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Re: Different Headlamp
« Reply #25 on: 01 November 2018, 06:44:16 AM »
Just went back onto their site and they are now listing them (H4) as out of stock


How annoying is that?
They've not contacted me at all, so i just emailed them, but it doesn't look too good does it?  :groan
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« Reply #26 on: 01 November 2018, 09:47:10 AM »
I've had contact already with them, and fair play to them they've fully refunded me already.

That's a royal pain in the arse now, 'cos I still can't find any others anywhere like that as a pair with same brightness, same colour, etc, that come just as a lamp without any attachments on them.

I'll keep searching and let you know what I come up with.  :\
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« Reply #27 on: 01 November 2018, 12:39:12 PM »
I've had contact already with them, and fair play to them they've fully refunded me already.

That's a royal pain in the arse now, 'cos I still can't find any others anywhere like that as a pair with same brightness, same colour, etc, that come just as a lamp without any attachments on them.

I'll keep searching and let you know what I come up with.  :\


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Re: Different Headlamp
« Reply #28 on: 01 November 2018, 01:16:41 PM »
There seems to be quite a few LED H4 bulbs available on the Bay ranging from £4-95 -£145 (Philliips) sharn't be buying them.
Some vendors give some images of the light pattern produced by the LED's, but a lot seem to dip the wrong way  :rolleyes  or is that governed by the car headlamp lens pattern and the reflector, if it is governed by the LED bulb then a lot of them are useless in the UK and a definite MOT failure and possibly a swollen eye from the offended motorist. :eek  unless of course he runs into you cos he is dazzled.
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« Reply #29 on: 01 November 2018, 01:38:20 PM »
I gave up looking for the LED’s after continually reading bad reviews, and they all seemed to be from China as well.
If anyone has the capabilty then i reckon there’s money to be made as it would appear there’s a gap in the market over here for them.


I then found a website called autobulbsdirect.co.uk.


I went for the H1 & H4 in XENON ICE, which were touted as 6500K brightness, with a white output and road legal very slight blue tint.
Not only did they have very good reviews but they’re a UK company as well.


About £19 delivered in total for 2 of each bulb.
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Re: Different Headlamp
« Reply #30 on: 01 November 2018, 02:03:53 PM »
I gave up looking for the LED’s after continually reading bad reviews, and they all seemed to be from China as well.
If anyone has the capabilty then i reckon there’s money to be made as it would appear there’s a gap in the market over here for them.


I then found a website called autobulbsdirect.co.uk.


I went for the H1 & H4 in XENON ICE, which were touted as 6500K brightness, with a white output and road legal very slight blue tint.
Not only did they have very good reviews but they’re a UK company as well.


About £19 delivered in total for 2 of each bulb.


Are they LED though Darrsi
I been on their site and most of the LEDS cost much more then that
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« Reply #31 on: 01 November 2018, 04:05:43 PM »
No, i shelved that idea for now.
All i really want is a whiter light so will try out these so called 6500 bulbs for now.
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Re: Different Headlamp
« Reply #32 on: 01 November 2018, 05:25:48 PM »
No, i shelved that idea for now.
All i really want is a whiter light so will try out these so called 6500 bulbs for now.


6500 Kelvin is Natural Bright White, Daylight I believe runs from around 5000K to 6500.
6500 Kelvin being towards the blue end of the white spectrum.
Any idea how many Lumens of light one bulb puts out on main beam?
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Re: Different Headlamp
« Reply #33 on: 01 November 2018, 06:53:36 PM »
No, i shelved that idea for now.
All i really want is a whiter light so will try out these so called 6500 bulbs for now.


6500 Kelvin is Natural Bright White, Daylight I believe runs from around 5000K to 6500.
6500 Kelvin being towards the blue end of the white spectrum.
Any idea how many Lumens of light one bulb puts out on main beam?


Doesn’t say about lumens, and now i’m reading that they’re 5000K.
But looking at another website and description codes, i have a feeling the ones i’ve ordered are a renamed/repackaged version of  “Osram Cool Blue Intense” bulbs.
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Re: Different Headlamp
« Reply #34 on: 01 November 2018, 06:57:31 PM »
Maybe not, they sell them as well?
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Re: Different Headlamp
« Reply #35 on: 01 November 2018, 07:44:32 PM »
! No longer available


interesting, this is what made me choose mine

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1X-White-LED-H4-Hi-Lo-Dual-Bulb-Car-Driving-Fog-Light-Headlight-160W-Waterproof/302727320383?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

I'm very happy with it it has a very concentrated beam and is not scattered, i would buy the exact same one in H1 if i could
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« Reply #36 on: 01 November 2018, 11:06:43 PM »
! No longer available

interesting, this is what made me choose mine

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1X-White-LED-H4-Hi-Lo-Dual-Bulb-Car-Driving-Fog-Light-Headlight-160W-Waterproof/302727320383?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

I'm very happy with it it has a very concentrated beam and is not scattered, i would buy the exact same one in H1 if i could



It's the H1 that's causing all the problems, it's just a nuisance tbe way it's secured.
Add to that the crappy reflective part of the headlight unit, if it was half decent to begin with we wouldn't have all these issues.
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Re: Different Headlamp
« Reply #37 on: 03 November 2018, 10:28:22 PM »
New bulbs turned up at work today, i'll fit them tomorrow.
Tried to take a photo for comparison reasons today but the camera just whites out, so you msy have to take my word on how good or bad they are.
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Re: Different Headlamp
« Reply #38 on: 05 November 2018, 10:06:57 PM »
Put the new bulbs in, not impressed at all.
The headlight unit still looks off colour compared to the spots, and with the spots turned off they barely light up the road, yet as soon as the spots are on, the road gets lit up.
In fact i think there's a chance the previous bulbs are a tad brighter.
The headlight unit/reflectors are simply useless.
The bulbs themselves are probably great when reflected properly, but that ain't happening on my bike.


I did try photo's but they just don't show the reality on camera.
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« Reply #39 on: 05 November 2018, 10:36:33 PM »
That's a shame Darrsi, I was following this thread as I was interested in getting something done about my bulbs. Dipped beam is reasonably good but full beam is utterly useless and I was hoping some new bulbs would help.

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Re: Different Headlamp
« Reply #40 on: 06 November 2018, 11:13:41 AM »
Shame the bulbs didn't work darrsi but it was worth a try.
I think I'm going to buy another headlight unit and retrofit some decent projector lenses into them.
The amount of money and time I've put into bulbs over the past year is unreal, I think the technology for LED headlight bulbs in reflector lenses isn't quite there yet and also I'm pissing into the wind here because it's the actual headlight and reflector unit on the bike which is badly designed so I reckon I'm going for projectors next.
Wish me luck!  :lol

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Re: Different Headlamp
« Reply #41 on: 06 November 2018, 09:38:39 PM »

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Re: Different Headlamp
« Reply #42 on: 06 November 2018, 10:30:52 PM »
Darrsi - the spots are mounted on the top radiator side plate.....sooooooooo how about banging another set of spots on the lower screws - you'd look like an X-Wing fighter then.
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Re: Different Headlamp
« Reply #43 on: 07 November 2018, 06:09:16 AM »
Try these   https://www.classiccarleds.co.uk/products/latest-led-headlight-h4-motorcycle


based in UK...


There are several like this about.......in H4.......which is fine for 02-03 bikes.


The problem is that 98-01 bikes have 1 x H4 and 1 x H1 bulb.


The H1 has a very slim fitted part where the bulb goes through the headlight unit, but as the O.P. has found out some of the upgraded bulbs are round and don't fit.
Also, the H1 bulb pushes in to a holder (photo of mine on Page 1) that then gets clipped down with that funny shaped wire clip. This is no good if you have heat dissipating fins or a fan on the rear of upgraded bulbs as it cannot be secured to the headlight unit.
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« Reply #44 on: 07 November 2018, 06:12:32 AM »
Shame the bulbs didn't work darrsi but it was worth a try.
I think I'm going to buy another headlight unit and retrofit some decent projector lenses into them.
The amount of money and time I've put into bulbs over the past year is unreal, I think the technology for LED headlight bulbs in reflector lenses isn't quite there yet and also I'm pissing into the wind here because it's the actual headlight and reflector unit on the bike which is badly designed so I reckon I'm going for projectors next.
Wish me luck!  :lol


I think the reflectors are just a bit pony for starters, but then you have the fairing area directly in front of the light reflectors which i think is what gives it that yellow coloured dulling effect.
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« Reply #45 on: 07 November 2018, 06:21:22 AM »
Darrsi - the spots are mounted on the top radiator side plate.....sooooooooo how about banging another set of spots on the lower screws - you'd look like an X-Wing fighter then.


The annoying thing as i've said before is when you see these new scooters that have headlights that literally put ours to shame.


At night time i just wanted the headlights to be of a similar colour to my spots, i don't expect them to chuck out the same beam, although that would be very nice, but having two bright white spots with two slightly yellow tinted headlights in comparison just doesn't seem right or look that great either.
Maybe it's a set up that gets noticed more on the road though, which wouldn't be a bad thing at all.
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Re: Different Headlamp
« Reply #48 on: 08 November 2018, 10:48:31 PM »
To be honest i don't think you'll find a buld alone is going to help. Projector type mods seem to be the only way....or there's this option  :rolleyes
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« Reply #49 on: 09 November 2018, 05:27:11 AM »
To be honest i don't think you'll find a buld alone is going to help. Projector type mods seem to be the only way....or there's this option  :rolleyes


Exactly that, i do think that these bulbs i'm using now are a tiny bit whiter to look at than the Philips Extreme, but as a projected beam of light on the floor ahead, with the spots turned off, they're just not getting the reflection that they need to do their job properly.
I have no doubt at all if they were put into a cars headlight unit for example they would highly likely be a great improvement over standard bulbs.
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