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I agree with IdahoDoug on the Halogens --

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by erics_bruisers, Jan 19, 2004.

  1. erics_bruisers

    erics_bruisers

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    Took me some thinkin' though ---

    :cheers:

    Halogen on right, Incandescent on left --
     
  2. IdahoDoug

    IdahoDoug

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    Heh, wow - my own thread just to agree with me? How fortunate!

    Glad to hear you've "seen the light" on this mod. It's nice to feel like something you've spent coin and time on is going to provide a benefit, eh? I heard somewhere that halogen lights get brighter after a period of use so you will likely see an even greater difference shortly. Something about a bit of metal erosion improving the output, IIRC.

    DougM
     
  3. Big_Moose

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    Looks Good.
    Yes I would say they are brighter :slap:

    Any problems with extra heat affecting bulb life?, plastic lens?
     
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    it really doesnt look all that bright, not enought to write home about. why not just get some higher wattage bulbs (not that high where it burns your wiring)
     
  5. IdahoDoug

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    Wart,

    Not in mine after 10 years, which includes more 4 way flasher use than most I'd wager. I tend to be anal about using them if I'm stopped to assist someone, the last car in line at a crowded freeway exit, etc. The truck has sat still (worst case scenario) for long periods with them on. I think it helps the flashers are cycling on and off. I also have these in the brake lights and again no issues.

    DougM
     
  6. erics_bruisers

    erics_bruisers

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    [quote author=IdahoDoug link=board=2;threadid=10361;start=msg92585#msg92585 date=1074578454]
    Wart,

    Not in mine after 10 years, which includes more 4 way flasher use than most I'd wager. I tend to be anal about using them if I'm stopped to assist someone, the last car in line at a crowded freeway exit, etc. The truck has sat still (worst case scenario) for long periods with them on. I think it helps the flashers are cycling on and off. I also have these in the brake lights and again no issues.

    DougM
    [/quote]

    doug, what p/n did you get for the brake lights? they're double-filament, aren't they?

    eric