10721805
  • Philips: 42302, 42403, 42402, 9285 335 244, 9285335244, 9285301244, 9285 301 244, 9285 302 244, 9285302244, 9285 304 244, 9285304244, 9285 304 244s, 9285304244s

Cars using D3S replacement xenon bulbs:

  • Audi A3 S3 Facelift 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Audi A3 S3 8V 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Audi A4 S4 B8 8K 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Audi A5 S5 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Audi A6 S6 4F C6 Facelift 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Audi A6 S6 C7 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Audi A7 S7 RS7 4G 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Audi A8 S8 4H D4 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Audi Q3 8U 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Audi Q5 8R 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Audi Q7 4L Facelift 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Jaguar XJ / XJR 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Jaguar XF / XFR 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Jaguar XK / XKR 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Jaguar F Type 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Land Rover Ranger Rover 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Land Rover Range Discovery LR4 MK4 4 IV 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Ford Focus MK3 3
  • Ford Flex 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Ford Taurus 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Ford Escape 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Ford Edge 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Ford F-150 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Ford Explorer 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Ford Mustang 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Hyundai Santa Fe MK3 3 2013 - 2016
  • Hyundai Sonata 2015 - 2016
  • Kia Carens
  • Kia Cee'D
  • Kia Sorento 2014 - 2015
  • Mercedes Benz A Class W176
  • Mercedes Benz B Class W246
  • Mercedes Benz CLA 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Tesla Model S 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Mercury Milan 2010 - 2012
  • Buick Enclave 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Cadillac XTS 2013, 2014, 2015
  • GMC Acadia 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Maserati Quattroporte 2014 - 2016
  • Maserati Ghibli 2014 - 2016
  • Dodge Charger 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Dodge Dart 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Dodge Durango 2014, 2015
  • Dodge Challenger 2015, 2016
  • Chevrolet Camaro 2014 - 2015
  • Chevrolet Impala 2013 - 2015
  • Chevrolet Corvette 2014 - 2015
  • Chevrolet Tahoe 2014 - 2016
  • Chevrolet Suburban 2014 - 2016
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Jeep Cherokee 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Lancia Thema
  • Chrysler 300 2011 - 2015
  • Chrysler 200 2015, 2016
  • Lincoln MKS 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Lincoln MKX 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Lincoln MKT 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Lincoln MKZ 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Lincoln MKC 2014 - 2016
  • Lincoln Navigator 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Porsche Carrera 911 991 2012 - 2015
  • Porsche Macan
  • Porsche Boxter 981 2012 - 2015
  • Seat Alhambra 710
  • Volvo S60 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Volvo V60 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Volvo C30 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Volvo C70 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Volvo XC60 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Skoda Octavia 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Skoda Superb 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • VW Golf MK7 7 VII R 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • VW Bettle 5C
  • VW Passat B7 Facelift 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • VW Passat B8 2014, 2015, 2016
  • VW Touran 1T 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • VW Passat CC 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • VW Jetta MK4 4
  • VW Tiguan 5N 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • VW Sharan 7N 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • VW Touareg 7P 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • VW Polo MK6 6 6R 6C 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • VW Multivan Transporter / Caravelle MK5 5 T5 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • VW Phaeton 3D 2010 and newer
  • VW Scirocco 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Vauxhall / Opel Insignia Facelift 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Vauxhall / Opel Astra K 2015, 2016, 2017