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New Fog Lights are hot!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by D3R3k, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. Aug 30, 2010 at 3:49 PM
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    D3R3k

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    I just replaced my factory fog light bulbs with some 45W H10 bulbs from Nokya. I turned them on to see if they were working and the bulb housings were getting pretty hot! I should have probably tested with the factory bulbs before swapping, but is this normal? I think the factory bulbs are 42W. I wouldn't think it would be much of a difference.
     
  2. Aug 30, 2010 at 5:13 PM
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    D3R3k

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    Anybody?
     
  3. Aug 30, 2010 at 5:14 PM
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    NAAC3TACO

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    My fog lights get pretty hot too. I think it's normal. I have stock bulbs, btw.
     
  4. Aug 30, 2010 at 5:14 PM
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    TacoTron

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    For fogs I think you should stay with 35w or it starts to burn the housing. I know some people who put 55w 8k in there and burned the housing real good. My fogs with 35w hids heat up pretty good but its a normal thing.
     
  5. Aug 30, 2010 at 5:32 PM
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    i run 55w hid fogs and have had 0 issues
     
  6. Aug 30, 2010 at 6:27 PM
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    lol... did you touch them or something?
    I would think driving and the wind would help cool them down some... idk,,,
     
  7. Aug 30, 2010 at 7:33 PM
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    What brand hids are you running?
     
  8. Aug 30, 2010 at 7:34 PM
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    nature of the beast.
     
  9. Aug 30, 2010 at 8:34 PM
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    D3R3k

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    Yeah, I was checking them out and noticed they were warm. I can touch them, but they would probably burn me if I left my hand on it for about 5 seconds.
     
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