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Old 06-07-2001, 12:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can HID bulbs "burn out" ?

Can HID bulbs "burn out" ? If so, where do you get replacement bulbs?
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Old 06-08-2001, 06:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I had one burn out, but that was because it was rubbing against the lens. They have a 10 year 100,000 mile warranty on the Philips bulbs. I sent it back and got a new one within a week. If you burn one out, out of warranty, then it will cost you $125 for a new one.
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Old 06-08-2001, 02:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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They can burn out...especially the older DC based HID bulbs found in the Lincoln Mark VIII. They run I think at a lower operatiing temperature and give off the real blue HID. As a consequence, they arent running at optimal temeperature and reduces lifespan of the bulb. This is my explanation based off of adjustable ballasts that lower the running power to increase the blue in the light.
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Old 06-08-2001, 03:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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ouch, that's pretty expensive...

are there any kits out yet that don't require you to bend the reflector in the prelude light housing?

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NOPE... there will never be a kit that will fit without drilling the housing or some sort of modification to the housing. It's physically impossible since the length from the tip of the H1 bulb to the reflector cap is less than 15mm. It has to exceed 15mm for an HID bulb to fit. Porsche and VW H1 have no problem with this since they use a projector lens that protrudes deeper than ours does.
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what about the VISION HID kit being discussed here:

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I was gonna add this to my last post...so ill add it now. You can find HID kits, that may fit, however, if you want it exact for focal length, horizontal plane, and focal point then it will not fit. I guess Vision may have a kit that isnt specific for these qualities. When I had my Phoenix kit it was exact for focal point and length, and DID NOT fit. When i first put it in, the bulb was scraping just as Malken's was. I had to bend the reflector cap. And even after that, it still scraped some. If you bend the cap, you being to change the optics of your housing. Notice that the outside of the reflector cap is reflective. This plays a part in reflecting the light onto the road. Optics are very specific as demanded by DOT. H1 bulbs have a specific length and placement in a housing. You should try experimenting with your stock bulb. Push the pin off and let it slide back and notice the change in beam pattern and lighting. Bema pattern can be altered drastically within in milimeters. And when you slap on HID, you intensify not only the light but also any displacement in proper bulb alignment. If its off one milimeter the HID will intensify the misplacement of the bulb and present it in the form of glare.
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NOPE... there will never be a kit that will fit without drilling the housing or some sort of modification to the housing. It's physically impossible since the length from the tip of the H1 bulb to the reflector cap is less than 15mm. It has to exceed 15mm for an HID bulb to fit. Porsche and VW H1 have no problem with this since they use a projector lens that protrudes deeper than ours does.
*grin* You've finally come to realize what I tried to tell you, so long ago.
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Well Malken,

I was the first person here to try a retrofit H1 HID here. They werent offred at the time when you got urs. I had to at elast give it a shot. No one ever told me the specifics of the preliude housin as in actual numbers
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