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Old 10-30-2012, 08:15 AM   #5
sledge
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Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Atlanta
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My Ride: 2001 330ci Coupe
Definitely cheap lenses... but the plastic is hot enough to MELT. This isn't Styrofoam, its hard plastic! Light bulb surface temps supposedly only heat up to about 260 degrees F from my understanding... and even cheap plastic doesn't usually melt until 400 degrees so I'm amazed (I used to work for an injection molding company). An overvoltage problem (which if the thread i read is correct is what is happening with the e46 tail lights) seems like it should blow the bulb before getting that hot... but who knows! Must be a good bulb LOL ...I'm not disputing the fact that it's a cheap lens! But still, 400 degrees is major, man! The bulbs are the OEM specified bulbs. Thinking of changing to LED next time just to make sure this doesn't happen again.
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