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HID fog lights melting

i bought a set of 8k hid's for the fog lights about 2 weeks ago i just noticed today the housing melting, is there any better aftermarket housing i can use or do i have to down grade t0 a 5k or 4k hid
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Re: HID fog lights melting

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i bought a set of 8k hid's for the fog lights about 2 weeks ago i just noticed today the housing melting, is there any better aftermarket housing i can use or do i have to down grade t0 a 5k or 4k hid
8000k has to do with the color. A 5000k or 4300k colored bulb would not generate any less heat. What wattage is the kit?
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Re: HID fog lights melting

not sure i have to check the box,but if i have a high wattage all i have to do is go to a lower one, the guy who installed it told me it wouldnt melt ill be taking it back to him with the reciept for the new light assy
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box doesnt show a wattage but it says H11 8000k upgrated
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box doesnt show a wattage but it says H11 8000k upgrated
im pretty sure its a 35 watt
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Re: HID fog lights melting

1) 8K for the fogs? You're not doing yourself or any other driver any favors lol

2) A lower Kelvin temperature capsule would not reduce the heat generated. That's dependent on wattage as bmrisko mentioned. Usually you see bowl deforming with people running 55w kits in that small of a space. 35w you shouldn't have that problem unless the bowl is made of an inferior material.

3) Did your WK2 come factory equipped with HID? If so, you should do the responsible thing and try to match the low-beam color with a 4300K or 5K setup or do a 3K setup for the fogs.

4) What brand or kit is the 8K?

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1) 8K for the fogs? You're not doing yourself or any other driver any favors lol

2) A lower Kelvin temperature capsule would not reduce the heat generated. That's dependent on wattage as bmrisko mentioned. Usually you see bowl deforming with people running 55w kits in that small of a space. 35w you shouldn't have that problem unless the bowl is made of an inferior material.

3) Did your WK2 come factory equipped with HID? If so, you should do the responsible thing and try to match the low-beam color or do a 3K setup for the fogs.

its the stock assembly i dont know if its plastic, im searching every where to see if theres a better after market assembly. it came stock with regular halogen bulbs with the head lights
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its the stock assembly i dont know if its plastic, im searching every where to see if theres a better after market assembly. it came stock with regular halogen bulbs with the head lights
That's weird that on a WK2, it would melt. How often are you running the fogs? I know a lot of people suggest only running them while your on the move so they get aerated.

Some pretty good projector fogs I know of are the Ford Fusion Projector Fog (I doubt it would fit on a WK2) and the Hella Micro DE (Which just might fit and I've heard can take the heat)
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Re: HID fog lights melting

The Stock bulb is only a 24w

Most halogen bulbs are 55W

higher wattage generate more heat, since the stock bulbs are such a low wattage I suspect that anything else you put in there will do some form of damage.

When I have some money to waste I would consider converting my useless foglights to some projector of a higher wattage.
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The Stock bulb is only a 24w

Most halogen bulbs are 55W

higher wattage generate more heat, since the stock bulbs are such a low wattage I suspect that anything else you put in there will do some form of damage.

When I have some money to waste I would consider converting my useless foglights to some projector of a higher wattage.
I'm pretty sure he's using a 35w HID capsule and I don't think jumping from 24w to 35w would yield a significant heat difference.
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