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Old 26 Sep 2003, 05:54 pm
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Default Fog Lamp Bulb Wattage

Do any of you run high-wattage bulbs in your Fog Lamps? They're 9006 bulbs, which are usually headlamp bulbs.If you go high-wattage, it's an 80 Watt bulb, and I don't think that plastic POS can take that too much.

Anyone running them ?

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Old 26 Sep 2003, 06:20 pm
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Chino at PTE did. Here is his comments:

"Be very careful with these bulbs!

I had these before so I know what I'm talking about...

Headlights 80w - My sockets melted due to the extreme heat that these bulbs produce.

Foglights 80w - they got a burnt circle around the hole where you insert the bulbs. Very nasty! I eventually had to replace both foglights."
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Old 26 Sep 2003, 07:41 pm
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Definitely do not go above 65 watts in the fogs, they will burn the reflector and melt the foglamp housing. I am using the 80 watt low beams, but they are plasma super whites. The high watt halogens emit more of the IR wavelength (red) energy than do the plasmas. I have been using plasmas for over a year without any damage to the lamp housings and reflectors. I periodicaly check for this, and have not found any damage of any kind, and I drive at night alot.

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Old 29 Sep 2003, 02:22 pm
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In an April post, I commented on burn marks on my foglamps due to the usage of a yellow 80-watt bulb.

TJ, aren't you gonna put in those Hella projectors? Here's how they look:
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Old 29 Sep 2003, 04:07 pm
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Nah, workin' on custom headlamps, Bro.


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