h7 headlight bulbs?

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h7 headlight bulbs?

Post by Tramp » Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:18 pm

Okay my xt660z headlight bulb went yesterday , ive fitted a spare car one but ...

Are the motorcycle vibration resistant ones from osram or philips any longer lasting...im not into superbright as i dont ride at night ....salisbury plain us rocky as hell at monent which wont help...

The bike ones are twice price of car ones ! See osram do a ultralife?

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Re: h7 headlight bulbs?

Post by bill_qaz » Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:29 pm

Failure more likely when lit as filament is vibrated whilst glowing, always switch off when off sealed roads. I now always use led bulb as no night riding, like yourself, so only for people to see me, then save standard bulb for mot test :D

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Re: h7 headlight bulbs?

Post by steve the grease » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:06 pm

If a certain section of the market are prepared to pay a premium price for ' special' parts aimed specifically at that area of the marketplace , then those items will be made and sold. Whether they offer any advantages over the regular product is a moot point as cars also suffer from vibration and jolting over rough roads or potholes. Still it doesn't cost much to print packaging with an image of a bike on so...........
Sorry I'm a bit skeptical.

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Re: h7 headlight bulbs?

Post by Flintlock » Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:37 pm

My 2010 GSA goes through headlight bulbs quite frequently. Have started to use the 'heavy duty' version from Halfords & they do seem to last longer.

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Re: h7 headlight bulbs?

Post by Oplo » Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:41 pm

I agree LEDs are the way ahead. Not sure about filaments being more susceptible to breakage when hot. As a collision investigator I have seen these stretched almost straight when involved in an impact whilst illuminated and yes, they still work.
There's no doubt marketing experts will take advantage of what ever they can to extract a few more quid.
Is this skepticism catching Steve?

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Re: h7 headlight bulbs?

Post by Teflon Jnr » Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:23 pm

I use night eye led bulbs in my car my bike and my work van never had to change 1
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Re: h7 headlight bulbs?

Post by macvisual » Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:01 pm

Many years ago I fitted Osram brighter/whiter H4 bulbs to my Suzuki V-Strom, still working fine, but I fancy changing them again to brighter ones to be seen mainly during daytime riding as I hardly do any night time riding.

The Osram bulbs have been fitted at least 6/7yrs now, but I'm sure bulb technology has moved on etc...

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Re: h7 headlight bulbs?

Post by paul_tim2000 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:59 pm

There is an argument that, if the fillament failure is due to vibration induced fracture, the metal will be more ductile, and less likely to break, when hot and therefore will fail less when running. Anyone ever worked in the industry able to comment?

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Re: h7 headlight bulbs?

Post by Tramp » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:09 pm

Teflon Jnr wrote: โ†‘
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:23 pm
I use night eye led bulbs in my car my bike and my work van never had to change 1

Do you find they provide better lighting on road than std halogens...or just brighter to oncomi g traffic,

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Re: h7 headlight bulbs?

Post by Teflon Jnr » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:10 pm

Much better overall crisper edges and brighter passed mot test
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