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Offline Ant

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Has anyone upgraded the headlight bulbs?
« on: December 21, 2016, 04:43:04 AM »
Looking for a cheap and easy way to be seen a tad more in the daytime.

Any replacement bulb recommendations?

Offline Adventure Boy

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Re: Has anyone upgraded the headlight bulbs?
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2016, 08:05:18 AM »
I replaced mine with Osram Night breakers
they say 130% more light and they really are a lot Brighter and whiter cheap as chips ordered from Ebay were here in a couple of days and fitted in minutes, If you want them faster Halfords do them

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Offline RichS1000XR

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Re: Has anyone upgraded the headlight bulbs?
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2016, 08:53:13 AM »
I fitted HID's. Much better now!

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Re: Has anyone upgraded the headlight bulbs?
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2016, 10:17:20 AM »

These from Philips are said to give off a light 150% brighter than standard :084:

http://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/H7-Philips-Racing-Vision-150-12V-55W-477-Halogen-Bulbs-Pair.html
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Offline philbuck

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Re: Has anyone upgraded the headlight bulbs?
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2016, 11:25:11 AM »
*Originally Posted by Adventure Boy [+]
I replaced mine with Osram Night breakers

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.......but having said that, I think the white led strip is brighter than one headlight, so I've added two small leds on either side to complement it, and just use the headlight at night, or when it switches automatically !
« Last Edit: December 21, 2016, 11:27:34 AM by philbuck »

Offline phantom92

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Re: Has anyone upgraded the headlight bulbs?
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2016, 12:45:00 PM »
I have fitted these, H7 Philips X-treme Vision +130% 12V 55W 477 Halogen Bulbs.  Not tried them out yet, but anything is better than the original candles.

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Offline PaulS1000XR

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Re: Has anyone upgraded the headlight bulbs?
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2016, 07:00:48 PM »
I fitted Phillips Extreme which are considerably better than the originals. Just a bulb change.

My car has halon lights - don't know what these are but much brighter

Dont know why the bike does not utilise both dipped lights rather than just one - this would be better
PSH

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Re: Has anyone upgraded the headlight bulbs?
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2016, 08:30:18 PM »
 i too have fitted phillips extreme plus i changed the side lights to these
http://www.hids-direct.co.uk/501-w5w-5-smd-canbus-led-sidelight-bulbs/
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Offline Boneman1

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Re: Has anyone upgraded the headlight bulbs?
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2016, 09:59:04 AM »
I too have changed the bulbs to PIAA hyper plus looks brighter than the originals but I don't know if it is better than the Phillips extreme.

Offline Ant

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Re: Has anyone upgraded the headlight bulbs?
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2016, 01:44:09 AM »
Picked up a pair of PIAA's at ye old BMW store today. Sell like hotcakes they tell me so what the hell thought I'd give them a shot.