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Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:50 am 
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okey ive now blown my second navada arctic blue globe (38 bucks a pop), its giving me the s**t buying expensive nice looking globes that arn't even built in china and have peanuts of a lifespan.
does anyone know globes that are 4000-4300k that won't blow on me, and if they do are cheap as chips?
i don't want to go to HID's due to the cost to do the proper conversion and the lack of light distance. but i don't want yellow lights either.
what do you guys recommend
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p.s. ive heard that the philips equivalent of the navada globes are more expensive and blow just as offen, so their out of the picture.

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:02 am 
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Narva platinums are 4300k. I dont have any issues with them and they are a nice white light.

 

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 Post subject: Re: F@RKING after market headlight globes!!!
Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:26 am 
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thats the brand name i brought where ive now had 2 lights (both the original ones ive put in) blown in about 6 months. how long have you had yours for??

 

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 Post subject: Re: F@RKING after market headlight globes!!!
Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:04 am 
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You making absolutely sure you aren't touching the glass when you put them in?

I've had them, they were fine.
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Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:05 am 
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Nothing wrong with the globes.

I'd be looking into internal headlight movement... and things like low profile tyres that can contribute to harsher vibration causing a hot element to stretch and reduce globe life.

Oil from fingers (which I'm sure most people know about)


Measure voltages if they're high they'll blow faster.
Do you have an amp that causes rather large spikes in power loss?

I use Philips in my cars, and in my wifes both failed within a few days of each other. (after 3 years of use)

And as a general rule with cars, when any globe blows, replace the lot. (ie parkers as a set, brakes lights as a set ..etc)

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:28 am 
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okey ive now blown my second navada arctic blue globe (38 bucks a pop), its giving me the s**t buying expensive nice looking globes that arn't even built in china and have peanuts of a lifespan.
does anyone know globes that are 4000-4300k that won't blow on me, and if they do are cheap as chips?
i don't want to go to HID's due to the cost to do the proper conversion and the lack of light distance. but i don't want yellow lights either.
what do you guys recommend
thanks

p.s. ive heard that the philips equivalent of the navada globes are more expensive and blow just as offen, so their out of the picture.


If you are blowing globes like that there is more of an issue than the globes. Do your standard globes last, or is it just the Narva's? Something is not right with your electrical system by the sound of it
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Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:10 am 
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touching halogen globes with your fingers will cause human skin oil to rub off onto them resulting in black spots appearing, ALLWAYS wipe them over with metho if you think you have touched them

 

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 Post subject: Re: F@RKING after market headlight globes!!!
Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:08 am 
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globes have not been touched with my hands, i used gloves and even their didn't touch the glass. the problem on both is the filament breaking off (on low beam). the globe still lights up for the highbeam (H4's two stage headlight), car is lowered, on lower profile tyres then stock, ive been told by repco the problem may lie with the bouncing of the car, is causing the filament to weaken and then break. but to be honest its not lowered much, and is still a pretty smooth ride.
i found out that the phillips globes i would be after are 100 bucks a set (RRP), so ive got two options, either buy the philips off ebay for 50 bucks :P, god bless the internet. or buy some cheap as chips ones and when they die replace em

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:09 am 
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There really isn't any need to touch the glass anyway, so no gloves no paper towel required. Head light bulb change can easily be done from just holding onto the terminals

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:32 pm 
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Previous car was an EL so I know its not easy to get in there, but you can do it without gloves if you move the battery over

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:10 pm 
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i might buy some Phillips of ebay once my paycheck for this week comes in, mainly because off ebay their only 10 bucks more then the calibre ones at supercheap. i know my dad brought cheap online headlights i think the brand was G4 or something, and the light output was sh!t. i looked into getting led headlights :lol: 10 bucks for a pair with about 120 leds on each, then i found out the lumen rating 450 at best :| . that would be good for about 3meters of light lol, oh and fun fact, if you have a accident at night and your headlights are leds, your insurance is void

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:19 pm 
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NARVA headlights must be s**t! I'm onto my second set of BLU-POWER lamps within 6 months of buying and will be looking for a third set (not NARVA) on Tuesday as I blew another yesterday :/

Stock headlamps were the factory originals so they were 15 years old :O
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 Post subject: Re: F@RKING after market headlight globes!!!
Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:33 pm 
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that is pretty good :shock: . how white / blue does the night look on the road?? or haven't you tried em out yet.

 

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 Post subject: Re: F@RKING after market headlight globes!!!
Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:16 pm 
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i asked the ebay seller he said the colour temp was 3500k, to yellow for me lol, i like the clear white look, but anyways i managed to buy a 100 dollar pair of Philips crystal visions for $37.30. and their brand spanking new, in Australia and that is including postage :D

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:18 pm 
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Narva Blue power are the brightest adr approved globe in their range

The most common reason for globes failing is because of vibration, like in lowered cars and 4wds, which affects the halogen gases in them
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