Headlight wattage


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nicco
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Headlight wattage

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Can someone tell me the maximum halogen wattage I can use in my high and low headlights on my 2009 goldwing

Standard is 55 watts.but they also sell a 100 watt blue bulb. I would use the 100 for highbeam only and use a 55watt blue bulb for the low beams.

I worry the the 100 watt will be too hot for the light housing to tolerate.

Has anyone tried it??



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100 watt bulbs will probably melt the wiring connectors and they won't last any time at all.

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The current draw of the 100 watt lamp will probably damage the wire or the mounting adapters as noted. That being said, it will most certainly have an adverse effect on the mirror finish of the reflectors of the headlight assembly.

On my GL1500 the increased heat of aftermarket lamps started to dull the mirror finish of the reflectors.
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If you want more light from your headlight, you'd be better off going with LEDs, which use less power, create less heat, and put out more light.

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WingAdmin wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:10 am
If you want more light from your headlight, you'd be better off going with LEDs, which use less power, create less heat, and put out more light.
THIS IS TRUTH

AND the LEDs are a pure white light like daylight (you've seen them on cars) and for me--light up the road better than the old yellowish or blue lights



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I got rid of the halogens and put in H.I.D. Even still are brighter than most LED's out now.


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