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Offline Suzuki boi

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Need new bulb
« on: Thursday, 05 December 2019, 07:37 am »
So the headlight bulb in my 14 is a "brand new " spare bulb I had lying around from my old 99 ford focus
It's absolutely useless.
My fart gives out more light!!

I'm unsure what decent h4 bulbs there.
What about one of these?
Philips RacingVision +150% H4 Headlight Bulb 12342RVS2, Twin Pack https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01LYNVQBC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_xBc6Db6C2988V
Or
OSRAM NIGHT BREAKER LASER H4, next generation, +150% more brightness, halogen headlamp, 64193NL-HCB, 12V, passenger car, duo box (2 lamps) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07FXKF1NT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_RBc6DbJD3DY7X

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Re: Need new bulb
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 05 December 2019, 08:18 am »
I use the Osram Night Racer, essentially its the Osram Night Breaker but built for motorcycles to take a bit more vibration that may occur

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Osram-H4-Night-Racer-50-Motorbike-Headlight-Bulb-50-Brighter-64193NR5-01B/191992754412?epid=28030011150&hash=item2cb3a8f0ec:g:JE8AAOSw~P9axipR
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Re: Need new bulb
« Reply #2 on: Thursday, 05 December 2019, 09:37 pm »
I use the Osram Night Racer, essentially its the Osram Night Breaker but built for motorcycles to take a bit more vibration that may occur

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Osram-H4-Night-Racer-50-Motorbike-Headlight-Bulb-50-Brighter-64193NR5-01B/191992754412?epid=28030011150&hash=item2cb3a8f0ec:g:JE8AAOSw~P9axipR
The only difference in the bike and car version is the bike one can handle more vibration?
I see the car one says it has a further distance

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Re: Need new bulb
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, 05 December 2019, 11:31 pm »
I put a LED light in mine, I can nearly see where I'm going at times now.

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Re: Need new bulb
« Reply #4 on: Friday, 06 December 2019, 12:16 am »
I put a LED light in mine, I can nearly see where I'm going at times now.
Are the latest ones quite compact for fitting in the headlamp? I though they did or do require some form of controller which has to be stuffed in there.

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Re: Need new bulb
« Reply #5 on: Friday, 06 December 2019, 04:40 am »
I always seen the led bulbs that are an exact replacement of the halogen were pure rubbish?

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Re: Need new bulb
« Reply #6 on: Friday, 06 December 2019, 08:17 am »
I put a LED light in mine, I can nearly see where I'm going at times now.
Are the latest ones quite compact for fitting in the headlamp? I though they did or do require some form of controller which has to be stuffed in there.

Direct replacement. They look longer, but the extra bit that forms the controller & cooling fan only takes up the space the multiplug normally does on the back of a H4. You just plug the short loom off them into the normal multiplug & that's it. Oh yeah & I had to adjust my headlight down slightly but that was all.

The light pattern is pretty much the same as a normal bulb, just about four times brighter so I can go faster than a 125 at night.