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    Hybrid 55w revesing lamp bulbs......

    Well, seeing as it's dark, and reversing lights are never brilliant - I decided to create some hybrid bright reverse bulbs using by mating a H3 bulb with the base of a BA15S!

    Here's the visual result - I've not had chance to put them in the car yet.......





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    LOL... oh no...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfarhead View Post
    LOL... oh no...
    Do you know something I don't?

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    55W bulb will melt your lense and reflector, despite the fact reverse lamps are not usually on for great lengths of time.

    I wouldn't do it.

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    yeah 2.5 times normal does raise an eyebrow of concern

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richardesty View Post
    Do you know something I don't?
    Not at all, I was just caught off guard when I realized you had actually gone and created your own bulb!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siena View Post
    55W bulb will melt your lense and reflector, despite the fact reverse lamps are not usually on for great lengths of time.

    I wouldn't do it.
    Have you seen how much 'free air' there is inside the reverse lens?

    I'll give them a go but will keep my eye on them

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    as long as the heat can dissipate somewhere then good but it doesnt have an escape hatch, but as its only short bursts it might be ok


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    Quote Originally Posted by Richardesty View Post
    Have you seen how much 'free air' there is inside the reverse lens?

    I'll give them a go but will keep my eye on them
    Lol...a bit hard to "keep an eye on them" from the driver's seat.

    But jokes aside, it will melt / distort your reflector and lense.
    It's not easy reversing, and slipping into neutral, because you're worried the reverse lamps are on for too long.

    Sometimes, you could be in a tight spot, where you'll be in reverse for a while.

    There's the risk of rushing to complete your reversing, you could end up scraping your bumpers.

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    Siena has a bloody good point/s tbh, bit of thought put into that even if this late

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    Thanks for the thoughts guys.......

    Before they go on the car I'll be doing some thorough bench testing anyway, which might include striking the middle ground and see if I can get hold of a pair of 35w H3's to try.

    Saying that I could just strap one of these on my roof:




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    Quote Originally Posted by Siena View Post
    But jokes aside, it will melt / distort your reflector and lense.
    Actually - you were wrong (sort of!) .........the car wouldn't even accept them - it gave me a bulb out warning

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richardesty View Post
    Actually - you were wrong (sort of!) .........the car wouldn't even accept them - it gave me a bulb out warning
    That's because the resistance of a 55W bulb is much lower than a 21W bulb.

    What about some really bright LED bulbs instead? With them you'll get lots of light - and you'll have to add a resistor to draw MORE current to prevent a builb failure warning!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PetrolDave View Post
    That's because the resistance of a 55W bulb is much lower than a 21W bulb.

    What about some really bright LED bulbs instead? With them you'll get lots of light - and you'll have to add a resistor to draw MORE current to prevent a builb failure warning!
    Hmmmm - I've never found LED's to 'cast out' much light because of how directional they are, and therefore not so good with reflectors........saying that the next Audi R8 is going to have LED headlights!

    I'll have a play and keep you posted

 

 

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