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Online matt748

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T800 headlight bulb (again)
« on: September 29, 2020, 10:52:29 AM »
Morning,
Firstly sorry, as I know this has been covered quite a lot. Ive been searching for an hour on here and the web.

I want to buy spare / replacement halogen bulbs for my 2015 XRX. The current bulbs IMO give good night performance, and have been in for as long as Ive had the bike (3years) and could even be OE (5years) so durability is excellent and something Im looking to replicate.

I know (think) its H4 bulbs I need, but theres so much out there! I dont want to go LED although a slightly less yellow bulb to more closely match the fogs would be a bonus.
Does anyone know who make the OE bulbs?
So in summary, Im after a durable replacement, with a slightly whiter look if possible.

Thanks in advance,
Matt

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Re: T800 headlight bulb (again)
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2020, 01:11:54 PM »
I fitted these - https://www.philips.co.uk/c-p/12342XVBW/x-tremevision-moto-motorcycle-headlights.
just after I bought the bike new in October 2017 - so going on 3 years and over 11000 miles later and still going - (One will immediately blow now)
They did make a difference so I am happy with them and will fit the same again when one goes, can't recall where I got mine from, may have been Amazon or may have been powerbulbs.com ( just looked  they are doing a 20% first time discount and free shipping over 15)

Not saying they will suit everyone but they do me.


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Re: T800 headlight bulb (again)
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2020, 02:09:26 PM »
The oem fitment was Osram in mine.  H4 dual filament.
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Re: T800 headlight bulb (again)
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2020, 02:44:59 PM »
I use Osram Nightbreaker Unlimited H4 on my XR.

A little whiter than the standard Osram bulbs.
Been using them for more than a year and am happy with them.

I have not gone the LED route yet.


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Re: T800 headlight bulb (again)
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2020, 10:16:51 PM »
Thanks for the replies, much appreciated

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Re: T800 headlight bulb (again)
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2020, 07:34:48 PM »
So heres my update. Went for Philips X-tremeVision, on sale at euro car parts for 23.02
Photo shows OE on the left, new on right. Theyre definitely whiter, have a tinge of blue and are closer in whiteness to the LED fogs.

Happy so far.


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Re: T800 headlight bulb (again)
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2020, 09:07:37 AM »
Dont forget to inform your insurance company about the upgrade!!! Yes, brighter light, more illumination means you can ride faster at night so a greater chance of accident. Soon theyll want to know if you polish your boots as therell be less drag!! :015:

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Re: T800 headlight bulb (again)
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2020, 05:46:44 PM »
*Originally Posted by crispey [+]
Dont forget to inform your insurance company about the upgrade!!! Yes, brighter light, more illumination means you can ride faster at night so a greater chance of accident. Soon theyll want to know if you polish your boots as therell be less drag!! :015:

Tongue firmly in cheek I hope...

 


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