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Old 07-01-2006, 01:34 PM   #21
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From what I was told it is the special silver coating on the bulb. This is what causes the bulb to become hotter then usual. My Solaris bulbs are extremely hotter then OEM bulbs.
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Old 09-30-2006, 01:01 AM   #22
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its the xenon bulb, i had the same problem
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Old 09-30-2006, 02:20 AM   #23
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how could it be the xenon bulb? the corners melt from the inside, you can see the discoloration as well as when you try to take it out, the shape of the circular part holding the bulb holder becomes ovalish
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Old 09-30-2006, 08:45 AM   #24
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i had corner bulbs that had xenon in them and they were HOT as hell, mine melted too
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Old 09-30-2006, 11:22 PM   #25
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oh, yea we know the problem is the solaris bulbs. they burn hotter than normal bulbs. in my oem corners right now, you can see that the corner is a little brownish and small parts are bubbling. i gotta get the LEDs soon
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Old 11-13-2006, 09:22 AM   #26
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oh, yea we know the problem is the solaris bulbs. they burn hotter than normal bulbs. in my oem corners right now, you can see that the corner is a little brownish and small parts are bubbling. i gotta get the LEDs soon
sillieidiot, did you get the LED bulbs yet? If not, how are your corners doing? If yes, how are they doing? I'm curious if you are still having melting issues.

Where did you buy the LED bulbs from?



EDIT: Does anyone know if the "stealth" bulbs melt the corners as well?

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Old 11-13-2006, 03:59 PM   #27
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sillieidiot, did you get the LED bulbs yet? If not, how are your corners doing? If yes, how are they doing? I'm curious if you are still having melting issues.

Where did you buy the LED bulbs from?



EDIT: Does anyone know if the "stealth" bulbs melt the corners as well?
as for my sedan, they still have the solaris bulbs in them. looks great at night, and the day time it's dimmer than stock but still noticeable. i now have oem clears, been there for quite some time now. they don't melt the housing, but if you look closely, it's actually turning the reflective silver coating to a brownish yellow color. i still like them in terms of brightness compared to autowerks chromus bulbs (whatever they call theirs).

i have gotten LED bulbs for my new coupe. they don't melt anything since they don't get hot. but the resistor that you use will. I got them from Jlevi. got them fast too. IMO, during the day the LEDs aren't as bright. not very noticeable at all, but at night it looks great.

and for the stealth bulbs, i have not heard any issues with them melting anything, they don't get as hot as the solaris bulbs. hope that helped you.
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