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Bright Blue(ish) headlights
For those still interested here are some specs from the Osram-Sylvania
book for those lamps, trade-marked "Luminarc" high intensity discharge.
These are available in the Continental MK-8, some of the Caddilacs,
some newer 700 Series Bimmers, possibly some newer Mercs.
9006 Luminarc HID
Low Beam Low Beam
Wattage(W): 55 35
Lumens (lm): 1000 3000
Efficiency (lm/W): 18 86
Color Temperature(K): 3200 4800
The light is created by an electric arc in a "micro-environment
of xenon gas, mercury, and metal halide salts" sealed in a quartz
More interesting is the fact that the electronic ballast delivers
FULL output power to the lamp over the voltage range of 9-16 volts.
No more worries of voltage drop in the wiring, or insufficient
lighting due to low charging voltage from the alternator.
I wonder how Graydon's transplant is coming along. Graydon ??
( lost interest in HIDs when he got some real prices )