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I did a search to find the manufacture of our Xenon headlight projector but didn't get any results. I have found some mods to make the color more prominent at the cut off line on our Xenons. Some guys think the manufacture is Bosch but I need to confirm it so I can determine which mod I will be doing before I disassemble the entire headlight. Here are some pictures of how bright the color can show after the mod. <p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v640/stang18rmj/P1010022.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v640/stang18rmj/P1010023.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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You're trying to make them brighter? Or whiter?<p>On that note, does anybody notice the yellow tinge around the outside of the beam pattern on their cars? Is that from the city lights or is it a product of the lenses over the Xenons?<br>
 

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Neither, im making the spectrum of color on the cut off line more vibrant. Notice the bright purple color. You typically only see this color on the xenons of BMW's the Acura TSX or the S2k. Our stock headlights dont make this color mainly the goldish color your mentioning. <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by VolvoS40T5boy at 8:24 AM 6-29-2006</i>
 

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Aha, well I would be most interested if you achieve your intended results. Those pics you posted are much nicer than the yellow halo.
 

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Re: XENON Projection Headlamp Manufacture (VolvoS40T5boy)

Made by Automotive Lighting<p><A HREF="http://img418.imageshack.us/my.php?image=s40cutaway11176ss.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img418.imageshack.us/img418/719/s40cutaway11176ss.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A>
 

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That is a great find but Automotive lighting is probably the supplier of the assembly. I need more specific information as to who the maufacture is of the actual projector lens. Im gonna have to take mine apart to see if its branded anywhere. I will let you guys know what i find out if anything.
 

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Re: (VolvoS40T5boy)

Just a caveat, that's a pretty old diagram, it's been around since before the S40 introduction. The turbo source is wrong for sure (says Garrett, is 3k-warner).<p>Anyway, I thought the light assemblies were sourced from Valeo...<p>Tom.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tmtalpey</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">J<br>Anyway, I thought the light assemblies were sourced from Valeo...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Agreed. My guess would be Valeo as well.
 

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Re: (mike_c70)

SOMEONE IN THE HID FORUM TOLD ME AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTING WAS BOSCH. IF YOU GUYS ARE SAYING ITS REALLY OLD THEN IT MIGHT NOT BE CORRECT ALL TOGETHER. MAYBE I NEED TO JUST TAKE IT APART AND SEE FOR MYSELF.
 

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Re: (VolvoS40T5boy)

I would not do that mod. The purple color is caused by either bad optics (inferior lens) or worn out xenon bulb (they tend to turn bluish when they age before fading out), so why break something that is working well? A proper headlight color is pure white and not blue.<p>I find the purple haze of some BMW's particularly annoying. This only my opinion of course.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>FinnSpeed</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I would not do that mod. The purple color is caused by either bad optics (inferior lens) or worn out xenon bulb (they tend to turn bluish when they age before fading out), so why break something that is working well? A proper headlight color is pure white and not blue.<p>I find the purple haze of some BMW's particularly annoying. This only my opinion of course.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>No the purple/blue color is related to the focus position of the cutoff shield. Move the shield in and out and you change how much blue you get.
 

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Re: (mike_c70)

Ah, OK in this particular case the effect that is showing on the pictures is really related to the edge of the cutoff shield. So that (position) is a factor too. But the two others I mentioned can cause purple color as well.<p>The bulb brands differ somewhat in how blue they turn when they age. Of course, the manufacturers are trying to minimize this effect so with new bulbs this may not be happening any more.
 

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Yes, the bulbs do change color as they age. That is why you maybe you see on xenon cars that one is blue one is purple, they are not colormatched. I believe BMW replaces both bulbs if one does crap out. Different manufacturer have different tolerances as well. just because it says 4300K, doesn't mean it's exactly 4300K.<p>The cutoff shield however affects the color topline only (that blue you see in the pictures). It doesn't affect the whole beam.
 
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