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I orderd some hyper white bulbs from luminics.com and there site said that H1's where the ones i needed for my bike. so i went to put them in and they where the wrong ones. So i called luminics and the guy said that i needed H4's but after going to pep boys i saw some H4's with 3 prongs and the 929 lights have 2 prongs.. can someone please tell me what bulbs fit the 929? Also the brightest i can get without converting to H.I.D or melting my wiring.

Thank you for any help

-Quinc
 

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thanks bro...

and if you order from luminics.com the web site is wrong and so is the guy who answers the phones..
 

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The brightest would be without any color. The coatings dim the light but make them appear whiter. I would stay with the stock on the highs and put a 100w in the center.
 

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The Phillips SS bulbs are coated, they appear whiter but are actually darker than a standard 55w. If you still want that 'superwhite' look, find a bulb with a metallic-blue coating that is almost transparent. That will give you the white look with minimal loss of output. Phillips are like that but if you find a 100w bulb with that coating it will be brighter.
 

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Sulvania Silver stars. I have them in my trcuk and Bike when its in street trim. Clean, clear, and bright. Avaliable at any auto parts store.
 

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it may be too late to post but...

i'm a sparky and know my **** with globes.

you want the highest lumen rating available. higher wattage will give brighter lights but will also cause problems with wiring and magneto output/battery drain.

basically a standard 55w 12v H7 will be around 4000k (lumens) and be orange in color compared to others.

the "blue" light of projectors is due to the gas being Xenon and not halogen. it produces light in the 5000k range.

Phillips have a range called Diamond Vision which will give the best light at 5000k and still be 55w. the downside is at dusk, the light produced is close to pure daylight so its hard to see if you have them on unless your looking at them. at night they are blue/white and take some getting used to.
 

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Use XENON 6k man, that thing really rule, trust me. Or it is illegal in States? If it so then sorry and delete my post.
 

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Xenon is just a gas. Moving the color around (4k, 5k, 6k) makes no difference in brightness, just color.
 

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CBRBob said:
Xenon is just a gas. Moving the color around (4k, 5k, 6k) makes no difference in brightness, just color.
i'm thinking about getting this PIAA 55W=110W Xtreme White Plus H7 Bulb its rated at 4000k. cost 41$ for 1 bulb. from performancecenter.com either that or buy a pair of H7 Philips Vision Plus Headlight Bulbs from ebay. for 30$ plus shipping from the uk. inless somone knows of a store that sells these in the u.s?
 

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You should be able to find these at your local auto parts/speed shops or car stereo shops.

In the end you aren't really gaining that much. If you can, save the cash and get a real HID kit. Low beam only as the high beam would attract a lot of unwanted attention from people that take $$ from you if you ride with the high on all the time. Also HIDs aren't meant to be flashed so leaving a incandescent bulb in there is good.
 

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i didn't know you could get a hid just for the low beam. can you post a link? also i dont ride with my highs on all the time.. i tried for a while but cars kept flashing me so i stoped. :(
 

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There are places where you can get a single kit instead of two.
 

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CBRBob said:
Xenon is just a gas. Moving the color around (4k, 5k, 6k) makes no difference in brightness, just color.

You aren't right. Xenon bulbs is much brigther than halogen.:eek: 4k-12k, 4k is the best shining, but 12k is the most beautiful its just blue! :)
 

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i'm with morte.

the "color" code of 4k, 5k or 6k refers to the lumen rating. the amount of light produced therefore the color changes. check yourself. put new batteries in a torch for full wattage then but dead ones in. same globe but less power to it so it can't heat up to produce the full brightness. wattage is only the power consumed by the globe.

i haven't seen xenon globes as a straight replacement yet. 5k is the brightest down here and people always assume your highs are on. 6k would be so close to pure daylight it would be hard at night to see contrasts

and quinc, as for running with high beams, i do it in the daytime. i get flashed but at least they've seen me. then when they run me over they can't use the excuse "officer, i just didn't see him"
 

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The lowest HID K ratinngs are what come standard in most cars about 4300K. That is the whitest (read: most VISIBLE to actually SEE). Once you reach 6000K you are getting pretty blue and may start to get attention from cops. Above 8000K you are just getting rosy/pink light that does nothing for actually seeing at night. The K ratings are what is considered temperature that particular gas is burning at (like a flame spectrometer). Higher K numbers dosent mean brighter, it just means a different color in the spectrum.
 
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