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 DrFaulken » Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:44 am

Sorry for being obtuse, but are you using the Hella you linked with an LED bulb? Thanks!
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Re: Auxbeam NF-S1 led & Hella E4 lamp beam shots

Post by HassoBoxhead » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:11 pm

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

Post by DrFaulken » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:58 pm

So, in all of my prior experience with HID / LED conversions, anything but a projector causes scatter down the road, and potentially blinds oncoming traffic. This lens seems to be designed for halogens, but I am also seeing conflicting information on the Amazon product detail page.

Does the Hella have a projector?
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Re: Auxbeam NF-S1 led & Hella E4 lamp beam shots

Post by HassoBoxhead » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:58 pm

Installed the new LED lamp in the headlight housing, works awesome!
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Re: Auxbeam NF-S1 led & Hella E4 lamp beam shots

Post by windmill » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:53 am

DrFaulken wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:58 pm
So, in all of my prior experience with HID / LED conversions, anything but a projector causes scatter down the road, and potentially blinds oncoming traffic. This lens seems to be designed for halogens, but I am also seeing conflicting information on the Amazon product detail page.

Does the Hella have a projector?
The Hella is a standard H4 reflector. The thing that makes the NF-S1 different from most HID and led "conversions" is that its emitters are configured to mimic a halogen bulbs filament location and shielding. As such it maintains the correct beam pattern, and doesn't blind oncoming road users.

In short, the NF-S1 "bulb" is correctly engineered for a standard headlight reflector. It won't work in a projector headlight.
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Re: Auxbeam NF-S1 led & Hella E4 lamp beam shots

Post by Happytrails » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:46 am

Oh so nice. I can just plug one of these into my oem headlight? :)
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Re: Auxbeam NF-S1 led & Hella E4 lamp beam shots

Post by windmill » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:33 pm

Happytrails wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:46 am
Oh so nice. I can just plug one of these into my oem headlight? :)
Yes it will work, but the OE headlight reflector isn't the greatest, the Hella throws a better, cleaner pattern.
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Re: Auxbeam NF-S1 led & Hella E4 lamp beam shots

Post by DrFaulken » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:52 pm

windmill wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:53 am
DrFaulken wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:58 pm
So, in all of my prior experience with HID / LED conversions, anything but a projector causes scatter down the road, and potentially blinds oncoming traffic. This lens seems to be designed for halogens, but I am also seeing conflicting information on the Amazon product detail page.

Does the Hella have a projector?
The Hella is a standard H4 reflector. The thing that makes the NF-S1 different from most HID and led "conversions" is that its emitters are configured to mimic a halogen bulbs filament location and shielding. As such it maintains the correct beam pattern, and doesn't blind oncoming road users.

In short, the NF-S1 "bulb" is correctly engineered for a standard headlight reflector. It won't work in a projector headlight.
Thanks for the explanation :)
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Re: Auxbeam NF-S1 led & Hella E4 lamp beam shots

Post by windmill » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:14 pm

DrFaulken wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:52 pm
windmill wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:53 am
DrFaulken wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:58 pm
So, in all of my prior experience with HID / LED conversions, anything but a projector causes scatter down the road, and potentially blinds oncoming traffic. This lens seems to be designed for halogens, but I am also seeing conflicting information on the Amazon product detail page.

Does the Hella have a projector?
The Hella is a standard H4 reflector. The thing that makes the NF-S1 different from most HID and led "conversions" is that its emitters are configured to mimic a halogen bulbs filament location and shielding. As such it maintains the correct beam pattern, and doesn't blind oncoming road users.

In short, the NF-S1 "bulb" is correctly engineered for a standard headlight reflector. It won't work in a projector headlight.
Thanks for the explanation :)
No problem, I appreciate your concern. Thoughtless and irresponsible use of lights is a pet peeve of mine. I refuse to use lights that compromise the safety of other road users.
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Re: Auxbeam NF-S1 led & Hella E4 lamp beam shots

Post by Happytrails » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:27 pm

windmill wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:14 pm
DrFaulken wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:52 pm
windmill wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:53 am
DrFaulken wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:58 pm
So, in all of my prior experience with HID / LED conversions, anything but a projector causes scatter down the road, and potentially blinds oncoming traffic. This lens seems to be designed for halogens, but I am also seeing conflicting information on the Amazon product detail page.

Does the Hella have a projector?
The Hella is a standard H4 reflector. The thing that makes the NF-S1 different from most HID and led "conversions" is that its emitters are configured to mimic a halogen bulbs filament location and shielding. As such it maintains the correct beam pattern, and doesn't blind oncoming road users.

In short, the NF-S1 "bulb" is correctly engineered for a standard headlight reflector. It won't work in a projector headlight.
Thanks for the explanation :)
No problem, I appreciate your concern. Thoughtless and irresponsible use of lights is a pet peeve of mine. I refuse to use lights that compromise the safety of other road users.
I dont think those people with them lights think it through. 8)
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Re: Auxbeam NF-S1 led & Hella E4 lamp beam shots

Post by Peterpiper938 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:45 pm

Has anyone who has done this mod experience a momentary flicker in the headlight when hitting front brake?
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Re: Auxbeam NF-S1 led & Hella E4 lamp beam shots

Post by Tomcatfixer » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:56 pm

Has anyone who has done this mod experience a momentary flicker in the headlight when hitting front brake?
Any change in the bike's electrical load causes mine to dim a bit - brake light, turn signals, heated grips, anything that "steals" some current from the LED.
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Re: Auxbeam NF-S1 led & Hella E4 lamp beam shots

Post by windmill » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:36 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:56 pm
Has anyone who has done this mod experience a momentary flicker in the headlight when hitting front brake?
Any change in the bike's electrical load causes mine to dim a bit - brake light, turn signals, heated grips, anything that "steals" some current from the LED.
I've noticed that on my 2007 Patrol, but not on my 2018 M70.
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Re: Auxbeam NF-S1 led & Hella E4 lamp beam shots

Post by flyguy » Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:18 pm

I don't claim to have done a lot of homework on lights, but I installed a Cyron H4 LED a few months back. It still catches me off guard to hear its built-in fan come on when I turn the key on to start.

At the same time, I replaced all lamps and signals on my 2013 M70 Retro with LED's and the difference is amazing even in the daytime.

Just to keep improving my "be seen" odds, I installed two retro-looking yellow LED driving lamps on either side of the headlight, and the yellow light really improves safety. Lots of comments from others saying they thought they were being pursued by Military Police ... :lol: :lol:

Oh, and nothing to do with lighting, but that seat is a new Rich Maund butt-saver also. Made with aviation grade foam that is comfortable and solid.
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Re: Auxbeam NF-S1 led & Hella E4 lamp beam shots

Post by windmill » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:51 pm

I initially tried that Cyron led Ural sells, the triangular one with 3 emitters, and was totally disappointed.

There's much better options these days that are correctly engineered to work correctly in a H4 reflector, and have a heat sink rather than a fan. Its money well spent.

https://www.amazon.com/Headlight-Headla ... 98&sr=8-54

https://www.amazon.com/AUXITO-Headlight ... 98&sr=8-12

https://www.amazon.com/Auxbeam-Headligh ... 98&sr=8-24

If you don't mind the fan, there's some really inexpensive ones.

https://www.amazon.com/Headlight-SUAOKI ... 498&sr=8-8
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