"Poorly constructed cheap japanese bulb"0.5 starson by shdwsclan
Pros: Made for the Idiot: can be replaced by Idiot
Cons: Poorly constructed, Made in Japan -> Overpriced, $280 for a 10k HID vehicle headlight that retails for 29.99, did I mention overpriced
Summary: Any electronics, any vehicle, basically anything made in japan is overprice. I took this thing apart, and it is extremely poorly constructed, with bare uninsulated wire on the inside.
You can make your bulb cheaply by just taking off the caulk in the back of the reflector and replacing bulb inside with a cheap, reliable, well constructed, taiwan made HID. You should probably look under the 100 Watt section for 10000k bulbs. Im not sure the of the OEM wattage, which is why I recommend that you check in the panasonic part book what the rating of the bulb transformer is. Pop the bulb in, I suggest fitting the reflector with a HID clip and using plastic screw-on connection insulator. It should work fine as long as voltage, wattage, and color temparture are the same....
I dont recommend anyone doing the above, but go for it if your panasonic television using this bulb has one of those 4 year store warranties.
You will need long screw-drives or driver extensions because you can only take this thing apart from the inside. There are only 3 screw on the inside holding it together, 2 holding the plug and 2 more holding it together from the outside. All these screw are easily acessable, you just have to do some targeting.