Electron 5+10w front light bulb upgrading?

N0bodyOfTheGoat
N0bodyOfTheGoat Posts: 5,999
edited September 2008 in Workshop
Purely out of curiosity, I'm interested to read about anyone's tales about replacing the standard bulbs with more powerful ones...

From a lights e-tailor I have used before, I have just come across a selection of replacement bulbs that go upto 35w (both a wide and spotlight form)! :shock:

http://www.lampspecs.co.uk/Light-Bulbs- ... 8Ta38Maxv0

Obviously they will eat into the battery bottle's power more quickly, but can the bulb holders cope with the extra heat off a bulb much greater than 10w?
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  • alfablue
    alfablue Posts: 8,497
    Purely out of curiosity, I'm interested to read about anyone's tales about replacing the standard bulbs with more powerful ones...

    From a lights e-tailor I have used before, I have just come across a selection of replacement bulbs that go upto 35w (both a wide and spotlight form)! :shock:

    http://www.lampspecs.co.uk/Light-Bulbs- ... 8Ta38Maxv0

    Obviously they will eat into the battery bottle's power more quickly, but can the bulb holders cope with the extra heat off a bulb much greater than 10w?
    I would be careful especially if the lamps are plastic or have plastic fittings. I had a 15w in my Vistalite set and it got pretty hot. Why not cut your losses now and get a 21st century solution - Fenix L2D CE Q5 and a Twofish Lockblock (or two).
  • My timing in buying the Electron set was amazing last year, about two weeks before the Fenix L2D began to be raved about! If the Electron packed in, the Fenix would be a no-brainer for the time being.

    I'm pretty happy with the brightness of the Electron, this was more a curiosity thing about how far other owners may have pushed the boundaries from the default 5+10w.
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    2020 Voodoo Marasa
    2017 Cube Attain GTC Pro Disc 2016
    2016 Voodoo Wazoo
  • I've just bought some electrons off ebay...

    Would be interested to know how you get on.

    Rob
    http://www.KOWONO.com - Design-Led home furniture and accessories.
  • Replace the standard bulbs with ones from Maplins - they're much brighter for soem reason (even though supposed to be the same)
    Carlsberg don't make cycle clothing, but if they did it would probably still not be as good as Assos