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Headlight bulb Literally Exploding

Discussion in 'Performance Lighting' started by lightnin, May 18, 2005.

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      lightnin New Member

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      I have had sets of bulbs burn out and stuff. But this is the first set that I have seen Explode. I bought a set of Nokya headlight bulbs from a local shop here. 5 months after i bought them 1 exploded. Found out they had a 3 month warr. Screw me $35 more dollars for another set. 1 month after I put these in they both explode. Litteraly, blue shards of glass now rest inside my headlamp. I install these with rubber gloves, sure not to touch them. The ones I have bought were Stage 2 bulbs. 100w/120w. Could it be the wattage making them explode? Should I try a lower wattage bulb? I don't see any moisture in the headlight housing. I am stumped and am tired of my blue bulbs blowing up. I hate stock headlight bulbs.
       
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      High watt bulbs dont last long. They create a lot of heat and heat is the enemy of filiments. A harness will help but not much. PIAAs & Silverstars will last a year or so. So thats what I use since changing a bulb is such a PIA.
       
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      I thought be a higher wattage would be a problem. I am going to exchange them for a little bit lower wattage set. I think they offer a 80w/100w maybe they will last a bit longer. Thanks. I wasn't for sure they were blowing from the high wattage or not.
       
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      wipe the bulbs off before installing them, its possible some of someone elses hand oils got on them during packaging....
       
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      If you want "bluer" bulbs, try Eurodezigns (at local shop or eBay for decent price).

      They are 55w, I had them in my Jimmy for 3 years. I had one that died after about a year, but they have a lifetime warranty ($5, and you send in your bulbs, and they send you brand new ones). Its a good deal...Buy 2 sets, and when you blow one set, you swap them out, and warranty the old ones.
       
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      Do you have a pic of your HID Headlights? Or are they just the blue bulb swap in?
       
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      I have the EuroDesignz -- I am happy with them - especially when the brights are on!

      -Drew
       
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      I use MTEC 80/100 with an upgrade harness. They didn't look so good until I realized that the plugs were dirty and I replaced them. I haven't had the bulbs long, but look good, bright as hell. If they bulbs you had were higher watt bulbs on the stock harness, that could have been a cause. I burned the harness in a previous car I had, but not the bulbs. I did however have a light just fall apart, but not explode before with the new harness. Made me mad because i had a blue piece just rolling around in my housing. So i think quality of the bulb has a major factor and using the appropriate harness. I can't wait to get HIDs though.
       
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      how blue are they exactly...and how bright? I see them all over ebay
       
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      The EuroDesignz are not ricer blue...I would recommend them for the price. I used them on a few different vehicles now, and you can't beat the price or the lifetime warranty. I have a few extra sets, so if I have to send one set back, I have another set to swap in.

      Lightnin- As for pics of my HIDs, look a few threads down, there are pics of the HIDs lit up. EuroDesignz are not as blue as my HIDs. But you can't compare a regular bulb to HID bulbs. I am running actual HIDs, not EuroDesignz "HID look-alike" bulbs.
       

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