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    Anyone fitted them to full beam

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    I had them fitted to my full beam bud when I had my vectra now have factory fitted xenons but highly recommend you do it

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    didnt think they liked being flashed, cant see them being very effective or long lasting tbh

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    Yer want to but is there not delay when flash

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    No just a delay to get to the brightest setting and they do last long as cars have them fitted to full beam from the manufacture called bi xenons

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    Yer thats right have t find cheap set for winter

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAVIDD88 View Post
    they do last long as cars have them fitted to full beam from the manufacture called bi xenons
    Cars with bi xenons just use the one HID bulb (per side) but use movable flap to change from dip to beam so the bulb(s) don't have to keep switching on and off between dip and main beam.


    HID bulbs don't like continually being turned on and off as it shortens their life.

    And then there's the start up delay if you put them in main beam which could cause safety issues. Say you wanted to flash your lights as a warning or to let someone out of a junction - because of the start up delay, the person you're flashing at might not immediately see the lights.

    If you've already got HIDs in the dipped beam, then just stick something like Osram Nightbreakers in the main beam.

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