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Halogen Headlight ConversionPosted by John Sunderland at February 24. 2017
I have a general question regarding upgrading the less than perfect headlight brightness to H4 halogen. My 1960 Dommie currently has the bog standard BPF fitting and uses the rather whimpish 45/40W incandescent Lucas bulb. I have been trawling through numerous sites and have found SRM in Aberystwyth have a Halogen 45/40W BPF bulb. As H4s give out quite a bit of heat would the original headlight unit be suitable or would I have to replace it. Any thoughts?
Cheers in advance
Re: Halogen Headlight ConversionPosted by john_holmes at February 24. 2017
LED is the way to go, higher light output, lower heat and watts comsumed.
Re: Halogen Headlight ConversionPosted by alan_osborn at February 24. 2017
Re: Halogen Headlight ConversionPosted by Gordon Johnston at February 25. 2017
Got to disagree with John H. In my experience LED headlights are great until the sun goes down. They light up everything except the stretch of road in front of you. Disappointing...
The H4 reflector and bulb combination is good.
The old 50/40W BPF isn't bad either provided you provide a separate earth lead back to the battery, advice which applies to any lighting setup.
Re: Halogen Headlight ConversionPosted by david_evans at February 25. 2017
John, I have a new old stock Wipac Quadoptic with a sidelight fitting as well, I've got a spare QH H4 55/60w bulb as well £20 plus p&p if you want it. 07751 307963
Re: Halogen Headlight ConversionPosted by anna jeannette Dixon at February 26. 2017
Hello Well there are some Pre-focus fitting. LED ones out now price £8 each yours anna j
Re: Halogen Headlight ConversionPosted by Fritz Wettstein at February 26. 2017
Have a look here: http://www.nortonownersclub.org/noc-chat/general/770632805
Re: Halogen Headlight ConversionPosted by patrick_mullen at February 26. 2017
I have just returned from Dublin this morning and there was a lorry unloading at some roadworks on the motorway . He had six spot lights on top of the cab, six spot lights across the front bumper, two headlights, two fog lights, plus his hazard lights - all fully lit up. He certainly attracted attention-but I suppose that was the idea. Certainly nothing wrong with his alternator.
Sorry this isn't of much help but I suppose most people just use their headlight to warn of their presence rather than illuminate the road during the hours of darkness.