Edited by TerryfromAR, 11 February 2012 - 09:50 AM.
Posted 11 February 2012 - 09:47 AM
Posted 11 February 2012 - 08:19 PM
Remember the Ark was built by amateurs, the titanic by professionals.
Posted 11 February 2012 - 10:06 PM
Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:10 PM
and with the new.
Only took about 10 minutes to swap them out. Bulbs will be in tomorrow and then I'll have headlights that will make it to where I can see at night.
Posted 20 February 2012 - 06:16 AM
We researched candlepower intensity as per PA Inspection requirements and were surprized that the regular halogen bulbs really are about the same brightness as the newer high intensity stuff on the market. The diffusers might be what's making the difference in your truck. I use regular rubbing compound & car wax to polish yellowed headlight lenses as Paul mentioned...does an excellent job.
Posted 20 February 2012 - 02:23 PM
Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:06 AM
Halogens loose brightness as they age because every use actually decays the filament slightly. That's why they don't last forever and the reason they eventually burn out.
The thing that bothers me about the HIDs is that even though they last much longer. If your lights go out it could be instead of the bulb burning out it's because of the driver circuitry failing. That is a much bigger deal than simply replacing a bulb!
Posted 21 February 2012 - 06:26 PM
Posted 21 February 2012 - 07:05 PM
Leo, the bulbs I got weren't the HID they were actually a Halogen/Xenon hybrid I didn't have to install ballasts etc... to get them to work. Just unplug the old and plug in the new. "TRUE HID" ranges from 4300k to 12000k but I can't see going up to the 12000k because the shorter wavelength purple light doesn't broadcast as well. The 4300k broadcasts like the standard halogen but illuminates the area better because it is a pure white light. I'll post one of the articles I read in my next post.
Sorry I didn't make it clear, I knew you didn't get HIDs. I'm not convinced they are the way to go either and was supporting your not going that route.
Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:29 PM
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