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      04-30-2018, 02:43 AM   #1
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Rolling Gears Headlight-Overheating?

Hey Guys,

Received my Rolling Gears style headlights today. I plugged one in to test if it worked and it does, however there's an orange resistor and heatsink on the back of the light unit that was so hot I couldn't even touch it after a mere minute of being on, is this normal? I'm hesitant to install these because that heatsink was seriously hot.

The lights both have "LHD" stickers on them (I assume this means "left hand drive") however my car is an Australian spec RHD, however I assume this has no affect on lighting voltages etc.

Anyone have any similar experiences? Pics here: https://imgur.com/a/S1z4CGv

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Thats more than likely a resistor for the LEDs to prevent hyper blinking. they usually get super hot, thats normal, I'm currently using them for over a year now but mounted them in a more open spot below the headlight with sticky tape. To be clear, i dont have rolling gears headlights, i just use that same orange box to prevent hyper blinking.
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