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lukeinlondon 02-22-2013 08:25 PM

Affordable yellow bulb for my fog light?
 
saw a few threads but they ended up being $65 for a pair..which is the same cost as going HiD on a kit..is their an affordable yellow bulb for a cheap farkle swap?

Ayrshire Bull 02-22-2013 09:38 PM

you could always just colour the glass yellow - if you're just looking to change the look (and the existing bulbs are still in good nick)

craft stores sell stuff called vitrina ink - hard wearing and can be painted onto glass.

lukeinlondon 02-22-2013 10:10 PM

hmm firstly thanks! secondly..would that look weird when they weren't on and you had this yellow paint color on the fog lights?

Ayrshire Bull 02-22-2013 10:15 PM

Hi Luke - no it wouldn't look like yellow paint.

When this stuff dries - it would look just like yellow stained glass

Yellow Iron 02-23-2013 06:00 AM

Here like this
http://www.stylintrucks.com/parts/he...ulbs/1903.aspx

UAS 02-23-2013 08:39 AM

This is what I used, http://www.amazon.com/Optilux-H71071...amber+h11+bulb Optilux is a Hella company, probably the same thing as Yellow Iron posted.

Yellow Iron 02-23-2013 08:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UAS (Post 20791968)
This is what I used, http://www.amazon.com/Optilux-H71071...amber+h11+bulb Optilux is a Hella company, probably the same thing as Yellow Iron posted.

Please Post up some pics. I would like to see what they look like when done.

lulo 02-23-2013 09:52 AM

i just ordered a set of those amber from amazon for my gsa fogs...well see how that goes

def 02-23-2013 09:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lukeinlondon (Post 20789903)
hmm firstly thanks! secondly..would that look weird when they weren't on and you had this yellow paint color on the fog lights?

Are you building show bike? :eek1

You shouldn't be riding in the fog anyway.....fog lights or not.

UAS 02-23-2013 12:03 PM

Not the greatest of pics, they do appear more yellow. I think they add to daytime visibility and that was my reason for doing it.

http://68.178.194.211/gallery/data/5...6_640x480_.jpg

SkiFly01 02-23-2013 12:14 PM

http://images.rakuten.com/PI/0/500/242753966.jpg



http://www.rakuten.com/prod/h11-type...ngId=247495595

Yellow Iron 02-23-2013 05:08 PM

Thanks now I want these
http://www.rakuten.com/prod/universa...243430224.html

lukeinlondon 02-24-2013 07:51 PM

that cheap?!!! I always get worried when i see prices like that online..have you bought these?

lukeinlondon 02-24-2013 07:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yellow Iron (Post 20792009)
Please Post up some pics. I would like to see what they look like when done.

yes looking forward to pics too...

Just ordered these $25 shipped

Ebay

360581794364

def 02-24-2013 09:30 PM

First of all, there is no science that I have found that yellow lights (longer wavelength than white) improve your vision or conspicuity in fog.

Most so called fog lights are mounted very low on the auto or truck because fog usually sits a couple of feet off the ground and so, low mounts can improve driver vision somewhat.

But yellow light is not the most efficient light for the human eye to perceive. The sweet spot for the human eye is about 4500K, the temperature for OE HID automotive headlights.

Riding or driving in fog is very dangerous because most of the light from your headlights is reflected back into your eyes from the water vapor. Also, the water vapor (fog) allows poor travel of light from oncoming headlights and so, you don't see the oncoming vehicle until it is very close. Following vehicles is even worse because most rear lighting on vehicles is limited to only a few watts. If you are travelling in fog, you're better off having a bright light pointed to the rear so people don't rear end you.

Retroreflective material on a jacket or helmet helps also.


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