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    Anyone knows where I can get 6 volt head light bulbs for my 61 2CV? I checked all the usual places with no luck.looking for what's known as a H 4
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    Google is your friend.

    Headlamp Bulb 6V H4 35/35W - Kedo Parts Australia Seems promising.

    Or trawl through all of the search results here:
    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=h...hrome&ie=UTF-8
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    Melun Rétro have QH 6V inserts, I think that Der Franzose have them too

    I got mine from Melun Rétro for the 4CV, there are other specialist light suppliers in Europe who may also have them. ( e.g. Menu )

    If you use the standard bulbs and standard dynamo things may be a bit dim. The QH 6 Volt inserts are much brighter but force you to either upgrade the charging system or ensure that night trips are relatively short ( if better illuminated )

    Not a problem if you have a magneto ( at least the engine will keep going )

    Good luck with the chase

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    My typing was hijacked by bloody auto-complete

    try : Menu

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    Heres another supplier to check out.

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    Thank you all, but i was more hoping for some auto electrician with some old stock laying around, I could visit. The bulb I need is neither LED or halogen. I kick myself for not taken the old one to the Richmond swap meet last week. There were several stall holders with 6 volt bulbs. But half a dozen different types! However, I do know one Auto electrician in Sydneyi got one from a year or so ago, but I had to fork out 35 Dollars!

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    H4 is a 2 filament halogen headlight bulb. It supercedes the R2 2 filament headlight bulb that would have been in your 2CV.

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    Try these people in South Australia. Page Title

    Sorry for the repost Col.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alan moore View Post
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    Sorry for the repost Col.
    They are excellent to deal with from long experience. Anthony Pearson. Great range of evolving bulbs.
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    Try motorbike shops!! Lots if older bikes run 6v systems and an H4 globe is a common thing to have on hand

    Maybe this is the last time I'll have to fix it...
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    Again, thank you all for your input. I did manage to find the last two in stock at an auto electrician on Albion street Annandale. the are a halogen type globe, and cost me $ 55 for the two. Not cheap, but the lst one i got , was $35 for one.

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    All very low tech options for a globe conversion.
    Let's get to 2018.
    First buy some 12V H4 LED Globes $8 pair
    Power consumption 7W each.
    Now get a 6V to 12 V convertor 30 W capacity $4

    Total Cost of project $12

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/30W-DC-3...EAAOSwqu9U0esl
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    Quote Originally Posted by driven View Post
    All very low tech options for a globe conversion.
    Let's get to 2018.
    First buy some 12V H4 LED Globes $8 pair
    Power consumption 7W each.
    Now get a 6V to 12 V convertor 30 W capacity $4

    Total Cost of project $12

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/30W-DC-3...EAAOSwqu9U0esl
    With that technology the 2CV will likely spit the dummy.

    Have ever tried LED headlamps ?

    I've found them sh!t as replacement for filament lamps. Because LEDs are a much larger light source than filament lamps.

    Good luck in getting satisfactory patterns - I've never succeeded in reflectors designed for filament lamps.
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    I agree, LED Headlamps work best with reflectors designed for LED globes.
    Best on market are these guys https://jeepcity.com.au/product/j-w-...ep-headlights/
    A nice $675 EACH
    But if you need lower cost options or parts are now available or a 12V car conversion is not possible then take what is now technically available

    However, let's get the 2CV owners annoyed, I apologise before hand.

    2CV reflectors are about the size and effectiveness of a polished jam tin.
    The light beam from two tea candles would be sufficient for the max speed of 100km/hr reached in 30 sec https://www.carfolio.com/specificati...#a_performance
    At least the tea candles will keep your hands warm where LED lights will not
    But I still love the 2CV

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