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    HID lamp discolouration?
    on: Jun 16, 2021, 07.52 pm
    Jun 16, 2021, 07.52 pm
    Hi,
    I know it has been discussed before, but does a HID kit dull the reflector after a period of use? I have fitted one and the light output is a big step up from a 55w halogen, but I went back to the halogen for fear of damage to the plastic reflector.
    I was excited to see the launch of the Osram night breaker LED h7 lamp and see its rated at 220% of a 55w halogen but at €140 a pair (€70 a bulb) plus postage, I'll suffer the halogen for a while longer!
    Tom

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    Re: HID lamp discolouration?
    Reply #1 on: Jun 16, 2021, 08.34 pm
    Jun 16, 2021, 08.34 pm
    I would imagine it depends how close to the lens the lamp is.
    I had one in my BIRD, only removing to fit LED's and the lens was in perfect condition.

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    Re: HID lamp discolouration?
    Reply #2 on: Jun 17, 2021, 04.02 pm
    Jun 17, 2021, 04.02 pm
    *Originally Posted by thetrecker [+]
    Hi,
    I know it has been discussed before, but does a HID kit dull the reflector after a period of use? I have fitted one and the light output is a big step up from a 55w halogen, but I went back to the halogen for fear of damage to the plastic reflector.
    I was excited to see the launch of the Osram night breaker LED h7 lamp and see its rated at 220% of a 55w halogen but at €140 a pair (€70 a bulb) plus postage, I'll suffer the halogen for a while longer!
    Tom

    Made the same mistake, HID bulbs are obsolete now. LED bulbs are not that expensive, the only issue I had personally with them, that I had to remove headlamp to fit them properly.
    That how LED output looks like:


     



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