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PIAA Extreme White vs. Stockers

In case anybody was wondering about it...heres a pic of my bike , mid swap from stocker Philips lights to PIAA Extreme White. Since I already have machine gun LED fixtures on the sides, I went standard halogen for less headache and potential frying of ballasts every couple years

Stock on left, PIAA on right

What doesn't show up in the picture, is how the PIAA casts a blue glow inside the whole headlight...looks pretty nuts.
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Once complete, let us know how the visibility is changed. I heard the lights provide a better low beam pattern/coverage.

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Smiling a wee bit... hope those PIAA's last..... I'da done the LED's.

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Once complete, let us know how the visibility is changed. I heard the lights provide a better low beam pattern/coverage.

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Smiling a wee bit... hope those PIAA's last..... I'da done the LED's.
-It will be hard to tell honestly cause they are mixed in with the big LEDS. You should see the high beams..lol. It’s literally desert safari material.

-If i had been able to find one person saying the LEDS did anything but suck in the stock housings, i would have too! But this way they will both blend in together and I’ll have the best of both worlds!

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The only way LED's suck in the stock housings is if you bought older ones that don't have the reflector shields to focus the beam properly..... search some of the threads here.... get the F2 LED's, they work great.
The PIAA's have high output, and may not last as long as a regular halogen, of course most of us that have been around a while know that, but you may get lucky. Do the LED's when the next halogen burns out.
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The only way LED's suck in the stock housings is if you bought older ones that don't have the reflector shields to focus the beam properly..... search some of the threads here.... get the F2 LED's, they work great.
The PIAA's have high output, and may not last as long as a regular halogen, of course most of us that have been around a while know that, but you may get lucky. Do the LED's when the next halogen burns out.
Good to know. Thankfully these were only $45 for two on Amazon. Good middle of the road upgrade in the meantime i suppose. LEDS would look evil af between those spotlights i agree. I wasn’t very thrilled at the lack of space Yamaha left around those lights on such a a huge bike though i have to admit. I’d be a little wary of hot heat sinks in there.

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Good to know. Thankfully these were only $45 for two on Amazon. Good middle of the road upgrade in the meantime i suppose. LEDS would look evil af between those spotlights i agree. I wasnít very thrilled at the lack of space Yamaha left around those lights on such a a huge bike though i have to admit. Iíd be a little wary of hot heat sinks in there.
The F2 LEDs are light years (a pun, HA!) beyond any halogen I tried. Some top end white lasted almost 3 months! The F2 LED come with fans.

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Good to know. Thankfully these were only $45 for two on Amazon. Good middle of the road upgrade in the meantime i suppose. LEDS would look evil af between those spotlights i agree. I wasn’t very thrilled at the lack of space Yamaha left around those lights on such a a huge bike though i have to admit. I’d be a little wary of hot heat sinks in there.
The F2 LEDs are light years (a pun, HA!) beyond any halogen I tried. Some top end white lasted almost 3 months! The F2 LED come with fans.
I’ll look into them. There was enough space for the big “butt” to fit in there?

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It looks like there are about 100 brands of f2’s

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-It will be hard to tell honestly cause they are mixed in with the big LEDS. You should see the high beams..lol. Itís literally desert safari material.

-If i had been able to find one person saying the LEDS did anything but suck in the stock housings, i would have too! But this way they will both blend in together and Iíll have the best of both worlds!
Second that F2H4 LED are AWESOME vs stock in my 2008. Most complaints were from early LED that were NOT F2 or dual H/L. F2=H/L beam H4=Tab location.

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