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Old 08-24-2005, 10:01   #1 (permalink)
Andy Coles
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Re: 100W high beams in '98 V70

A while back the lighting guru Daniel Stern would be giving you a rollocking
by now for using overrated bulbs. Here is his sight.

I have run 100/90w bulbs in a 740 and also a 760 but never gone beyond the
standard 6/55w H7's as I believed the reflectors were polycarbonate and
might be damaged if they got too hot. On both the 740 & 760 I did not have
a problem.

Whatever you do make SURE that the 3 contacts to the bulb are crimped really
tight or you will get heat at the connection block due to resistance. This
will also most likely cause a voltage drop and you could end up with an
effec tive lower light output that using orig bulbs.

Assuming you are ok with potential damage to the reflector - and if it
already getting dull then I suppose you have little to loose - and you are
hell bent on using the 100 W bulbs do be sure to check that the lighting
relay will take the current.

I have noticed that the 100w bulbs have a tendency to blacken quicker than
regular 60/55w bulbs so you may have to change a bit more often. I always
keep a spare with me in the glove box.

Andy


"Jeffrey C Honig" <jch@honig.net> wrote in message
news:qyhy89z8rw9.fsf@mittens.honig.net...
>I just installed some 100W H7 high-beam bulbs in my '98 V70. I'm a
> bit concerned about the current capacity of the wires. Has anyone had
> any problems doing this?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Jeff



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Old 08-24-2005, 10:01   #2 (permalink)
Andy Coles
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Re: 100W high beams in '98 V70

Daniel Stern website:

http://www.danielsternlighting.com/

Sorry for oversight.

"Andy Coles" <parol_coles@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
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>A while back the lighting guru Daniel Stern would be giving you a
>rollocking by now for using overrated bulbs. Here is his sight.
>
> I have run 100/90w bulbs in a 740 and also a 760 but never gone beyond the
> standard 6/55w H7's as I believed the reflectors were polycarbonate and
> might be damaged if they got too hot. On both the 740 & 760 I did not
> have a problem.
>
> Whatever you do make SURE that the 3 contacts to the bulb are crimped
> really tight or you will get heat at the connection block due to
> resistance. This will also most likely cause a voltage drop and you could
> end up with an effec tive lower light output that using orig bulbs.
>
> Assuming you are ok with potential damage to the reflector - and if it
> already getting dull then I suppose you have little to loose - and you are
> hell bent on using the 100 W bulbs do be sure to check that the lighting
> relay will take the current.
>
> I have noticed that the 100w bulbs have a tendency to blacken quicker than
> regular 60/55w bulbs so you may have to change a bit more often. I always
> keep a spare with me in the glove box.
>
> Andy
>
>
> "Jeffrey C Honig" <jch@honig.net> wrote in message
> news:qyhy89z8rw9.fsf@mittens.honig.net...
>>I just installed some 100W H7 high-beam bulbs in my '98 V70. I'm a
>> bit concerned about the current capacity of the wires. Has anyone had
>> any problems doing this?
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>> Jeff

>
>



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