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In an effort to increase my daytime visibility (and to make my x300 look a little bit sleaker) I decided to install LED globes in all of the headlamps.

I understand that it's not ideal to just install a LED H4 headlight globe into a projector that is designed for halogens, mainly due to glare and light scatter issues. But I don't ride at night so this is not a huge concern for me.

However I did make the effort to find the best possible globe for the bike.

After much searching and reading, I came across a few discussions that recommended this globe: https://a.aliexpress.com/_dVdHvSP

The idea is that it closely replicates how the stock halogen globe outputs its light. As you can see in the pics, it's fairly close.

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The only downside is that this globe has a rear fan. So I had to cut away a larger hole in the rubber grommet so it would fit.

I also added some Osram T10 globes for the city/parking lights: https://a.aliexpress.com/_d7sA6FV

I forgot to take before pics (Halogen) but here is the result of the new beam.

Low beam without fogs:
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Low beam with fogs:
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High beam without fogs:
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High beam with fogs:
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Low beam:
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High beam:
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As you can see, the high beam seems to output a beam with less scatter and a cleaner cutoff, it's also a fairly brighter (as expected).

Also, after some road tests with help from a friend, I had to lower the headlight projection as the new globe was aimed too high for oncoming traffic.

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All up the conversion only cost around $30 USD. Excluding the fogs of course, as those came with the bike.

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For some reason the pics came out upside down or sideways... Not sure what went wrong there, sorry peeps.
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For some reason the pics came out upside down or sideways... Not sure what went wrong there, sorry peeps.
You can easily upload photos to the forum gallery and post using BB code and it looks like this;




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