On Fri, 2 Feb 1996, Glen Powell wrote:
> Also, I've seen a few more cars with FUNKY aftermarket headlights/bulbs.
> They are *BRIGHT* and bluish in color, almost look like mercury vapor
> light type color. What are these? Xenon? Are they available in H1/H4-type
> plug-in replacements? How much and where can I get them?
These blue lights are not aftermarket, they are OEM on some very
expensive cars. They are HID (High Intensity Discharge) bulbs, which are
indeed very similar to mercury vapour lamps. They produce alot of light
for very little current, adn give tremendous definition to objects at
night. I have driven with them, and really like them alot. I have also
passed a number of cars with them at night, and they are not offensive to
passing motorists. As far as I know, noone has HX replacements yet.
Graydon D. Stuckey
Flint, Michigan USA
'86 Audi 5000 CS Turbo Quattro, GDS Racing Stage II
'85 Mazda RX7 GS 12A-leaning-towards-a-13B-soon