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"ISD" Cool Energy Modulation"©
There's an important design feature that separates a Kriss headlight modulator from others on the market aside from our exclusive "Shade Delay". The program code for our microprocessor sets an "Instant Step Down" (ISD) method of controlling the current flow to the bulb. Our circuit design creates a more crisp and brighter modulation because it doesn't waste current with a heat generating delay like those that slowly throttle down the current flow. It's a characteristic of a mosfet (the switching transistor) to get hot when changing state slowly so we put in the additional engineering to make it work fast. When the filament is at peak temperature our "ISD" sets the bottom level with lighting speed allowing the filament to cool naturally according to the design and material of the filament used in the bulb. An obvious benefit is that the filament is not going to be stressed by operating outside it's metallurgical limits. Our modulators last longer because they run cold and don't generate life shortening heat like the others you'll find on the market. Maybe this doesn't make much of a difference in the short run but customers who buy Kriss know it means something when their modulator is still running 10, 15 or 20 years down the road.

Our design of using a plug, rather than the modulator attached directly to the bulb, prevents high levels of heat generated by the bulb transferring to the unit and shortening life expectancy.

 

HEADLIGHT BULB IDENTIFICATION FOR MOTORCYCLES

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Visually inspect your motorcycle, call your dealer parts department or read the owners manual
your owners manual usually lists the bulb information
eg: 12V 60/55W - These are the wattage values and indicates an H4 bulb with two filaments. High beam is 60 watts and low is 55 watts.
(Some motorcycles use two H4 bulbs - see Kriss Conventional Dual H4 page for graphic example)

eg: 12V 51 + 60W These are the wattage values and indicates two separate H(x) bulbs. 51 watts and 60 watts.

 

Please note:
A single headlight housing (lens) may contain more than one bulb. The easiest method of determination is a simple visual inspection looking at the headlight.
You can also look at the bulb when it's lit, using dark shaded glasses, to determine the number of filaments when changing from low to high beam.

 



H4 type High/Low beam bulb (H4, 9003/HB2)
- identified by 3 spades (has two filaments - high & low)
- These applications -
7 inch headlights- use the Kriss Conventional Single H4 (#H44001)
5 3/4" inch headlights - use the Kriss Single H4 Short (#H44001S) or (H45883)
Harley-Davidson - use the Kriss Harley Single H4 (#H45003) or (H45883)
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Some motorcycles have a dual installation (two headlights) using two of these bulbs. - use the Kriss Dual H4 (#H44002)




Sealed Beam (H4 type) - Identified by 3 spades (has two filaments - high & low)
- These applications -
7 inch headlights- use the Kriss Conventional Single H4 (#H44001)
5 3/4" inch headlights - use the Kriss Single H4 Short (#H44001S) or (H45883)
Harley-Davidson - use the Kriss Harley Single H4 (#H45003) or (H45883)


H(X) type bulb ( H7, etc.). - Identified by 2 spades (has a single filament)
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hese bulbs are used separately for high beam or low beam.

Two bulb installations use one bulb for low and one for high. - use the Kriss Single H7 (#H75001)
Four bulb installations use two bulbs for low and two for high). -

H(X) type bulb ( HB3, H9, H11, 9004, 9005, etc.).
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Identified by special 2 spade socket (has a single filament)
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hese bulbs are used separately for high beam or low beam.

Two bulb installations use one bulb for low and one for high. - use the Kriss Single H7 (#H75001)
Four bulb installations use two bulbs for low and two for high). -



Halogen H13 type - identified by 3 special spades
(has two filaments - high & low)

- use -
Kriss Conventional Single H4 (#H44001)
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Some motorcycles have a dual installation (two headlights) using two of these bulbs. - use - Kriss Fat Bob (#H45008)




Halogen H5 type High/Low beam bulb (HB5, 9007) Operates like an H4 bulb.
- Identified by 3 special spades (has two filaments) (sometimes with a pigtail converting to H4 type of standard spades)
- Use -
Kriss Conventional Single H4 (#H44001)
Harley-Davidson - use the Kriss Harley Single H4 (#H45003) or (H45883)

Without pigtail conversion for spades use Kriss Single H7 (#H75001)

h1 bulb
H(x type bulb ( H1, etc.). - Identified by single spade, ground by case or Ground wire.
(has a single filament)
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hese bulbs are used separately for high beam or low beam on some models.
- use -
Kriss Single H7 (#H75001)
 
LED bulb - This is a replacement for the H7 bulb.
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For headlight LED arrays, etc. please contact us for the model to use.

LED Headlight - Used mostly on Harley-Davidson models.
(two LED types are offered - reflector and projector)
Kriss offers the only reliable LED headlight modulator that fully
meets d.o.t. requirments.


For 2011-2016 Harley Can-Bus models see Harley LED and Can-Bus modulators

Other LED bulbs are being produced by several manufactuers.

HID (High Intensity Discharge) bulbs use a ballast to ignite the gas in the glass chamber. The HID bulb cannot be used with a Headlight Modulator.

 


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