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    Replacement whiter bulbs
    on: April 02, 2022, 05:30:22 pm
    April 02, 2022, 05:30:22 pm
    I'm after a whiter headlight on my Gen 1 as it's too yellow, but being asymmetric, does each headlight have the same main bulb, the only difference being a side bulb in one and a high beam bulb in the other?

    I've seen these and wondered if they would make the difference:

    https://www.motorworks.co.uk/headlight-bulb-lia05077-1.html
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    Re: Replacement whiter bulbs
    Reply #1 on: April 02, 2022, 08:57:33 pm
    April 02, 2022, 08:57:33 pm
    *Originally Posted by Ed. [+]
    I'm after a whiter headlight on my Gen 1 as it's too yellow, but being asymmetric, does each headlight have the same main bulb, the only difference being a side bulb in one and a high beam bulb in the other?

    I've seen these and wondered if they would make the difference:

    https://www.motorworks.co.uk/headlight-bulb-lia05077-1.html

    They are just regular H7s, get a pair of Osram Night breaker 200s, they're one of the best and "whitest" regular bulbs on the market, or go LED

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    Re: Replacement whiter bulbs
    Reply #2 on: April 02, 2022, 09:11:10 pm
    April 02, 2022, 09:11:10 pm
    *Originally Posted by Ed. [+]
    I'm after a whiter headlight on my Gen 1 as it's too yellow, but being asymmetric, does each headlight have the same main bulb, the only difference being a side bulb in one and a high beam bulb in the other?

    I've seen these and wondered if they would make the difference:

    https://www.motorworks.co.uk/headlight-bulb-lia05077-1.html

    As Antares said...just go LED, the better quality ones are very good.

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    Re: Replacement whiter bulbs
    Reply #3 on: April 02, 2022, 09:14:02 pm
    April 02, 2022, 09:14:02 pm
    *Originally Posted by Antares [+]
    get a pair of Osram Night breaker 200s, they're one of the best and "whitest" regular bulbs on the market
    Like these?:

    OSRAM NIGHT BREAKER 200, H7, +200% more brightness, halogen headlight lamp, 64210NB200-HCB, 12V, Duo Box (2 lamps) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B092JMZTDR/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_gl_i_G1053J55QVW9A5MK8NC1?psc=1

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    Re: Replacement whiter bulbs
    Reply #4 on: April 02, 2022, 09:15:02 pm
    April 02, 2022, 09:15:02 pm
    *Originally Posted by Ed. [+]
    Like these?:

    OSRAM NIGHT BREAKER 200, H7, +200% more brightness, halogen headlight lamp, 64210NB200-HCB, 12V, Duo Box (2 lamps) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B092JMZTDR/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_gl_i_G1053J55QVW9A5MK8NC1?psc=1

    That's the one, tho I'm partial to LED, it's also more effort, not necessarily more expensive though
    Last Edit: April 02, 2022, 09:17:20 pm by Antares

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    Re: Replacement whiter bulbs
    Reply #5 on: April 02, 2022, 09:17:37 pm
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    *Originally Posted by smithy [+]
    just go LED
    Aren't there MOT issues? Plus heat and spacing issues? I don't often ride at night, but would like a brighter beam. Sometimes LEDs can be harsh with an abrupt cut-off.

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    Re: Replacement whiter bulbs
    Reply #6 on: April 02, 2022, 09:20:00 pm
    April 02, 2022, 09:20:00 pm
    *Originally Posted by Antares [+]
    That's the one, tho I'm partial to LED, it's also more effort, not necessarily more expensive though
    I like simples  :002:

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    Re: Replacement whiter bulbs
    Reply #7 on: April 02, 2022, 09:22:02 pm
    April 02, 2022, 09:22:02 pm
    *Originally Posted by Ed. [+]
    Aren't there MOT issues? Plus heat and spacing issues? I don't often ride at night, but would like a brighter beam. Sometimes LEDs can be harsh with an abrupt cut-off.

    MOT, no, LEDs by themselves are not a fail if you have the correct beam pattern, also halogen replacement LED's don't have an abrupt cut off like you see on modern LED cars as the bulbs are intended to mimic halogen spread, whereas OEM led housings are not, and thus the beam is shaped with specific LED setup in mind. Imo LEDs are significantly better than halogens at night, not just because they are usually brighter, but the whiter light gets reflected off of animals, road markers and signs much better. LEDs also usually run cooler than halogens, only real issue is spacing, but it's trivial to get an extended bulb cover and there is plenty of space for the forks to clear.

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    Re: Replacement whiter bulbs
    Reply #8 on: April 02, 2022, 09:27:43 pm
    April 02, 2022, 09:27:43 pm


    Auxito Mini bulbs i tried in my bike first, i don't use these rn as I found the Z1s better all around but expect something like this.

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    Re: Replacement whiter bulbs
    Reply #9 on: April 02, 2022, 09:29:44 pm
    April 02, 2022, 09:29:44 pm
    *Originally Posted by Antares [+]


    Auxito Mini bulbs i tried in my bike first, i don't use these rn as I found the Z1s better all around but expect something like this.

    That's impressive, I'll investigate further. Thanks for the advice.