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Old 20th February 2008, 10:21   #1
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Arrow Help needed...chinese xenons

Hi guys, my friend recently got me a set of headlamps (bluish tinged) which are chinese. I replaced the stock headlamp bulbs on my lancer (which are 60 w) with these bulbs (the wattage mentioned being 90 w) as i feel the light from stock bulbs is not sufficiently bright.

I did turn on the lights for 5 minutes but to my surprise even these blue tinged headlamps were throwing yellow light (instead of white light as mentioned on the package) and there was no increase in intensity of the light too.

I'd like to ask whether xenon lamps throw white light after gettin heated up after some time (i had just switched on the light for few minutes) and also whether the increased wattage of the lamps may harm the headlights(like heating up and all)?
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Old 20th February 2008, 11:33   #2
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If they were normal bulbs which were fitted without any blasts then you might mis-informed as they are normal bulbs NOT XENONS.

I am not a mod but for further queries kindly refer to the lightening thread, you may get your answers without even posting

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throw them out immediately. those are not meant for us. those or for taxi walas and tourist vehicles who r on budget. they are cheap and also poorest in quality.
my friend had put it on his zen and his holders melted also the same thing happned the light was not adequate and a black mark was seen in the middle of the focus.
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First things first a Xenon bulb has a balast, 2nd its never 90w but 35w

What you are talking about is just another H4 Halogen bulb.
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chineese are always chineese buddie.you should have tested them before buying them.and i advice you to replace electrical items with known brands or OE ones as others can be an issue with waranty too to add to the woes,

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As technocrat pointed out, these are just bulbs, with the xenon label. No use.

Go for Narva/Philips or Osram bulbs or a regular HID kit (preferably with projectors.)

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chineese are always chineese buddie.
Indian is always Indian, Jap is always Jap. Point being?
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How much did you pay for them?
This way we will know whether they are normal bulbs or hid's.
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