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I've got a gold colored lamp. I love that for night rides. IMHO having ridden with Xenon, regular and gold, I think the gold has the best definition for close in front trail riding. Long wide opens I'd go for that xenon though.

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I don't know too much about headlights, but I do know that I want one of them lights that appears to be blue. They are intense.

Anyone know what I'm talking about? If you do, do you know if I can get one? If so, how much $?

Thanks.



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www.royaldistibuting.com page 70 in their online catalog. Its a xenon standard H4 bulb and goes for 17.95 cdn. I think thats what... 5 bucks american?
they also have a blue bulb, but it doesn't throw the light too well.

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I like my lights bright white at night.I see they make removable colored lenses that look pretty cool.
 

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I couldn't log on there I'll try later again.
sounds interesting like little doodads to make my sled a little unique.

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<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>Originally posted by Bman:

www.royaldistibuting.com page 70 in their online catalog. Its a xenon standard H4 bulb and goes for 17.95 cdn. I think thats what... 5 bucks american?
they also have a blue bulb, but it doesn't throw the light too well.

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Uhhhhh bad link. Try this.

http://www.royaldistributing.com/

Edited by - bman on October 30 2001 4:12:50 PM
 

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Haha!! This is hilarious. Dennis Kirk in the states.

www.denniskirk.com

Part number 22196 same stupid bulb as I mentioned at royal in Canada is going for 18.99 US
that's 28.50 cdn!!


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Check this out. Wow, lots of options for head lights.

http://www.bluhmenterprises.com/britlite.htm
 

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MegaMan thanks for the link I have been looking for a place to order the two smaller bulbs on 500 XC SP for a while now and they have them. Thanks agian.
 

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So Xenon blubs are those awesome intense blue bulbs?



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Yeah, i believe so. It's a HID (high intensity discharge) Xenon like the new Audi and BMW vehicles use. Bright and blue. If i'm not mistaken.
 

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they got some sweet ass set-ups for the three bulb hedlight system on bluhmenterprises.com. a bright blue center(brights) with yellow outsides(dims) would be pretty sweet.

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Well, from a bit of experience on the import automotive front, the blue light you are probably refering to is HID, which functions as a complex system, with a control source box, and other hardware... not just a bulb. Systems like this run over $500 in new cars, and can be retrofitted to some older cars for a hefty fee. Xenon bulbs have a bluish tint to them, and ae often refered to on the aftermarket as hyperwhite bulbs. While these bulbs produce a nice blue light, but the coating that creates the blue glow also drops the light output. On a sled, I'd think that the best lighting would be bright and efficient, which would be a halogen bulb. Xenon needs more power for less light, and HID would be far to complex and heavy for most sleds.

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<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>Originally posted by Bman:

I've got a gold colored lamp. I love that for night rides. IMHO having ridden with Xenon, regular and gold, I think the gold has the best definition for close in front trail riding. Long wide opens I'd go for that xenon though.

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Niceorange.

According to this statement though, Bman has said that Xenon has made his visibility better for open trail riding. Plus the Xenon's bluish tint looks cool.



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hey niceorange-what are the "bluelight" bulbs that i can buy for my car at my local napa store for $15? they claim to be brighter than stock headlights and all there is is a bulb that goes right where the old one came out of.

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I was kind of hopeing that not only would a color look cool, but that it may take some of the glare out of the night ride. How about the shadows? I would still be interested in trying something different.

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Hi all, the xenon bulb I'm referring to is definitely not the HID that are coming to new vehichles. As niceorange put it, they require a different electical input than a regular H4. they are also far more expensive. The xenon is just a hint of blue to make them LOOK like those HIDs but they definitely light up the trail. I just prefer the gold as I ride tight trail mostly and my brother's XLT has the xenon in his.

PM they seems to be just as bright as a standard H4 if not greater definition too but I was comparing it to the gold. They do make a 'blue' bulb too but that one is really tinted and does drop the light output significantly. Looks great though.

Hmmmm I wonder if you can get nightvision glasses to work and not use a bulb at all? LOL

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Edited by - bman on October 31 2001 3:34:04 PM
 
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