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Originally Posted by Grimace427 View Post
Same lighting element is in use so it would be normal useage as far as lifetime is concerned.

Don't understand this question. Pulling the stalk back flashes the high-beams. Pushing forward turns on the high-beams and keeps them on. There is only one bulb in the HID system. When the high-beams are activated a motor moves the entire projector assembly up and down. That is why there is a momentary delay, and you can hear it move as well.
Let me rephrase.

I thought that the initial lighting of the bulbs caused the majority of the wear, so I just figured that a quick flash would wear them more than having them actually on.

When the headlights are off and you pull back the stalk (hence flash to pass) it flashes for a split second instead of staying on, like most other cars. I know the projectors move when the headlights are on, but that wasn't my question.

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