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I have a 1999 Carrera and recently replaced the headlights to a "Euro Effects 8000K Platinum Series Bulb" that has a draw of 55 W and output of 125 Watt. I've read the manual and it says to replace with bulbs with the same wattage, which I did. I was wondering if the 125 watt ouput would melt the housing at all. This is my first post (of many newbie questions) so sorry if this was already discussed before. Thanks for your help in advance.

KrinDot

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I have a 1999 Carrera and recently replaced the headlights to a "Euro Effects 8000K Platinum Series Bulb" that has a draw of 55 W and output of 125 Watt. I've read the manual and it says to replace with bulbs with the same wattage, which I did. I was wondering if the 125 watt ouput would melt the housing at all. This is my first post (of many newbie questions) so sorry if this was already discussed before. Thanks for your help in advance.

KrinDot

KD,

I don't believe you should have a problem. If the "new" bulb is within the 55W spec. the 125W reference is more about light intensity than electrical draw on the headlight circuit. Because the color you have chosen is 8000K they are referencing the increase in perceived higher light intensity, i.e, the apparent equivalent to a 125 W bulb?? If it were truely 125W you would be blowing fuses immediately.

Demosan :cheers:

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I have a 1999 Carrera and recently replaced the headlights to a "Euro Effects 8000K Platinum Series Bulb" that has a draw of 55 W and output of 125 Watt. I've read the manual and it says to replace with bulbs with the same wattage, which I did. I was wondering if the 125 watt ouput would melt the housing at all. This is my first post (of many newbie questions) so sorry if this was already discussed before. Thanks for your help in advance.

KrinDot

More snake oil...

Human vision has been "tuned" to the light spectrum, centered around 4300K, of our sun over the many thousands of years we have occupied the earth. The relative wattage rating of 125 watts vs an ordinary halogen bulb might be as a result of measuring the 8000K output of the Euro Effects which have little positive effects (other than maybe impressing oncoming drivers, the majority of which you will never meet) for your human vision anyway.

Your OEM probably give you, as the driver, substantially better night vision that those "Euro Effects".

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