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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 2007, 7:41 pm Thread Starter
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5000 K halogen hi-beam

Can anyone recommend a 5000 Kelvin H-3 halogen hi-beam lamp to complement my HID lo-beam conversion and the pair of 004XT PIAA's I mounted under the oil cooler?

I just want to get the light color all the same.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 2007, 7:47 pm
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I'd recommend going with the HID as part of the Group Buy. They offer a 5000K and at $87 it's a pretty hard to pass up.

PS: I use an HID High beam on my LT and, regarding riding at night, it is the best modification I have done.

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I did get in on the HID group buy. I don't want a HID for the high beam.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 2007, 4:23 am
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You can't just make a halogen lamp easily to run at higher color temperature. If you could, nobody would be buying HID. If you run a halogen filament at higher temperature to match the HID it would probably only last a couple of hundred hours - and you know what changing a lamp is like on a KRS!

It's possible to build the lamp with blue filters, but the light output will drop. After I fitted my HIDs I deliberately changed the parking lamp for a blue lamp. But only because I wanted the bike to have the modern light look to complement the HID conversion.

I've got HID high and low, I just don't flash anybody now, (Bad practice anyway). Twin FIAMMs are better for warnings.



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