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      01-15-2013, 09:32 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by pj94z View Post
Do these name brands last longer than 1 yr over normal usage ?
I bought GP-thunder despite them having no spec on lumen output, only lasted 5 months. The average fog light bulb from good companies like Osram, Sylvania, Hella ect last only about 300 hours (still better than the no-name guys at 100hours) . This is due to the filament in the bulbs they tend not to last the longest due to the bumps of the road. The only way around this is getting Led bulbs(diode) or HIDs(gas) as they will outlast most other bulbs. Also if your going to buy New fogs take a look at the Lumen output and Life-hours of each bulb, i say this because most companies will try to sell you a $50 bulb at slightly different color temp, when the $20 one is just as bright and will last just as long. Hope this helps. goodluck
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