Just curious if anyone is running the IPF 900XS HID lights?
I have used the Hella's (non-HID) extensively for the past ten years (500's, 3000's, 4000's, matadors, Optios). The numerous glass and body failures prompted the change to IPF's.
Here is a list of what I have had go wrong with the Hella's
1. 4000- glass crack, bezel ring screws come loose and fall out, beam adjustment (knurled) knobs fall out despite lock tight. Light performance was great though with the Euro beam
2. 500- Case cracks, loosing covers, water ingress. Never happy with light performance, but these are intro-quality lights
3. Optios- Paint on body faded and peeled. light output was good for a small driving beam.
Too early to say on the IPF's, as I have just switched over (last October), but so far the mounting has been solid (no light dancing) and no fogging or water ingress. Covers are tight (almost to a fault). Light output is brilliant with the HIDs
I am not knocking Hella, as they are a good company and make good products. I am just sharing my experience, which as the Hella guy I have been working with on design feedback says. "Scott, you are not a typical customer and the lights are being subjected to extreme conditions and vibration" I guess so...
I'd like to see them up agains Hella HID's. In my experiences Hella makes a much superior light.