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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-13-2011, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
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Bi-xenon/LED bulb life

Does it have a negative effect on the HIDs on a 2010 SGT when you cycle through the modes on the control?( thereby turining them on and off quickly; which with halogen as well as fluorescent bulbs will cause failure sooner. ex: in order to turn lighs to full ON you must go through AUTO then DAYLIGHTS then to FULL which turns the BIxenons on and then off quickly, then on again. Would it be better to stay in AUTO, which may turn the HIDS on and off multiple times in a cloudy hazy light condition? Has anyone had any issues with either heads or LED tails failing?
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Re: Bi-xenon/LED bulb life

i've never thought about that before. you've got me interested, and i hope someone can post with some insight.

re: the auto- i would think that the lighting module would be programmed to keep them on for at least a minimum amount of time. in addition the on/off thresholds should be different. probably a low threshold before it turns the lights on, but then a higher threshold before it turns them off again.

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Re: Bi-xenon/LED bulb life

Ummm why not just leave it in auto?

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Re: Bi-xenon/LED bulb life

[quote author=noodles link=topic=186259.msg3937958#msg3937958 date=1297974038]
Ummm why not just leave it in auto?
[/quote]I like to turn on the lights while it's raining. I think it's California law to have the lights on during rain.

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Re: Bi-xenon/LED bulb life

the auto-rain sensing wipers dont automatically turn the lights on?

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[quote author=c_thur link=topic=186259.msg3975646#msg3975646 date=1301248055]
the auto-rain sensing wipers dont automatically turn the lights on?
[/quote]unless I'm missing something, it doesn't turn on the lights

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Re: Bi-xenon/LED bulb life

No impact on the longevity at all unless you like to turn your lights on and off continually for a reeeeeeeeeeallly long period of time.

Just so you know how the bi-xenon works I posted these vids in another thread;

Technology: How a bixenon headlight projector works with a quick lights-on demo
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