Xenon retrofit in UrS6?

Lawrence C Leung l.leung at juno.com
Thu Nov 30 18:46:59 EST 2000


As Eric said, the gas CAN'T wear out. The light it gives off is a
physical property of the substance. Astronomers use this property to
discover the composition of distant stars. The ballast used to get the
right "excitation" voltage to get the gas to arc, that's a different
story. In stars, nuclear reactions act as the trigger. Guess its time to
get the Mr. Fusion device off the back of the DeLorean in "Back to the

the Physics Teacher

On Thu, 30 Nov 2000 00:54:40 -0600 "Eric Fletcher S.O.C."
<Steadi at swbell.net> writes:
>> I've seen many Mercedes's and BMWs that have Xenons that went out. 
>The gas
>> will
>> wear out in the end, but the lifespan is much longer than for 
>Halogen bulbs.
>> You can read a lot about Xenon here: 
>It's not the Gas it's the ballast and the electrodes in the envelope.
>Eric Fletcher
>'00 S4tt

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