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Old 01-15-2013, 09:16 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Yamarocket630 View Post
Typical GM "inside the box" thinking. HIRs were developed back when HIDs were ridiculously expensive even for OEMs buying by the thousand. Today OEM quality HIDs can by had from China for only slightly more than a standard bulb.

HIRs are great if you want to retrofit them into reflectors designed for 9005 or 9006 bulbs, but they are a cop-out if you designing a $40k car.
Very proud of you. Any other engineering expertise you'd like to share?

Let me tell you a story, my KTM uses two 9005 bulbs which can be replaced with HIR1/9011 bulbs. Perhaps there are other people here with car and motorcycle applications that can use the information.
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