Upgrading light bulbs

Old 02-13-2005, 10:15 PM
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I would like to upgrade the light bulbs on my 1989 200 Turbo with xenon bulbs. Can the existing halogen bulbs be simply replaced with the xenon or is a conversion kit required for this upgrade? I have seen xenon bulbs listed for as low as $9.95 to $19.95 for each bulb. The cheaper bulbs are made in Korea while the more expensive bulbs are made in Germany. What are the better brands of light bulbs and what should I look for in a xenon light bulb?

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Old 02-14-2005, 02:25 AM
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If you are just looking for a "bluish" xenon bulb then go for it. A true xenon system is a kit which includes, ballasts, ignitors and the light bulb capsule. The bulbs you are referring to are just halogen bulbs with a tiny amount of xenon gas. They are a gimmick and offer no benifit to traditional halogen bulbs. A true xenon system or often referred to as HID (high intensity discharge) will cost over 200 dollars.
Old 02-15-2005, 11:54 PM
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I suspected that a conversion kit would be required for true xenon lighting. Thanks for the confirmation.
Old 02-18-2005, 07:52 AM
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Those so called "xeno lights" are not xenon.. they are blue lights with higher candel power. Which is ilegal in way... I use to have these on my Path and they burned out my wiring... Actualy melted the plastic conected, a huge mess...
I you want to you these, then I adivse creating a wiring system your selft with 2 realys and direct connection to battery.. This is easy and not as expesive..

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