[200q20v] an alternative H4 lamp wattage
Paul R Luevano
prl at ptc.com
Thu Dec 28 14:43:14 EST 2000
Phil Rose wrote:
> I'm been using the 55/100 Ha lamps for the past year and believe they are a
> sensible alternative to the H4s that provide higher wattages for both
> filaments. On high beams I get a nice blast of useful (400W) illumination,
> whereas on dims the 2x55 watt level quite adequate and, IMO, less likely to
> be offensive to oncoming traffic.
When I switched over to the euros, I installed the 100/80W H4's and the
100W H3's. Impressive to say the least. After about 4 months, I lost
one low beam and I replaced with a regular 60/55w H4. I could definitely
see a difference between the two bulbs. A month later (last weekend), I
lost the other low beam, and also replaced it with a regular H4.
Now, I need to come to a decision:
1) Stick with what I currently have, the 60/55W H4's, which are MUCH
better than the DOT units, but do not make use of the highly over
engineered wiring harness I built, but do have the benefit of long
2) Replace the 100/80W H4's every 4-6 months. Have spares on hand.
Great lighting, make use of my wiring harness, but have short life.
3) Get some 100/55W H4's, get the long life on the low beams, but still
get the 400W high beams.
FWIW, good source for bulbs:
Paul Luevano | AMA #418487 |'99 CBR 600F4 (Racebike)
http://teamdaemon.com | USM * CCS #898|'97 CBR 1100XX (Streetbike)
Waltham, MA USA | NMA #116657 |'91 200TQ20V (Winter)
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