The Complete Package
650/800 GS aux light kit
Can be supplied in standard halogen DE’s, HiD Micro DE’s or even FF50′s
This kit is now available for the 1200GS in standard Halogen or HiD50 HiD with Stainless Steel light brackets suitable for models 2008 on.
Halogen fog lights and driving lights are all able to be converted to HID. Doing so will increase the light output dramatically, while lowering power consumption. HID50 can supply you will fully converted spot or driving lights, giving you the power of 35 or even 50 watt HID’s with latest technology UltraThin HID50 ballasts for a fraction of the cost of “off the shelf” HID driving lights (that invariably come with older generation bulky ballasts).
The beam patterns from these conversion are just as the originals as we only use burners that have the light source in the same place as the original halogen bulbs, with razor sharp cutoffs on the foglights and a significantly increased projection on the driving lights. HID fog and driving lights provide the absolute ultimate in vehicle illumination.
We recommend Hella’s Micro DE foglight’s. They are projector lights and have a flat sharp light cutoff and accordingly can be used as “always on” additional low beams, presenting a triangle of light coming from the front of the motorcycle at all times. HID50 supply fully HID converted MicroDE’s ready to install, as per the image below. This includes the light units themselves, the HID conversion kit, the HID ballasts and burners and our custom fabricated additional mounting plates that need to go inside the MicroDE’s to ensure the burners are seated correctly. Fitting is also available (if you ask nicely).
So what do they look like installed? Hella Micro DE foglights, converted to 35 watt HID (yes, in the picture below its daylight and the headlights are on. It just that the power of the HID fogs overwhelms both the daylight and the headlights)
The foto below shows a BMW 1150 with HID low beam and a pair of 35 watt HID Micro DE fogs
Here are some before and after shots. Halogen on the left, HID on the right. Again several lights were converted. The dipped (low) beam and main (high) beam (50 watt) , and the two Hella Micro DE fogs (35 watt).
Also up for conversion are the foglights that come as factory options on the new BMW 1200 GS Adventure. These are similar to the Hella Micro DE’s and again the conversion produces a triple headed front of high power light projecting from the front of the motorcycle, and not only offers good additional illumination close in to the bike and to the sides but makes the rider significantly more visible to other traffic. Motorcycle safety is primarily about two things: Seeing and being seen. HID’s always-on foglights gives the rider a phenomenal boost in safety on both of those counts.
Below: The BMW fog lights, optional on the 1200 GS Adventure, converted to HID
The shot below is of the new 1200 Adventure with 50 watt HID dipped beam and 35 watt HID BMW fogs.
While the fog lights in all cases above are wired up to operate in conjunction with the dipped (low) beam, Driving lights (spot lights) are wired up to operate with main (high) beam and throw light as far down the road as possible. Again we choose to work with quality Hella products as the basis for most of our driving light conversions. The Hella FF50 unit is a compact driving light with a good beam that suits motorcycles well. HID50 supply a fully converted pair of 35 watt HID Hella FF50 driving lights that will throw as much light forward as a pair of 130 watt Halogen spot lights. For the ultimate in evening lighting, the hard core rider may even choose to go for an 50 watt FF50 conversion that will do the job of a 4 (yes four) x 100 watt halogen spotlights. Email us or more details.
Below is a pair of Hella FF50s converted to HID in the HID50 workshop
Above: And this is how they look on the bike. Hella FF50 driving lights, converted to 35 watt HID units, alongside 50 watt dip and main beams.