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Old 07-13-2013, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by buckmaster View Post
One of the problems with creating brighter lights using filament type bulbs, like the I/R halogens in the 2013 rams is that increasing brightness with a filament means more heat. More heat means melt-city in the plastic housings the bulbs are mounted in. That is why HIDs are so popular because they create higher light output w/o creating more heat. In fact, I am told HIDs run cooler per watt of power used. I am curious why Ram did not use this type of lighting in these trucks. I am sold on HIDs.
I think Ram, like Ford did, Will eventually go to HID's. I honestly think this was just a marketing thing so when they do a refresh or redesign down the road or just go into a new model year it is something to add to the list of new features.
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