[Vwdiesel] SilverStar headlights <== H4 alternatives?

Val Christian val at mongobird.com
Mon Dec 18 06:51:32 EST 2006

> With all lights on, I think you would be able to see the paint blister on 
> the trunklid of the car ahead just before their gas tank explodes.  You can 
> actually feel a bunch of heat generated by these lights.  When adjusting the 
> driving lights, the rubber vibration damper actually smoked.

One of my new 79 Rabbits got the "treatment".  H4 "Z beams", which by
themselves were great.  Two 4522 250W AC landing lights, and a row
of 4509 100W AC landing lights.  Who needed fog lights?  

However, HIDs run cooler, and take much less power.  And I agree that the 
optics on the HIDs are less effective than the optics on the old Cibie 
"Z beams".


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