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Old 02-08-2013, 12:59 PM
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What is the expected life span of halogen DRLs?

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Old 02-08-2013, 02:39 PM
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:07 PM
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Typical life is 300-400 hours on full power but these are reduced voltage and will last most likely 10 times as long. My 2007 BMW has DRLs as do many other vehicles and I have never changed one out. I can only guess that they last a really long time. Only DRLs I ever see burned out are from the GM trucks and SUV which use a separate light entirely not in the headlight bucket...
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One of my angel eyes burned out after about 2 years and less than 20K miles. They replaced it under warranty, as well as the other one that was not burned out because they said it would probably burn out shortly also as that was about the life expectancy of them. I was surprised.
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One of my angel eyes burned out after about 2 years and less than 20K miles. They replaced it under warranty, as well as the other one that was not burned out because they said it would probably burn out shortly also as that was about the life expectancy of them. I was surprised.

Mine lasted 30k. Changed it myself, cursing small handed Huns.

Yup - within a month the other went....
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:42 PM
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Mine lasted about 30k at which time I switched over to Lux Angel Eyes LEDs
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Angel eyes are not high beam DRLs so OP the DRLs last a long time most likely 2-3000 hours of us...
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Mine lasted 30k. Changed it myself, cursing small handed Huns.

Yup - within a month the other went....
A 6" hemostat works wonders at keeping blood and small hunks of human flesh from the headlight shell. Took less then 10 min to replace both bulbs.
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