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Old 09-30-2012, 05:09 PM   #1
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Default Hella H3's. 55w Vs 100w

So i jumped on amazon to order a couple sets of Hella H3's.
I noticed they have 55w version and 100w versions.

My question is are the 100w versions actually 100w?
They will be going in my JDM fogs.



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100w Hella Yellow Star.
HELLA HLA-H83135121: H3 12V 110W Yellow Star Off Road Use : Amazon.com : AutomotiveHELLA HLA-H83135121: H3 12V 110W Yellow Star Off Road Use : Amazon.com : Automotive

55w Hella Yellow star.
HELLA HLA-H83135061: H3 12V 55W Yellow Star : Amazon.com : AutomotiveHELLA HLA-H83135061: H3 12V 55W Yellow Star : Amazon.com : Automotive
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:18 PM   #2
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Don't use any higher than 55W in OEM lights with factory wiring, they can't handle it.
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:38 PM   #3
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So even with a relay and replacement wiring, the JDM fog housing's wont be able to take it?
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:21 PM   #4
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Well the wiring is important, but you also have to consider the design limits of the housing. JDM or USDM, they aren't made to accommodate the added heat and light output of the higher-wattage bulbs, so the optics can become discolored and things can melt. If you are really set on being able to run 100-watt bulbs then it's best to get aftermarket lights that are made to use them safely.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:34 PM   #5
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Gotcha. Thanks for the explanation.
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