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Old 05-11-2008, 10:59 PM   #1
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Default Höen Endurance yellow fog lamps

I have Höen Endurance yellow fog lamps in my Impreza for about three months. I was at the gas station and as I was walking out I looked at the front on my car to see my left fog lamp had something wrong with it. It's real dull and dim. The right one is bright and still shines like day one. I'm extremely disappointed with this. I made sure to install them right and not lay one finger on the bulb capsule. I followed all recommend instructions. I made sure nothing (dirt, condensation, ANYTHING) was in the fog light housing when I took the o.e.m. one's out to put these in.

Here are some pictures I took to show you guys:








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Old 05-12-2008, 12:06 AM   #2
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my guesses- wiring? connection/ground?

what wattage are these?
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Old 05-12-2008, 12:07 AM   #3
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These don't even look yellow??? I have a set waiting to be installed, but after seeing the output I might as well stick with my current PIAA Ions and sell these. Do you have any other pics of their yellow output? This is far from the LeMans yellow output I'm expecting from them.
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Old 05-12-2008, 12:08 AM   #4
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what wattage are these?
55watts
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Old 05-12-2008, 11:45 PM   #5
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my guesses- wiring? connection/ground?
This is where I would start. The wiring was not designed for easy replacement so maybe the ground is not as secure as it should be. If it was oil from your hands, the bulb would crack from the heat and then burn out, not get dim.
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Old 05-13-2008, 12:31 AM   #6
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Well, I was disappointed with these anyways... They were not the 'yellow' I was expecting. I think I'm going to try the PolarG yellow bulbs. http://www.eautoworks.com/product-Polarg-33166.htm

Any other suggestions?
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Old 05-13-2008, 04:23 PM   #7
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Well, I was disappointed with these anyways... They were not the 'yellow' I was expecting. I think I'm going to try the PolarG yellow bulbs. http://www.eautoworks.com/product-Polarg-33166.htm

Any other suggestions?
I personally don't bother with yellow bulbs anymore. They don't seem to last as long as OEM ones. Mind you, my wedge ones (city lights) lasted 2 years before one burnt out (last week...)

I was looking into this also, and 2 solutions came up.

1) rockblocker yellow film on the fogs (easy, cheap enough..)

2) is300 yellow capsule retrofit, so you'd get the nice yellow that is3s' get.. there's a guy in the for-sale forums setting a set already done..+/-100$ or so.

good luck, keep us updated.
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Old 05-14-2008, 04:09 PM   #8
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I have the older Hella Yellowstar bulbs and they go out once a year.

They get dim and stay that way for a week or two and then go out.

One bulb simply went out. Another burned out and the glass broke and popped out inside the lamp assembly. Another actually burned and cooked between the bulb glass and the metal base of the bulb.

I will go through my last set and then go back to plain old halogen bulbs.

I may consider Lamin-x in yellow as an alternative.
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I have the older Hella Yellowstar bulbs and they go out once a year.

They get dim and stay that way for a week or two and then go out.

One bulb simply went out. Another burned out and the glass broke and popped out inside the lamp assembly. Another actually burned and cooked between the bulb glass and the metal base of the bulb.

I will go through my last set and then go back to plain old halogen bulbs.

I may consider Lamin-x in yellow as an alternative.
haha.. yeh I hear ya! Nothing worse than having to open up a lamp assembly to remove the bits and pieces of those damn aftermarket bulbs.

I run a tsx retrofit (sti headlights) on my 06 wagon, and the bulb color is the xenon/HID, so any other "so called halogen" bulb, looks yellow =) Solves my problem too haha.
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Old 06-09-2008, 02:32 AM   #10
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Yeah, i had my Hoen Endurance for approximately 5 months and the right one just burnt out on me. The right one has always been dimmer than the left. As for yellow, it shoots alright. I'm going to stick with PIAA from now on.
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1) If they were equally bright when you first put them in, most likely the bulb is just going out. When these bulbs go out, the filament starts turning into a fine smokey powder and coating the insides of the bulb glass until the filament just gets so weak that it breaks continuity, which is why the bulbs go dimm first.

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Yeah, i had my Hoen Endurance for approximately 5 months and the right one just burnt out on me. The right one has always been dimmer than the left. As for yellow, it shoots alright. I'm going to stick with PIAA from now on.
2) If one was always dimmer than the other with clean/clear fog lenses, there's a good chance that when the bulb was installed..the dimmer one wasn't seated properly in the bulb socket. The metal notches tend to catch on an edge when trying to replace the bulb from the underside of the car, and you wouldn't beable to see it either. Pull the whole fog assembly out to replace bulbs for the best consistency. If the bulb is off in depth by even a millimeter, the light output is misdirected inside the housing, and won't be going out the projector lens enough to illuminate the road.
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i'm using philips foul weather bulb...it's yellow enough for me, though it may not be yellow enough for others. been on the car almost 2 years and still going strong...
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i have the oem foglights housing retrofitted with is300 fogs in them...they seem yellow enough for me
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:02 PM   #14
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i have the oem foglights housing retrofitted with is300 fogs in them...they seem yellow enough for me
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