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post #1 of 61 Old 02-29-2012, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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Arrow Anyone replace the stock headlight bulb yet?

I know several have upgraded to HID..but what I am referring to is simply putting in a better aftermarket H4 bulb...Did some research and found this motorcycle aftermarket bulb.
"PIAA 70456 Xtreme White Plus H4 Anti-vibration Bulb"
it sounds really good..has positive reviews..
one review reads:The bulb is great with about double the brightness of the stock headlamp

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4000 kelvin rating
Bulb type-H4 Anti-Vibration 110/100 watt from 60/55 watt
Xtreme white plus technology

Was wondering if anyone else has changed their Headlight bulb?
what did you put in?
whats your opinion?
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Can't remember the exact name of the PIAA 55/60w bulb that I put in my BMW but it is some super-whizzbang-ultra H4 bulb. Noticeably brighter, and, it stopped me thinking about adding extra lights as I don't ride in the wilderness at night very often. If I recall, it was about $50.
Be careful about using higher wattage bulbs like 80/100w as in some cases the heat can melt stuff.
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Just found the package - it is a PIAA 70456 Extreme White Plus. 55/60w.
You will like it. Worth the money on my bike.

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Be careful about using higher wattage bulbs like 80/100w as in some cases the heat can melt stuff.
Thanx for the response

The PIAA website says that this bulb is much more efficient so the watt usage is the same as the stock 65/55 w but the light output is equivalent to 110/100 w

and since inefficient bulbs put out those extra watts out as heat .. this bulb will run even cooler than the stock light did since it puts those wasted watts out as light instead of heat.

$37 on Amazon....order placed
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I don't have a CBR250R (yet) so I don't know how it will be on your bike.
I do remember my riding friends asking about my "very bright" headlight.
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When I first got the CBR i was impressed with the headlight both on low and high beams though it did seem to have a very yellowish hue to it when looking at it from the front. I replaced the even yellower 5 watt position lights on either side of the headlight with 15 smd equivalents..they are pure white with a tiny bit of blue and the H4 bulb looked even dimmer and more yellow....Since i hooked up my Denali D2 LED driving lights, the yellow now stands out like a sore thumb... More light on the road at night will be great but I am doing it for the look on the front of the bike as well.
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Their are a few posts on this, I myself have done it. use the search button.

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Well here in Thailand we get the bike with a H3 35/35 bulb. I changed that to a bog standard H4 and am pretty happy. I may change to a brighter bulb but they are not so easy to get here.
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Their are a few posts on this, I myself have done it. use the search button.
Thanks, I have been coming to this forum regularly since last spring and don't recall seeing any threads or posts about replacing the stock H4 bulb with an aftermarket H4 bulb since I have been coming here..

I did use the search button before I started this thread just to be sure and came up with nothing. If there are any, I sure wasn't able to find them.

There are however numerous posts about changing over to High Intensity Discharge..which I stated is NOT what I was asking about. If you know of any maybe you could post the links?
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I've got a 130/100W bulb. I've put both filaments on relays and individual 20A fuses. It's a temporary fitment, I'm going to switch to a projector lamp with a HID in the future. It does not affect the charging (checked with a voltmeter), neither does it damage the reflector (even after running continuously for 24 hrs).

More than adequate, but IMO a HID is the way to go. A GOOD HID, preferably in a projector lamp.
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