Jul 23

Why are 6000K LED bulbs so much more common than 5000K?

As I'm researching PnP headlight bulbs, I'm noticing that a disproportionate number of bulbs on the market come in a 6000K color temperature, without a 5000K option. I'm curious if that's a reflection of what the market wants, a byproduct of manufacturing (e.g., 6000K chips being more readily available/cheaper/easier produce than 5000K for some reason), or something else.

I would have guessed that 5000K bulbs would be more popular, since they give out a purer white light, and look more like factory HID/LED lights. Any thoughts as to why 6000K bulbs are so much more popular/common?