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    Hey all,

    After spending a half-a-day reading debates on this forum about 'LED vs. CCFL' angels. After going to my local shop, I saw that the 80LED rings where just too bright, and they appear yellow when 'off' . The CCFL's have less brightness but the ring gives this 'natural' feeling about them and more subtle white when 'off'.
    I just fitted the CCFL's on my E36 (for the first time lol), with the inverters "inside" the headlight too via the rear (it was a dark day! but managed to finish)


    What I am asking for you guys, is what are your experiences with the CCFL's during "Winter" time ? (I heard CCFL's don't like winter)
    Anything else I should be prepared for ? . I'm sure no-one enjoys replacing them all the time.

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    Never had a problem yet even in a hard frost or snow
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit View Post
    Never had a problem yet even in a hard frost or snow
    I don't understand what some people mean by: "cold start problems" , "one-ring fails after a while" , " ballast goes on fire" etc etc. That seems like it happens.
     
     

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    I've had my CCFL rings for nearly 3 years now, and I've never had a problem with them in the winter (or at all for that matter, touch wood).
    Always lit up fine as usual, whatever the weather.
     
     

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    My new CCFL's I had to replace in my 328i as one side just died and in the Summer... So... they were just old I guess...

    So I put some new ones in and they are loads better... work what ever the weather with no slow start up at all.... Time will tell!!!


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    no had problems with them in winter just had to replace the inverters as they don't always last that long but in the three years i've had them i've changed both the inverters once.
    So Many People Want The Badge... But No-One Knows What It Stands For...
     
     

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    No problems with mine work fine 2 years with same inverters havent had to change anything

    Sorry just seen this was for E36 my bad

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