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Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 6:12 pm 
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Hey guys,

One of my headlights has blown and i'm just wondering if I can replace them with something better.

What are good brands that I should be looking at and can I replace them with brighter ones?
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Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 6:53 pm 
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car?

Good = philips bluevision or crystal vision.

Budget = narva 50+

Crap = austra halogen

 

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Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 7:12 pm 
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whats the price difference between them all?

 

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Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 7:16 pm 
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what car?

EA-ED use H4
EF-EL use H1 (low series) XR/Fairmont + use H4


1a) $50 Pair with blue parkers *bundle*
1b) $90ish Pair with blue parkers *bundle*

2) $29 Pair

3) $15 Pair

 

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Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 11:09 pm 
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read the packet and the good ones will tell you X % brighter and X amount more meters visability. the crap ones dont have that written on them just " appear brighter" which they do just dont shine that far. :wink:
stay away from bulbes with blue coloured glass.

 

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Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 2:26 am 
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Hmmm. any reason why I've seen so many head lights blow including mine?
Are people just using crappy bulbs, I got a heap of cheap crappy ones and they blow every couple months.

Is that normal or is there a problem with my electrical system?
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Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 3:02 am 
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Test Narva +50 side by side with the Phillips Crystal Vision ... the Crystal vision "looked good" ... while the Plus 50 had better light output.

+50 was much cheaper ... and also lasted longer as well than the Phillips as well.

 

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Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 1:33 pm 
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EggHead wrote:
Hmmm. any reason why I've seen so many head lights blow including mine?
Are people just using crappy bulbs, I got a heap of cheap crappy ones and they blow every couple months.

Is that normal or is there a problem with my electrical system?


Could be crap bulbs, or electrical problems. Dont touch the glass when installing the bulbs, this causes them to blow early.

If it was an electrical problem you'd probably be blowing other globes too.
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Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 2:39 pm 
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everytime i use 90/100w globes they dont last long at all.

 

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Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 6:38 pm 
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My crystal visions lasted me for about a year and a bit.
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Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 6:50 pm 
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mine are whatever was in the car when i bought it in 2002, osram's
now that i've posted this i'm sure they'll blow when i'm in the middle of nowhere at midnight.
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Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 6:54 pm 
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Heheh thanks, sorry smdoherty :oops:

Yer I'm careful not to touch the globes, No other globes blow, except the parker lights.

Not sure if its useful but my indicators sometimes blink really fast, usually when theres a electrical load (ie. brake lights).

I will grap another pair today, finally I will be able to see at night :D
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Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 6:56 pm 
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93EB wrote:
everytime i use 90/100w globes they dont last long at all.


you probably shouldnt be using them in a lamp designed for 55/60w.


not only will it be creating more heat which the lens probably wont like, it will be running the wiring hotter cause of the extra current.

its a fact that higher wattage globes will die sooner. the filament runs hotter, making it weaker. its all calculations. to gain the higher wattage more current will pass through it.

 

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Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 7:00 pm 
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thanks gaz i dont anymore my headlight lens also fogged up to and i was melting the connector plug. i learnt from my mistakes and now use narva +50 and now there fine :)

 

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Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 7:16 pm 
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EggHead wrote:
Not sure if its useful but my indicators sometimes blink really fast, usually when theres a electrical load (ie. brake lights).


Might be a short somewhere, check if one of your indicators stops working when youre on the brakes (or stays on steady)
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