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2012 Edge HID Replacement Bulbs


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#1 OFFLINE   tamugrad2013

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 11:28 PM

Two Quick Questions about the same topic.  

 

One: Approximatley how long do the factory HID bulbs last in the Edge?

 

Two: On the ford parts website the replacement bulb is $380.20 seems a bit high for bulb what are other options that are very similar or the same to the factory bulbs. 

 

I am not needing to replace, but looking for the future and I like the output and color of the factory bulbs 









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#2 OFFLINE   Nick Halstead

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 12:29 AM

your at about 5 years so yes, I'd replace. There are cheaper options available to you.

cheapest is the morimoto D3S which is a great entry level replacement while almost performing to the CBI standard
https://www.theretro...lect_restrict=1

2nd option and probably the best option in the industry is the CBI
https://www.theretro...lect_restrict=1


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#3 OFFLINE   tamugrad2013

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 09:54 PM

Definitely have been doing research the lights are still doing good (stock) I will say I do not like the second option because 6000K to me looks to blue. I like what is standard which is I Believe 4300K. 



#4 OFFLINE   TheWizard

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 08:08 AM

HID bulbs don't burn out like an incandescent or halogen bulb.  Instead they start shifting color toward the blue/ultraviolet end of the spectrum until they eventually provide no useful light.  You'll want to replace them long before they get that bad unless you enjoy driving around looking like a ricer with purple headlights.  Typical lifespan is about 3,000 hours (around 90K - 100K miles for an average driver) but there are factors which can shorten that considerably.  The biggest one is frequent on/off cycles.  HIDs last longest if they are turned on and left on for some time rather than short cycles.  For example, going out at night and stopping at several stores and turning of the vehicle at each stop will shorten the life of the bulbs.  That's why you don't see cars with HID high beams where the high beams are separate lamps - the short on/off cycling of the high beams in that design would be detrimental to the bulbs (doesn't apply to high/low projectors where the bulb is always lit and the high beam is produced by a moving shutter in the projector).

 

5000K will give you white light without the blue tint if you can't find a 4300K replacement at a reasonable price.


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#5 OFFLINE   tamugrad2013

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 09:43 PM

I agree with my research 5000K wasn't too bad. Mine really haven't even started to get brighter yet and the vehicle has 93,000 miles on it. I will say my parent's Audi A3 has HID's and it has over 178,000 on it and they have never replaced the HID's and they are still about the same white at least in my view. I do not drive it often though to notice much of a difference. 


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#6 OFFLINE   Okie

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 02:52 AM

There are cheaper options available on Amazon but sometimes you get what you pay for.  :doh:






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