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Do headlights Wear Out

Ok I was wondering do Halogen Headlights wear out. As in the older they get the dimmer they get. Because of maybe the gas being burned up or something. I am curious on this. I have 154,000 miles on my truck. I have yet replaced my headlights. But they just don't seem as bright to me as they used to be. I know they burn out. I have checked both work on low and high beam. So I was thinking well maybe after 154,000 miles they are just getting old. Or is it just that now with those new brighter headlights I am thinking that mine are getting dim.


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Is it the bulb getting dim ,or is it the lense getting cloudy

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Yes, prior to burning out they will get dimmer, the filament ages and doesn't have the ability to burn at the same lumens as it was when it was new. these lamps are usually good on average for 10,000 hrs, sometimes they will burn more, but 10k is the average for a lamp like these. usual halogens are good for 5-7k hrs, but these are made for being beat around. ( I am a lighting guy and deal with lamps all the time.) sometimes I wish I had the 7k watt lamps we use in some of our rock and roll lights for these idiots on the road.


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Is it the bulb getting dim ,or is it the lense getting cloudy
Lense is nice and clear still.


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I say you are getting a build up off crud on the outside of the housing.


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Get ya some HIDs. Then you wont have any more problems.


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I say you are getting a build up off crud on the outside of the housing.
I clean the headlights and tail lights every fill up. So they are nice and clean all the time. That is why I ask the question.


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Get ya some HIDs. Then you wont have any more problems.
I have been looking at the newer headlights. How ever I just don't know what is a good bulb.



BTW Logan what is up with your avatar.


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Thats the nice thing about the newer sd headlights. They dont build up crud like the old ones.
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So I guess I should replace my lightbulbs in my headlights then.


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