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  • Is this ok? Back part of bulb not covered

    Hi.

    Ive been reading a lot of threads to see whats new around here, and to hit some new ideas...

    I went by several DIY Threads, were back parts of H1 bulbs were like this:




    Is this safe? Water/humidity/dust can't enter the projector, and ruin it, or simply get some haze inside the lens of headlight?

    Im finishing with an E36 fog light retro with Matchbox projectors, and kinda stuck with how to cover all back part of projector and bulb...

    Thanks!

  • #2
    It won't have any problems unless you happen to fully submerge the headlight. The bulb is kept compressed against the projector with the supplied clip.

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    • #3
      ...and if the headlight should be completely submerged in water while you're out and about, you likely have bigger problems to worry about than water entering your headlights.


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      • #4
        Originally posted by csjoh View Post
        ...and if the headlight should be completely submerged in water while you're out and about, you likely have bigger problems to worry about than water entering your headlights.
        What about this?

        I was able to remove the original factory seal that appeared like yours and used the boot from TRS.
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        • #5
          Openings like that are generally good for water, but bad for letting dust in.

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          • #6
            That cover looks good, could probably put some silicone on there to seal the holes for the wires if you're worried water will get in.

            Remember that if any water should get in, the inside of the headlight is rather hot while in use, so it'll evaporate quickly, and the vapor would need to go somewhere - preferably back out of the headlight. Hence, sealing it completely is rarely a good idea.


            OEM halogen reflector headlights | Osram Rallye H7 65W low beams | Philips Vision H1 55W high beams | Pre-facelift orange indicators

            Retrofits in progress: MDX LED retrofit | RX350/EvoX-R quad w/'moto HD relay, Mitsubishi gen4 ballasts and selectable quad wiring (needs lots of fixing)

            My retrofits

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            • #7
              ^
              +1
              As long as the oem vents aren't sealed off, those should provide sufficient breather for the housing. Just make sure you don't add new openings for moisture and dust to enter.
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