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Posted by Tulsaab [Email] (#31) [Profile/Gallery] (more from Tulsaab) on Sat, 8 Dec 2012 11:42:53 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Watch out for knock off Chinese Xenon's!, Brian, Fri, 7 Dec 2012 18:53:09
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Long story short, "no name" ebay bulb, <1 year old, failed on road trip. Found "Genuine Philips" bulbs on fleabay, turned out to be very bad fakes and very poor quality (filament was crooked, ballast housing was coming apart, philips sticker just said "Philips" and was crooked). Seller refunded my money, and went to Amazon - bought authentic either Philips direct from Amazon (no 3rd party seller) for <$50ea, and could definitely tell they were authentic - matched my old Philips bulb exactly. Been installed for a year now, no problems.


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