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 Post subject: 55-60W To 90-100W - Is It Safe?
Posted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:18 am 
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Just a question for the guys in the know. I want upgrade my high beams in my BA xr6 to 90-100W globes. Will my relay be able to cope with that much power or will I need to upgrade. Second question. Will I burn out my headlight with that much heat? I don't want to melt anything LoL

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Posted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:58 am 
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dude thats a HUGE jump
need to clarify though

are the 90-100w dual filimant globes?

as teh standard dual filimant (H3) is a 55-60
with 55w beign the normal driving lights and the 60w being the High beams

now if u got to a 90-100 dual filimant
you will blind everyone on the road!

if u are just upgrading the high beam globe
i would get a 60w as the BA lights are plastic and anything rated higher could melt your lights

if it is a case of not enough lights
maybe a HID kit?
or differetn style of globes

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 1:14 am 
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90/100 h4's will melt the plugs on the back of the globe and probably the wiring also, not to mention the polycarbonite lens of the headlight . I had them in my XE, and whilst they lit up the road extremely well, they also p****d too many people off and melted the plug and wires. A better option IMO, would be to get some better quality globes. Phillips Crystal Vision or something along those lines would be a huge improvement over standard, and also be safer for the wiring than higher wattage globes.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 1:37 am 
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90/100 h4's will melt the plugs on the back of the globe and probably the wiring also, not to mention the polycarbonite lens of the headlight . I had them in my XE, and whilst they lit up the road extremely well, they also p****d too many people off and melted the plug and wires. A better option IMO, would be to get some better quality globes. Phillips Crystal Vision or something along those lines would be a huge improvement over standard, and also be safer for the wiring than higher wattage globes.


i would stay away from the crystal vision's, i had them in my ed and yes they light up the road very well but they dont throw the beam all that far. that and there terrible in the rain.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 1:38 am 
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added to the fact i don't think 90-100 are road legal either, know i've seen a few but have had, not for road use on them

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 1:45 am 
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Perfect thats exactly the info I was looking for!

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Posted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 2:33 am 
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Ive got some +50's in my merc and they are 10x better then the stock offering, maybe look into that?

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 2:34 am 
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Narva +50's that is.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 1:44 pm 
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Yep nath stay away from the I'll talk to you about it later.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:55 pm 
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in my xh i have 100 watt lows but white light insted of standerd yellow dosent cary the light all that far but still good and 100 watt halogen hi and i havent melted anthing yet been 8 months and i do a far bit of country driving with all on for hours at a time you should be fine

what does p*** me off is people driving in town with there driving lights on in my last car they used to cop a blast form every thing i had which was about 700 watts

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:52 am 
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We had 90/100 in the BA taxi for a while, it melted the plug, and crystallized the lenses, they looked like a typical ef/el after about 6 months..... ended using the plus 50's and got the same amount of light.

 

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 Post subject: Re: 55-60W To 90-100W - Is It Safe?
Posted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:48 am 
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hmmmm what about in a EA??

i use 90/130 normally



another car i had used 90/130 [outers]-120 [inners] & 150 driving lights
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 Post subject: Re: 55-60W To 90-100W - Is It Safe?
Posted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:05 pm 
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i wouldn't the me AU had 100W globes and when i noticed the light was blown i saw that it was running 100W and the earth side of the plug was melted so i put some 55w globes in and replaced the loom bit.

 

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 Post subject: Re: 55-60W To 90-100W - Is It Safe?
Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:12 pm 
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I highly recommend trying Narva Blue Power +80% globes. You would get as strong a light as 100w, but with std power consumption, and the light is much whiter too. Yellow is crap.

I currently have some artic blue +50% globes and they are as much better than std as they say.

 

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