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Old 05-29-2018, 02:35 AM   #13 (permalink)
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As for the HID power consumption, I suspect the HIDs truly consume only 35 Watts. At 47 Watt total, the ballasts would be 75% efficient, which is lowish for DC-DC converters, but ballasts are a special case anyway.

I never considered this though. I might try out LEDs for the hell of it, but I need the fanless copper braid type as the bulky fan types are impossible to mount.
I read the braid isn't always electrically insulated, so I'd put them in a net to prevent them touching metal.
2011 Honda Insight + HID, LEDs, tiny PV panel, extra brake pad return springs, neutral wheel alignment, 44/42 PSI (air), PHEV light (inop), tightened wheel nut.
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