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Old 09-14-2008, 09:18 AM
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Dumb question about xenons

When I turn on my xenons there is a flash as they come on, is this normal? Or are they supposed to come on and stay the same intensity?

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Old 09-14-2008, 10:47 AM
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Well, mine don't flash. They come on and slowly brighten over about 15-20 seconds.

Sounds like some voltage issue or maybe a bulb is getting ready to fail.
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Old 09-14-2008, 11:03 AM
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That's normal depending on the transformer.
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Old 09-14-2008, 12:53 PM
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Flash

You are seeing the result of the "ignitor" bringing your headlight to life.
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Old 09-14-2008, 07:40 PM
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This is why all cars with HIDs have halogen lights for flashers (I don't mean turn signals).
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Old 09-15-2008, 01:16 AM
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HIDs use ballast resistors, similar to flourescent lights...so the turn-on behavior is also similar.

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