Auxbeam LED bulb

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Auxbeam LED bulb

Post by windmill » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:36 pm

Sometimes cheap and simple is best, $25.99 for 2 bulbs, https://www.amazon.com/Auxbeam-Headligh ... m+h4&psc=1
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Simple plug and play with no external ballast boxes, drivers, relays, or fan. The emitters are located and shielded identical to a standard Halogen bulb so it doesn't mess with the optics. A bit brighter than the Sylvania Silverstar, and only draws 50W on both beams.
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Re: Auxbeam LED bulb

Post by Daisy Cutter » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:39 am

would this work in the spot light as well to turn it into a driving light?
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Re: Auxbeam LED bulb

Post by Albuquralque » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:59 am

Thanks for posting Barry!


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Re: Auxbeam LED bulb

Post by windmill » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:46 pm

Daisy Cutter wrote:would this work in the spot light as well to turn it into a driving light?
The OE spotlight takes a H1 bulb and its reflector isn't engineered to be a proper "headlight".

I got a Hella H4 5 3/4" reflector https://www.amazon.com/Hella-002850871- ... B00F3ZTW56 so I can wire it up to function as a 2nd headlight, but won't know for sure if it's all compatible Until I take delivery of my M70 in a couple weeks.

Just a FYI, there's tons of LED bulbs out there in a wide range of prices, but not many have the emitters configured and shielded to function correctly in a standard old school reflector housing.
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Re: Auxbeam LED bulb

Post by faf680 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:47 pm

Pardon the obvious and stupid question here (brand new to the scene here, just bought a motorcycle and went to engineering school but never did any auto repair work in my life), but you said this was plug and play...I don't see any connection to the bike does the bottom of that thing screw off? (Sometimes cheap and simple is best, $25.99 for 2 bulbs, https://www.amazon.com/Auxbeam-Headligh ... m+h4&psc=1) I'm looking to replace the attached. I know....I know....the shame of it all, try not to look directly at me as I ask this! So did you already have a different housing when you popped in those bulbs?

In the last seven days: I replaced the spark plugs that had all but rusted shut and ordered the correct size and length spark plug cables , attached a new battery (didn't shock myself miraculously), discovered the fuel switch needs to point downward to actually supply fuel enough to start the bike, how the chokes work, and here we are in week two....looking forward to Saturday someone is going to teach me how to ride and actually switch gears. But first about how to get those LED bulbs in there...

Any explanations are not only welcome, but strongly encouraged.
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Re: Auxbeam LED bulb

Post by Daisy Cutter » Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:27 pm

windmill wrote:
Daisy Cutter wrote:would this work in the spot light as well to turn it into a driving light?
The OE spotlight takes a H1 bulb and its reflector isn't engineered to be a proper "headlight".

I got a Hella H4 5 3/4" reflector https://www.amazon.com/Hella-002850871- ... B00F3ZTW56 so I can wire it up to function as a 2nd headlight, but won't know for sure if it's all compatible Until I take delivery of my M70 in a couple weeks.

Just a FYI, there's tons of LED bulbs out there in a wide range of prices, but not many have the emitters configured and shielded to function correctly in a standard old school reflector housing.
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Re: Auxbeam LED bulb

Post by windmill » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:39 pm

faf680 wrote:Pardon the obvious and stupid question here (brand new to the scene here, just bought a motorcycle and went to engineering school but never did any auto repair work in my life), but you said this was plug and play...I don't see any connection to the bike does the bottom of that thing screw off? (Sometimes cheap and simple is best, $25.99 for 2 bulbs, https://www.amazon.com/Auxbeam-Headligh ... m+h4&psc=1) I'm looking to replace the attached. I know....I know....the shame of it all, try not to look directly at me as I ask this! So did you already have a different housing when you popped in those bulbs?

In the last seven days: I replaced the spark plugs that had all but rusted shut and ordered the correct size and length spark plug cables , attached a new battery (didn't shock myself miraculously), discovered the fuel switch needs to point downward to actually supply fuel enough to start the bike, how the chokes work, and here we are in week two....looking forward to Saturday someone is going to teach me how to ride and actually switch gears. But first about how to get those LED bulbs in there...

Any explanations are not only welcome, but strongly encouraged.
Urals sold in North America come with standard H4 reflectors. Looks like you have the old domestic market reflector, You will need to replace yours to use the LED. https://www.amazon.com/HELLA-002395991- ... B0002M9QJM
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Re: Auxbeam LED bulb

Post by Tomcatfixer » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:53 am

Sometimes cheap and simple is best
Ordered a set. Though I already have an effective Cyron LED "bulb" installed (https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00REQVA ... UTF8&psc=1), these were inexpensive enough for me to order 'em for a little comparison testing. :wink:
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Re: Auxbeam LED bulb

Post by mattzahr » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:18 am

Ordered the Cyron and the Auxbeam....loser of the two goes on the Harley.......
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Re: Auxbeam LED bulb

Post by Ironhand » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:08 pm

How does the pattern look? I tried an OPT7 LED retrofit in both the stock and a better "E code" Cibie reflector. The light is obviously much better, but in both cases, the pattern was all over the place.
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Re: Auxbeam LED bulb

Post by windmill » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:19 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:Ordered a set. Though I already have an effective Cyron LED "bulb" installed .
mattzahr wrote:Ordered the Cyron and the Auxbeam....loser of the two goes on the Harley.......
Definitely interested in an actual side by side comparison by folks with no vested interest in either.

My choice was made strictly on research of various on line sources. It led me to believe that in old school round reflecters LED bulbs with a triangular configuration like the Cyron appear brighter, but they have issues with glare and less throw on low beam, and a compromised high beam.
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Re: Auxbeam LED bulb

Post by windmill » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:39 pm

Ironhand wrote:How does the pattern look? I tried an OPT7 LED retrofit in both the stock and a better "E code" Cibie reflector. The light is obviously much better, but in both cases, the pattern was all over the place.
I did a side by side comparison with the Auxbeam and Halogen bulb. Shining them on a wall at 10' and looking directly at them with welding goggles, other than a slightly softer cutoff with the Auxbeam the pattern seems to be well controlled. On the road the Auxbeam lights things up more above the cutoff, but it appears to be simply because its brighter overall rather than poorly controlled. Subjectively, facing it 100' away it doesn't seem to glare any worse than headlights on late model cars.

Poorly done headlight retrofits that cause dangerous glare are a real sore point for me, and I refuse to be "that guy". I'm comfortable with how the Auxbeam LEDs function.

I had the Halogen in a Bosch E code, and the Auxbeam in a Hella E code.
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Re: Auxbeam LED bulb

Post by chaos2 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:47 pm

windmill wrote:Sometimes cheap and simple is best,
Yeah, there might be some worthwhile LED H4's out there but so far I've had better results with halogen bulbs, especially with pattern and longevity. I don't really have any complaints with the old fashioned bulbs and can wait for led's to weed out the crappy ones.
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Re: Auxbeam LED bulb

Post by windmill » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:25 pm

chaos2 wrote:
windmill wrote:Sometimes cheap and simple is best,
Yeah, there might be some worthwhile LED H4's out there but so far I've had better results with halogen bulbs, especially with pattern and longevity. I don't really have any complaints with the old fashioned bulbs and can wait for led's to weed out the crappy ones.
I commute a good part of the year in the dark and wet, and todays car headlights have gotten so bright they overwhelm the OE light. I tried Higher wattage Halogens which do work good to achieve parity, but I've had bad luck with them burning out in less than a year.
Since the Auxbeam is engineered to function correctly in a standard reflector unlike most LED retrofits, and they're only a couple dollars more than Halogen bulbs I figured it was time to give them a try.
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Re: Auxbeam LED bulb

Post by chaos2 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:12 pm

interested to see how these fare. I had a couple led's that burnt out in less that a month, gave up on them for the time being
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