Farkle My Ride’s before and after photo gallery of the Yana Shiki HID lighting kit, (35 watt 6000k color), replacing the OEM 55 watt halogen in the low beam only.
Text by Mark DT, photos taken by Anne DT
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Let’s hope these pictures help you see clearly what was described in Farkle My Ride’s recent review of the Yana Shiki HID Lighting Kit. All photos were taken with an iPhone 4S with the camera genius app. Each photo was taken from the same position on the street, approximately 90 minutes after sunset. The photos are arranged before and after from the same perspective so you can see the differences.
It was extremely challenging to get good pictures here that show the improvements one experiences moving up to HID. I can say that night riding has become safer since upgrading to the Yana Shiki HID lighting and I highly recommend it if you are dissatisfied with your current motorcycle lighting, or if you ride a lot at night and want to be seen.
Before Farkle My Ride upgrades the low beam from stock 55 watt halogen to 35 watt Yana Shiki HID. Take note how far the light shines forward and out laterally from centre.
After Farkle My Ride installed the Yana Shiki 35 watt HID. Not the distance forward the light shines as well as out to the side.
Another photo before Farkle My Ride had the HID installed. Note the brightness level of the sign and how far out the light travels. On the right hand side past the driveway there are white rocks that are not visible. On the “after picture” that follows you see how much more light to the side we get.
After Farkle My RIde has the Yana Shiki 35 watt HID installed in the low beam. Notice in this after shot versus from before how much brighter the rocks to right are, as well as how much further out the light shines. The rocks were not visible before. Now rocks don’t scare me, but where I live we have lots of deer and other wildlife. The HID lighting upgrade on my Triumph Tiger 1050 SE will make night riding safer and more enjoyable.
Before Farkle My Ride installed the HID as seen from in front. Note how narrow the beam travels forward and the intensity of the original 55 watt halogen light.
Here is a shot after the HID was installed from in front. Note despite the stronger light, the light isn’t distracting for drivers when approaching. I haven’t been “flashed” yet by drivers thinking maybe my high beams were left on. Also note how much further the light travels in front of the bike.
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