View Poll Results: How old are your headlight bulbs

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  • 0 - 3 months

    5 17.24%
  • 3 - 6 months

    4 13.79%
  • 6 months - 1 year

    2 6.90%
  • 1 - 2 years

    4 13.79%
  • 2 - 3 years

    5 17.24%
  • 3 -4 years

    1 3.45%
  • > 4 years

    8 27.59%
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Thread: How old are your headlight bulbs?

  1. #1
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    How old are your headlight bulbs?

    Working ones only, obviously.

  2. #2
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    We was blowing them every year. I now have (yes I know the law) an aftermarket hid xenon kit.... It's been solid for 3 years!

  3. #3
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    Problem with the Poll....you can only vote once!
    We have 2 Smarts, and a van......so I voted for the Smart that is used most....and the bulbs (Osram Nioghtbreakers) only lasted 9 months.

    I'm wondering what BRABUS is going to vote, as he currently has eleventeen Smarts, of various ages, and may have bought another few with unknown date of last bulb change.

    450 ate them yearly, the Roadster is still on the set I fitted in UK...but it's only done 5000 miles since then.

    Van.....about yearly also....but you have to take into account that "our" headlights come on as soon as we drive....so being used all the time really.

  4. #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Or_GazM View Post
    Problem with the Poll....you can only vote once!
    Considered this before posting it and if more than one were allowed then the results would be skewed. More accurate this way. Anyway you have a vote, "she who must be obeyed" has a vote and who else apart from you wants to talk about vans in a smart forum, so stop whinging and get back in your troll hole.

    It is faulty in that I rarely go out at night and only do 2000 miles a year anyway, not average I would not think. Maybe mileage versus bulbs would be better.

  5. #5
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    Can we have an option for bulbs of 10 years or more in age please?

  6. #6
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    my HIDs lasted for 5 years before the ballast failed but the bulbs were fine.

    i was always blowing the osram style bulbs every 9 months on my saxo but on my fortwo i opted for PIAA plasma spark @50 a pair and they lasted 3 years.

    not voted as HIDs seem exempt

    JJ

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  7. #7
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    Bought car in April and going strong
    I'm a big boy and I like my toys

  8. #8
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    I should probably add that I use manual DRLs, drive 300 miles a week and have only recently fitted osram night breakers, I was going through halfords bulbs at around a set a year.

    Anastasia
    Mr Poo - Mk5 450 Pulse
    Honky - 451 Passion Diesel
    Nellie - 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander

  9. #9
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    In my 450 I have some Philips long life bulbs as it's got always on dipped headlights, they've been in for over a year without issue.
    Tony

    Living life with Pure Passion, always with my finger on the Pulse

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