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      11-06-2012, 06:45 PM   #1
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OSS style lights life expectancy

Was just wondering what the average life expectancy of OSS style lights were. I'd imagine that the bulbs burn out quickly compared to say LUX V8's
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That assumption has no validity
And they both have longer life expectancy then the halogens
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Have a set of lux for sale. If anybody is looking for a set. A month or two old.
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should outlast any h8 type replacements since they're comprised of a string of LEDs.
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That assumption has no validity
And they both have longer life expectancy then the halogens
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      11-07-2012, 09:44 AM   #6
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The only thing I worry about when opening headlights is moisture getting in due to the reseal not being perfect.

I have 0 moisture in my headlights now, and the car is 4 years and some old.
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The only thing I worry about when opening headlights is moisture getting in due to the reseal not being perfect.

I have 0 moisture in my headlights now, and the car is 4 years and some old.
I had mine done 2 years ago and never had any moisture. Just make sure to take it to someone who has some experience and knows how to seal them properly– its not impossible to do.
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The only thing I worry about when opening headlights is moisture getting in due to the reseal not being perfect.

I have 0 moisture in my headlights now, and the car is 4 years and some old.
Early on, I eliminated OSS as an option due to my concern for this, but I gave in because they look heads and shoulders better (for me) than other options. As stated, have someone who normally does these installs work on your set to minimize chances of moisture. But in the end, for me the benefits outweighed the risks. I love this mod
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I agree. I've had mines for a year or so. No condensation and I installed it myself.
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I gave in because they look heads and shoulders better (for me) than other options. As stated, have someone who normally does these installs work on your set to minimize chances of moisture. But in the end, for me the benefits outweighed the risks. I love this mod
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Also, if you consider the net cost difference between say LUX bulbs and OSS-style, it's not that much more for a better solution
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Early on, I eliminated OSS as an option due to my concern for this, but I gave in because they look heads and shoulders better (for me) than other options. As stated, have someone who normally does these installs work on your set to minimize chances of moisture. But in the end, for me the benefits outweighed the risks. I love this mod
Oh I 100% agree its the best option out there. I haven't done bulbs because I feel as though I should go OSS or nothing. My headlights are also very pitted from use.
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My headlights are also very pitted from use.
Might try having them wet sanded and then buffed followed by a clear bra.
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They will outlast the car. Lol. Never had any problems. The best mod IMO.
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      11-27-2012, 07:34 PM   #15
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No matter how well they are done, they have that non-OEM cheap look when unlit / daytime. Something that belongs on a modded civic maybe... They do look good at night though. But for what you pay it should be perfect in any light.
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If I could do it over I would've bought OSS's lights. The look worlds better than my Lux.
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