Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Gold Country, CA, USA
DDM Hi-Beam Upgrade Report - they're not just bright!
I Upgraded my high beam (already had an HID low beam upgrade from a a couple of years ago). For $24.95, it was the best deal ever. Came to $40.42 with tax and shipping.
I followed Raffy's advice (from this thread
), about coming in from the top initially; best advice I got there was how to modify the STOCK high beam light holder to be used on the new bulb. For me, it worked better to just go ahead and remove the nose cone.
I couldn't get my ham-fists to work in that small area, and with the cone removed, it just made it easier to work on both the light holder, and get the ballasts (high and low) strapped into the best spots.
HUGE difference in light output! Check out the two attached pics. "Old" shows the stock Hi Beam (with 6500 degree HID low beam). the "New" picture shows the new 55w 5000 degree Hi-Beam in place.
Lighting in the garage was almost the same, and camera postition was the same - but you can see how the new high beam completely washes out the rest of the garage light, making it look like it was actually dark.
They're not just bright... They're "Oh Crap!"
CCR: 2008, Midway; 2011, Boise; 2012, Duluth; 2014, Chattanooga. MOA: Billings, 2015; SLC, 2017
CCR-R: 2018, Russellville
'13 K1600 GTL-P - "Eva"
Sold but "beloved" ride: K12 LT - "Pepe"
IBA #31242 (SSx2, BB, BBG)
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