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.
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:
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.