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 Post subject: Quick Headlight Question
Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:08 am 
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I know you aren't meant to touch Halogen bulbs, but as many will know installing the RH globe on a BA is very hard with the battery so close to the light.

Can I wear Latex gloves? Because not touching the globe is near impossible.

One website said you can use paper towel or clean it off after touching it, but has no mention of latex gloves.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:10 am 
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i hold the globes with a single tissue when im installing them. pretty sure it dosent harm them.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:17 am 
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Because the two I have installed have blown relatively quickly, and they blow a lot quicker if you touch them a Lot which I am sure I did.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:54 am 
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Would it not be easier to maybe take the headlight out to do it?
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Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:47 am 
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or take the battery out.... that would be easier than re-adjusting the headlight position so that you don't blind on-coming traffic.

I took the battery out of my EF to do the headlights.

Took longer but I've only had to do it once. Long time ago, too.
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Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:21 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Quick Headlight Question
Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:23 pm 
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All halogens are the same...

I do stage lighting and in a par can admittedly they are so simply to change in that instance... they come in a paper bag and you just pop the pins out and hold the bulb inside the bag...

the thing that causes them to blow is the oil on your skin... not sure why... but as far as i know thats it... so tissues... paper... gloves whatever... just no oil... and if you do i'm pretty sure a cleaning alcohol will get it back off... never tried this though as i've just simply never touched them... never had any troubles...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Quick Headlight Question
Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:30 pm 
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timmytimtim wrote:
All halogens are the same...

I do stage lighting and in a par can admittedly they are so simply to change in that instance... they come in a paper bag and you just pop the pins out and hold the bulb inside the bag...

the thing that causes them to blow is the oil on your skin... not sure why... but as far as i know thats it... so tissues... paper... gloves whatever... just no oil... and if you do i'm pretty sure a cleaning alcohol will get it back off... never tried this though as i've just simply never touched them... never had any troubles...


I think the thin layer of oil can cause the bulb to run hotter due to poorer heat transfer. The oil will keep some of the heat on the surface of the glass and can trap heat inside the bulb...think of it as like "global warming".

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 Post subject: Re: Quick Headlight Question
Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:33 pm 
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phongus wrote:
timmytimtim wrote:
All halogens are the same...

I do stage lighting and in a par can admittedly they are so simply to change in that instance... they come in a paper bag and you just pop the pins out and hold the bulb inside the bag...

the thing that causes them to blow is the oil on your skin... not sure why... but as far as i know thats it... so tissues... paper... gloves whatever... just no oil... and if you do i'm pretty sure a cleaning alcohol will get it back off... never tried this though as i've just simply never touched them... never had any troubles...


I think the thin layer of oil can cause the bulb to run hotter due to poorer heat transfer. The oil will keep some of the heat on the surface of the glass and can trap heat inside the bulb...think of it as like "global warming".

phong =P~



Phong...

Yeah well technically thats sort of the only thing i can put it down to as well... but never seen any proof of it thats all...

 

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