[200q20v] Replacement bulbs for Euro lights

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Fri Oct 12 12:00:49 EDT 2001

At 9:43 AM -0400 10/12/01, Richard E. Berlin, Jr. wrote:
>There seem to be a dizzying array of bulbs available for
>those of us running Eurolights, and I'm not sure if the bulb
>combo is H4/H3, or H4/H1. Does anyone know for sure?

I know. For sure. They are H3/H4. :-)

>Also, I'm not a fan of those baby blue tint jobs, so I
>wonder if any of you have zeroed in on the optimum setup of
>wattage, color and style. I am running Ari's rewound
>alternator (great item) so I have plenty of current
>available for high output bulbs.

I use 100W for the H3. My H4 lamps are 55/80W, which is a nice 
combination, IMHO since the low-beams stay at a tolerable (even 
legal) level, while the H4 can supply some xtra-high wattage for the 
"Full Monte" high-beam. Hi-beams like this seems powerful enough to 
melt a path through the snow.

With a set of new euro lights,  even though the 55W lo beam is a 
_great_ improvement it seems not quite as bright as some would wish. 
An alternative that many use is an 80/100W H4, but I feel it's more 
"responsible" to avoid putting extra lo-beam power into other 
driver's eyes; however everyone claims a properly aimed 
euro-headlight doesn't cause problems even at 80 watts.

The Meron high-amp generator is nice to have I'm sure (wish I had 
time to do it when I last needed a new alternator), but do you have 
your headlights relayed to handle extra-high wattage?

*  Phil & Judy Rose           Rochester, NY  *
*        mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net       * 

More information about the 200q20v mailing list