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Are these bulbs too hot? [PICS] #77891 Jan 6, 7:07pm Jan 6, 7:07pm
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Are these bulbs too hot? [PICS]
I think these are too hot for the celica headlight housing.. What do you guys think?

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Re: Are these bulbs too hot? [Re: 7th_gen_celica] #77892 Jan 6, 7:10pm Jan 6, 7:10pm
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I think the 100w with the arrow pointing to the 140w or whatever it was means it operates at 100 watts with the look of a 140 watt bulb. I had a pair of jap lights like that that burn at 100 watts, and they make the headlamp really hot, but I havn't had any probs with them yet. I think 100 watts is the maximum recommended for our cars.


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Re: Are these bulbs too hot? [Re: slidr] #77893 Jan 6, 7:14pm Jan 6, 7:14pm
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Originally Posted by slidr

I think the 100w with the arrow pointing to the 140w or whatever it was means it operates at 100 watts with the look of a 140 watt bulb. I had a pair of jap lights like that that burn at 100 watts, and they make the headlamp really hot, but I havn't had any probs with them yet. I think 100 watts is the maximum recommended for our cars.


Our stock lights are only 55w i think. I used 85w in my corolla 2 years ago and 6 months later the housings were melted and cloudy. the stock bulbs for the corolla were 55 as well.


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Re: Are these bulbs too hot? [PICS] [Re: 7th_gen_celica] #77894 Jan 6, 7:52pm Jan 6, 7:52pm
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you better watch out for that bulb on ur housing


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Re: Are these bulbs too hot? [PICS] [Re: 7th_gen_celica] #77895 Jan 6, 7:58pm Jan 6, 7:58pm
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I have bulbs like that. You need to install wire protectors if you want to protect your housings. You can get them here: http://www.caltrading.com/store.html look on the bottom of the page. If you don't want to install the wire protectors (you have to do some cutting), just get some MTECs from the ecelica store which are standard wattage (55W/65W). My H7 bulbs are rated at 12V100W > 150W and my 9005 bulbs are rated at 12V100W > 160W.

Re: Are these bulbs too hot? [PICS] [Re: xXMaGNuSXx] #77896 Jan 6, 8:01pm Jan 6, 8:01pm
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Originally Posted by xXMaGNuSXx
I have bulbs like that. You need to install wire protectors if you want to protect your housings. You can get them here: http://www.caltrading.com/store.html look on the bottom of the page. If you don't want to install the wire protectors (you have to do some cutting), just get some MTECs from the ecelica store which are standard wattage (55W/65W). My H7 bulbs are rated at 12V100W > 150W and my 9005 bulbs are rated at 12V100W > 160W.


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Re: Are these bulbs too hot? [PICS] [Re: 7th_gen_celica] #77897 Jan 6, 8:10pm Jan 6, 8:10pm
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I have done much research on the 4x lighting and found that it runs at exactly the same temperature as the stock Celica lighting (2x runs at a lower temp than stock).

I have been using 4x lighting in my high-beams since Mid November after reading that the temperatures were equal to stock lighting temperatures and as of 4:45pm this afternoon when I made a third check at the housing to confirm all was well - there were absolutely no sign of an issue

I have done allot of research to look out for any problems that may arise, and I am still looking for a sign that there may be the slightest of issue - believe me, if I thought there was even the slightest chance of there being a problem, I would NOT have put them into my own Celica rice


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Re: Are these bulbs too hot? [PICS] [Re: isaac] #77898 Jan 6, 10:08pm Jan 6, 10:08pm
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Originally Posted by isaac
I have done much research on the 4x lighting and found that it runs at exactly the same temperature as the stock Celica lighting (2x runs at a lower temp than stock).

I have been using 4x lighting in my high-beams since Mid November after reading that the temperatures were equal to stock lighting temperatures and as of 4:45pm this afternoon when I made a third check at the housing to confirm all was well - there were absolutely no sign of an issue

I have done allot of research to look out for any problems that may arise, and I am still looking for a sign that there may be the slightest of issue - believe me, if I thought there was even the slightest chance of there being a problem, I would NOT have put them into my own Celica rice


This is from the bulb right and not from the wire? I have the bulbs for the highs, but I'm hestitant to install them since I'm afraid they might melt the wires or damage the housings since they're rated at 12V100W > 160W and since the DRLs also use the highs at 40%, I'm pretty much going to have the highs on all day.

Re: Are these bulbs too hot? [PICS] [Re: 7th_gen_celica] #77899 Jan 6, 10:16pm Jan 6, 10:16pm
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i drive with my lights on 100% of the time... when I checked today - no problems and everything was still a lot cooler than the heat the actual engine was generating after my 60 mile drive back from Industry


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Re: Are these bulbs too hot? [PICS] [Re: 7th_gen_celica] #77900 Jan 7, 3:25am Jan 7, 3:25am
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arent the H7 MTECHs in ECelica store 2 times?
only the H3 MTECH Super Yellows in ECelica store are 4 times arnt they?

by the way...my H3 Mtech Super Yellow burnt out on my on the 2nd week...i think the installer accidentally touched the bulb idunno~
using PIAA super yellow now


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Re: Are these bulbs too hot? [PICS] [Re: 7th_gen_celica] #77901 Jan 7, 2:48pm Jan 7, 2:48pm
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Just get the MTEC bulbs thumbsup



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Originally Posted by Spread Eagle
Just get the MTEC bulbs thumbsup

Re: Are these bulbs too hot? [PICS] [Re: Spread Eagle] #77903 Jan 7, 5:51pm Jan 7, 5:51pm
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Originally Posted by Spread Eagle
Just get the MTEC bulbs thumbsup


those are mtec's. That is what Isaac was talking about in his first post.


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Re: Are these bulbs too hot? [PICS] [Re: Elec-FuYu] #77904 Jan 7, 6:26pm Jan 7, 6:26pm
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Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu
arent the H7 MTECHs in ECelica store 2 times?
only the H3 MTECH Super Yellows in ECelica store are 4 times arnt they?

by the way...my H3 Mtech Super Yellow burnt out on my on the 2nd week...i think the installer accidentally touched the bulb idunno~
using PIAA super yellow now
You didn't do it yourself?


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Re: Are these bulbs too hot? [PICS] [Re: 7th_gen_celica] #77905 Jan 7, 11:16pm Jan 7, 11:16pm
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My friend has a Taco and he got some super bright lights similar to those. He totally fried his housings. Prolly a diff housing than is on our celi's but it might not be a bad idea to replace em just in case. He fried a housing and two sets of bulbs before it stuck. He wasn't too happy since those bulbs cost him a small fortune. thumbsdown

Re: Are these bulbs too hot? [PICS] [Re: 7th_gen_celica] #77906 Jan 7, 11:22pm Jan 7, 11:22pm
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Gotta love the mtecs!!! Does anyone know the bulb number on our DRL's???


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