I’ve been looking for an option to significantly brighten my stock 2008 Triumph Bonneville headlight for some time. I’ve searched on Triumphrat.net (http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-technical-talk/189034-extra-bright-headlight-do-i-need-special-wires-or-anything.html) and read about a guy named Daniel Stern (tech@DanielSternLighting.com) who is supposed to be the expert on this topic. I emailed him asking what he would recommend and got no reply.
Recently I logged onto a local Triumph Dealer (teammcc.com) website and saw an ad for this product:
SuperSpot LED H4 Upgrade Bulb
- Installs in minutes
- Ultra white hi/low beam contained
- Super high visibility
- 2000 lumens
- Only 1 amp draw
- Auto fan system included
- Full 3 year warranty
They were asking over $150 for the kit (one lamp and fan) so I went online and did some more research on LED H4 bulb options. I discovered some additional threads on Triumphrat.net on the H4 LED topic:
To go with really bright Halogen’s you need to install a relay. I wasn’t to keen on that idea and in the second post, Forchetto mentioned these LED’s as being a good value: CREE LED H4 Bulb Kit
So, after all the reading, I decided to give Forchetto’s recommendation a try. The order went through easily on eBay to a company in the UK called MyLitco. The total sale was $148.17, but included 2 complete sets of lamps/fans converters and wiring. Here is a photo journal of the installation process.
I put the new headlamp to the test last night with some city and highway riding. I have to say that this is by far the best headlamp option I have experienced to date on my Bonneville.