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Hi , just got my hands on one of these torches, did a quick search for replacement bulbs and found there to be quite a few different makes and options, obviously divers have brought replacement bulbs, is it best to get them from metalsub or from another manufacturer. Also is it a simple case of pull out the old bulb and push in the other, obviously without touching the glass.
 

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They uses the D2S 50watt hid bulbs, these are also put into cars.. from what i've heard your best buying one from a car shop or site that sells them.. Although i dont know who will be cheaper.. 2 D2S bulbs on the net are around £68 a pair
6000K Replacement D2S Bulb (Pair) :: D2S Bulbs :: HID Bulbs :: HIDS4U Ltd - UK's Number 1 HID Conversion Kit Specialists

This way you can buy a different colur temp bulb like a 6000k which will be whiter/bluer than the 4200k one that come as stock with the light head..

Can i ask what you paid for your complete light? I was looking at these the other day..
 

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Yes they use a D2S bulb but it isn't a 50 watt, it's a 35 watt philips d2s bulb that is used in cars etc, it is a bayonet fitting, what makes it a 50 watt is the fact that the torch has a 50 watt ballast so it puts more power through the bulb and hence makes it brighter than a standard 35 watt hid bulb
I have a hid 200 and bought 5000k bulbs from ebay for £27 for a pair and they work great, the 5000k are a whiter light but not blue. I have a spare 5000k so if you want a few choices of colour temp i.e 4300k/5000k/6000k then if you get a pair of 6000k's i'll swop you one so you'll have all 3 colour temps to see which you prefer, They only sell in pairs unfortunately.
 

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Not that im arguing with what your saying about the bulb being a 35watt as you have probably got one and had the original bulb out?
This was taken from metalsub uk
The HID 200 uses the robust D2S 50 Watt HID bulb used by the automotive industry for headlights in Mercedes, BMW, and Audi cars.

This would suggest its a 50watt hid bulb??

just looked on divelifes website and the only hid bulb they have is a 35watt @ £73!
http://www.divelife.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=2354
 

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Not that im arguing with what your saying about the bulb being a 35watt as you have probably got one and had the original bulb out?
This was taken from metalsub uk
The HID 200 uses the robust D2S 50 Watt HID bulb used by the automotive industry for headlights in Mercedes, BMW, and Audi cars.

This would suggest its a 50watt hid bulb??

just looked on divelifes website and the only hid bulb they have is a 35watt @ £73!
Metalsub 35W HID Bulb by Metalsub
Yes I know, I emailed cps partnership to ask, as the bulb that is in my hid 200 has stamped on it Phillips D2S 35W The answer i had back is yes it is a 35 watt bulb fitted( so the 50 watt bulb description is wrong ) the output is 50 watt due to the ballast fitted. Yes you can get a genuine 50 watt hid bulb but they are close to £200 and apparently there is not a great deal of difference to warrant the expense hence the 35watt car bulb with a 50 watt ballast. The same systems are being used on hid car headlamp upgrades, fitting 50 watt ballasts, this causes the pressure in the bulb to rise higher and makes the gas burn brighter.
And as for the price, i think they are upping the price, if you can afford a £1000 torch you can afford £73 for a bulb ! Google D2S bulbs and you'll find them alot cheaper then that, I had a pair of 5000k d2s 35w for £27 delivered and they work great, if their not as hardy as a £73 bulb i'm not that bothered i just know it wont hurt as much when it needs replacing if broken etc.:teeth:
 

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Hello:) maybe the thread is a little old, but now i´m in the middle of a crisis : My HID200 didn´t work yesterday when I was gone diving.
I think the bulb might be deffective, so I would like to change it... Found a store that sells spare bulbs, the problem is that i can´t get the reflector out...
Does any of you have the solution for that :) ?
thx in advance...
 

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All I did to remove the reflector was a small 90 degree pick inserted between the bulb and reflector turn it 45 degrees so the pick is under the inner edge of the reflector and pull gentley then move around to the opposite side and do the same, reflector will just pop out then.

May be the wiring broken about 2 inch from the back of the lamp head as mine and my dive buddies was !.
 

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Thanks! Did actualy manage to get it out, used a pick :)
The Bulb was replaced, and nothing happened.... hmm, think I will measure the voltage on the batt. tommorow..
When did your lights stop working? mine did just 13 months after purchase.... Next time i´ll buy with more warranty....
Did you repair them yourself, or did you get somone to do it?
 

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I think you may find the wiring broken about 2 to 2 and a half inch from the back of the lamp. I took mine apart and tested from end to end with a meter and found open circuit on both wires so desoldered and cut the bad piece out and soldered back on, all working ok now. Was exactly the same with my friends hid 200 and they both stopped on the same dive at the same time ! Couldn't have happened at a worse time ad we'd gone to Malta diving.
 
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