Cibie Oscar Globe Sizes?

Submitted: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 09:36
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I believe the standard globes in Cibie Oscars are 55w, does anybody know if 100w can be fitted?
Thanks in advance.
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Reply By: signman - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 10:45

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 10:45
I've been using 100w H1 globes in my Oscars (not Super Oscars) for many years without any problems. Of course they are run thru a relay with good fat wire to the lights.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 10:59

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 10:59
Thank you.
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Reply By: big red car - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 11:17

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 11:17
hi shaker,
i use the geniune cibie 100w bulbs in our super oscers, i have been told that any larger wattage will burn the reflectors . the cibie bulbs have been in for about 9 years now and i have never had to replace one. can't complain about that.

regards johno.
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Reply By: signman - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 14:09

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 14:09
Shaker
Since replying to you, I worked out I've had my Oscars since 1975. I've been using 100w globes all that time. And yes, they do get used- often. The Oscars are the only items I've transferred from car to car over that time. ( I got rid of the Nodding Dog and the Fluffy Dice a few cars ago). They are the metal body ones- Are they still metal, or gone plastic??
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Follow Up By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 16:09

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 16:09
Still metal, but they have dropped the chrome trim ring.
I now have one with a black trim ring and one chrome after a roo strike a few years ago, I think it was 1985.
Bought my super oscars in 1976.
Good idea to put a heavier earth wire inside.
Been running 100w all of the time too.

Just keep repainting the backs every 5 to 10 years, and I think I am into my 3rd set of bulbs.

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Follow Up By: SteveL - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 17:25

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 17:25
I've also got a pair of oscars that were fitted to car my brother bought in 1975 and have been running 100w globes ever since.They were fitted to my interstate truck at one stage,so they have seen some mileage.-Steve
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Follow Up By: Exploder - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 18:43

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 18:43
Mine are 2 years old and have the Chrome ring on em?

They came standard with 100W globes as well
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Reply By: Toytruck - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 20:00

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 20:00
I was running 4 Super Oscars on my 60 for, geeez I think about 7 years, two Pencils and two spreads, during which time I clocked a lot of K's, about 300K Kms whilst on walkabout around this great land. Many years back I picked up a set of 140w globes for all 4, and have just bolted the two Spreads to my new 100. Still going strong. This investment has saved me from many bumps in the night and then, have collected a couple also. One year I collect a BIG red at around 120k. The impact was enough to pop the centers out of the two center floods, put a nice war wound in the ARB Bullbar luckily landing right at the winch, and scare the missus and kids into deep depression, just bolted em back in ( the lights that is), and away we went.

Love em and wouldn't own anythig else, in my humble opinion.

Toytruck
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