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Old 3rd August 2007
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about bulbs. would like to upgrade my high beams from halogen(boo!) to xenon. do I need to purchase any connectors? the bulbs are 70w, 4.3k bright white. http://www.hoen-usa.com/ti.htm
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They seem to be high power H7's your looking at not Xenon....70 watts will get your wiring a bit warmer your going from a roughly 4.5 to 5.8 amp draw per lamp. Might be Smart to ask them about connectors...actually could be dumb too, they might just say yes to sell them.

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From the link it appears that these lights are not true Xenons just Super High wattage bulbs that are supposed to match the Xenons. I would not put such a high wattage bulb in. They get even hotter and will probably melt the stock wiring harness. True Xenons are a much lower wattage. A normal headlight is 55watts Xenons are normally 35watts. Also higher wattage bulbs normally burn out quicker.
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