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      11-18-2013, 06:12 PM   #1

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Xenons seem to be dimmer with time

Perhaps it's my imagination but it seems that after 5 years the Bi-Xen's are getting dim. Specifically the low beams.

Am I imagining?.....
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      11-18-2013, 06:14 PM   #2
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Nope, you are not imagining. Xenon bulbs increase the color temperature as they wear out. As a result, the number of lumens the bulbs output go lower.

If you think it's too dim, I would highly suggest buying new bulbs and starting the color temp to 4150K or 4300K again, which has the maximum lumen output.
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