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Re: Blue Headlights.
The Phillips website has a little write-up un the BlueVision system at the
http://www.eur.lighting.philips.com/automotive/html/press5.htm. Seem to be
legal (in Europe) from what they say.
'92 100S (84k)
----- Original Message -----
From: Aleksander Mierzwa <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Brett Dikeman <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 1999 11:58 AM
Subject: Re: Blue Headlights.
> At 11:07 99-09-29 -0400, Brett Dikeman wrote:
> >To be completely clear on this subject, these bulbs do NOTHING except
> >look stupid. The only reason they are "brighter" is because the
> >wattage is higher. However, the same wattage NORMAL bulb will pass
> >much more light.
> Hold on a second. We are not talking here about the cheap, no brand name,
> no country of manufacture, non-approved "xenon effect" bulbs. We are
> talking about Philips BlueVision bulbs, which:
> - are manufactured by Philips, which is a renowned and respected brand
> - have standard 55W/60W wattage
> - are approved for street use in Europe (E-code)
> - the look blueish to the eye, but are supposed to emit *white* light,
> like the real xenon lights.
> That's said, like I mentioned before, I have no personal experience with
> them, no affiliation, usual disclaimers, blah, blah, yadda, yadda, but I
> considering checking them out (though to do this my car has to come out of
> the body shop first :-( ). The fact that a number of manufacturers
> sell colored bulbs designed to do nothing more than mimic real xenons at
> the expense of light output and safety does not mean we have to bash every
> product with "blue" in the name.
> Aleksander Mierzwa
> Warsaw, Poland
> 87 5KT