Auxbeam NF-S1 led & Hella E4 lamp beam shots

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Re: Auxbeam NF-S1 led & Hella E4 lamp beam shots

Post by Kaliram » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:28 am

I’ve been running the Auxbeam in the Hella e-code reflector for a while now. The combination is made in heaven: they really work exceptionally, and the pix the OP posted well represent the beam pattern and light intensity. :)
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Re: Auxbeam NF-S1 led & Hella E4 lamp beam shots

Post by Tomcatfixer » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:43 am

Just got to work after taking "the long way" through some rural areas. This gave me my first true test of the Hella/Auxbeam combo and it is fantastic! While the Hella/Cyron combination I was previously running made me highly visible, since it threw light in all directions, the new configuration has a great, clearly-defined low-beam pattern than I can easily aim to avoid blinding oncoming drivers. And the high beam actually throws light down the road in front of me. I wish I had switched 'bulbs' earlier!
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Re: Auxbeam NF-S1 led & Hella E4 lamp beam shots

Post by chopfather » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:17 am

I changed out my stock headlight for the hella/auxbeam combination just a few days ago. I've only been on one short night ride since then but so far I'm happy with it.
I did notice during my ride yesterday that it seemed like drivers were seeing me sooner than before during the day.
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Re: Auxbeam NF-S1 led & Hella E4 lamp beam shots

Post by mattzahr » Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:05 am

I am running the Auxbeam with a stock reflector - HOWEVER.....I can't get it to go the low/high to change intensity....what have I done incorrectly?

Good part is the noticeable difference in the amount of light thrown out at night - has been a lifesaver for me where I live - see deer much further out than stock.
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Re: Auxbeam NF-S1 led & Hella E4 lamp beam shots

Post by Aurans » Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:16 am

I tried to delete my post above, but the machines wouldn't let me. I wanted to do more testing and, more importantly adjust my headlight properly, but I've decide to just ask.


I took the advice in this thread and installed the auxbeam with the hella h4 e-code lens. What I'm seeing, however, doesn't match what I'd expect. Again, I've only "adjusted" casually, but while I get a nice low beam, the high goes wide and no further out. In fact, it goes darker in the middle. All the extra light throw seems to be on the sides of the road, not in front of me.

From my understanding, the Auxbeam can't be adjusted. Am I missing something obvious? I'm going to try the other lamp in the package and revert back to stock to see the difference.

Thoughts?

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Re: Auxbeam NF-S1 led & Hella E4 lamp beam shots

Post by Tomcatfixer » Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:49 am

Adjusted? You shouldn't need to adjust anything. Typically, these lens/reflectors are engineered to operate with the bulb in one specific position. The bulbs are normally keyed, so they only fit in the proper orientation. Is it possible that you have somehow inserted the LED "bulb" upside-down?
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Re: Auxbeam NF-S1 led & Hella E4 lamp beam shots

Post by windmill » Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:09 am

That s perplexing, the NF-S1 + Hella projects the same pattern that a Halogen + Hella does when compared side by side.
An Auxbeam other than the NF-S1? Orientation off? Defective unit? Wired incorrectly?
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Re: Auxbeam NF-S1 led & Hella E4 lamp beam shots

Post by Kaliram » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:46 am

Make sure you got the Hella e-code that is made in Germany and not the one that is made in India. The India-made lamp has different cut-offs and is for driving on the left side of the road.
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Re: Auxbeam NF-S1 led & Hella E4 lamp beam shots

Post by Aurans » Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:53 am

Solved: It was upside down. I'd fire the idiot who installed it, but then I'd be out of a job.

Seriously, when I remove the keyed collar, I looked to see it there was an "up" but mistakenly thought both sides appeared the same. Now, I know. Light looks great. Big improvement.

And @kaliram, mine was made in Romania, which is close enough to Germany.

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Re: Auxbeam NF-S1 led & Hella E4 lamp beam shots

Post by Claus » Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:39 am

Aurans wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:53 am
And @kaliram, mine was made in Romania, which is close enough to Germany.
This for me reads like: "mine was made in Mexico, which is close enough to US" :lol:

In fact, most things of German manufacturers are made somewhere in the world. As long as it´s made in the European Union, one can hope there was a quality management involved. "low tech" parts of HELLA, like a head lamp shell made in Romania should be ok.
The times when they built that parts in Bielefeld are gone... (unfortunately)
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Re: Auxbeam NF-S1 led & Hella E4 lamp beam shots

Post by Tomcatfixer » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:38 am

I'm pleased that it was a simple fix.
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Re: Auxbeam NF-S1 led & Hella E4 lamp beam shots

Post by HassoBoxhead » Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:40 am

In order to get the right bulb, it’s the Auxbeam NF-S1 in H4 size that I should buy, correct?
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Re: Auxbeam NF-S1 led & Hella E4 lamp beam shots

Post by Aurans » Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:22 am

That’s what I bought. Hella H4 E-code lens and Auxbeam NF-S1 H4 bulb (2 pack). I followed the links earlier in this thread.

It was my first led headlight, and installing the bulb into the lens took me a minute to figure out. You need to remove the old halogen bulb and rubber seal. For the Auxbeam:

1. Remove the keyed collar, insert that into the back of the lens.
2. Clip it into place with the two metal clips on the lens.
3. Put the rubber seal in place, poking the pilot light and ground connectors through.
4. Insert the bulb by pressing into the rubber seal and aligning the two pins on the sides with the slots in the keyed collar. Twist and lock into place.
5. Make sure the bulb is right-side up. The front of the bulb has metal fins by the diode. Up is with these under, not above, the light.

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Re: Auxbeam NF-S1 led & Hella E4 lamp beam shots

Post by HassoBoxhead » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:50 am

I bought the H4, but the connector is wrong. It has |_| connector instead of the
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That I need..
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Re: Auxbeam NF-S1 led & Hella E4 lamp beam shots

Post by HassoBoxhead » Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:16 am

Then again I could be looking at the wrong connector...🤔
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