h7 headlight bulbs?

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Re: h7 headlight bulbs?

Post by mabawza » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:31 pm

I'm using H7 Night Eye led's at the moment, nice bright light during the day, but crap at night, looking to change for something brighter.

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Re: h7 headlight bulbs?

Post by 92kk k100lt 193214 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:12 pm

My experience of LEDs was poor and I reverted to halogen. Relay makes a great difference.
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Re: h7 headlight bulbs?

Post by Mactavish » Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:28 pm

Tramp wrote:
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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Just my experience , but there is a difference in quality . Replace a number of H7 bulbs on cars and find them returning with blown bulbs with in 12 months . Now prefer to fit the more expensive ones .
Just check your regulator isn't over charging and blowing bulbs .

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Re: h7 headlight bulbs?

Post by OnHellas » Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:36 pm

The H7 in the headlamp of my 800GS yesterday afternoon. Not the first time by any means.
So, in to the Pannier for the spare that we bought a few months ago in Victoria, Vancouver Island.......Bugger! It’s an H4.
My fault for not checking when it was handed to me I suppose.

We bought another one yesterday evening, just a generic one I think. Sylvian or something.
I’ll fit it later today.

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