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    H4 LED - 2018 Evitek, F2 replaces G6

    I am getting questions about not being able to find the Evitek G6 bulb. I too needed to get another set and could not find them either. So I did some looking around.

    There is a lot more stuff out there now and confusing!

    In 2017 they came out with the T8 bulb with a fan and the S1 bulb without a fan.
    In 2018 they came out with the F2 bulb with a fan.

    G6 is 22 watts
    S1 is 22 watts
    T8 is 25 watts
    F2 is 30 watts

    The F2 is about 50% brighter and is better focused than the G6.

    Is it worth throwing away the G6 and getting the F2? I would say NO, since the improvement is really only slightly noticeable.

    If you just want the best available in 2018, just look for the F2 led. It looks like this and will be sold under different labels.

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    It should be available soon on amazon from Evitek.

    https://www.amazon.com/Safego-Headli...itek+led+h4+f2

    Tech differences

    The G6 had a heatspreader sandwiched between two circuitboards. The F2 has one circuit board between two heatspreders. The plus is better focus, the minus is higher spot temperature.
    So it will take some time to prove long term reliability. I just swapped out my G6's and put in a set of F2's. I will keep the G6's in my top box just in case....
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    Re: H4 LED - 2018 Evitek, F2 replaces G6

    I'm waiting for the new LED/Modulator bulb.

    The one that allows you to use a regular non LED Modulator, but has a separate wire to light up a LED light with less than half the power of the low beam (that stays on always, so when the modulator modulates, the Main LEDs go out, but this light is still on. (Giving it that "modulating effect" and that same wire to the "always on bulb" keeps the fans running all the time, so they don't modulate with the headlights.

    Now how hard would that be to develop?
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    Re: H4 LED - 2018 Evitek, F2 replaces G6

    Thanks for the update. My three sets of G6s are still working well and I have a 'spare' set just in case. But it's good to know what the replacement will be when needed.

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    Re: H4 LED - 2018 Evitek, F2 replaces G6

    I've very happy with the G6s. Amazon also had them for my car (H5/9006?) but no more. Maybe there'll be an F2 version.

    Coming back from a ride on Sunday I had my 'Wing buddy ride my ST away and back so I could see my aux brake lights and the Eviteks with the clear/white/amber switchbacks (and my amber position lights). They really stand out. My brake light strobe is particularly noticeable.
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    Re: H4 LED - 2018 Evitek, F2 replaces G6

    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Phil View Post
    Thanks for the update. My three sets of G6s are still working well and I have a 'spare' set just in case. But it's good to know what the replacement will be when needed.
    With the rate of change in LED lighting, Phil, by the time you need replacements, there will be yet another generation or three out there.

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    Re: H4 LED - 2018 Evitek, F2 replaces G6

    Quote Originally Posted by SMSW View Post
    With the rate of change in LED lighting, Phil, by the time you need replacements, there will be yet another generation or three out there.
    I'm just hoping I get that kind of longevity out of them!

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    Re: H4 LED - 2018 Evitek, F2 replaces G6

    Quote Originally Posted by spiderman302 View Post
    I am getting questions about not being able to find the Evitek G6 bulb. I too needed to get another set and could not find them either. So I did some looking around.

    There is a lot more stuff out there now and confusing!

    In 2017 they came out with the T8 bulb with a fan and the S1 bulb without a fan.
    In 2018 they came out with the F2 bulb with a fan.

    G6 is 22 watts
    S1 is 22 watts
    T8 is 25 watts
    F2 is 30 watts

    The F2 is about 50% brighter and is better focused than the G6.

    Is it worth throwing away the G6 and getting the F2? I would say NO, since the improvement is really only slightly noticeable.

    If you just want the best available in 2018, just look for the F2 led. It looks like this and will be sold under different labels.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    It should be available soon on amazon from Evitek.

    https://www.amazon.com/Safego-Headli...itek+led+h4+f2
    Thanks Spiderman.... I just ordered a pair from your link for $48

    Also, the F2 is 36 Watts, not 30.

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    Re: H4 LED - 2018 Evitek, F2 replaces G6

    Thanks for the info

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    Re: H4 LED - 2018 Evitek, F2 replaces G6

    F2's ordered,,, thx,,, Cat'

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    Re: H4 LED - 2018 Evitek, F2 replaces G6

    Ditto, F2's ordered direct for $39 all in. Should be here this week.
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