Replacing Halogen headlight bulb with an LED


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CnCbuss
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Replacing Halogen headlight bulb with an LED

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Hello guys. The standard H4 bulb on my ‘82 wing is not very bright. I’m wondering if anyone has tried replacing with an LED headlight bulb such as this one (No separate ballast required) and if it throws the electrical system off?

 DZG H4 Motorcycle LED Headlight Bulb 9003 HB2 HS1 P43t 6500K CREE Chips High Low Beam Conversion Kit 2 Yr Warranty, 1 Pack Hello guys. The standard H4 bulb on my ‘82 wing is not very bright. I’m wondering if anyone has tried replacing with an LED headlight bulb such as this one (No separate ballast required) and if it throws the electrical system off?


 DZG H4 Motorcycle LED Headlight Bulb 9003 HB2 HS1 P43t 6500K CREE Chips High Low Beam Conversion Kit 2 Yr Warranty, 1 Pack
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Re: Replacing Halogen headlight bulb with an LED

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The 38 year old reflector in the headlight has probably faded badly....a brighter bulb won't help much.

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Re: Replacing Halogen headlight bulb with an LED

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Some people have just replaced the entire assembly with a 7 inch LED, which is much brighter (and easier on your electrical system):

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=7%22+headlig ... ingdocs-20

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Re: Replacing Halogen headlight bulb with an LED

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I replaced mine in my 86 without a hitch.

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Re: Replacing Halogen headlight bulb with an LED

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not to hijack the thread, but i've ordered these and never been able to make them fit. could I get a pick from someone of how they installed theirs please?

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Re: Replacing Halogen headlight bulb with an LED

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I installed one from Amazon. Had to tweek the deflector up slightly inside the housing, but it's an excellent value and is working great with maximum light.
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