Posted by Jim Cash on September 27, 1998 at 11:41:50:
In Reply to: Re: Xenons - higher wattage high beams posted by John on September 24, 1998 at 10:42:10:
: Thanks for the tip. A question - what do they mean by "homologation of the headlamp"?
: As to heat, they may be right, but my guess is that there's plenty of margin in the wiring specs. Is there some other component that will fail? I can't imagine that the reflector or housing will have a problem?
: Finally, I'd also guess that if there's a heat buildup problem, the bulbs will fail first. Anyway, I'll keep an eye on it and leave a post here if anything happens.
As far as I can tell it is "engineer speak" for the overall design of the lamp - in other words they designed the lamp specifically for a 60 watt HB3 bulb.
Actually i think it is the reflector or housing that is the issue. They did make the high beam reflector out of metal, while the low beam reflector for the Xenon light is plastic (can be since that lamp runs cooler). Not sure if that is significant or not - but it does mean they recognise the extra heat of the HB3 lamp in the housing design.