Originally Posted by TSIVipul
Awesome mod BHVM sir and this one seems to be very useful too. I have a couple of questions to ask:
1) Where to purchase these lights from and how much do they cost?
2) what is the diamatere of the light reflector? I want to make out its diversion pattern just to GT a fair knowledge of how far it will go. I guess I have similar ellipsoidal system as the high beam in my Pulsar 220. Very tight light beam but it ends up breaking the glass within 4-5 hours of usage due to excessive heat concentration on the glass.
3) Is there a wire cutting involved? I mean in case someone tries to do it in their brand new/under warranty car?
Last and most important:
If you provide a complete pictorial guide for this mod then that will be awesome. From complete pictorial guide I mean that if you post all data like
1) what lights, where to buy and fir how much.
2) how to spot the high beam wire and how to work on it.
3) what relay to use, of what rating and how to couple it.
Actually this one won't only help other members but will also save this poor electrical engineer also from making any silly mistakes.
Thanks for the compliment.
1> These lights are vintage.
They were on my Safari 1.9L TCIC in the year 1998 or '99. Then they got re-puporsed to Safari 3.0L DICOR in 2005, then to some other vehicle and finally landed up on my Blue boy. Surprisingly, The lamps still use their Original 50W H3 Bulb. I think it has seen over 5 vehicle changes.
They costed 660 a piece from Indore back then.
2> The dia of Lamp reflector is 110 MM. Actually, there is a magnifying glass In front and smooth reflector behind. I think in olden days where Projector technology was not introduced to India, some type of very thick magnifying glass was used. This aided the chrome reflector to provide a VERY tight beam pattern. I mean i can see a spot on the trees 100 FT away. I will try to get a pic of the lens.
3> If you are talking about a bike, please upgrade to LED bulb. ALL problems solved. Heat, Battery, Wiring, Warranty, EVERYTHING. Review: LED Headlight Conversion Bulbs For Cars and Bikes
Picking the CORRECT kind of LED bulb is paramount.
4> I have not posted the said details as they are unique to each vehicle, and one must work on case to case basis. In my XUV 500, The high beam trigger was taken from Fuse box. i10 uses single fuse for each headlamp and some stupid wiring which manages high and low beam with single fuse. I think the fuse is on Negative or something.
Hence, I slipped a small computer cable over the High beam Bulb terminal and pushed the socket on top of it. Thin cables will do for relay as they need <0.1W to operate. The relay used has a capacity of 40A. Its an old relay leftover from an HID KIT. I got away without any wire splicing or cutting. Not even Dust caps are cut.
Sirji, I seriously believe in RRR-