Date: 23-02-19  Time: 06:56 AM

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Stinka

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Headlights are shite
« on: 10 February 2019, 07:41:25 PM »
done a search and can’t see anything conclusive


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What should I do to make them a bit better ? Osram night breakers ? Looks like 2x h4 bulbs

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Re: Headlights are shite
« Reply #1 on: 10 February 2019, 09:35:34 PM »
theres a thread on here somewhere from about two years back where somebody recommended certain leds from amazon..they weren't cheapies (thirty quid each) but far superior to any others ive tried and have transformed my winter commute on the thou..

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Re: Headlights are shite
« Reply #2 on: 11 February 2019, 09:33:12 PM »
 I found the gen1 thous lights quite good.  Certainly streets ahead of the box eye Fazer 600 I had, that was just plain scary at night. 



Yeah 2 H4’s in there.  I found brighter lamps were worthwhile.  Shop around as the prices vary quite a bit.  Also the brighter they are, the quicker they go pop.   Worth checking the estimated burn time on them. 


https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/accessories-tyres/76760/best-car-headlight-bulbs-2018

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Re: Headlights are shite
« Reply #3 on: 12 February 2019, 12:53:53 PM »
I’ve put osram nightbreaker plus bulbs in mine, I must say they are excellent at night.

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Re: Headlights are shite
« Reply #4 on: 12 February 2019, 05:24:18 PM »
I’ve put osram nightbreaker plus bulbs in mine, I must say they are excellent at night.


I read something saying the “night racer” were the bike ones as they are more rugged to vibrations...


Can’t see a bike suffering more vibration than a car. I had night breakers in my 4x4 off-roader a few years ago and that got absolutely rallied with no headlight issues

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Re: Headlights are shite
« Reply #5 on: 12 February 2019, 07:55:32 PM »
I tried nightbreakers before the leds...massive current draw and still not that much better plus the aggro of uprating the fuse. Just my humble opinion lads...I didn't want the pull of two amp heavy bulbs on the alternator all through winter, and I preffered the brilliant blue white of the leds. they aint cheap I know..but they are leagues apart from anything else and for me personally with my old eyes worth it in terms of safety alone.

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Re: Headlights are shite
« Reply #6 on: 12 February 2019, 08:21:56 PM »
All the ones in the autoexpress test are 60/55w.
You can get 100w jobs, but yeah way too much current, plus the heat could end up damaging the headlamps. 

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Re: Headlights are shite
« Reply #7 on: 12 February 2019, 08:23:58 PM »
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