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This is from Explorers. If any of this was a problem then they wouldn't work right in explorers or any other car that has them.
lol....i know
my grandads explorer has them
i just thought it was funny that most of the replies were questions over something so simple
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Auto headlights and daytime running lights are two different things. Daytime running lights are what cause damage to HIDs since they run the headlight bulb at a lower votage. There are plenty of cars out there with auto on and off headlights and HIDs stock from the factory. Infinity comes to mind.
Infinity OEM ballasts and bulbs (osram/phillips) are much better than the stuff we use. Any hot-spark to aftermarket HID can shorten the life. I just disabled this feature on a 1994 Mark VIII Lincoln.

I know what you mean about DRL though. I've bypassed it for Chevys.

Most of the OEM stuff now is a lower power mercury free HID setup. d3s comes to mind.

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wouldn't oncoming traffic shut them off?
No
What if i'm tailgating someone with bright taillights?
No
what if the moon is bright enough out that they don't come on?
They will come on
does the fridge light go off when i shut the door?
As long as the gnome is doing his job.
how do midgets get into the top bunk of a bunk bed?
I think they use a trampoline so they can bounce up there.

lol...sry
lots of questions in this thread
Answered them all.
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Answered them all.
If he was behind me and I hit the brakes, all 4 of my L1224R LED tails would shut them off for sure!..
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Too bad your not closer, I'd like to give it a try
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Infinity OEM ballasts and bulbs (osram/phillips) are much better than the stuff we use. Any hot-spark to aftermarket HID can shorten the life. I just disabled this feature on a 1994 Mark VIII Lincoln.
I figure they should be fine if you set up the auto headlight system properly. Its adjustable on the Exploders.

What do you mean by hot spark?
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I don't think on is adjustable, just how long they take to turn off is.
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I don't think on is adjustable, just how long they take to turn off is.
Hmmm. Time for me to actually look at my mirror. LOL
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I figure they should be fine if you set up the auto headlight system properly. Its adjustable on the Exploders.

What do you mean by hot spark?
HID is basically like Neon - ballast creates a spark across the "material". When you first turn your bulbs on they are cold, then they warm up (this is the color changing) - Osram/Phillips stuff has a FAST warm up time, all of our aftermarket stuff doesn't come close. If you turn them off/on when they are warmed up the "spark" the ballast sends is "overburning" them because they are already hot. The whole idea of HID is that it takes a crapload of voltage to start the reaction, then it reaches steady state where the reaction can go with less power (thats why your HID kit is only 35W).

Google it I'm sure you can learn more than I can explain.
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HID is basically like Neon - ballast creates a spark across the "material". When you first turn your bulbs on they are cold, then they warm up (this is the color changing) - Osram/Phillips stuff has a FAST warm up time, all of our aftermarket stuff doesn't come close. If you turn them off/on when they are warmed up the "spark" the ballast sends is "overburning" them because they are already hot. The whole idea of HID is that it takes a crapload of voltage to start the reaction, then it reaches steady state where the reaction can go with less power (thats why your HID kit is only 35W).

Google it I'm sure you can learn more than I can explain.
Got it. Thanks.
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i like my auto headlight auto dimming mirror too. the first few nights i had it hooked up i kept looking at my mirror everytime the auto dim light came on just to watch the mirror dim to green.
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i like my auto headlight auto dimming mirror too. the first few nights i had it hooked up i kept looking at my mirror everytime the auto dim light came on just to watch the mirror dim to green.
I drove a car with one of these a few weeks ago and I looked in it and said to myself "wow those are wierd HID's I've never seen green...", then I saw ALL of the cars had green HID and figured it out... (duh)
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If he was behind me and I hit the brakes, all 4 of my L1224R LED tails would shut them off for sure!..
But if you had your solar panel hook up then they would stay on.
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