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How long does the Mtec bulbs last #387939 Jan 30, 1:24pm Jan 30, 1:24pm
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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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Re: How long does the Mtec bulbs last [Re: baas] #387940 Jan 30, 2:40pm Jan 30, 2:40pm
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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

Re: How long does the Mtec bulbs last [Re: sickcelica696] #387941 Jan 30, 3:06pm Jan 30, 3:06pm
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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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Re: How long does the Mtec bulbs last [Re: isaac] #387942 Jan 30, 5:15pm Jan 30, 5:15pm
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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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Re: How long does the Mtec bulbs last [Re: VSGTS14] #387943 Jan 31, 5:10pm Jan 31, 5:10pm
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6months ish

Re: How long does the Mtec bulbs last [Re: GTQuentin] #387944 Jan 31, 5:31pm Jan 31, 5:31pm
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A month and a half.

Re: How long does the Mtec bulbs last [Re: RookieGTS] #387945 Jan 31, 5:41pm Jan 31, 5:41pm
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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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Re: How long does the Mtec bulbs last [Re: 2kanchoo] #387946 Jan 31, 5:48pm Jan 31, 5:48pm
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My PIAA's own all.


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Re: How long does the Mtec bulbs last [Re: Polykarb] #387947 Jan 31, 6:15pm Jan 31, 6:15pm
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Originally Posted by Polykarb
My PIAA's own all.




...PIAA'S R BOMB thumbsup

Re: How long does the Mtec bulbs last [Re: celicajonz] #387948 Jan 31, 6:28pm Jan 31, 6:28pm
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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

Re: How long does the Mtec bulbs last [Re: cycocelica] #387949 Jan 31, 6:33pm Jan 31, 6:33pm
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did yall touch the bulb or something? confused


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Re: How long does the Mtec bulbs last [Re: andrews] #387950 Jan 31, 6:59pm Jan 31, 6:59pm
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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.

Re: How long does the Mtec bulbs last [Re: Jaques] #387951 Feb 1, 2:21am Feb 1, 2:21am
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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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Re: How long does the Mtec bulbs last [Re: 2kanchoo] #387952 Feb 1, 3:43am Feb 1, 3:43am
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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.

Re: How long does the Mtec bulbs last [Re: 10celica10] #387953 Feb 1, 8:59am Feb 1, 8:59am
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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?

Re: How long does the Mtec bulbs last [Re: sickcelica696] #387954 Feb 1, 9:07am Feb 1, 9:07am
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my mtec fogs, parking lights, and highs are still goin.. 7 months, lows were replaced with NOKYA thumbsup

Re: How long does the Mtec bulbs last [Re: Polykarb] #387955 Feb 25, 1:34pm Feb 25, 1:34pm
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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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