Affordable yellow bulb for my fog light?

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  1. lukeinlondon

    lukeinlondon Been here awhile

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    saw a few threads but they ended up being $65 for a pair..which is the same cost as going HiD on a kit..is their an affordable yellow bulb for a cheap farkle swap?
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  2. Ayrshire Bull

    Ayrshire Bull why the hell not?

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    you could always just colour the glass yellow - if you're just looking to change the look (and the existing bulbs are still in good nick)

    craft stores sell stuff called vitrina ink - hard wearing and can be painted onto glass.
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    lukeinlondon Been here awhile

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    hmm firstly thanks! secondly..would that look weird when they weren't on and you had this yellow paint color on the fog lights?
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    Ayrshire Bull why the hell not?

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    Hi Luke - no it wouldn't look like yellow paint.

    When this stuff dries - it would look just like yellow stained glass
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    i just ordered a set of those amber from amazon for my gsa fogs...well see how that goes
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    Are you building show bike? :eek1

    You shouldn't be riding in the fog anyway.....fog lights or not.
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    Not the greatest of pics, they do appear more yellow. I think they add to daytime visibility and that was my reason for doing it.

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    lukeinlondon Been here awhile

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    lukeinlondon Been here awhile

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    yes looking forward to pics too...

    Just ordered these $25 shipped

    Ebay

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    First of all, there is no science that I have found that yellow lights (longer wavelength than white) improve your vision or conspicuity in fog.

    Most so called fog lights are mounted very low on the auto or truck because fog usually sits a couple of feet off the ground and so, low mounts can improve driver vision somewhat.

    But yellow light is not the most efficient light for the human eye to perceive. The sweet spot for the human eye is about 4500K, the temperature for OE HID automotive headlights.

    Riding or driving in fog is very dangerous because most of the light from your headlights is reflected back into your eyes from the water vapor. Also, the water vapor (fog) allows poor travel of light from oncoming headlights and so, you don't see the oncoming vehicle until it is very close. Following vehicles is even worse because most rear lighting on vehicles is limited to only a few watts. If you are travelling in fog, you're better off having a bright light pointed to the rear so people don't rear end you.

    Retroreflective material on a jacket or helmet helps also.
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    lukeinlondon Been here awhile

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    about 45mins total, I am not very good with bike stuff

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    Overall have to reccomend it! Soo cheap, if i can do it anyone can and it has that nice yellow light i was looking for.. I can see the apeal of going HiD though to get that extra bit of light but for my budget i am a happy fog lighter
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    Iron Rey Wingnut Extraordinaire

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    I ride in fog all the time, letting that stop you harkens back to people who advertise their rides as "never ridden in the rain", just doesn't make much sense...

    One of the best rides I ever had was an early morning ride in south east South Dakota (coming off the dam who's name excapes me), I was listening to some Wagner and as my elevation changed, I came in and out of the fog bank into one of the most glorious sunrises ever, that is one ride of many rides that I will never forget...

    As far as the color and wavelength of light you are correct, it isn't really going to help, having said that, I do like my addional amber LED's I have on mine, having the different wavelength (and properly aimed, I have a dissertation on here somewhere about that) gives a more complete color rendering and DOES help things like road signs "pop".

    Yes, riding in fog presents challenges, just like riding in rain or snow, if you take the proper precautions, none of them should stop you from enjoying your ride.
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    I'm sometimes in a fog, as well. Yellow lights don't help.
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    The fog lights on the GSA don't help you see anything regardless of the bulbs you use. I've used HID and standard bulbs. I've got an HID on the left and a standard on the right side now and you can't tell the difference. I use yellow bulbs or 3500k HIDs to help other people see me.
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    Let me guess...they just make it YELLOW?:rofl
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