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Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:56 pm 
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I purchased a set of plus 50 H1 globes a year ago an fitted them to my car an was very pleased with the difference in light output, but the other night i noticed one wasnt workin. I pulled it out and it was blown. I found this to be very poor as globes usually last a long time and especially when they are $40 globes. I then left work today to be told that one of my headlights doesnt work so i checked it out and the other one had blown.
Anyone else experienced globes blowing so quickly. I drive everywhere with my lights on but still they barely lasted!
Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:00 pm 
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$40 for narva 50plus is damn expensive.

check for vibrations in the lamp assembly, voltage fluctuations aswell.



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Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:33 pm 
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I had my lights upgraded by my Auto electrician,and he put extra fuses and relays in to keep the heat down. I am of the understanding that you can't just shove a higher output bulb in to replace the standard ones.



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Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:37 am 
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It's the same wattage ... so no difference in current running through the wiring.

The majority of failures are due to vibration ... I get the same thing ... although i live on rougher country roads ... I always drive with low-beam on.

My Narva Plus 50's last me about 9 months (50,000km) before I ahve to replace them.

Also the Plus 50 is not a "longlife" globe like your standard globes ... they do burn bright ... and will fail earlier due to this.

I get the H1 for my projectors in the twin blister pack for around the $40 mark (that's 2 globes though) ... I always have a spare around when i need it.



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Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:29 am 
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this might sound a little sily, but did you touch the globe with your fingers?? i have had the same globes + navara +30s in my 91 eb fairmont for about 3 years now, i learnt through experience that the oil on your skin does'nt react well with headlight globes... i hope this helps
cheers gsbloke
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