Lights and PIAA Color Temperature - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
V-Strom Modifications and Performance The brag page, good and bad.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 Old 03-27-2006, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Ottawa (Kanata), Canada
Posts: 269
Lights and PIAA Color Temperature

There have been many threads on people using Silverstars (4000K) to replace their OEM bulbs. Without getting too deep into it, I don't find they are that white (whiter and brighter than the OEM bulbs, but still look yellowy compared to the 55W 4300K H4 MTecs I have installed).

Anyhow...I'll be mounting some PIAA 004x lights with Super White bulbs, which are allegedly 35W bulbs @ 3800-4000K.

How "white" are they? are they bluish, or still yellowy?

Does anyone make a 35W H3 with a hotter color temp? I thought PIAA did (Xtreme White), but according to their site, the H3s are 55W.



Blue DL650K5
lajaro is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 03-27-2006, 05:09 PM
greywolf's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Evanston IL USA
Posts: 38,049
Daylight is ~6000K. That will look blue at night because most incandescent light is under 3000K. Everything is relative.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s

Please vote in the poll on what Strom(s) you have at
greywolf is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 03-29-2006, 09:02 PM
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: 44 05' N 71 09' W
Posts: 441
Those are rather very white compared to standard halogen bulbs. I've used lots of PIAA bulbs in product testing and they really are much better than standard bulbs. The Strom is a perfect test bed with its twin headlights. Replace just one bulb and leave the other stock or some other brand. You want to see yellow you might have missed before? Leave one OEM bulb in there and try an Xtreme White or Super Plasma PIAA in the other reflector.
It's pretty impressive.

Gadgetman out.

'06 DL-1000
'06 KLX 250S (more fun than people should be allowed to have)
'72 SL-350 K2 (bump start only)
'72 CL-350 (on injured reserve list at this time)

I guess it's better to bend a valve in Missoula than to lose your mind in Bozeman.

-Barb Egan
MWValley is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome