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 Post subject: 2012 Transit
PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:38 pm 
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Just out of curiosity how many times have you changed the bulbs in the last year,I buy the standard Bulbs from Halfords as my boss will reemburse me
This is my annual usage
Headlight x 4
Sidelight x 8
Read reg plate x4
Just fitted some Philips Xtreame vision with a bit of luck I'll be able to the road ahead coming home now and they might last a bit longer my boss won't pay for them as the are £18.99 but hey oh

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Not changed any in a year on my connect.


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Just out of curiosity how many times have you changed the bulbs in the last year,I buy the standard Bulbs from Halfords as my boss will reemburse me
This is my annual usage
Headlight x 4
Sidelight x 8
Read reg plate x4
Just fitted some Philips Xtreame vision with a bit of luck I'll be able to the road ahead coming home now and they might last a bit longer my boss won't pay for them as the are £18.99 but hey oh


That would probably cover my usage since I started driving in 1971; plus a few indicator bulbs, they seem to go more often than anything else for me, (no Transits though).

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Cannyfixit wrote:
Just out of curiosity how many times have you changed the bulbs in the last year,I buy the standard Bulbs from Halfords as my boss will reemburse me
This is my annual usage
Headlight x 4
Sidelight x 8
Read reg plate x4
Just fitted some Philips Xtreame vision with a bit of luck I'll be able to the road ahead coming home now and they might last a bit longer my boss won't pay for them as the are £18.99 but hey oh


That would probably cover my usage since I started driving in 1971; plus a few indicator bulbs, they seem to go more often than anything else for me, (no Transits though).


Ditto. (Well I did have motorbikes up until 1978)
Had a headlight bulb go the other night when going out for takeaway. First in about 5 or six years.

To Cannyfixit. Have you checked the voltage on the system? Should be somewhere around 13.5 - 14.4 V with the engine running.


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I have a Focus, all the bulbs are ebay cheapies (headlights are 2 for £1.99). I probably change a headlight about once a year to every 18 months so each bulb lasts a good 2-3 years or so. Changed 1 brake light in 4 years, otherwise all bulbs are fine and never needed changing.
Headlights seem to be the only ones that go regularly, but then they are also the only ones that get used constantly for long periods are pushed hard in comparison to other types of bulb. Also I think they are halogen which don't have as long as lifespan as trad incandescents.

Your usage sounds suspiciously high to me.


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Your usage sounds suspiciously high to me.


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Sounds like carp bulbs or your leaving finger prints on them or moisture it the lights - It may be a electrical issue like a over voltage from the alternator under high loads

I have Philips Whitevision bulbs and also the matching side light bulbs, The other bulbs on the car are either Osram or Philips

the alternator shouldn't put out much more 14.4 v and a max of 14.8 - check the voltages at various rpms too


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Not crap bulbs buy them from Halfords so I can give boss the receipt,well maybe Halfords sell crap bulbs :lol:
it's been into Fords three times and they say it's because the lights are on all the time on this model (feasible I suppose) :dunno:
As for finger prints I'm always extremely careful when handling the bulbs

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