Thread: H4 Dilema
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Old 01-19-2003, 08:28 PM
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Light output is measured in lumens, or candlepower. Watts is an electrical unit. The fluorescent household lights put out a lot more light per watt, but this technology isn't in use in H4 bulbs.

My impression of the "halogen" technology was that a halogen bulb was good for maybe 10% or so more light per watt. I wonder what technology gives 50% more light output.

I'm assuming these new H4's still use a tungsten filament... can a different filament design or some special gas inside the lamp make a 50% difference?
I don't know...
Bob Roe
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