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xenon light intensity

MrLapou Nov 19, 2012

  1. MrLapou

    MrLapou Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering if the light output intensity of xenon lights can be changed via vcds.

    When I switch on factory fit xenon lights, they come on with an initial brightness, which dims as the light goes through its'up/down dance.
     
  2. Jonathaan

    Jonathaan Quattro

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    I think that is the initial spark of the balast, then once ignite the lamps warm through that is why it appears to be getting brighter.. i think anyway lol :think:
     
  3. aky20

    aky20 Member

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    That would be a good mod, as the light output compared to other OEM Xenons seems a lot less.


     
  4. c_w

    c_w Well-Known Member

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    It's the bulb warm up you're seeing I think. Better bulb and ballast technology on newer cars means they have shorter warm up times.
     
  5. aky20

    aky20 Member

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    Has anyone tried the OSRAM XENARC SILVERSTAR D2S and do they make a difference in terms of light output.

    I have the standard bulbs but would be interested to see if they make a difference and live up to the the outrageously high price.

    Car Bulbs › Xenon HID Bulbs | HID Lights › D2S (85122) | PowerBulbs

     
  6. Jonathaan

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  7. Soot1

    Soot1 Well-Known Member Team Silver

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    My older 2003 Skoda had a slow bulb start up, flicker as you say, was like that for years. I guess it's the ballast resistor warming up slowly, just older technology Mr lapou. None of the components ever failed in 5 years of ownership though.
     

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