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What is Xenon Light?

Asked by robin4yu (1points) December 13th, 2009

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JLeslie's avatar

If you are thinking about getting them on your car do it. They are fantastic.

jrpowell's avatar

I was a projectionist for a long time and we used Xenon bulbs in our projectors. It is just the gas inside the bulb. The ones we used were under a tremendous amount of pressure and had a tenancy to explode.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVpD8SWzKFM

The one in that video was rated for 25 amps. The ones we used were 175. They are very scary.

Those kids are idiots. We were a lot more careful with them. Would put them back in the box before stabbing them with a screwdriver.

You have to be very careful when installing them. The oil on your skin makes the quartz envelope very weak.

Or you could be talking about flashlights and headlights.

andrew's avatar

It’s normal Xenon with half the calories. Obviously.

TheJoker's avatar

If you’re talking in relation to cars then they are just a different type of headlight. They are much brighter so give you improved night-time vision. You’ll probably have seen them on other cars….. a slightly blue tinge to oncoming headlights. The problems with them are, they dazzle oncoming traffic, to replace a broken one is about….. 20x more expensive than a normal headlight, they have self leveling motors in the headlight unit which can get out of position.

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