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    i am currently spending between £15 and £40 a month on headlight bulbs as a set of bulbs lasts about 3 weeks in my car i drive nights so in all fairness they get used more than most but 3 weeks is nothing has anybody got any ideas what could be wrong

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    Dont know matey i have found that halfords etc bulbs dont seem to last as long as bulbs from the dealers but never had a set blow after 3 weeks?Strange?Have heard that if you touch the glass bulb itself that it can cause them to blow quicker but dont know how true that is.

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    I have not had such problems but I have heard cheap bulbs go quicker.

    Do you get condensation in your head lamps?

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    I too have been told that if you touch the bulb it shortens the life of it.

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    Do you use a well know brand. I would have thought they would have lasted longer.

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    I am an electrician and touching these type of bulbs with your bare hands does make them go very quickly.The grease on your fingers cause a hotspot on the bulb and it causes it to go pop.

    I wear a pair of surgical gloves when changing bulbs to stop this from happening.

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    Careful assembly and check wiring security especially at the connectors

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    check your charge rate aswell mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by videodoctor View Post
    I am an electrician and touching these type of bulbs with your bare hands does make them go very quickly.The grease on your fingers cause a hotspot on the bulb and it causes it to go pop.

    I wear a pair of surgical gloves when changing bulbs to stop this from happening.
    yep .... never touch a halogen bulb with bare hands, just the natural oils on your skin causes the bulb to blow alot quicker

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    I blame the speed humps, I dont use a great deal of headlight bulbs I pay £1.80 for mine, I been told staring your car with the lights on is not good.

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