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Old 02-03-2008, 01:34 PM   #11
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If you touch those bulbs, even just once, they will burn out very quickly.

How do you guys install them?

I use condom protection.
I usually use one of the small microfibers i have laying around.
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That could be the reason, then, that the OEM'* don't use SilverStars. They won't last through the warranty period. :(
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How do you guys install them?
I'm very particular about how I handle these or any halogen bulbs. Fingers never touch the glass, gloves or not. Handling is done ONLY by the base.
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I'm very particular about how I handle these or any halogen bulbs. Fingers never touch the glass, gloves or not. Handling is done ONLY by the base.
Particular or not......3 sets in less than a year is 2 sets too many
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I'm very particular about how I handle these or any halogen bulbs. Fingers never touch the glass, gloves or not. Handling is done ONLY by the base.
Particular or not......3 sets in less than a year is 2 sets too many
I agree. It'* getting kind of expensive and because of this I'm starting to think I may look at other options. I guess my point was that I don't believe my problem is handling (although I do concur with you that this can certainly make a diffeence), I wish I did know what the problem is because generally speaking I do like them.
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I just put in SSUltra 9006'* in when I cleared my corners, hopefully they last a while. I did however lose an 880ST after only 2 months.
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Even with the gloves, I "never" touch the bulb. However, I'm a firm believer in Murphy'* Law, and thus take no chances.
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