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Was reading the latest issue of consumer reports(jan06) where they tested dot bulbs(apc,ge,philips,sylvania andwagner).Lss,cu states the are no brighter than oe. FYI
 

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Assuming the same watts used, I don't see how one bulb can be brighter (lumens) than another, but....the other part of the issue is color temperature and human perception. Did CU address those?

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trooper113 said:
Assuming the same watts used, I don't see how one bulb can be brighter (lumens) than another, but....the other part of the issue is color temperature and human perception. Did CU address those?

T113
They said that ''studies'' show people prefer driving with a whiter light.Iguess that is similar to yellow fog lights.The yellow color cuts brightness but increases depth perception. Supposedly adding a small amount of xenon gas to a bulb increases light output. My buddy runs yellow halogens on his rk.one smooth lens,one fluted,i can always pick his bike out in traffic,rob.
 

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I love the fact that Consumer Reports exists. It is a great starting point for the uninformed. That said, I almost always disagree with their conclusions.

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I really like Sylvania's Silverstar bulbs. Have them on my bike and every car I've owned for a few years. Probably isn't "brighter", but it's a whiter light that I feel enables me to see better.
 

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I read that article... however, anyone wanting an upgrade bulb should checkout WWW.PIAA.COM for the H4 selection. Thats all I run in my bikes, and my buddies run the same. There is a definite difference in output, while retaining the same current draw (55/60W). They arent cheap, but they are warranted for 1 yr.(Their site doesn't state that, but they are.). They'll help keep you visible. Also,run on hi beam during the day! Thats an order!!
 

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Does anyone know what I need to do to run high beam and not have my passing lamps turn off? I like the idea of running high beam during the day but would like to have the extra light from the passing lamps. Bike is an 06 Deluxe.

Thanks,

Joe
 

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I love the fact that Consumer Reports exists. It is a great starting point for the uninformed. That said, I almost always disagree with their conclusions.

Kim
I would agree with you most of the time, but the "best buy", $200 barbecue from lowes has been the cookinest MOFO I ever had..
 

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jasilva said:
Does anyone know what I need to do to run high beam and not have my passing lamps turn off? I like the idea of running high beam during the day but would like to have the extra light from the passing lamps. Bike is an 06 Deluxe.

Thanks,

Joe
jasilva

Check this thread out. I posted this last month.

http://65.38.172.84/forums/showthread.php?t=65222

This should work.

Merry Christmas!
 
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