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Old 10th February 2013, 16:24   #6931
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Can you please post a pic with Just the Aux lamp, in my opinion its not legal to use HID's in reflectors plus its blinding for the oncoming traffic, making the driving lights point down will kill the entire purpose of the driving lights and pointing them up is a recipe for disaster.
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These are not driving lights but Aux lamps and are not meant for road use. I usually cover them with caps and only open it whenever going outside city limits. Ofcourse, their usage is limited to on need basis and never on busy roads. If used on road with oncoming traffic, yes it would cause inconvenience for other drivers and certainly not safe.

For driving, I have upgraded my Scorpio stock headlights to 90/100 and it serves the purpose.

I see almost 8 out of 10 vehicles using high beam all the time within and outside city limits. This includes vehicles from bikes to BEST buses. Also we encounter bad drivers putting their own and other road users lives in danger. We all know how much inconvenience it causes.

Using low beam, using indicators while taking turn, parking at public places or safe driving are some of the many simple things which are legally defined and we can follow but unfortunately are rare to be seen.

Following the law is important and I feel that moral responsibility is equally or more important.

I shared this light modification on this forum just to let everyone know of the possibility. I do not recommend to use them as regular lights.

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Old 10th February 2013, 17:09   #6932
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Here you go -

Aux lamps are cheap ones available for Rs.450/piece. HID Kit Rs.2750.
Where did you get the Hid kit from.? Can you please post some details?
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Old 11th February 2013, 16:11   #6933
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I hope this is the right thread for 2 wheeler lighting too. Yesterday only, I have put in Osram 12 Volts halogen onto my dio. Would it have any adverse effect on battery?
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I hope this is the right thread for 2 wheeler lighting too. Yesterday only, I have put in Osram 12 Volts halogen onto my dio. Would it have any adverse effect on battery?
If the bulbs are OR wattage then you should have no issues. If they are higher wattage, then you battery life may decrease a bit.
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I'm really beginning to feel blind driving around in unlit chennai roads. My question is, should I just upgrade to 100/90, or buy a pair of hella 500FF's ? Normally I would have just tried the bulb upgrade first, and switched to the hella's if that werent enough, but I would rather not mess around with my stock wiring - no , not even strip any insulation.

Can people who have both 100/90W or aux lights especially in indica's comment ?
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Old 11th February 2013, 17:27   #6936
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I hope this is the right thread for 2 wheeler lighting too. Yesterday only, I have put in Osram 12 Volts halogen onto my dio. Would it have any adverse effect on battery?
I believe the stock wattage is 35W in your case and if you do not exceed the ratings there should not be any adverse effects on the battery.

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I'm really beginning to feel blind driving around in unlit chennai roads. My question is, should I just upgrade to 100/90, or buy a pair of hella 500FF's ? Normally I would have just tried the bulb upgrade first, and switched to the hella's if that werent enough, but I would rather not mess around with my stock wiring - no , not even strip any insulation.

Can people who have both 100/90W or aux lights especially in indica's comment ?
I would suggest first you try the 100/90 with a wiring harness, relay (reliable one) and ceramic holders. There should not be any cutting of wire etc. It is plug and play and reversible at a later date. I think it would be sufficient for your Indica.

Mods sorry for the back to back posting, but I missed the post of Greenhorn while submitting the first post.

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I hope this is the right thread for 2 wheeler lighting too. Yesterday only, I have put in Osram 12 Volts halogen onto my dio. Would it have any adverse effect on battery?
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If the bulbs are OR wattage then you should have no issues. If they are higher wattage, then you battery life may decrease a bit.
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I believe the stock wattage is 35W in your case and if you do not exceed the ratings there should not be any adverse effects on the battery.
There's no effect or strain on the battery as Honda lighting system is on AC. As long as you are not tinkering with the DC circuit there's absolutely no issues. Am using a Philips 60/55W halogen on my 10 year old standby Activa with re winded stator coil and its glowing like a plasma tube now.

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Old 11th February 2013, 22:41   #6938
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There's no effect or strain on the battery as Honda lighting system is on AC. As long as you are not tinkering with the DC circuit there's absolutely no issues. Am using a Philips 60/55W halogen on my 10 year old standby Activa with re winded stator coil and its glowing like a plasma tube now.
Thank you, I have put in the 12 Volts Osram halogen and suddenly the road looks so bright at night. why is it that halogen's are so powerful as compared to normal bulbs? Also, why can't Honda or other companies provide this as a standard feature?
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I was just going through Osram Night Breaker specification and came across a very surprising stuff, the life of the lamp as stated is only 260 hrs while that of normal h4 bulb is more than 800 hrs. I'm confused, Am I missing something?
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No you are not. They pull the maximum out of that bulb to get the maximum light out of it so yes life is a bit short.
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Thank you, I have put in the 12 Volts Osram halogen and suddenly the road looks so bright at night. why is it that halogen's are so powerful as compared to normal bulbs? Also, why can't Honda or other companies provide this as a standard feature?
Cost & life! The Halogens cost 3-4 times the normal ones & also have a reduced life. While getting this stock is fine (initial cost goes up too), people would start thinking that the spares are expensive, don't they?

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I was just going through Osram Night Breaker specification and came across a very surprising stuff, the life of the lamp as stated is only 260 hrs while that of normal h4 bulb is more than 800 hrs. I'm confused, Am I missing something?
Not at all, the life is lesser than the normal bulbs.
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Not at all, the life is lesser than the normal bulbs.
Not at all surprising. These bulbs run hotter to give the higher output, albeit with a different gas mixture. All the sales talk notwithstanding, one should expect a shorter life.
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Cost & life! The Halogens cost 3-4 times the normal ones & also have a reduced life. While getting this stock is fine (initial cost goes up too), people would start thinking that the spares are expensive, don't they?



Not at all, the life is lesser than the normal bulbs.
How expensive @ 75 rs? If Honda can sell everything at a premium, it should also give Halogens as standard fitment. Yes, it would have a shorter life span, but it gives better illumination too; by giving headlights that do not have great spread, they are risking the lives of innocent commuters and pedestrians on the road.

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Not at all surprising. These bulbs run hotter to give the higher output, albeit with a different gas mixture. All the sales talk notwithstanding, one should expect a shorter life.
Thanks! I am happy with the new set up and will ensure that I keep a tab on hours!
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Hi,

I am planing to replace 100/90 (with Hella wiring kit) in wagon r with 130/100, has someone used this setup and faced any issues such as burned/blackened reflector since headlight material is plastic in Wagon R.

Which brand would you recommend for 130/100 based on your past experience.

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antardaksh> see if you can get Flosser 130/100 bulbs. I found these are excellent after trying few. I used 130/100 in my Swift for more than a year w/o any issues. Use high-beam judiciously. I know a guy who's using 130/100 in Wagon-R here in B'lore for last 2years. every thing is perfect. He's using roots wiring kit & Interface relay.
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