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Re: those Xeon's... (archive)

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Posted by DHoang on July 09, 2000 at 00:23:38:

In Reply to: How to contact Jimmy to order those Xeon's... posted by Ken on July 08, 2000 at 22:14:12:

THe Jimmy Xenons are incandescent bulbs with halogen filament and xenon inert gas. They are H7 & HB3 lamp types that simply 1/4 turn screws into the socket receptacle located in the back of the lighthousing. So to answer your initial questions, yes, they install just like changing a dead bulb.

The lighting system you are alluding to in which an auto leveling apparatus is utilized are commonly referred to as discharge lamps, specifically High Intensity discharge (H.I.D.)lighting systems. THese generate three times the light output of the halogens yet draws 40% less watts, does not require any replacements for the "life" of the car, and requires an electronic ballast to drive the operating volts beyond the 12volts of the battery. The net result is a bluish/white light output, very effective beam distribution, and highly efficient lighting system.

I'm not 100% certain , but I think the auto leveling system is required by law for car manufacturers to implement with the HID system.

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