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post #1 of 46 Old 09-21-2014, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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GE Nighthawk LED Headlight Install/ Review

I posted in another thread that I found a good deal on a GE Nighthawk headlight at Amazon for $152 with $100 off coupon. Looks like they have gone up a bit since I purchased ($196). See below link and click "clip coupon" below the price. I am pretty sure that these are the same as the Trucklite Phase 7 headlights, just re-branded by GE.

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It's a really nice unit, but not a just a drop in. It took a little while to figure out a good way to mount it to the stock headlight trim ring.

Here's a pic right out of the box with the 919 trim ring overlayed on it. It fits really well, but there is really nothing on the new headlight to attach to.



Marked a few areas with a Sharpie that needed to be ground down to allow the trim ring to sit flush. The housing is cast aluminum and really easy work with. I just used a Dremel to smooth those areas. (The black circle is a sticker/ seal over a hole in the housing)



Once I got the trim ring seated and centered on the headlight I cut 4 slots to sort of lock the ring in the right position.



Made some angle brackets from some 1/8" thick aluminum flat bar that I had in the corner of the garage. I just bent it in a vise and cut it with a hacksaw.



One side on the angle brackets were attached to the trim ring at the top and bottom. The stock screws were too long (hit headlight housing), so I went to Lowes and got some shorter ones. M5-.8 X 10 did the trick. I attached the other side to the headlight using self tapping bolts. On the top side of the light, I used the existing hole (under the round black sticker) and had to carefully mark and drill a hole on the bottom side. The housing is probably 1/4" aluminum and I was trying minimize the metal shavings getting in the headlight and keep the drill bit from hitting the reflectors inside the light. Just make sure the self tapping bolts aren't too long and hit the reflectors inside the light. Take it slow! I also used a dremel to get rid of sharp edges on the aluminum brackets to protect the wiring in the headlight bucket.

Bottom side (attached to newly drilled hole)


Top Side (attached to existing hole)


I didn't mess with the headlight adjuster. I may revisit it later, but I have never adjusted it in 74K miles, so didn't seem too important. It could probably be attached with self tapping screws as well.



It may look a little cheesy, but it's all hidden anyway and it's solid as a rock. End result was no mods to the stock headlight ring and just a bit of grinding and one hole drilled in the new headlight.

The connector on the headlight is H4 and it connects right up to the stock connector.



Here's a few pics of it installed.



It sticks out a little further than the stock light



Some daylight pics on low beam. One straight on and one from an angle. Only the top portion of the light is lit on low beam.



Same for high beam (upper and lower on). Seems pretty bright!



Now for the real test...riding at night. After riding at night with the stock headlight over the past week on our trip to Deal's Gap, all I can say is "Holy Footcandles Batman!". This headlight really lights up the road. I went for a ride on a two lane unlighted road and on low beam it lit up the road really well and also lit up the tree line on both sides of the road. On high beam it throws a tremendous amount of light down range on the road.

I pulled over and parked on a dark road and shot some pics:

For reference all lights off:



Low beam



High Beam



Very happy with the light. Huge improvement over the stock headlight. The only bad thing I noticed on my test ride was that on high beam street signs are hard to see due to glare until you got close to them. Low beam was no problem. When I was riding last night I was thinking, I can see better with this light than I can in my car.
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That is definitely an improvement.

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Wow the results are fantastic! Nice work!

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Wow man that looks great & throws some impressive light!

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Man, could have definitely used this last week! Looks good.

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Given my recent troubles with JW I may end up trying your coupon out.

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Good job. The price now 296 before your coupon. There are several other options linked to that product like the Peterson light that look interesting. There is a good price on the truck light too.

I need to stop reading these posts. My bargain mike is going to get expensive.

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Most excellent!

Reminded me of days gone by....


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Good job. The price now 296 before your coupon. There are several other options linked to that product like the Peterson light that look interesting. There is a good price on the truck light too.

I need to stop reading these posts. My bargain mike is going to get expensive.
Yeah, the day I bought it it was $252 before the coupon which only about a week and a half ago. With competition (like the Petersen one), these should keep dropping in price.

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Wow the results are fantastic! Nice work!
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Wow man that looks great & throws some impressive light!
Thank you and yeah I was pleasantly surprised on my night ride.

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Man, could have definitely used this last week! Looks good.
Yeah, route 58 at night would have been much less scary lol.

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that is fantastic!
Thank you sir!

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Given my recent troubles with JW I may end up trying your coupon out.
I really hope you can get the Speaker light sorted out. These things are too expensive to buy more than one.

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Most excellent!

Reminded me of days gone by....

Thanks Steve and I'm seeing spots from your test.

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Looks like they have gone up a bit since I purchased ($196).
Knew I shoulda just grabbed one.

The whole drilling thing in a light costing 180 bucks kinda unnerves me a bit, but it might be worth it. I think that thing looks absolutely amazing, and would be a perfect step towards the murdered-out look I've got in mind for the bike. Not to mention that it's a significant upgrade from the severely lacking stocker.

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Knew I shoulda just grabbed one.

The whole drilling thing in a light costing 180 bucks kinda unnerves me a bit, but it might be worth it. I think that thing looks absolutely amazing, and would be a perfect step towards the murdered-out look I've got in mind for the bike. Not to mention that it's a significant upgrade from the severely lacking stocker.
I agree on the drilling, but couldn't see any other way to attach it securely. I considered some sort of adhesive solution, but didn't think it would hold up under vibrations, jarring bumps, etc.... The thing I was most worried about was the drill bit grabbing when it broke thru, but I just slowed way down at the end. I was stopping pretty often and blowing all of the shavings out, so just a tiny bit got thru. Could probably be lessened by turning the light upside down while drilling.

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Put some grease on the drill flutes & the shavings and swarf will stick to it.

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Wow, that is like the power of the sun. Looks awesome. Probably makes night riding a little less worrisome.

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Price is back down to $264 ($100 off coupon)= $164 if anyone is interested

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Put some grease on the drill flutes & the shavings and swarf will stick to it.
Sounds like some excellent advise. Wish I had thought of that when installing my JW.

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This is definitely on my list! Maybe this winter.

Thanks for taking the chance on this, Mike, and for sharing the results.

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This is definitely on my list! Maybe this winter.

Thanks for taking the chance on this, Mike, and for sharing the results.
You're welcome. I'm glad I did.

On a side note, when we went to Deal's Gap, Todi's 599 conversion headlight really lit up the road well and was very visible in the daytime. Another great option that many folks have already discovered.

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I thought about the 599 light, but really like the LED idea. JW Speaker was out of my price range, but this looks like it would fit the bill for me.

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You really have me thinking about this. That thing looks hella bright....are you sure it isn't blinding to others coming in the opposite direction and maybe putting them off a bit?

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No way for me to know so far. I haven't had any other drivers flash their lights at me but I really have only ridden at night for about an hour since I installed it.

I checked their website FAQ page and found this:


Q: Will the lamp blind other drivers?

A: The GE LED headlamp has a very bright beam pattern however; the Low Beam “cutoff” is very sharp. This “cutoff” of upward light results in very little light being cast into the eyes of oncoming drivers.

Q: Are these LED lamps Legal?

A: YES. The GE LED Headlamp exceeds the DOT requirements for on road use.

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No way for me to know so far. I haven't had any other drivers flash their lights at me but I really have only ridden at night for about an hour since I installed it.

I checked their website FAQ page and found this:

Q: Will the lamp blind other drivers?

A: The GE LED headlamp has a very bright beam pattern however; the Low Beam “cutoff” is very sharp. This “cutoff” of upward light results in very little light being cast into the eyes of oncoming drivers.

Q: Are these LED lamps Legal?

A: YES. The GE LED Headlamp exceeds the DOT requirements for on road use.
Mike, you've had a chance to see my light at night, how would you compare it? From your pics, I think your's has better coverage.

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Power consumption

Does this light use less power than the stock light? If so, by how much?

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Mike, you've had a chance to see my light at night, how would you compare it? From your pics, I think your's has better coverage.
I just remember that your 599 headlight was way better than my stock 919 headlight. On route 58 at night my best bet was to stay close behind you if I wanted to see. I'm thinking that the LED may have better coverage wide, like the treelines and maybe about the same straight ahead on low beam. Not sure if I saw yours on high beam. Next time we can do a comparison.

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Does this light use less power than the stock light? If so, by how much?
The stock headlight is rated at 60W on high beam/ 55W on low beam.

I couldn't find wattage or amperage ratings for the GE LED headlight, but Trucklite LED (pretty much the same light) is rated at 3.6A on high beam and 1.8A on low beam. At 12V that would equate to 43.2W on high beam and 21.6W on low beam.

So it would take less than half the power on low beam and about 75% of the power on high beam (if my calculations are correct).

I used this calculator.

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I like my 599 headlight a lot and did some night riding yesterday and I have to say that based on your pictures the Nighthawk is WAY better.

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FYI, you can get this for ~$145 after rebate now. Very tempted to pull the trigger....

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That's a great price. I check it every so often and it's bounced between $150 and $200 (after coupon), sometimes from day to day.

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So I REALLY like this light (both the increased light and the looks) but I'm squeamish about drilling/grinding it to make it fit. However, I know that there are motorcycles into which this would fit which gives me an idea; would it be possible to get the bucket from a compatible bike and make it fit on the 9er? Does anybody know of a bike with a bucket that this would fit in? A google search is turning up very little.

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I'm right there with you, I want this light bad, but I'm kinda hesitant about making it fit as well. I haven't found anything in my searching either.

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Check out this thread. The Shadow had an similar headlight that wouldn't work in the 919 bucket, but found that it would work in his '81 Goldwing bucket.

https://www.wristtwisters.com/forums/...9-a-31417.html

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This trim ring might even work with the 919 bucket. Only one way to find out

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I ordered this trim ring kit to fit the exact same headlight you have

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I'll see if it works. I might have to modify the trim ring a bit but it's not a problem when you have access to a welder.

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I'll see if it works. I might have to modify the trim ring a bit but it's not a problem when you have access to a welder.
That's pretty cool. I hope it works out well. By the looks of it, I bet that inner trim ring (gold color) will fit the light. Hopefully the outer trim ring tabs will match up with the headlight bucket. I would have tried that route first, but didn't see those kits until after I installed it. Let us know how it works out.

It looks like the $100 off coupon is gone from the Amazon listing. Hope you got in under the wire.

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I have the Trucklite version.
Truck-Lite - Catalog Product : 7'' Round LED Headlamp, Complex Reflector Optics Design

I received the trim kit yesterday. It's missing all the bolts (fell off the box during shipping) but that's not too bad. I'll contact 4into1 about this later.

The inner trim ring fits the headlight perfectly. Unfortunately, the outer ring doesn't fit our headlight bucket. The two mount holes are off by a couple of mm and the upper tab interferes with the ring.

I'll see what I can do once I receive the bolts. I might just slot the holes in the bucket or modify the stock outer ring to accept the headlight retaining ring.

So, this is not a direct fit but it's close enough to try something out of it.

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I have the Trucklite version.
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I received the trim kit yesterday. It's missing all the bolts (fell off the box during shipping) but that's not too bad. I'll contact 4into1 about this later.

The inner trim ring fits the headlight perfectly. Unfortunately, the outer ring doesn't fit our headlight bucket. The two mount holes are off by a couple of mm and the upper tab interferes with the ring.

I'll see what I can do once I receive the bolts. I might just slot the holes in the bucket or modify the stock outer ring to accept the headlight retaining ring.

So, this is not a direct fit but it's close enough to try something out of it.
Sounds promising. I hope you can get it to work. Looks like a nice way to attach the light.

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This is what I WAS going to use... before the damn coupon got pulled.

Throw some spacers between the triple and clamps, pop the light in and go on your way.

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I already checked into this one and it uses a system similar to our own headlight. It's not meant for a sealed beam.

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I put one of these on my GL1100 project bike, it wouldn't fit the 919's bucket...but it fits in an old UJM 7" headlight bucket just fine! The light output compared to the stock bucket with a sylvania silverstar bulb is a vast improvement! I think it's some of the best money I've spent on motorcycle gear so far... I may pick this one up and swap an old bucket onto my 9er....

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$100 off coupon is back. Currently $297 before the coupon, but before the price was fluctuating between $250 and $300. If you want one, you may want to watch the price for a bit.

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