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Old 04-01-2012, 03:12 PM
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Putco Halogens Melted Fog

Maaaaan......not a happy camper. Got these Putco Halogen bulbs a few months ago. Just noticed last night one was out, so I looked....and they melted both of the fog reflectors.

Have an email to the company I bought them from, which is also who recommended them to see what they are going to do or what the manufacturer is going to do.

Any ideas? I know this had happened on the LEDs, but hadn't read anything on the Halogens....
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Old 04-01-2012, 03:41 PM
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Re: Putco Halogens Melted Fog

whats the wattage? Thats probably the problem....
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Re: Putco Halogens Melted Fog

Wattage on those Putco bulbs is like 35 or 37.5w...I think factory is 22w or so. Why should the manufacture or anyone cover bulbs that you use in a housing that was not designed to accept that high of a wattage? It is going to be even worse if you drive with them on all the time.

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Re: Putco Halogens Melted Fog

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Wattage on those Putco bulbs is like 35 or 37.5w...I think factory is 22w or so. Why should the manufacture or anyone cover bulbs that you use in a housing that was not designed to accept that high of a wattage? It is going to be even worse if you drive with them on all the time.

FWIW, new housings on Amazon are like $21.
Funny you say that, and you sound right.....a forum sponsor recommended them after asking for advice. Im not a light expert, and dont claim to be....which is why i asked for help from someone who sells bulbs, who should be the expert.

Bad advice is never a good thing. We will see how they handle this....
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Re: Putco Halogens Melted Fog

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Wattage on those Putco bulbs is like 35 or 37.5w...I think factory is 22w or so. Why should the manufacture or anyone cover bulbs that you use in a housing that was not designed to accept that high of a wattage? It is going to be even worse if you drive with them on all the time.

FWIW, new housings on Amazon are like $21.

Do you have a link to the housings? I looked and couldn't find them....you must be a better man than I

Putco, and the Xenon Depot both responded extremely FAST and siad there shouldn't have been any issues. It looks like they are going to replace the housing and the bulbs, I just need to find a place to buy the housings.

KUDOS to both Xenon Depot and Putco for such a fast response on this!!
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Re: Putco Halogens Melted Fog

Hey, It was nice speaking with you. I'm just waiting on confirmation from Putco but am working to make sure this gets taken care of. We have sold many of these bulbs without ANY issues.

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Hey, It was nice speaking with you. I'm just waiting on confirmation from Putco but am working to make sure this gets taken care of. We have sold many of these bulbs without ANY issues.

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Thanks Steve!

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Re: Putco Halogens Melted Fog

same thing happened to me, i had HIDs in there. i switched over to LEDs, i bought a pair of housings at http://www.partswebsite.com/jeepcarp...105&type=parts
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Re: Putco Halogens Melted Fog

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same thing happened to me, i had HIDs in there. i switched over to LEDs, i bought a pair of housings at http://www.partswebsite.com/jeepcarp...105&type=parts
there mopar parts and only $30 each

Thanks Sleeper!!! Some guys were having problems with the LEDs too....how are yours holding up?
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Re: Putco Halogens Melted Fog

Here is a link to the housings for when it happens again...and it probably will.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

This is a common problem with people on the Tahoe forum as well when they put a 37.5w bulb in a housing only designed to accept an OEM 25w or so bulb. I wish someone would make a true replacement bulb. I have tried the Putcos before and they did not snap in securely enough for me, even after modifying the tabs.
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Re: Putco Halogens Melted Fog

WOW>...already got a check from Putco for the fogs They are supposed to be getting in touch with Xenon Depot about refunding my bulbs or getting me something different.

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Re: Putco Halogens Melted Fog

jeez i ordered bulbs from them a week ago... called and they said they were on the way, called today and they said "oh sorry they are on back order". wish i knew before i ordered them....
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