200 Watt spotlight globes?

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 19:19
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Many years ago I had a set of Hella Spotlights - and was able to buy replecement globes from a slide projector that were 12V 200 watts.

I've been trying to find a set of H3 12V 200 watt spotlight globes to replace the 100 watt ones in my spotlights without success so far!

Anyone know where I can source a pair of 12 volt 200 watt H3 spotlight / projector globes?

100 watts are good, so 200 watts must ne twice as gooder - no?

Failing that, I want a pair that melt tar in the next shire!

Thanks in advance

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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 19:26

Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 19:26
200 watt bulbs may not melt the "tar" but they will probably go someway towards melting the reflectors or housing??

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Reply By: Member - Mike DID - Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 19:39

Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 19:39
Why not buy an H3 HID insert - it'll cost more but won't melt the reflector or the wiring.
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Follow Up By: Crackles - Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 20:44

Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 20:44
HID are certainly the way to go. 2 x 35 watt globes pulling 6 amps verses 2 x 200 watt globes pulling 35 amps!! Wouldn't be quite as bright,(almost) but as you say Mike they wont melt the wiring either.
I'm running H4 HID inserts with HID driving lights & are so bright I have to dip them when passing big reflective freeway signs :-)
Cheers Craig............
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Reply By: kcandco - Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 22:50

Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 22:50
Hi Flywest

Try 55w HID instead. You can get a kit for around $130 on ebay and you wont be disappointed. ...... absolutely AWESOME lights.

regards Kc
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Reply By: long haired nomad - Monday, Mar 16, 2009 at 17:44

Monday, Mar 16, 2009 at 17:44
I was up at longreach last year when a globe went in my Hella 4000. Went to the servo and they only had 55w globes no 100watters. So i put the 55w in and it puts out the same light as my 100w globe in the other light. They are both pencil beams. 55w or 100w no difference at all.
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Monday, Mar 16, 2009 at 18:20

Monday, Mar 16, 2009 at 18:20
thats correct the dbiggest difference is in the reflectors.
When younger a few of my mates went back to 55w globes because the 100s would blow too quickly with the rough as guts dirt roads and corragations - they all comented how FA difference it made
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