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Re: Xenon headlamps

>Lo, and behold, I walk into a run-of-the-mill auto store here in St Louis
>this morning and amble smack-dab front of a fresh display offering "New"
>Xenon gas headlights, with the commensurate marketing-fuzz of "brighter,
>blue light" [no mention of the thermal cycling, of course], sold and
>[perhaps] manufactured by Wagner!
>I dropped the $17/lamp for a pair, just to try them out in a harsh, crude,
>environment [no - not among the skinned swedish trees on a wintry night --
>but in my lowered, carrera-suspended 914 on St Louis' frozen, cracked,
>midwestern pavement {-:]. Has anyone [UrQ-fans?] had a go at these
>newfangled lamps? 
>Or any stories/trials/rumours/dirt/downright lies to spread about them?

These Are NOT Xenon Lamps.... True Xenon (Actually HID lamps) require a 
electronic ballast to run and are far more efficient than halagon bulbs 
(To the tune of 4.4 time's....)


Eric Fletcher S.O.C.
St. Louis, MO