FRONT LIGHTS FOR GL


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FRONT LIGHTS FOR GL

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Which are the longest lasting products for the front lights of a 2nd gen GL


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Are you talking about the H7 Headlight bulbs? Just about any halogen H7 headlight bulb will give you adequate longevity I would think. I do not personally know of a manufacturer's bulb that will outlast any other.
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I do know of one that I would stay AWAY from, and that would be the SILVERSTAR's. They are definitely brighter than the ordinary halogen, but that's because they overdrive them with a smaller filament that won't last as a result.
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You can do an easy upgrade and install some LED lights as well. They use half the power and are nice and bright white.
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Coop19742 wrote: Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:07 pm You can do an easy upgrade and install some LED lights as well. They use half the power and are nice and bright white.
And for the most part, will last as long as the bike does.
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I settled for EC LED... they look like the best of both worlds.
. like u said
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Steve F wrote: Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:24 pm I do know of one that I would stay AWAY from, and that would be the SILVERSTAR's. They are definitely brighter than the ordinary halogen, but that's because they overdrive them with a smaller filament that won't last as a result.
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+1 on the Silverstar. They are junk, at least for use on a wing. To the OP: for regular H7 bulbs you can look on the back of the package and it tells you how many hours they are rater for. Generally the basic cheaper H7 lasts the longest. As a rule of thumb the brighter the bulb the faster it burns out (this rule doesn't apply to LED's).
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I changed ALL my forward facing lights to LEDs - less power draw and bright white light !
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ELectrical Connection LED should be in me hand tomorrow and on the bike the following day


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