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Hi Harry

Might be an idea old-bean.

You could just wait and see if they burn-out though.

I guess the Xenons are rated at 12v DC.

None of mine have ever burnt out though, and we have about 17 Volts from a 100 Watt transformer at MRW.

Surges of power from throttleing, are just as likely to affect the bulbs as 'straight' over Voltage.

Imagine switching a ceiling bulb ON & OFF 'continuously' for a few hours...
...wouldn't last that long, probably.

You CAN run most bulbs at a higher Voltage than specified.
But combined with the 'Thermal Shock' of repeated dimming & lighting; they could end up producing as much light as those NASCAR headlamps !

Cheers

Si.

If you get a soldering iron, you could make a simple 'constant lighting' setup for your cars.
It's perhaps a 'learning curve', but could be worth doing them as you go along, and the garages get bigger !

With LED's these circuits are fun, as the car headlights stay on for quite a while even after you take the car off the track !

If you ramp up your lecy-tech a bit you could put LED headlights, interior lights & working brake lights in the Aston old-chap.

If you fit the forward mounted .50 cal machine-guns as well; you might be able to do 'realistic muzzle flashes' with some micro LEDS !

That's what James Bond would do.
Or should I say 'Q'....
 

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Hi again Harry

It's worth scoring a soldering-iron anyhow old-boy.

Wireing the Aston.
Fixing busted throttle cables.
Fixing dodgey wall-wart plugs.
Burning your fingers & screaming.
Repairing bike lights.

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Cheers

Si.

If you do, don't get a 'realy small' one, they're useless IMO.
 

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Hi Harry

Who's Boba Fett ???

That underwater Lotus is just THE BEST Bond mobile ever isn't it !!!

Perhaps what I'm saying is UNTRUE !
&
I want all your lights to BURN !
( just kidding old-boy ! )

When have I been anything other than 'sensible'...
...it's my middle name old-chap.

GET THAT ASTON OFF THE DESK YOU SHELF QUEEN !!!

Come on, I know 'Q' doesn't like it; but Bond always puts a few 'dents' in his OHMSS equipment WHAT !

Cheers

Si.
 

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Hi Harry

I had a feelin' it was Star Wars stuff after posting.

My mate is Star Wars NUT'S, I think I heard it from him.

Don't do Star Wars myself ( mybee I should ! ).

Haven't seen 'em cept for the 1st one.

More of a John Carpenter fan myself ( left-field ).

Lucus & Spielberg are OK...but...u...know...

Maybe 'Rubino' was doing a Star Wars 'desert-speeder' type stunt at Imola !

Cheers

Si.

"MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU HARRY"
 

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Hi Harry

That guy Boba's racing clobber looks a bit uncomfortable for driving.

I'm not sure that's an FIA approved skid-lid either.

Has he got any $1,000,000 ear-rings, like Lewis, under all that gear ?

Thing is about the old Xenon's is, a FAST appointment with the 'skirting-board', can off-'em just as easy as lecy power.

Kind of why they replaced the vacuum-tube with the transistor WHAT !

Cheers

Si.

NASA 'up-graded' the Hubble telescope to a 486 cpu chip.

You can get those on Ebay for a few dimes.
 
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