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    Has anybody installed Helios or Kong LED headlights?

    Just looking for reviews.


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    Slyvania Keeps Blowing

    Quote Originally Posted by nickels View Post
    Just looking for reviews.
    I'm interested in this too because my headlights keep blowing every so many months....SMH frustrating. I have a 2015 Mirage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newagetomboy View Post
    I'm interested in this too because my headlights keep blowing every so many months....SMH frustrating. I have a 2015 Mirage.
    I'd check your alternator output voltage if you are going through bulbs that quickly. There is a huge difference in longevity between bulb manufacturers. A lot of the imported Asian bulbs only last a couple hundred hours at most. I've had Hella's & Osram bulbs last far longer. I had a set of Hella bulbs that lasted over a decade. Of course no bulb will last very long if you've ever touched the glass portion. The residual oils from your skin will create a hot spot on the bulb which will cause premature failure rapidly.

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    Thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by inuvik View Post
    I'd check your alternator output voltage if you are going through bulbs that quickly. There is a huge difference in longevity between bulb manufacturers.
    Do you think me hooking up my 2 Dash Cams through this has anything to do with it?
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    Your voltage looks good, spot on. I would purchase some quality bulbs and replace them both at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inuvik View Post
    I'd check your alternator output voltage if you are going through bulbs that quickly. There is a huge difference in longevity between bulb manufacturers. A lot of the imported Asian bulbs only last a couple hundred hours at most. I've had Hella's & Osram bulbs last far longer. I had a set of Hella bulbs that lasted over a decade. Of course no bulb will last very long if you've ever touched the glass portion. The residual oils from your skin will create a hot spot on the bulb which will cause premature failure rapidly.
    Use isopropyl alcohol to clean the bulb thoroughly before installation.
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    Ok I'll try that. Thanks.

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    you're welcome.

    You can't use too much isopropyl as it evaporates and leaves no residue. Great stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by inuvik View Post
    I'd check your alternator output voltage if you are going through bulbs that quickly. There is a huge difference in longevity between bulb manufacturers. A lot of the imported Asian bulbs only last a couple hundred hours at most. I've had Hella's & Osram bulbs last far longer. I had a set of Hella bulbs that lasted over a decade.
    Can you show me a link of the one's your talking about? Model number please. eBay has different one's for $50.
    I found this on Amazon
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