Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Fallbrook, CA, USA
Re: New PIAA HID
They are sold without anything but the light and mounting post. At 30 watts each bulb only consumes 2.5 amps (@12 volts). At 13.8 volts that's about 2.2 amps. So a relay isn't really required. Although being the anal-retentive personality I am, I installed a relay. I put 3 30 amp relays on my RT (HIF headlight, HID aux lights, Horn) and used 12 gauge wire to power them.
I have a couple of pictures of the lights in action. I have the 12 degree spot lamps. They also come in a 30 degree flood version. When you see the pattern on the wall (from 25 feet away) the it is left aux, H4 hid, right aux.
Oh, I forgot to mention that angle cutout on the far right is from the headlight. On US motorcycles there is an angled projection on the right. It's on the left on UK motorcyle lights. The pattern basically looks like O=O> where the + and > are the H4 HID conversion. I don't have a picture yet of the light pattern on a dark street or parking lot. Been too busy to do just that with the various upgrades and maintenance work.
As for likes and dislikes, I haven't truely had a chance to drive with them. I had to borrow a client's warehouse to adjust them, so didn't want to use them at night until I had. I tried them in my street and can say they are much brighter and throw a longer beam than the PIAAs I replaced. You can also see they work quite well with the 4300K H4 bulb. The SCRM16 is a 5300K I believe.
2006 Magnesium Black Metallic K1200LT (sold - sigh)
1996 Sinus (aka Cirrus) Blue Metallic R1100RT
Last edited by ArthurKnowles; May 13th, 2008 at 11:48 pm.