Originally Posted by raptor660
Yea u can burn out your ballast with repeated on/off switching. I have heard people on here say that 55w have melted there headlight and fog light housings. So just repeating someone else'* personal experiences.
I haven't. I've heard people saying they're scared it can happen, but I haven't ever, ever seen pictures of a melted foglight or headlight housing, which you'd figure people would post if it actually happened as proof. I know if my foglight or headlight housings melted, I would take some pictures. Wouldn't you? Wouldn't everyone else online in every 55W HID related thread? I've spent hours searching through such threads and haven't found anything.
So far all I've seen in every thread regarding HID'* on this forum is speculation, with no real proof.
If anyone here, can at any moment provide me with a picture of a melted fog light or headlight housing as a result of using 55W HID'*, I will stand corrected, but at this point, I stand by my claim that 55W HID'* run cooler in regard to emitted ambient heat than 55W halogens.
The same can be said of everywhere else that this question is asked through a google search. Everyone will claim what they think will happen, but you will not find a single picture of a housing or reflector that was melted, warped, or otherwise damaged as a result of using 55W HID'* instead of halogens or 35W HIDs.
So until someone actually comes back saying their housing melted by using 55W HID'*, I'd appreciate that such speculations be left at that; speculations, not fact. I use 55W HID'* in my 95 Regal and have yet to experience any damage to anything related to that HID kit.