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Can I put 130W bulbs in a 100W Daylighter?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Sheepdog, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. Feb 7, 2010 at 12:12 AM
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    I have 4 100 watt KC daylighters and I have been looking at selling them and buying 4 130watt daylighters. Then it donned on me that I might just be able to swap out the bulbs. Will this work or will I have to just get the 130's if I want brighter lights?
     
  2. Feb 7, 2010 at 12:22 AM
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    you might put too much load on the wiring, creating risk for an electrical fire. I much better way to increase light output is to swap to HIDs
     
  3. Feb 7, 2010 at 12:26 AM
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    If i rewire everything with a lower guage wire can I do that? And aren't HID's hella expensive?
     
  4. Feb 7, 2010 at 12:27 AM
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    ^ under $100 shipped off slimcubby's group buys, you wont regret it, I promise you
     
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    WHAT?!?! Can you send me a link?
     
  6. Feb 7, 2010 at 12:53 AM
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  7. Feb 7, 2010 at 1:03 AM
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    It ended on the 15th... and those are for headlights. I'm looking to do the KC daylighters.
     
  8. Feb 7, 2010 at 1:30 AM
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    dude he does one every month or so and your KC daylighter bulbs are most likely size H3, which he does offer
     
  9. Feb 7, 2010 at 1:31 AM
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    well you could get the bulb size you need. so it doesnt really matter.. like most fog lights are H3 thats the same as some headlights..
     
  10. Feb 7, 2010 at 8:23 AM
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    They're $100 per bulb. That's $400 just for lighting.
     
  11. Feb 7, 2010 at 8:30 AM
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    Try $170. You get the bulbs and ballasts sold as a pair, not individually..
     
  12. Feb 7, 2010 at 8:36 AM
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    Oh. Hahahaha. My bad, thanks for pointing that out. So the ballast hooks up to 2 of the lights? How much brighter would these be than 100W or 130W lights?
     
  13. Feb 7, 2010 at 8:38 AM
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    hid's are hella bright. my buddy has 6500k in two lights on his bumper and they are brighter then the silverstar bulbs in his headlights
     
  14. Feb 7, 2010 at 8:42 AM
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    The 100W daylighters are 200,000 candle power, and the 130W daylighters are 285,00 candle power. If I do the HID swap, what would the candle power be?
     
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