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BHLM and HIDs

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Pugga, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. Sep 20, 2010 at 8:29 AM
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    Pugga

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    Sorry if this has been asked before, but I couldn't find an answer. I'm looking for someone who has had HIDs and the BHLM installed for a decent amount of time (longer than a year). Does the HID produce more heat than the OEM bulb (from what I've been able to find, it appears they burn hotter) and does it affect the paint from the BHLM? Reason I'm asking is I painted mine white so if the higher heat output 'burns' the paint, it'll really show on white paint.
     
  2. Sep 20, 2010 at 8:40 AM
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    JLee

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    I think your fine yes they do burn hotter but but I don't think it's hot enough to damage the paint.
     
  3. Sep 20, 2010 at 9:00 AM
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  4. Sep 20, 2010 at 9:31 AM
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    Thanks for the responses guys, I might have to go for it! I'm looking at theretrosource.com, the retro with the gattling shroud had caught my eye.
     
  5. Sep 20, 2010 at 10:53 AM
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    after market bulbs run hotter than oem bulbs do. plus, if you decide to run 55w ballasts, that will also increase the heat as well. i did that combo on my wrx and it put tiny cracks in my headlight lense. after that, i dropped to oem bulbs w/ the 55w ballasts with a new headlight and it never happened again.
     
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