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HID question ....

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by Pinzgauer, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. Pinzgauer

    Pinzgauer Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 134

    I am thinking about adding HID off roads for better light while plowing. While researching, pretty much all HID lights have a similar note like this: " .....if power to the lamp is lost or turned off, the arc tube must cool before the arc can be restruck and light produced".

    How long do they have to cool down? I mean, while plowing it could be that I have to turn them on and off a lot.

    Thanks .........
  2. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    BS........mine go on and off all the time...

    they mean no police wig-wag stuff....
  3. APLC

    APLC Senior Member
    Messages: 206

    yeah that's BS on mine once there hot there hot and i turn mine off then turn then back on often, but i was told not to repeatedly turn them of and on or the breaker will trip then you have to wait but never happen yet good luck I went with 10000K. Also i went with a relay kit but I bet my buddy Dissociative:nod: could help you with instructions on making one.
  4. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,641

    i've got a set on my daily driver excursion. they are tied to my highbeams thus they get turned off/on with/without oncoming traffic. 5 1/2 months so far and no issues so i'd say it'll be fine.

    also been running them in headlights for years now and never had a bulb/ballet blow due to flashing.
  5. ibew697

    ibew697 Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    About the same as the other replies...have had them in my sierra low beams and fogs and never had a problem with them. Last night i ordered a set of lamps and slim ballasts to mount in my boss plow. Prolly work on that next weekend....good luck, Jake