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Re: Xenons - higher wattage high beams (archive)

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Posted by John on September 27, 1998 at 18:09:13:

In Reply to: Re: Xenons - higher wattage high beams posted by Jim Cash on September 27, 1998 at 11:41:50:

It's interesting to hear that the low beam housing is plastic and the high is metal. You're right that it means that the housing was specially designed for the higher output bulb.

This is actually pretty good to know. I'm only planning on running the higher wattage bulbs for the high beams. (I don't want to make it harder on the eyes of oncoming drivers during low beams.)

Knowing that the housing is metal means that it will probably be able to handle any additional heat. Moreover, it might be possible to use an even more powerful bulb if one can be found. Nonetheless, I'd really like to know more about the capacity of the electrical system as well.


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