Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Some people are only looking at the Wattage, which is important for "current draw", but it's the Lumen rating that determines how "bright" it's going to be. I've found LED bulbs to go in the headlight that are 4000-6000 Lumen for less than $20 on eBay, and that's probably what I will replace my H4 headlight bulb with.
I've already got LED bulbs replacing my 1157 bulbs in my rear turn signals, also hooked to the running circuit, but they don't go as "dim" as the stock bulbs on running circuit, but they still work fine and can be easily seen, and having the added light on the back all the time helps in the dark. Next, I'm hooking up LED strips on the backrest to the turns and brake as well, with a flasher on the brake to help let folks behind me take their eyes off their cell phones and know that I'm stopping by the solid taillight. Now, if only I could get those LED turn lights to work like the old Mustang turns, and "point" to the side you're turning...
"My Life is NOT a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, in a cloud of smoke,
tires screeching, totally used up, thoroughly worn out, and loudly proclaiming...WOW! What a Ride!!"