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baas
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baas Jan 30, 9:24pm - #387939 
2002 Absolutely Red Toyota Celica GT
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How long does the Mtec bulbs last

How long (hours) does the Mtec H7 bulbs last.
For comparing, the stock bulb (Osram longlife (64210L)) last 435 hour.

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sickcelica696 Jan 30, 10:40pm - #387940 
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My left lowbeam...4hrs, right lowbeam, 3 weeks. Right highbeam month and a half. Left highbeam..replaced it before it blew. lol
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isaac Jan 30, 11:06pm - #387941 
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My MTECs LOW & HIGHS lasted since August 2002... had to replace a single low beam on Thanksgiving of 2003 - but the others haven't given a single problem since installation thumbsup

Although my MTEC were still running strong, without a single incident - I replaced the LOWS for NOKYA just a few days ago so I could grab some photos...
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Number=1953452255

I kept the NOKYA installed and put the box of MTEC in my EMERGENCY KIT (under the trunk where the spare tire is stored) incase a headlight should go out while I'm on a road trip and needed to be replaced rice

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VSGTS14 Jan 31, 1:15am - #387942 

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my mtec lows i had lasted 2 years, then i replaced them with PIAA...but the MTEC never blew, i just switched.

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GTQuentin Feb 1, 1:10am - #387943 

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6months ish
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RookieGTS Feb 1, 1:31am - #387944 

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A month and a half.
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2kanchoo Feb 1, 1:41am - #387945 

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my mtecs lasted 6 months then right low beam and right fog light burnt out so i replaced em all with piaa. so far so good. i liked the mtec like better BUT i dont care enough to replace to fawking things every couple months.

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Polykarb Feb 1, 1:48am - #387946 

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My PIAA's own all.

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celicajonz Feb 1, 2:15am - #387947 
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Originally Posted by Polykarb
My PIAA's own all.




...PIAA'S R BOMB thumbsup
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cycocelica Feb 1, 2:28am - #387948 

daman
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dont get PIAAs or MTECHs

save up and get HIDs...seriously you will thank me. they are much better and will last you 10x as longer...plus they wont dim over time
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andrews Feb 1, 2:33am - #387949 

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did yall touch the bulb or something? confused

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Jaques
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Jaques Feb 1, 2:59am - #387950 
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some of the mtecs were just bad, I have a friend that works for a lighting/electronics shop that has said they have a lot of problems with mtecs. Even when installed professionally, some tend to burn out.
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2kanchoo Feb 1, 10:21am - #387951 

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I never touched em. i actually wore latex gloves and only opened the package once i was ready to put them in quick. I WISH they didnt burn out so fast cause I really liked the light from them.

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10celica10 Feb 1, 11:43am - #387952 
2000 Silver Toyota Celica GT
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Mine have worked fine since i got them 9 months ago...Still running strong. I must have installed them right, most people should know how by now.
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sickcelica696 Feb 1, 4:59pm - #387953 
2000 Liquid Silver Toyota Celica
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mine were installed when the headlight housings were outside the car, so that i could be sure they went straight in and werent touched by anything..but still they blew out over time...maybe hitting a speed bump too hard?
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ravertony Feb 1, 5:07pm - #387954 
2002 Super White Toyota Celica
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my mtec fogs, parking lights, and highs are still goin.. 7 months, lows were replaced with NOKYA thumbsup
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GreyGhost2k2 Feb 25, 9:34pm - #387955 

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Sorry to revive a dead thread, but I have to ask...

Polycarb, which Piaa H7 model do you have/did you have on your lows??

Reason I am asking, I recently had a bulb blow a few motnhs ago, the origial M-tec was 6 mths old, roughly. So I bough a new set and saved the extra for a spare smile

Well since Houston is havnig some seriously fucted weather 87 F @ 80% humidty down to 50 F @ 20% humidity, seems like every other week we have a new season. Well I got into my car and .."Shit" the bulb I just replaced went out. So I popped my remaining M-tec, but now I need a set of replacements in case either goes out.

I dont like the Nokyas (sp?), not as bright/white as I wanted (my friend has a set), so now I am looking at Piaa, I dont want HID b/c I don't have time to install them at this moment, bulbs are pop - pop done.

Choices:

Piaa Xtreme @4150K OR Piaa Xtreme Force @4700K, both the same price but I want to know about the color...I do not want deep blue/purple..Anyone...Bueller...Bueller...

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