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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-26-2017, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy LED Headlight Upgrade

Well, I just want to let everyone know that I had a local BMW dealer in this area replace the H4 bulb with a Cyclops 3800 Lumen H4 Led Bulb. The results were a big disappointment. Since I had the bulb installed, it is no longer eligible for a return so I am stuck with it and wasted $75.00.
Don't get me wrong. The Cyclops Bulb is a great product and is the #1 top rated on the market. That's why I bought one. But the factory installed regular H4 that came with the bike is much brighter and throws out a much better pattern. The problem is in the reflector. It is NOT DESIGNED for led type bulb so I am going to take the Cyclops out and install the regular H4 until I come up with a better solution.
I am interested in a bulb that is powerful, won't cause a huge strain on the electrics and most important that will stand out instead of blending into the normal light spectrum to better gain the attention of inattentive drivers.
I anyone out there has ideas, please share them.
Thanks so much.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-05-2018, 08:58 PM
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Well, I just want to let everyone know that I had a local BMW dealer in this area replace the H4 bulb with a Cyclops 3800 Lumen H4 Led Bulb. The results were a big disappointment. Since I had the bulb installed, it is no longer eligible for a return so I am stuck with it and wasted $75.00. [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.g310rforum.com/forum/images/G310Rforum/smilies/tango_face_sad.png[/IMG]
Don't get me wrong. The Cyclops Bulb is a great product and is the #1 top rated on the market. That's why I bought one. But the factory installed regular H4 that came with the bike is much brighter and throws out a much better pattern. The problem is in the reflector. It is NOT DESIGNED for led type bulb so I am going to take the Cyclops out and install the regular H4 until I come up with a better solution.
I am interested in a bulb that is powerful, won't cause a huge strain on the electrics and most important that will stand out instead of blending into the normal light spectrum to better gain the attention of inattentive drivers.
I anyone out there has ideas, please share them.
Thanks so much.
David
Dang. I was looking at that today actually. Maybe I'll try to find the PIAA unit and try that.
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And a xenon bulb ?
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I see the Cyclops has only 2 big Cree leds per side and the Philips Luxeon I have, has 5 smaller ones per side, maybe that's why the Philips has a better pattern? It is also double the price of the Cyclops...

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I see the Cyclops has only 2 big Cree leds per side and the Philips Luxeon I have, has 5 smaller ones per side, maybe that's why the Philips has a better pattern? It is also double the price of the Cyclops...
The PIAA one is also around $150USD. Out of stock at the moment too on their website. Knockoffs are apparently an issue too with many LED lights.
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