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    Posted: 11 Jan 2019 at 11:24
Is it OK to change my headlight from the old 1980s 55 / 60 watt lamp to 55 / 60 watt halogen lamp on 1980 1000s
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Are you talking about the light unit complete or just the bulb?

If it's just the bulb then so long as it fits - the flange is the same, no problem.

If it's more light you want, suggest you consider one of the Osram nightbreaker type, about twice as much light on the road for the same power rating. Philips do a version too.
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Originally posted by Brian UK Brian UK wrote:

Are you talking about the light unit complete or just the bulb?

If it's just the bulb then so long as it fits - the flange is the same, no problem.

If it's more light you want, suggest you consider one of the Osram nightbreaker type, about twice as much light on the road for the same power rating. Philips do a version too.

Hi Brian 
Thanks for prompt reply. Talking about the bulb. Original spec is P45T 55 / 60 watt bulb and I can only find halogen of the type that fits. Using 45 / 40 Watt which is a bit dull. Will order halogen sure to be brighter
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jan 2019 at 16:52
I thought all the 55/60 were "halogen" anyway? Which would explain that.

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Not sure if halogen about in 1980. Original bulb lasted till last year. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jan 2019 at 17:29
I seem to remember pre halogen it was 45W or something, I can remember upgrading to "quartz halogen", everyone was doing it. Big smile

Here's a web page that doesn't say it's quartz halogen. Bet it is tho. Big smile




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote George S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jan 2019 at 18:19
Excuse typing error should read 1990,bulb only lasted 28 years.
 Glass shape was a globe not as halogen.
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Nothing wrong with the term lamp bulb.

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